CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

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Certificate III in Individual Support

(Ageing, Home and Community)
Caring has the gift of making the ordinary, special.

Course Overview

This Course will teach you many of the important aspects of the day to day caring for elderly individuals within your community. You will learn how to work effectively with older people and meet their particular care needs, and deliver care services that support individual health and emotional well-being.

Additionally, throughout our aged care courses you will learn more general skills to help you work and communicate effectively in the community sector, follow safety procedures, and comply with information requirements of the aged and community care sectors.

This qualification addresses work primarily in residential facilities under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans.

You may skilled with:

  • Carry out activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities of living for people in an aged care setting
  • Carry out activities related to an individualised plan
  • Report directly to a supervisor and are not responsible for other workers.

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • A written application form
  • Over 18 years old at the time of enrolment
  • Successful completion of Year 11 in Australia, or of an equivalent overseas qualification.
  • Successful completion of LLN assessment
  • Identification Documents
  • A Photo ID

Why should I study this course?

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centered support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centered support.

Two specialisations are completed for the award of this qualification - Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community).

What is the Course Structure?

This course consists of 13 units, 7 units are core and 6 units are elective. Students must successfully complete all units to gain their qualification.

Training delivery consists of formal structured training and assessment of the practical application of the theoretical knowledge acquired through the structure training over the duration of the training program.

Minimum 20 hours weekly study which may comprise of 12 hours of classroom based study & 8 hours of home study.


Full time: 40 tuition Weeks
Part Time: Up to 2 year


This course can be delivered in number of ways, please contact IETS to discuss your preferences.


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13 Units of Competency

Career Choices

  • Aged Care Worker
  • Field Officer
  • Assistant in nursing
  • Accommodation support worker
  • Community Care Worker
  • Home care Assistant

Course Pathways

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake a range of Certificate IV level qualifications within the CHC Training Package, or other Training Packages.

This course includes a total of 120 hours of professional work placement at an approved Aged Care Facility or at a home and community care organisation. You may also arrange your own work placement.

  • You may also be required to produce a valid Police Check. This Police Check must not be more than 3 months from date of issue.
  • Volunteer or Student Declaration
  • Health screening and any necessary vaccinations
  • Understanding of the Code of Conduct for the Department of Health in your state or territory.
  • You may require you to take precautionary vaccinations.

What Units am I gaining knowledge in?

Core Units
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Units
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
CHCAGE006 Provide food services

Assessment Method

Assessment is based on competency (the ability to demonstrate specific skills).All assessments are to be submitted electronically unless otherwise stated by your trainer.

Funding Opportunities

Course fees can vary by state and are based on a number of different factors. Please refer to our Funded Courses pages for more information, or call us to discuss the most appropriate funding or payment option for you.

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