CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support – Ageing, Home and Community – for International Students

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CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support(Ageing, Home and Community)CRICOS: 092244G


By undertaking the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) qualification you will develop the knowledge and skills to work as a support worker, specialising in the areas of ageing and home and community. You will be providing quality care and person centred support to the elderly in their homes or in community settings.

Core Skills: You will gain core skills in areas of individualised support, communication, cultural diversity, legal and ethical requirements, safe work practices, knowledge of healthy body systems and supporting independence and wellbeing.

Specialisations: You will specialise in ageing and home and community by undertaking specific training related to empowerment of older people, dementia, personal care, palliative care, supporting carers and providing home and community support services, through the elective units included in the qualification.

Online training is available for this course.
Duration and Delivery

This qualification is delivered over a period of 650 nominal hours comprising of classroom sessions* , supervised directed learning, skills training, self-paced learning, practical placement, assessment and assessment assistance. Students undertake a practical placement of 120 hours.

Students can undertake the qualification full-time (40hrs/week) or part time (20hours/week). The qualification may be delivered over 1000 hours or 12 months if a student has no prior studies in English or prior qualifications.

*With the current pandemic situation, a number of classroom sessions will be delivered online to enhance safety of students and trainers.

Please note: The course duration may vary for individual students based on their current academic and work experience. All students will be assessed on an individual basis for their ability to meet the course requirements within an extended or reduced time frame.


Classroom based training (face to face/ online) and supervised practical experience in a community and/or residential setting.

Practical placements will be undertaken at the designated placement provider location. Students have the choice of organising their Placement at an Approved facility, alternately ALACC will help. All placement arrangements have to be approved prior to commencing placement.

Please note: The cost for the practical placement is included in the fee. However, if a student does not attend the allocated placement then the student will have to pay for the costs set by the practical placement providers for cancelling their placements.


Level 1/169 Plenty Road, Preston, VIC 3072 and Practical Placement location as negotiated.

Career Pathway

Successful completion of this qualification will enable you to progress to CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support, CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability or HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing.

Qualification Description

This qualification 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.

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Who May Attend

This qualification is beneficial for any person who may

  • Be actively seeking employment in community and/or residential setting
  • Have no formal qualifications in aged care
  • Wish to review/update knowledge and practical experience
  • Be seeking a new career
Pre Requisites

ALACC entry requirements require that applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years’ old
  • Have satisfactorily completed Year 11 or equivalent

The following are not an entry requirement, but may need to be considered prior to undertaking this course:

  • Basic foundation skills and computer literacy skills may be required for learning activities related to the course. Where relevant, adequate student support is available.
  • Fitness to undertake manual handling tasks and meet the requisites of the job role and other relevant industry standards is preferable.
  • Students will also be required to provide a current Police check and evidence of flu shot prior to undertaking placements.

Please note: Proficiency in English is required to meet Industry standards.

Students will be undertaking Pre-Training Review and LLN test prior to enrolment. The LLN test is not an entry requirement, students are asked to undertake the same so appropriate academic support can be ensured throughout the course of study.


Students may be able to shorten the length of their studies through the recognition of past experience and/ or qualifications gained elsewhere.  Applications can be made for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer.

These will be assessed according to the college’s policy & procedures to determine if/how much advanced standing will be granted.

This qualification holds National Recognition.


Assessments will be conducted to determine the achievement of competency-based learning outcomes. Assessments may include student questions, case study/ scenarios, practical skills observation and assessment (simulated environment/ practical placement).

Job Opportunities

On completion of this course, students may gain employment within community and/or residential setting in ageing or home and community care sector.

Occupational titles may include Personal Care Assistant, Nursing Assistant, Personal Care Giver, Care Worker, Accommodation support worker, Assistant in nursing, Care assistant, Community care worker, community support worker, Home care assistant, In-home respite worker, Residential care worker or Support worker.

Course Units

Please ask us about credit transfers.

Core Units

Provide individualised support
Support independence and well being
Communicate and work in health or community services
Work with diverse people
Work legally and ethically
Recognise healthy body systems
Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

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

Enquire about this course

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Off Shore
International Fee
AUD 10,800.00
Fees: AUD 10,300.00
Registration Fee: AUD 500.00

Additional Costs

Materials: AUD 300.00
Uniform: AUD 40.00

*Indicative Fees Only - Subject To Change

On Shore
International Fee
AUD 1,500.00
Fees: AUD 1,000.00
Registration Fee: AUD 500.00

Additional Costs

Materials: AUD 300.00
Uniform: AUD 40.00
If applying for C.O.E (Visa 500 ): AUD 500.00

*Indicative Fees Only - Subject To Change

Please note that any Overseas student in Australia on student visa is only allowed to study with CRICOS registered provider, such as our college.  If you are already studying another course, please contact our friendly staff to understand your options.

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