CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home, and Community)

This course is for those who wish to work as a care/support worker in the aged care sector in a community and/or residential setting providing person-centred support. It would suit job seekers or those looking to change careers.

This qualification requires successful completion of 13 units of competency consisting of 7 core units and 6 elective units. The elective units have been selected based on industry best practice, industry requirements and the specialisation and work outcome.

To achieve this qualification, students must have completed at least 120 hours of direct support work in an aged care or community service organisation as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency. This will be arranged by the team at AICE as part of the program.

Core Units:

  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

Elective Units

  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia 
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
  • CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services

Delivery Method and Duration
This course is delivered through a face to face model consisting of:

  • Classroom based sessions comprising theory and practical training, two (2) days per week over 13 consecutive weeks followed by;
  • Mandatory work placement & assessment at least 120 hours of direct support work;
  • Post-work placement revision and de-brief, one (1) day after the completion of the work placement hours.

Where assessments have not been completed entirely in the classroom, students will have one (1) week from completion of each applicable classroom session to submit the completed assessment.

This qualification is typically completed over 18 – 20 weeks, however, the actual duration will be dependent on the students:

  • Existing skills and knowledge
  • Industry experience
  • Existing qualifications/certificates 
  • Language, literacy and numeracy requirements
  • Work placement schedule and attendance

Entry/Eligibility Requirements
Prior to entry/commencement students must participate in a pre-course meeting and undertake an online language, literacy and numeracy assessment. 

Students must: 

  • Possess sufficient English language, literacy and numeracy skills which includes being able to accurately read and interpret workplace documents such as care plans, safety policies and procedures including safety signs, dangerous goods classifications and prepare written reports.
  • Provide photo ID
  • Provide a USI

Prior to undertaking practical placement, you will be required to provide a:

  • National Police Clearance
  • Working with children check

Training and Assessment Requirements

Students are required to:

  • Attend 100% of the course. Students who miss the course, or part of it, are responsible for arranging to cover what was missed, in their own time.
  • Undertake some post-course session study and complete assessments that are not completed during the course sessions. This may include reading and carrying out research in your own time.
  • Be physically able to perform the tasks required of direct care including manual tasks.
  • Wear comfortable appropriate clothing to classes including enclosed footwear for practical training (work placement may require you to wear a uniform);

Assessment evidence can be gathered from a variety of sources and will include some or all of the following:

  • Recognition of Prior Learning and/or credit transfer
  • Summative and formative assignments
  • Written reports and/or portfolio assessments
  • Scenarios and/or case studies
  • Written/oral questions
  • Workplace observation assessments

 Work Placement 

Please note that placements are full-time or part-time, unpaid, and rostered according to standard industry shifts.

 Fees and Charges

Course cost:  $2500

Payment plans are available, for further information please contact us.

Please ensure you read our Student Handbook for further information on our policies and procedures, fee information, terms and program conditions.

Study and Career Pathways

On successful completion of the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) students may progress to the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support.

If you are not already employed in the health care sector, our parent company, St Jude’s may be able to assist with potential employment opportunities.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)
You may apply to have formal study and / or skills and knowledge assessed for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) / Recognition of Current Competency (RCC). Students are provided the opportunity for RPL during the pre-course meeting.

On successful completion of this course students will receive a nationally recognised qualification for CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community). 


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