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CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support – Ageing & Disability

Aged Care
Course ID
Aged Care, Disability
Certificate III

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support - Ageing & Disability

The CHC33021 - Certificate III in Individual Support Ageing & Disability is a comprehensive program designed to equip individuals with the essential skills and knowledge required to provide high-quality person-centered care and support to individuals who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. This nationally recognized qualification focuses on developing the competencies necessary for working in various care settings, including aged care facilities, disability services, home care, and community support.

Whether you are passionate about working with the elderly, people with disabilities, or those requiring palliative care, this comprehensive course offers a pathway to a fulfilling career where you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

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Course Information
Entry Requirements
Details and Units
Career Pathways and Outcomes

The certificate is delivered over 15 weeks face to face or up to 32 weeks Online, including 15 units of study and 120 hours work placement component. Work placement will be pre- arranged by Educare College with approved care facility partners in the industry.

Skills and knowledge you will learn:

• Person-Centered Care
• Communication and Interpersonal Skills
• Teamwork and Collaboration
• Personal Care Assistance
• Health and Well-being Support
• Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity
• Safety and Risk Management
• Documentation and Reporting
• Ethical and Legal Considerations

Day to Day key responsibilities may include:

• Assisting clients with their mobility
• Assisting in personal hygiene, showering and dressing
• Provide social and emotional support
• Supporting clients to participate in appropriate social activities
• Encouraging and supporting individuals to maintain their independence and autonomy

  • Literacy and numeracy Test
  • Be Covid 19 Vaccinated (required to complete vocational work placement)
Core Units
Course Code Course Name
CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
CHCCCS041 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCCS040 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
Elective Units Ageing specialisation units (3)
Course Code Course Name
CHCAGE013 Work Effectively in Aged Care
CHCAGE011 Provide Support for People Living with Dementia
CHCPAL003 Deliver Care Services using a Palliative Approach
Elective Units Disability specialisation units (3)
Course Code Course Name
CHCDIS011 Contribute to Ongoing Skills Development using a Strengths Based Approach
CHCDIS012 Support Community Participation & Social Inclusion
CHCDIS020 Work Effectively in Disability Support

Upon completion of this course, students may further their studies with either CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing, CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support or CHC52021- Diploma of Community Services

Suitable Career outcomes may include:

  • Support Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Accommodation Support Worker,
  • Home care Assistant
  • Community Care worker
  • School Support Officer (Disability)
  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Concession rates apply for students who hold a current Health Care Card or who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
  • Certificate 3 Guarantee program: Funding for this qualification may be available through the Certificate 3 Guarantee program, funded by the Queensland Government. Please read the program student fact sheet at https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/providers/funded/certificate3
  • Traineeship program: You must already be employed to enrol as a trainee with Educare College. Speak to your employer about choosing Educare College as your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).
  • Fee for Service: If you are not eligible, these will be confirmed prior to the commencement of training. For more information on fees and payment plans, please email admin@educare.edu.au

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Teaching and Delivery Modes for Students

At Educare key objectives are to ensure that the core focus of your learning experience is based on the practical applications of your study. Therefore, we support you by providing learning materials which are utilised during most of the following delivery modes such as:

  • Face to face facilitation and roleplays

  • Independent learning/simulated sessions

  • Group based workshops and discussions

Assessments are completed in the student’s own time and may include practical exercises and evaluative tools.

Work Placement

Work Placement is a mandatory requirement of this qualification, and will be arranged by Educare College to be completed during your course duration. Its part of competency-based assessment and provides the student with practical job skills and work experience.

Students will undertake 120 placement hours (unpaid) in an aged care facility organised by Educare College. This placement will take place after the successful completion of class room activities and prescribed assessments which will be outlined in your induction and orientation timetables.

Prior to commencement of Vocational Placement students are required to organise
– Covid19 Vaccine (both doses)
– Flu Vaccine
– Police Check
– Blue Card

An individualised work placement log book along with your training plan will be provided to you by your assessor which you must use to record and track your course progress and work placement hours.

Students are required to do their work placement shifts determined during the times provided by the placement provider. Please note shifts can vary and may include mornings (commencing at 6am), evenings (finishing at 11pm) and possibly some night shifts between Monday and Sunday. Students are expected ensure their time management skills are utilised well in order to not only balance family and work commitments but also their vocational shifts.

COVID-19 vaccinations: For the mandatory vocational work placement, COVID-19 vaccinations is required as outlined by the Australian Federal Government and the Queensland State Government. If you are unable or unwilling to get these vaccinations please contact your enrolments officer to discuss you options.

Resources Needed

If you choose to study Online, you will have access to our online learning system. You must have your own (laptop) computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software are required by all students to successfully undertake their study with Educare.

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Do you find yourself being passionate with a strong desire to help and provide care services to people?

Get in touch immediately with Educare college admin enrolment teams to study and be taught by our qualified and highly industry experienced trainers.