Certificate III In Individual Support

( Community Services )
Course code: AWK6
National ID: CHC33015

About this Course

Study Mode Full-time
International No
University Pathway No
You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the aged care industry, caring for the elderly, enabling them to maintain independence, understanding and supporting people with dementia, safety procedures, ethical behaviour, infection control, working with cultural diversity, and workplace health and safety.

This qualification replaces CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care and CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability.

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must meet the Qualification requirements and have completed at least 120 hours of work placement.

Study Plan

1 Core Units

Unit Code Title
AVB19 Recognise Healthy Body Systems
AVB82 Work Legally And Ethically
AVC09 Work With Diverse People
AVC29 Communicate And Work In Health Or Community Services
AVC53 Support Independence And Wellbeing
AVC63 Provide Individualised Support
WG739 Follow Safe Work Practices For Direct Client Care

Option 1 Elective Stream For Ageing, Home And Community

Unit Code Title
AVB95 Provide Home And Community Support Services
AVC54 Support Relationships With Carers And Families
AVC66 Meet Personal Support Needs
AVC87 Provide Support To People Living With Dementia
AVC91 Facilitate The Empowerment Of Older People
WG732 Provide First Aid

Option 2 Elective Stream For Disability

Unit Code Title
AVC13 Facilitate The Empowerment Of People With Disability
AVC17 Support Community Participation And Social Inclusion
AVC18 Follow Established Person-Centred Behaviour Supports
AVC19 Contribute To Ongoing Skills Development Using A Strengths-Based Approach
AVC66 Meet Personal Support Needs
WG732 Provide First Aid

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses in 2016 on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Fees have been quoted on the basis of 2016 fee rates only. These are expected to change in 2017.​ Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2016​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.​​​​​​​​

Location and Availability
Campus Availability
Peel Regional Campus S2
Rockingham Campus S2
Y: All Year
S1: Semester 1
S2: Semester 2
Entrance Requirements

For entry into for some courses you may need an existing lower-level qualification. For other courses, you may need to demonstrate that you meet a certain level of communication and maths skills.

To discover the most up-to-date entrance requirements for this course before you apply, visit State Training Admissions.

Alternatively contact us directly.

International students:
For information about entrance requirements and how to apply for a South Metropolitan TAFE course, please visit our international section or contact us at international.students@smatfe.wa.edu.au ​​

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Domestic full time students:

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in. Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

Tuition fees:

these fees apply to all qualifications - including apprenticeships and traineeships - except access and bridging courses. Please note that you may be eligible for a concession on tuition fees. Please contact the Institute for concession categories. 

Resource fees:

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