CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

This qualification reflects the role of workers in community and/or residential settings, who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Discretion and judgement is required 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-centred support.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of practical work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Duration26 Weeks
National CodeCHC33015
CRICOS Code107249H
Delivery ModeFace-to-face: 13.5hrs/week
Online: 6.5hrs/week
Tuition Fee$6,000
Enrolment Fee*$200
Materials Fee*$300

Course Structure

The following unit of competencies are covered in this course:

Unit CodeUnit NameCore/Elective
CHCCCS015Provide individualised supportCore
CHCCCS023Support independence and well beingCore
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community servicesCore
CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleCore
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethicallyCore
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systemsCore
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client careCore
CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older peopleElec
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementiaElec
CHCCCS011Meet personal support needsElec
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and proceduresElec
CHCAGE002Implement falls prevention strategiesElec
CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and familiesElec

Work placement

Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement in an aged care, home and community services workplace for the unit CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing. This will enable the students to acquire the skills and knowledge they require to work in the aged care, home and community services workplace.

Note: There could be additional documentation requirements from the workplace e.g., National police clearance, immunisation record etc. Students are responsible for these documents, which could incur additional cost.

Entry Requirements

Students must be aged 18 or above and have satisfactorily completed Year 11 or an appropriate Certificate II qualification in related fields of study.

English proficiency requirement:

  • IELTS overall score of 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT) score (only accepted if test is taken on or before 25 July 2023) of 64
  • PTE Academic score of 50

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

AIC staff will review an applicant’s language, literacy and numeracy skills during the application process with writing tasks and one-on-one interviews. If the review determines the applicant would benefit from a thorough language, literacy and numeracy skill assessment, AIC staff will discuss further options with the applicant as outlined in its Enrolment Policy.

Pathways from the qualification: 

Students who undertake the CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) are provided with advice of further training options. Students who gain this qualification can further their study in a range of Diploma of community services with AIC and Community Service degrees qualifications with other providers.

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors.

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Aged Care Worker
  • Connecting Care Worker
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Health Services Assistant
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Healthcare Worker
  • Patient Services Assistant
  • Seniors Care
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Community Care Worker
  • Patient Care Assistant
  • Elderly Aid
  • Aged Care Support Worker
  • Individual Support Worker
  • Aged Care Social Worker
  • Respite Worker