CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)


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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support is a nationally recognised qualification.

Australia’s rising ageing population and declining workforce ratio is increasing the requirement for skilled workers in the health and community services industry with current demands expecting to double by 2020.

The Certificate III in Individual Support has become the entry level qualification for a rewarding career in the Aged Care Industry and offers individuals an introduction to all aspects of a carer’s role including maintaining independence, personal care, supporting health and well being, recognising healthy body systems and activities of daily living.

The Certificate III in Individual Support addresses work primarily in residential care facilities or home and community care, under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans.

There are no pre-requisites for this course however, it is recommended that individuals involved in this type of work need the physical capacity to deal with personal care and must demonstrate genuine compassion and empathy towards others.


Simulated clinical skills training will be conducted and student attendance is compulsory. Local health industry employers will also be utilised to provide students with a minimum of 3 weeks workplace learning and assessment. Clinical placement is mandatory and students will be required to present endorsed timesheets with a minimum of 120 clinical contact hours.


This course is delivered over 32 sessions over 5 months. Mixed mode delivery which can include classroom, distance, workshops, work placement, recognition of prior learning.

Please speak to our Community Services Co-ordinator to discuss any flexible delivery options that maybe available.

To achieve a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) you will need to successfully complete the 13 units of competency listed.


Students may be required to undertake:

  • an Adult Language Literacy & Numeracy assessment
  • Face to face interview
  • Current Police Check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Health Employees Immunisations required prior to commencement
  • You must be 16 years of age or above


This course is subsidised by the NSW Government for eligible students

  • Student contributions are applicable and range from $1450 to $1750
  • Concession contribution to eligible students $240
  • Exemptions apply

Full course cost: $6,100

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015.
  • Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)
  • Provide support to people living with dementia (CHCAGE005)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people (CHCAGE001)
  • Deliver care services using a palliative approach (CHCPAL001)
  • Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)
  • Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)
  • Support independence and wellbeing (CHCCCS023)
  • Meet personal support needs (CHCCCS011)
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures (HLTINF001)
  • Provide first aid (HLTAID003)
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)
  • Provide individualised support (CHCCCS015)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.