Now is the perfect time to equip yourself with the skills needed to make a real difference in the lives of the ageing or individuals with disabilities.
Our nationally recognised Certificate III in Individual Support qualification ensures a holistic learning experience, blending theoretical knowledge with hands-on practice.
Guided by industry-current trainers, our hands-on course includes a minimum of 120 hours of work placement, providing practical experience and fostering valuable connections with local organisations. Whether you aspire to work in community, residential or aged care settings, this program equips you with the essential skills needed to make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals in the community.
Enrol at Byron Community College today, and let your compassion take centre stage in the dynamic field of support.
Course Duration & Hours
- Assessments will be completed in an online format
- Rolling enrolments – Intake dates: 5 Feb, 4 Mar, 8 Apr, 6 May, 3 Jun 2024
- First month – 1 day a week introduction, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Mondays
- Following months - 2 days of face-to-face onsite learning per week, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Tuesday & Wednesday
- 1 day unstructured at home study per week, 9:00am – 4:00pm
- 120 hours work placement (refer Work Placement section)
- Delivery location: Mullumbimby Campus
Units of Study
- CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support
- CHCCCS040 Support independence and well being
- CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
- CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
- CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
- CHCCCS041 Recognise healthy body systems
- HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
- HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
- CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
- CHCDIS011 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
- CHCDIS012 Support community participation and social inclusion
- CHCDIS020 Work effectively in disability support
- HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
- CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
- CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
Admission / Desirable Requirements
When studying with Byron Community College, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to ensure you have the pre-existing knowledge and skills required to complete your qualification. This course involves reading and undertaking a range of written assessments. A full list of admission / desirable requirements is available in the course Information Pack, please call or email the college for details.
You are required to complete 120 hours of work placement in a disability service, community care or residential care setting that formally contributes to the assessment process. This includes the need to collect and use information from the work placement as part of your overall assessment. Work placement is mandatory and an assessable component of the course.
The college will assist you to arrange work placement, including providing a list of local facilities who take on students regularly to complete their work placement. Students are required to communicate with the college and tutor prior to undertaking any contact with work placement facilities.
What to bring
- Pen and paper
- Mug for tea and coffee
- Water bottle and refreshments
Not sure which course is right for you? Click here to book a chat with our Student Support Coordinator to discuss your options and study pathways.
The below fee applies to all eligible smart and Skilled students:
Smart and Skilled NSW fee free: $0
To be eligible for Smart and Skilled government subsidised training, you must:
• Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen; and
• Live or work in New South Wales; and
• Be aged 15 years or older; and
• No longer be at school or equivalent; and
• Provide the College with your USI at the time of enrolment (admin staff can assist you in obtaining a USI)
For more information on Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria or subsidised places, click here or call our office on 02 6684 3374.
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.
The fee below applies to all User Pays students:
• Full fee: $7,700
• Concession: $2,500
• Early Bird: $2,295 (deposit to be received by 13 January 2024)
Course fees are paid in instalments scheduled throughout the duration of the course. Fee schedules for individual courses are outlined on the enrolment paperwork available through the college administration team.
This course is Austudy Approved
Student Policies and Procedures
See Student Handbook
From the 1st of January 2015, any student enrolling in an Accredited Training course will be required to obtain a USI. The USI helps to keep your training records and results together in an online account which is controlled by you. You can logon to the USI website here and follow the simple instructions online to create your USI. This then needs to be provided to the College at the time of enrolment.