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.
About this Course:
Care for people needing support with a Certificate III in Individual Support. This course prepares students to provide individualised support in working roles.
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.
This course is available with Aged Care specialisation. There is a minimum of 20 supervised scheduled face to face course contact hours on campus per week. Students are also required to undertake reading, activities, research, assessments and homework.
This course requires a minimum of 120 hours practical placement to be completed over the period of the qualification. Placement must occur for the full duration of the study in the qualification. Support can be given upon request.
What You’ll Learn:
effectively work and communicate in the health and community services industries
support independence and wellbeing for a diverse range of people
work ethically and legally
Ageing Care, Disability Care, and Home and Community care (Elective units)
Residential Care Worker
Community Support Worker
Our graduates work with industry leaders
Minimum age of 18 years or turning 18 years old prior to commencement of the course
Education & Experience Requirements
Year 11 Australian Senior High School Certificate, or equivalent (e.g. completion of Year 12 or High School in the students home country) with full academic results.
IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent or successful completion of CB LLN test
Photo ID and evidence of citizenship (international students must provide copy of passport)
Computer Skills & Equipment
Students on this course require computer access for learning purposes and to complete course assessments. As such, learners must have beginner/intermediate computing skills including use of Microsoft Office programmes, in addition to hardware requirements of a desktop or portable computer with keyboard, pointing device, speaker, web camera and microphone, and a broadband internet connection.
Applicants for this course must be able to make themselves available to undertake the industry placement that forms part of the training and assessment activity. Students must be fully vaccinated against COVID19 prior to undertaking placement.
Students who are unable to meet the academic or English language criteria may in some cases be eligble to undertake our Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) test. Criteria may change at any time without notice. Additional English language requirements may apply to international applicants from non-English speaking backgrounds wishing to articulate on a visa package into a university programme.
Provide individualised support
Support independence and well being
Communicate and work in health or community services
Work with diverse people
Work legally and ethically
Recognise health body systems
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
Provide support to people living with dementia
Meet personal support needs
Provide first aid
Implement falls prevention strategies
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
NIET Group Brisbane Ann Centre is the home of Charlton Brown vocational courses in Brisbane CBD, with a dedicated Fashion Lab, aged care and child care training facilities. With 10 massive classrooms and intimate breakout rooms.
I am very satisfied with CB. I finished Cert III Individual Support and Cert IV Disability with trainer Jericho. He has been a superb help in completing my course. Although he is strict on attendance and submission, he gives us flexibility in completing our assessments and offers free one-on-one consultation. He patiently explains to us the subjects we find difficult to understand.
CB admin team Menu and Shirley has been very wonderful in helping me with all my needs. I could not ask for a better educational institution in my studies here in Brisbane.
Why study with ?
Our low fees are designed to make education accessible to all students, and we provide a range of funding options, and customised payment schedules.
Lots of Pathway Options.
We offer more than 200 different package and pathway options to award-winning Australian universities, like Griffith, Bond and UTAS.
Accessible Entry Requirements.
Our college caters to learners of all academic backgrounds and English levels, with a huge range of free study support and tutoring options.
Just the education you need.
Our hyper-focused, student-support-heavy training programmes are designed to get students out into industry, with exactly the skills that industry demand.
How do I apply?
Our application process is free, easy & there’s no obligation.
Submit an Application
It’s free, takes around 5 minutes, and helps our team make sure you’re eligible. If you have any questions, for example around how to pay, funding, schedule, placement etc, ask them at the same time. Click here to start →
Accept your letter of offer
Our team will send you a letter of offer for you to accept. Sign and send it back, pay your enrolment fee, then our Admissions Team will send you an onboarding pack, provide Student Learning Portal access and introduce you to your trainer. Welcome onboard!
I’ve had a really fantastic time studying with the college – our training team are really personable and give us a really in-depth and industry-relevant training experience – both in terms of learning to cook, but also running a kitchen.
My trainer Richard Kim provided great support and care when I was sick due to the pandemic. Richard gave me extra time on assignments. He also explained every topic with great patience. I consider myself extremely lucky to be his student.
Yashi is amazing! She has years of experience in community services. Her class is engaging and interactive. Her assistance and guidance in my studies have improved my confidence in getting a job in the field.
During my work placement at Edge Early Learning Centre, I was promoted to lead educator! I thoroughly enjoyed studying at Charlton Brown – easy access to ECEC resources, constructive feedback on the assessments, and tons of help and encouragement from my trainer Fei Yu.
Great learning experience! A very welcoming environment with a great location in Hobart City! Huge thanks to trainer Jean for his enthusiasm and dedication.
After completing the work placement, I received a job offer at a renowned childcare centre in Hobart. I would like to thank my trainer Adam for providing a huge amount of support and encouragement during the course.
Lan Huong Luu
Thank you for the great service and guidance in educating students. I finished my certificate in this college because they’re very helpful and professional.
Words cannot express accurately enough how grateful I am for having Fanny as my trainer during most of my Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. The level of her service delivery was above and beyond my expectations, as well as her ethics and the knowledge and skill set she kindly shared with her students, always with a positive attitude, broad smile and gentleness that are her trademark.
Teachers and general staff are always willing to attend our needs, tutoring, questions or even basic documents from reception. The campus is organised and clean. Library, learning materials and even the kitchen are always available for student’s use. I feel comfortable studying here and supported by my teachers. Having chosen to study Childcare at Charlton Brown has being a great decision. Thank you Fanny and Fei for your constant support both in theory assessments!
Charlton Brown’s trainers are excellent, helping me throughout my Certificate III in Early Childhood Education with incredible examples from the industry, blending their experience and background into the lessons; it really makes the training engaging.