Gordon Institute of TAFE
Gordon Institute of TAFE
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Certificate III in Individual Support


Course description



6 mths

Study mode



Next start date



  • Gain the skills to work with elderly or disabled people in a residential setting or the community
  • Designed in consultation with industry experts and includes both theory and hands-on learning
  • Complete a six-week work placement program with shifts based on industry recommendation, organised by The Gordon

Campus options

2 campuses available

CampusStudy modeDurationNext start date
Werribee Watton Street

On-campus (full time)

On-campus (part time)

6 mths

10 mths

Geelong City

On-campus (full time)

On-campus (part time)

6 mths

10 mths


Course details

Entry requirements
  • Basic computer skills; AND
  • Language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills to Year 10 level
Next start date
6 mths
Study mode
Education institution
Gordon Institute of TAFE (RTO 3044)
The course price can vary depending on a few factors. To find out more, contact the course provider.
Payment options

Course content

  • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
  • HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support
  • HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
  • CHCCCS023 - Support independence and wellbeing
  • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • HLTHPS006 - Assist clients with medication
  • CHCDIS001 - Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
  • CHCDIS001 - Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
  • CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCDIS007 - Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • CHCDIS002 - Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
  • CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs
  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
  • CHCHCS001 - Provide home and community support services
  • CHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCDIS003 - Support community participation and social inclusion
  • CHCCCS025 - Support relationships with carers and families

Student reviews of Community Services courses

Student reviews of Gordon Institute of TAFE courses
Student review published August 2018
CourseCertificate III in Aged Care
Completion date2012
Study modeOn-campus
Was easy to understand and they gave me heaps of support.
Student review published July 2018
CourseDiploma of Community Services
Completion date2006
Study modeOn-campus
Quality teachers; course content Uni standard; top placements;positive support by staff who all had experience in the sector.; their passionné was infectious
Student review published May 2018
CourseDiploma of Community Services Work
Completion date2016
Study modeOn-campus
Great at teaching the content. As part of completing this course, you had to complete 400 hours of placement. They were so terrible at being organise and proactive in getting a placement for you. It can take you years to complete a placement. Not a very happy student and this has happened to alot of other students I know.
Student review published May 2018
CourseCertificate III in Aged and Community Care
Completion date2015
Study modeOn-campus
The course structure is amazing. They have all different sorts of understanding of the classes providered. The teachers were really supportive and pushing us to be better. It was great to be able to complete this course
Student review published May 2018
Completion date2014
Study modeOn-campus
Was exactly what was needed to equip me with the tools and knowledge to work successfully in the industry. Teachers were fantastic and had a lot of knowledge to share.
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What you’ll learn

You'll learn how to:

  • Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Provide individualised support
  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Work with diverse people
  • Support independence and wellbeing
  • Follow safe work practices
  • Work legally and ethically

Work placement

There is a compulsory work placement of 120 hours, organised through The Gordon's established network.

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Support and delivery

When you study with The Gordon you'll receive personalised assistance with the following:

  • Essay and assignment writing
  • Reading and note taking
  • Computing
  • Maths

Study support is provided in the form of individual appointments, small groups or lunchtime sessions

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Certificate III in Individual Support

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