Thinking about doing a Certificate III in Individual Support?

6 potential jobs (and average salaries) 

If you are planning on joining the healthcare industry as the next step of your career, you might be considering the in-demand Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33021). This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to provide individualised support to people who need assistance with their personal care. You will learn about the different types of disabilities, how to assess needs and perform tasks, how to make a care plan, and how to develop a communication strategy.


In addition to a high satisfaction rate, flexible schedules, and low unemployment numbers – the industry continues to grow rapidly, increasing the demand for support workers. According to the ‘Caring for Older Australians’ report by the Productivity Commission, the aged care sector will need 1,000,000 extra workers by 2050, which is a quadrupling of the current workforce.


💡Did you know? The Health Care & Social Assistance industry is Australia’s largest employing industry, making up 14.9% of all Australian Workers.¹


With many of our prospective students looking for information on career outcomes and potential salaries, we have developed this article with assistance from to bring you all the necessary information to help guide you. Whichever path you choose, you will be well-prepared to provide high-quality support to those in need.


Here are 6 popular jobs that you can potentially get after completing Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33021):


#1 Support Worker (Average: $68k or $32/hour)

As a healthcare support worker, you will provide direct care to clients under the supervision of registered nurses and other health professionals. Your duties may include providing personal care, domestic assistance, community engagement, and transport services.

The healthcare support worker job is vital in Australia’s healthcare industry. Providing support to patients and families, healthcare support workers ensure that everyone receives the best possible care. The average salary for a healthcare support worker is $68,000 per year or $32 per hour.


#2 Aged Care Support Worker (Average: $63k or $30/hour)


Aged care workers are responsible for providing care and support to elderly people who may need help with activities of daily living such as washing, dressing, eating, and drinking. They may also provide social and emotional support to clients and their families.

Aged care workers usually work in aged care facilities such as nursing homes or residential aged care homes. However, some may also work in community health settings or clients’ homes. The average aged care salary is $63,000 per year or $30 per hour.



#3 Disability Support Worker (Average: $53k or $26/hour)


Disability support workers provide care and support to people with disabilities. Their duties may include helping with daily living activities, providing transportation, and assisting with rehabilitation and therapy.

There is a growing demand for disability support workers in Australia. This is due to the ageing population and the increased number of people with disabilities. The average disability support worker’s salary is $53,000 per year or $26 per hour.


#4 Assistant in Nursing (Average: $50k or $24/hour)


As a nursing assistant, you will provide primary patient care, such as bathing, dressing, and feeding patients. You will also help with activities of daily living, such as transferring patients from their beds to a wheelchair.

In addition, you may be responsible for taking vital signs, such as blood pressure and temperature. The average salary for a Nursing Assistant is $50,000 or $24 per hour.


#5 Residential Care Worker (Average: $66k or $31/hour)


As a Residential Care Worker, you will provide care and support to residents in aged care facilities. Your duties will include assisting with activities of daily living, providing emotional support, and promoting independence.

To be successful in this role, you will need to be sympathetic and patient, with a genuine interest in helping others. The average salary for a Residential Support Worker is $66,000 or $31 per hour.


#6 Personal Care Assistant (Average: $58k or $27/hour)


Personal care assistants provide primary care and assistance to people who cannot care for themselves due to illness, disability, or old age. They help with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, eating, and using the toilet. They also provide companionship and support.

Most personal care assistants work in aged care facilities. However, some also work in hospitals or community health centers. The average salary for a Personal Care Assistant is $58,000 per year or $27 per hour.


More career possibilities 

These are just some of the many options you will have available once you have completed your Certificate III in Individual Support. With this qualification, you will be able to work in a variety of settings, including:

• Hospitals

• Nursing homes

• Community care organisations

• Disability support services

• Age care facilities


No matter what type of job you are looking for, there is a good chance that you will be able to find something that suits your needs with a Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015).


Ready to take action?

At Celtic Training, we offer the nationally recognised Certificate III in Individual Support to help train the next generation of disability and aged care workers. The course can be done in 10-11 weeks at our Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Adelaide campuses. Additionally, we organise 120 hours of work placement for you if eligibility criteria is met.