Certificate III in Individual Support

National Course Code
Study Area(s)
Health and Community
Course Length
6 months
Course Fees

Course structure

Incorporating a clinical work placement, this hand-on qualification provides you with the nursing skills and knowledge required to be eligible for registration with the Australian national nursing and midwifery regulatory authority.

Special note: Prior to undertaking clinical work placements all students must obtain a Victorian Police Check, a Working with Children clearance (WWC) and prescribed vaccinations.

A list of required vaccinations will be supplied by the Institute.

Students will be responsible for the costs associated with requirements.

If placements are undertaken outside of metropolitan Melbourne any accommodation costs that may be incurred will be the responsibility of the student.

This qualification covers the application of nursing skills and knowledge required to be eligible for registration with the Australian national nursing and midwifery regulatory authority.

In a typical week, Diploma of Nursing students will usually attend classes four days per week with approximately 60 percent theory and 40 percent coursework practical placement.

Classes will be scheduled between 8:30am and 5:30pm Monday to Friday.

Coursework practical placement is usually shift work between the hours of 7am to 3:30pm and 1pm to 9:30pm.

The teaching methods used include lectures, class discussions, flexible delivery, group work and coursework practical placement.

The assessment methods include tests, assignments, class presentations, posters, reports, skills assessment, work sheets and coursework practical placement.

Modes of Study

This course requires face to face classroom study and compulsory work placement (arranged by Kangan Institute) of 120 hours

Course Modules

Module CodeModule Title
CHCCCS015Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCPAL001Deliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Major Study Areas

  • Communication in health
  • Safe work practices
  • Healthy body systems
  • Work with diverse people
  • Work with older people

Books and Equipment (AUD$)

Included in the tuition fee, however students will need to purchase their own stationery

  • Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency or higher
  • English language: Academic IELTS 5.5 no band less than 5.0 overall or recognised equivalency

February and July intake.

Term 1 28 January – 27 March
Holidays 28 March – 13 April
Term 2 14 April – 26 June
Holidays 27 June – 12 July
Term 3 13 July – 18 September
Holidays 19 September – 4 October
Term 4 5 October – 18 December

Study pathways

Students can undertake further studies at the university level.

Career pathways

Graduates may seek employment as a:

  • Personal Care Worker
  • Community Care Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Residential Care Worker


Apply now Or call +613 9279 2222 or email international@kangan.edu.au to apply.