CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support | Ageing, Home and Community or Disability

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Registered Training OrganisationCertificate III in Individual Support | Ageing, Home and Community or Disability

Educare College is one of Australia’s leading providers of Aged Care, Disability and Community Services training. We offer nationally accredited qualifications from Certificate III through to Diploma level, as well as short courses and in-service training; upon request.

Flexible study options help you to fit your study around your work and family commitments. Study from anywhere On-Line or On-Campus in Brisbane or undertake a workplace Traineeship.

Education to Workplace

Educare’s range of Aged Care courses will allow you to gain an understanding of caring for the elderly, working in an Aged Care facility, supervising workplace colleagues, companion care and providing in home care. On completion of their course, students can find themselves employed as an assistant in nursing, a personal care assistant, in home care provider or aged care coordinator.

Funding your education

There are a few government programs available that may assist you with the cost of tuition, or you can utilise our pay as you go program. Call us to find the most appropriate funding option for your circumstances. Ask us for employer incentives.

The Aged Industry

Over the past decades, Australia has witnessed a recent increase in life expectancy, and as such, the demand for aged care facilitates and innovative programs to service the elderly has exploded. In addition to this, the demand for Aged Care workers within Australia has not kept up with the industry. There are over 6 million Australians aged over 55, together with more than 6% of those permanently living in residential aged-care facilities; including retirement villages.

The Aged Care industry is very much multi faceted, with many specialised services within its demographic. While aged care work does not only focus purely on the elderly living within specialised facilities, assistance is provided across the entire spectrum of dependency. More and more elderly people are choosing to stay in their family homes, being cared for by visiting aged care workers. A working day for an Aged Care worker can vary from assisting with day-to-day tasks, facilitating a positive well-being, to caring for those possessing a much higher dependency, and those suffering from dementia.

With such a demand on the industry, comes regulations to ensure the safety, security of happiness and well-being of both the elderly and the aged care workers. To implement such regulations, aged care workers need to educate and upskill themselves with the relevant qualifications.

Educare provides a suite of nationally recognised Individual Support courses to assist you in determining your career pathway.

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. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment requirements of the unit of competency.

Australian Qualifications Framework

Course Entry Requirements

  • Rolling Intakes
  • Online, Classroom or Workplace Delivery options
  • 120 Hours Work Placement
  • Expert Assistance
  • Government Funding Available for Traineeships

In order to enrol in this program students must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Minimum age of 18 years (Recommended)
  • Academic Qualifications (Year 12)
  • Pass the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)
  • A good level of physical fitness is recommended


This qualification is delivered through a blended delivery method. Students will be provided with a ‘Learner Resource’ and ‘Assessment Booklet’ for each unit and if undertaking a traineeship, a workplace record book.

It is a requirement of this qualification that you will undertake work placement. This will provide you with the necessary practical skills and workplace experience. Demonstration of performance will be provided through a practical logbook to ensure students are fully equipped to enter the workforce after the completion of the qualification.



Government Funding is Available for Traineeships

Eligibility criteria does apply.  


The fees associated with these delivery styles depend on the student’s previous qualifications, and/or eligibility for government funding.

RETAIL PRICE (fee for service):  $3,800
PAYMENT PLANS: (Request): From $44 per week


Educare College offers a range of options for students who have significant experience within the Individual Support (Aged Care) industry including Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer.

Recognising your current skills and experience allows you to possibly complete the course sooner than later, eliminating the need to repeat content and skills you may have covered previously.

For more information, visit or call 1300 338 227

What level of work and study is required?

Depending on the level of work placement requirements to complete your qualification will vary the amount of learning you will need to commit. Work placements are usually undertaken in blocks of one week to two weeks. You can check the work placement requirements by viewing the course information section on the Educare College Website.

Your learning resources, including your assessments, will be delivered to you either online or in the classroom. Once you have enrolled, your work commitments commence, and it is expected you will be able to manage the deadlines provided. Educare understands everyone is different and works at different paces, so Educare can be flexible about due dates; once you have advised us of any difficulties. To assist our students to successfully complete, Educare monitors your progress alongside you, and has specialised tutors willing to assist you to get back on track with your learning journey.

When attending on-campus classes, you will be studying in the classroom for 15 hours of class time and 4 hours of student support and practical task tutorials per week (2 days) throughout the duration of your course. As a part of your learning journey, you will need to complete questions, assignments, assessment activities and quizzes, research and self-directed study activities. Educare estimates you will need an additional day per week for self-directed study, which can be split over the whole week.

For specific course information, visit the course page on the Educare College website


Course Length: 6 Months
Work placement (Supervised Practice in the workplace): 120 hours

  • 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


All 3 group A special electives (SE) must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), plus an additional 3 electives contributing to a valued industry supported vocational outcome:

  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
  • CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • CHCAGE002 Implement falls and prevention strategies
  • CHCAGE006 Provide food services


All 4 group B special electives (SE) must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), plus an additional 2 electives contributing to a valued industry supported vocational outcome:

  • CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
  • CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
  • CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion
  • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease


All 4 group C special electives (SE) must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) plus an additional 2 electives contributing to a valued industry supported vocational outcome:

  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
  • CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
  • CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
  • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion