CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require assistance due to an ageing, disability or some other reason.

Career Opportunities: Personal Care Worker, Assistant in Nursing, Support Worker, Respite Worker, Community Care Worker

Course Code: CHC33015

Enrolments for 2021 now open! All 2021 classes for each qualification will start on the 11th January. Please contact the college for further information - 1300 885 508 or email us on:

Course Duration: 12 months.

Mode of delivery: Full-time classroom-based training and 120 hours work experience (practicum placement).
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, classroom-based training is currently delivered in our online classroom.

Work placement: Students who are not employed in a registered and approved home and community care facility must complete a minimum of 120 hours of practicum placement. This practicum placement is mandatory, and a requirement for completion of this qualification. Our support team may be able to assist students in arranging their practicum placement, but we encourage students to contact industry and arrange their own (the placement must, however, be approved by A Grade Education and Training prior to commencement). Students must obtain a positive National Criminal History check before commencing placement.

Due to current COVID19 restrictions, there may be some restriction to work placement. However, this may change as the government reduces the restrictions.

Course Structure: The Certificate III in Individual Support is made up of a total of 13 units of competency.

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 CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of elderly people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
HLTINF001 Comply with infection control policies and procedures
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

The Certificate III in Individual Support allows you to specialise in in an aged care setting and gain the CHC33015Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) .

Entry Requirement

  • Learners must meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills standards for Certificate III in Individual Support level study.
  • Learners must obtain a positive National Criminal History Check.
  • Learners must be at least 18 years of age and be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • A Grade Education and Training encourages people with disabilities to apply. Approval will be subject to the person being able to undertake all tasks and requirements of the course.

Students are required to:

  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Provide a valid ID with his/her picture and signature

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

If you have relevant work experience or have completed appropriate training in the past, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT). If you think you are eligible for Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning contact our office for further information.

For more course information, fees and refunds, extensions, appeals, and our policies and procedures, download the Student Handbook