Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) is designed to equip you with the knowledge to work in residential aged care facilities, community care, nursing homes, disability services, community-based organisations and even hospitals. This program focuses on teaching you the specialist knowledge to undertake person-centred care.

It offers both core and elective units related to the aged care industry so you can work efficiently with individuals and groups of elderly. Upon successful completion of this program, it is expected you will be able to take up a position within a diverse range of aged care settings and facilities.

How will you study?

The course is delivered face to face, meaning you will attend mandatory workshops to put the theory you have learned into practice through simulated exercises. Course duration 6 months.

As part of this course, you must complete 120 hours of work placement. You’ll study 18 units and be expected to complete assessments.

You will receive guidance throughout the course and will be allocated your own personal trainer who will be able to assist you.

What are your career opportunities?

This qualification is ideal for individuals who want to work in aged care either as a personal care worker, respite worker or in community care.

There’s an increasing need for workers to support people in their own homes and those with complex requirements, so this qualification can help you meet the needs of the industry today.

Student entry requirements

This qualification is suited to learners who possess a sufficient grasp of the English language, adequate levels of numeracy, and appropriate attitude and motivation to enable them to undertake the demands of a Certificate III level qualification.

As part of the selection process, TSA uses the following guidelines to assess suitability of a learner for the program:

  • All prospective learners will attend a mandatory face to face career counselling session to assess their suitability for this Certificate III level qualification;
  • During this session, TSA’s career advisors reference the career counselling and/or Capacity of Benefit notes to summarise their thoughts on whether to proceed with enrolment or not, based on the interview/conversation. This is then retained in the learner record file;
  • All learners are required to undertake an LLN assessment appropriate for a Certificate III level qualification to assess whether their reading and numeracy skills are sufficient to cope with the training program. The LLN assessment result will be retained in their learner record file;
  • In addition, TSA must reasonably believe the learner is academically suited to undertake the course e.g. employment history and/or prior education/qualifications.

Delivery Start Date

20 th September 2018

Cost of this course

JSWA funded course



Concession Fee: $558*


The following students are entitled to the concession rate on course fees:

  1. Persons and dependants of persons holding:

i) A Pensioner Concession Card

ii) A Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs

iii) A Health Care Card

2. Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY.

3. Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance.

4. Persons and dependants of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution.

5. Secondary school-aged persons, not enrolled at school.

If the concession is valid for the full enrolment period, then all eligible units commenced within that period attract the concession rate. If the concession is valid for part of the enrolment period, then only eligible units commenced on or after the start date and prior to the expiry of the concession attract the concession rate.

Concessions are not available for existing worker traineeships.

Non-concession Fee: $1,869*

The standard student course fee applies to students not undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship, or who do not qualify for a concession or exemption.

Fee Waiver

Accountable officers may waive all fees and charges for students that they assess as being in severe financial hardship. Whether a student is in severe financial hardship is to be determined on a case by case basis by TrainSmart Australia.

Fee Payment Options

Upfront payment fully self-funded OR payment plans are available over 6 months.

*Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student services and resource fees.

Study units

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing

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 older people

CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families

CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support

CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues


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