This qualification reflects the role of individuals in the community, home or residential care setting who work under supervision and delegation as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, following an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.
These individuals take responsibility for their own outputs within the scope of their job role and delegation. 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.
The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
Total number of units = 15
- 9 core units
- 6 elective units, consisting of:
- at least 3 units from those units listed under Group A or B
- the remaining units from any of the Groups A, B or C below.
Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Individual Support.
Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation as outlined below.
Packaging for each specialisation:
All Group A electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).
All Group B electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).
All Group A and all Group B electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability).
All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.