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CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support

What will I learn?

As a support learner you will learn how to create and follow individualised plans to provide person-centred care to people who may require support due to a disability, either physically or mentally in both community and individual settings. Your work will involve using discretion and judgement in relation to individualised care and ensuring client’s health needs are being met. This includes personal, domestic, social and respite care.

Career opportunities

When you have successfully completed the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support course you may find employment in the following job roles:

  • Assistant in nursing (AIN)
  • Residential care home worker
  • Hospital worker
  • Aged care home worker
  • Home and community care worker
  • Disability support worker
  • Home care worker

Is there any work placement?

120 hours of work placement is expected to complete your training. Adept Training will coordinate work placements for students wherever possible; candidates are encouraged to find their own placement. Please note that a Police check is required for undergoing placement. We have paired up with some of the best in the business to provide you with clinical work experience.

Is this course face to face or distance?

Our courses are delivered face to face 2 days per week in the classroom for 22 weeks and 1 day a week in the workplace for 17 weeks, starting after week 5.

After this it is recommenced to gain employment for 3 days a week for up to a further 28 weeks. This allows time to complete workplace observation assessment requirements and gain industry skills.

We also recommend home study of approximately 5 hours per week.

All assessments (apart from those observations that must be completed in a workplace) will be completed face to face in the classroom with the support of your trainer. You will not be expected to complete assessments on your own, at home.

Units of competency

There are a total of 15 units that make up CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support; 9 core units and 6 electives. These units are delivered through a blended face to face learning, online workplace-based education method. Please note that you will need access to a computer, internet, email, Microsoft and Adobe to complete units. Work placement is arranged if you do not currently work in a aged and/or disability environment.

Entry requirements and enrolment

This course requires you to have a good understanding of written and verbal English. You will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment (LLN) prior to enrolment.

To achieve this qualification, students will need to demonstrate the workplace assessment requirements for CHCCCS040 Support independence and wellbeing which includes 120 hours work placement. Police checks and immunisation may be required for work placement.

Please note all students are required to provide the following documents on enrolment:

  • Completed enrolment form
  • USI Number
  • Photo ID
  • Proof of Residency (Birth Certificate, Passport, Green Medicare Card or Citizenship Certificate)
  • Language, literacy and numeracy assessment
  • Emergency contact

Please follow the link below for course brochure

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support Course Brochure_V2 April 2024

Start Date Monday 29th July 2024
Face to face Classroom Sessions Every Monday and Tuesday for 22 weeks
Location  98 South Street, Granville, NSW 2142.
Workplace Sessions Commencing week starting 2nd September – Day to be confirmed
Location To be confirmed
Assessments All assessments will be completed in the classroom with trainer support, with the exception of some practical skills assessments that must be observed in a workplace.


Course Code:

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support

Types of Learning:

Our course is delivered through blended learning. Under the supervision and mentoring of your trainer you will be required to complete some online learning and assessment and attend face to face classes.


This course requires you to have a good understanding of written and verbal English and maths (known as language, literacy and numeracy 'LLN').  All students who enrol in a course are required to undertake Adept Training's LLN assessment. 

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