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

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Home & Community)

**Government Funding is Available for Eligible Individuals

Certificate III in Individual Support reflects the role of workers in the community and residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. This course helps learners develop 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.

Job Facts

  • $900
    Weekly Pay
  • 175,800 workers
    Employment Size
  • Very Strong
    Future Growth
  • Lower skill
    Skill level rating
  • 36.2% Full-Time
    Full-Time Share
  • 77.1% female
    Gender Share

 Learners will gain specialisation in Ageing and Home & Community Services.

 Qualification will be delivered for 52 weeks. Face to face delivery will take place once a week (6 hours per day). Students will generally need to spend 7 hours per week on self-studies, completing assessment and undertaking workplace activates.

To be eligible for this course, Learners must demonstrate that they have sound literacy and numeracy skills to a standard of at least Australian Year 12 school or Australian Certificate II, or an equivalent. Applicants will be required to complete an ACSF language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment.
Learning (ACSF Level 3), reading (ACSF Level 3), writing (ACSF Level 3), oral communication (ACSF Level 3) and numeracy (ACSF Level 2) are desirable to participate in the course. Police check will be required when undertaking the practical placement.

There is a mandatory requirement for students to complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement. Students will be assisted by the Work Placement Officers to find suitable work placement opportunities in reputable establishments.

To be awarded the qualification of CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support, learners must successfully complete a total of thirteen (13) units, consisting of:
• Seven (7) Core Units, and;
• Six (6) Elective Units,
All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Methods of assessment may include
• Written assessment tasks
• Scenarios
• Workplace Activities
• Class Activities
• Workplace Observation
• Third party Report

 The learner is required to achieve competency in thirteen (13) units in order to complete the course and be awarded this qualification.

In some cases, prior learning and experience can be used as evidence of your current skills and abilities. Information about how to apply can be sourced by contacting our office on (03) 8714 1222. 

Credit transfer applies to situations where learners have completed units at another provider identical to those in which they plan to enrol. Credit will be granted in accordance with the Credit Transfer procedure. To apply for credit transfer please complete the credit transfer application form available from head office and attach copies of verified documents to support the application. A reduction in tuition fees will be applied if Credit Transfer is granted. 

Full Fee: *Tuition Fee: $2,500
Government Funding: **Tuition Fee: $0

* The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment
**Government Funding is available for Eligible individuals. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Please contact (03) 87141222 for more information.


Support independence and well being 


Follow safe work practices for direct client care 


Communicate and work in health or community services 


Work legally and ethically 


Provide individualised support 


Recognise healthy body systems 


Work with diverse people 


Meet personal support needs 


Provide support to people living with dementia 


Facilitate the empowerment of older people 


Support relationships with carers and families 


Provide home and community support services 


Deliver care services using a palliative approach 

Certificate III in Individual Support in Melbourne

Functioning in individual care and community services can be extreme. Employment resources are also strong, and with this diploma from the Australian College of Professional Studies, you will find your best way in the industry. Sorting your career discrepancies and serving your desire to help people, we bring you the most demanding course for individual care in Australia. With the increase in the population and requirements, the opportunities of employment for aged and disability caretakers are anticipated to thrive higher in the coming years.

After you attain your CHC33015 Individual Support Certificate, you will retain skills to provide personalised attention to those who need assistance because of ageing, disability, or some other reason. Our graduates find job and livelihoods while helping in a latitude of residential and community environments such as:

  • Senior-citizen care facilities
  • Residential group homes
  • Day-resting centres
  • Individual residents

Some of the job titles that you can apply for after you graduate with Certificate III in Individual Care:

  • Caretaker
  • Household Care Attendant
  • Care Assistant
  • Disability Support Worker
  • NDIS Disability Support Worker
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Community Care Worker
  • Supporter

This certificate offers a golden chance for you to turn your sympathetic, benevolent nature and engaging skills into a career.

In Certificate III for Individual Care, ACPS furnishes you with rudimentary skills and wisdom to function in the aged, disability, home, and community care industry.

The theory sessions offered at ACPS for this course help students discover the working process. It reflects on providing practical knowledge for supporting individuals in order to aid their autonomy and welfare. This works autonomously in individual homes or in community environments.

You can choose to specialise in the following areas:

  • Disability
  • Home
  • Community
  • Ageing

Studying the Certificate III in Individual Support at ACPS

Through our in-classroom learning and e-learning along with our practical settings, we help our students with the abilities to:

  • Provide individualised aid in the personal and social community
  • Maintain personal care and other activities
  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Work with diverse people

With us, you will gain knowledge and acquire beneficial capabilities in pursuing stable employment practices.

Certificate in personal assistance qualifies students to work in aged care facilities, community, and supported housing services. Elderly care facilities include private, public, nursing homes and hostels. Workers report directly to the supervisor and are not responsible for other workers.

This course will educate you to work in the individual care industry and help you shape your compassion for people into a successful career.

To get rewarded with the Certificate III in Individual Care, you must study 7 core units and 6 electives.

The Australian College of Professional Studies organises a practical aged care facility program for each student, under expert supervision.

Our students along with academic learning also enjoy English language support that helps in enhancing communication skills. They are also supervised with anger management and time management facilities.

CHC33015 online course is also available at ACPS. The process might be a little different, but our students are never disadvantaged through the online mode of learning.

Things that are a significant part of the course include various exercises to retain the personal care of aged care facilities or personalised at home care for aged people.

Multitude of delivery modes available at our institute

  • Classroom-Based Learning,
  • Online, face-to-face learning.

The fees

Students eligible for government funding can enrol in this course for free. However, non-eligible students can also join the course with the full-payment mode. There might be extra charges for extra learning material and additional certificates.

Enrol now and become a professional. Our individual support combines with a range of educational options and courses. Under our expert guidance you are assured to never fail in the long term.

Back your career for the love of people at the Australian College of Professional Studies.

Contact us on 04 3266 4714 or write to us at info@acpstudies.edu.au for more information.

Duration 52 Weeks
Level Certificate
Instution Australian College of Professional Studies
Branch Werribee
Level Certificate III
Unit Code CHC33015
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