Course Title: Provide individualised support

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3319 Certificate III in Individual Support

Course Title: Provide individualised support

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies


Term1 2016,
Term2 2016,
Term1 2017,
Term2 2017,
Term1 2018

Course Contact: Renee Costa

Course Contact Phone: 9925 0886

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this unit you will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to organise, provide and monitor support services that have been established by developing an individualised plan with residents.

The individualised plan refers to the support or service provision plan developed for the individual accessing the service and may have many different names in different organisations.

This unit will apply to you when providing support under direct or indirect supervision in any community services or health context.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support


  1. Determine support needs

1.1 Interpret and clarify own role in implementing individualised plan and seek appropriate support for aspects outside scope of own knowledge, skills or job role

1.2 Confirm individualised plan details with the person and with family and carers when appropriate

1.3 Ensure the person is aware of their rights and complaints procedures

1.4 Work with the person to identify actions and activities that support the individualised plan and promote the person’s independence and rights to make informed decision-making

1.5 Prepare for support activities according to the person’s individualised plan, preferences and organisation policies, protocols and procedures

2. Provide support services


2.1 Conduct exchanges with the person in a manner that develops and maintains trust

2.2 Provide support according to the individualised plan, the person’s preferences and strengths, and organisation policies, protocols and procedures

2.3 Assemble equipment as and when required according to established procedures and the individualised plan

2.4 Respect and include the family and/or carer as part of the support team

2.5 Provide support according to duty of care and dignity of risk requirements

2.6 Provide assistance to maintain a safe and healthy environment

2.7 Provide assistance to maintain a clean and comfortable environment

2.8 Respect individual differences to ensure maximum dignity and privacy when providing support

2.9 Seek assistance when it is not possible to provide appropriate support

3. Monitor support activities

3.1 Monitor own work to ensure the required standard of support is maintained

3.2 Involve the person in discussions about how support services are meeting their needs and any requirement for change

3.3 Identify aspects of the individualised plan that might need review and discuss with supervisor

3.4 Participate in discussion with the person and supervisor in a manner that supports the person’s self determination 


4. Complete reporting and documentation


4.1 Maintain confidentiality and privacy of the person in all dealings within organisation policy and protocols

4.2 Comply with the organisation’s informal and formal reporting requirements, including reporting observations to supervisor

4.3 Identify and respond to situations of potential or actual risk within scope of own role and report to supervisor as required

4.4 Identify and report signs of additional or unmet needs of the person and refer in accordance with organisation and confidentiality requirements

4.5 Complete and maintain documentation according to organisation policy and protocols

4.6 Store information according to organisation policy and protocols

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

This unit of competency is delivered and assessed with the unit of competency facilitate the empowerment of older people (CHCAGE001)

There will be three forms of assessment and they will include a research task, questions and answers in relation to the unit of competency and practical assessment either in a simulated or workplace environment.

The assessment tasks are as follows:

Task 1: Written activity

Task 2: Research and report

Task 3: Observation Checklist


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