Certificate III in Individual Support


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12 Months Self Paced


Workplace Traineeships, Online Learning

About this Course

METS trainers will inspire you in building a career where you can make a difference in people’s lives. Learn to work effectively in a range of community settings and client homes, as you set the foundation for your career in Care work. 

Become a valued member of this important community sector by learning to:


  • Facilitate the empowerment of individuals with disability 
  • Communicate effectively with individual clients and their families
  • Tailor care to the specific individuals needs 


This course consists of 7 core units and 6 electives. METS offers a variety of learning options, including employment based, digital and face to face classrooms, online learning, workplace observations and assessments. Students are provided with ongoing support from their allocated trainer and our Student Support team.

Career Prospects
Care Assistants (at Facilities & at Home)
Support Workers
Respite Workers
Behavioural / Community Support – Office and Team Leaders
  • 12 to 18 months
  • Fee For Service (Self funded) – an enrolment period of 2 years will be given, extensions can be applied for however further enrolment fees will apply.
Entry Requirements

There are no stated entry requirements. We require students have computer literacy and literacy skills.

Funding and Payment Options

There are a wide variety of funding options available. From government funding through to fee-for-service. To find out what you are eligible for, click here

Elective Units

CHCCCS021 –  Respond to suspected abuse

CHCDIS001 – Contribute to ongoing skilld development using a strength-based approach                     

CHCDIS003 – Support community participation and social inclusion

CHCDIS002 – Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

CHCDIS004 – Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

CHCDIS007 – Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

HlTINF001 – Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures  *Elective only available in Sydney Metro 

HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid  *Elective only available in Sydney Metro 

Core Units

CHCCCS025 – Support relationships with carers and families

CHCDIS001 – Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

CHCDIS003 – Support community participation and social inclusion

CHCDIS002 – Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

HLTINF001 – Comply with infection  prevention  and control

HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid

Education Pathways

Education pathways after completing CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support may include:

• CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support 

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability 

• HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing 

• CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

Am I eligible for a traineeship?

To be eligible to commence a traineeship, a participant must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident working full or part time (minimum 15 hours). The participant must have the support of their employer, an accredited RTO and an Australian Apprenticeship Centre.

How do I find a traineeship?

Finding a traineeship is similar to finding any job. You’ll need to network with employers and job recruitment agencies and market yourself within your chosen sector.

I am not eligible for a traineeship. Can I still complete the qualification?

If a participant is ineligible for a traineeship due to their employment status (casual, part-time working under 15 hours etc.), they can still complete the course as a Fee for Service Student.

If a participant is ineligible for a traineeship due to their residency status, they can in some cases still complete the qualification Self-Funded, however visa restrictions do apply. It is best to speak to your immigration officer and/or us regarding your eligibility.

What kind of assessments will I be completing?

Depending on the unit of study, you will complete both theory and practical based assessments to achieve competency in your qualification. Assessments may include short answer, project work, case students and reflection logs.

Can I extend by traineeship if I am not able to complete it by the end date?

Yes. Under certain circumstances your traineeship can be extended, however this process can take some time and applying for an extension should be considered as a last resort. You should speak to us and/or your Australian Apprenticeship Centre if you are considering applying for an extension.

Have more questions? Visit our student frequently asked questions page or contact us!

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