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 either a Disability or Aged Care specialisation. There is a minimum of 15 supervised scheduled face to face course contact hours on campus per week as well as 5 distance / online education hours per week. This comes to a total of 20 hours per week, which includes the work placement hours. 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)
Overlooking King George Square in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, NIET Group Brisbane Centre features 10 tutorial rooms, two lecture theatres, library and digital media lab, alongside modern computer lab & large open recreation & study spaces. The campus is just metres from major bus and train terminals, extensive retail & accommodation options.
Gold Coast Centre is an education precinct for our group based right on the Gold Coast Highway, opposite Australia Fair. The two storey facility is tailor-built for education, with access to a nearby shady park and just steps from the surf.
Extensive Education Facilities
The vintage corner campus has two lecture rooms, 10 tutorial rooms, computer lab, library, and massage lab, plus a number large student breakout spaces. A historical, hand-carved stairwell leads upstairs to multiple secluded student areas, offering an ideal getaway; plus we provide a full academic library for studying or doing research.
Our group’s Hobart Sandy Bay campus is nestled in the University of Tasmania’s sprawling campus on the river Derwent, incorporating 10 large lecture and tutorial rooms, breakout room and lab, each with an expansive view across Hobart.
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Certificate III in Individual Support
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.
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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 healthy 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
Domestic Base Rate
Certificate III in Individual Support
Enrolment Fee: $200
Students using VET Student Loans are exempt from paying the enrolment fee. Tuition fees vary based on a combination of residential status and location at the time of applying. These fees are the indicative standard retail fees for this course and are provided for guidance purposes only. All fees and terms and conditions associated with a course will be provided via a formal Letter Of Offer issued to successful applicants.
16 years old or above;
Australian Year 11 high school certificate or overseas equivalent;
The students will be learning how to support aged care clients such as implementing safe work practices including infection control, understanding care plans and writing case notes, supporting the clients’ independence and wellbeing and communicating and collaborating effectively with clients, families and co-workers. They will also learn how to empower the client, maintain their duty of care and meet the personal support needs of older people.
The students will be completing their 120 hours of work placement at a suitable aged care facility or with a respite/community organisation.
Gold Coast Schedule
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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?
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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.