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Certificate III in Individual Support



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Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) CHC33015 offered at Apt Adelaide is the first formal step in gaining the skills to be a successful care worker in an aged care facility

Aged Care and Community Services industry has seen phenomenal growth in recent years and employment in this sector has grown by 43% over last 10 years and is projected to expand at even faster rate.

The qualification - certificate III in Individual Support Ageing (CHC33015), reflects the role of workers in the community and/or 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.

Work involves using discretion and judgement 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.

What will you learn as part of Certificate III in Individual Support Ageing

  • 7 Core Units
  • 6 Elective Units

  • A candidate must complete a total of 13 units, 7 core units and 6 elective units. To achieve this qualification, students must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.


  • 13 Units
  • 6 months
  • 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 older people
  • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
  • CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
  • CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

Note: these electives are set as per industry requirements, if you believe these are not suitable or not sufficient, then we can provide alternative electives to you. Please find a complete list of available electives here:

The qualification requires a candidate to complete a vocational placement with an approved aged-care provider. A professional work placement is a real-time, stimulating and valuable experience that enables the candidate to develop necessary skills and acumen to understand the industry, nature of the job and gain hands-on experience that can be most valuable when applying for a job. We require a candidate to gain at least 120 hours of work placement. At your work placement, you'll get practical, hands on experience under the guidance of your supervisor. Your supervisor will be someone with involvement in industry, who can mentor you during your placement. By undertaking a work placement you’ll get a chance to put the knowledge you’ve learned on your course into practice. You’ll also develop practical, on-the-job skills and could make contacts that could help you find a job once you graduate. Work placement is often the most rewarding part of a student’s course. Working face-to-face with clients and colleagues in your chosen field makes a huge difference to your career confidence.

Entry Requirement

The certificate iii in individual support ageing does not require any formal educational background.

The minimum age requirement for this course is 16 years. The enrolment form needs to be sign by parents If candidate is under 18.

Since, this certification involves writing assessment, communication with client during work placement, and reading and understanding care plan. Hence, it is necessary to have a proficient reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

Apt training college feels that not all candidates have same ability of reading, writing and performing mathematical calculation. Therefore, the college conducts anLLN test to assess your basic ability of English and Mathematics. The candidates are required to pass this test.

It is also recommended to have basic computer skills which includes,

  • Internet searching.
  • Downloading and saving files from internet.
  • Creating, saving and editing Microsoft Office documents.

The candidates enrolling in certificate iii in individual support are need to have a reasonable level of fitness, as the roles and responsibility requires a number of physical tasks assisting clients with mobility and transfers and considerable time standing and walking, and providing personal care.

The candidate enrolling in certificate iii in individual support ageing are required to produce national police clearance, before or on commencement of the course.

Apt Training college can help candidate in getting an online police clearance with the charge of $60 / person.

Note: The negative outcome of police clearance may affect the vocational work placement.

Career Outcomes after completing Certificate III Individual Support

After successful completing of certificate iii in individual support ageing, you may employee as:

  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Care Worker
  • Community Care Worker
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Field Officer
  • In-Home Respite Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant

Upon successful completion of certificate iii in individual support ageing, a candidate can articulate this study into a number of other qualifications such as:

  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
  • CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services
  • Other Certificate IV level programs from CHC Training Package
  • Diploma level programs from the CHC Training Package

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If candidate having skills from his / her previous study, work experience or life experience, then the recognition of prior (RPL) learning may apply to that candidates.

Apt Training College has an obligation to recognise Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other registered training organisations.

The course will be presented in competency-based mode and the student’s competency will be assessed at all levels according to competencies and performance criteria. The training package for each competency specifies the conditions and method of assessment. Assessment methods range from completing set tasks and activities, class attendance and participation and completion of assignments / projects.