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CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support – Ageing

CRICOS Course Code: 096929A

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) can be delivered through blended learning experience of either face-to-face and/ self-paced classroom learning, through a Traineeship or Work-based, which provides students with a range of skill and knowledge to provide person-centred support to those in need due to ageing such as:


Support independence and wellbeing


Compliant aged care practice


Work in health and community services


Support and empowerment of older people


First aid


By spending time in caring for any person you will likely get to know them well and able to gain in-depth knowledge about their views, essential living needs and social, cultural and religious views. You will also be able to learn much more about their lives and key issues such as how they live and their financial ability to care for themselves adequately. 

Do you find yourself being passionate with a strong desire to help and provide care services to aged people? Get in touch immediately with Educare college admin enrolment teams to study and be taught by our qualified and highly industry experienced trainers. With over ten years industry and teaching experience the education and knowledge you will receive from our trainers will prove highly valuable, not only during your learning experience but will also aid you with your future career pathways.

One of the key or foundations requirements is to have completed a relevant qualification such as Certificate III in Individual Support with a focus on Aged Care. Having additional industry work experience can be an added benefit.Students may undertake this course as an entry pathway into the aged care or disability care industry. The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) is directed towards developing multi-skilled workers for the broad range of services supporting aged people and the disabled in residential and community settings.

With person-centred care, each person is treated as a complete human being with their own life story, values, culture, interests and beliefs. Support from others is tailored to meet the person’s individual situation, unique needs and goals.


  • Entry requirements are in place to make sure that students who gain entry to these courses have the skills and abilities they require in order to successfully complete their studies.
  • Students need be 18 year and older and have completed year 12.
  • Student visa applicants under the age of 18 and who have completed year 12 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over, and they will turn 18 before their course commences. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs. For more information visit Department of Home Affairs – Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.
  • International students whose first language is not English will be tested prior to the commencement of Vocational Education and Training Courses.
  • Educare requires an IELTS 5.5 with no band less than 5, or equivalent (as determined by Educare College Australia) or satisfactory completion of 12 weeks of General English with one of our English education partners.
  • For international student who are not confident in meeting our Literacy and numeracy skills, we request that you contact us to discuss additional pathways you may undertake first to achieve our basic entry requirements.
  • Before students undertake work placement blocks, they must ensure they hold Police Clearance and required blue Card


The certificate in Individual Support is delivered over 30 weeks face to face which includes 13 units of study and 120 hours work placement component. Work placements will be pre- arranged with approved care facility partners and arrangements will supported by the college. Students may decide to choose or focus on a specialisation including Ageing, Home care services, Community services and Disability Care.

The face to face training component has been designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to become a carer in the community and/or residential setting and to follow an individualised plan which is tailored to provide person-centred support to persons needing this support.


Core Units
Code Title
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
Elective Units
Code Title
Deliver care services using a palliative approach
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
Provide support to people living with dementia
Meet personal support needs


Upon completion of this course, students may further their studies with either CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support or CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services.


A person with this level qualification will be able to:

Demonstrate some relevant theoretical knowledge

Apply a range of well-developed skills

Demonstrate some relevant theoretical knowledge

Apply known solutions to a variety of predictable problems

Perform processes that require a range of well-developed skills where some discretion and judgement is required

Interpret available information, using discretion and judgement

Take responsibility for own outputs in work and learning

Take limited responsibility for the output of others.

Suitable Career outcomes may include;

Aged Care Worker

Assistant in Nursing

Personal Care Assistant

Accommodation Support Worker


  • Higher level course in packages is considered the principle course of study;
  • Tuition fees are exclusive of all learning materials, enrolment fee and a Student ID card.
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is a visa requirement and is not a tuition fee.
  • Educare College is affiliated with several OHSC providers. If your agent is unable to arrange this, please advise us and we would be happy to organise this on your behalf.

**For more information on payment plans, please email



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: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


International students must attend face to face in person for classroom full time sessions. Classroom lessons contact times will be min 20 hours each week. Lessons will be conducted in both theory and practical modes. Trainers may decide depending on the students’ knowledge and skills that are required to achieve competencies in their tasks, to interlace some theoretical information delivered during practical sessions. Most theoretical subjects will contain other modes such as role plays/PowerPoint presentations/videos/ and other interactive methods as required.


Certain competencies may also be assessed during work placement if required. The assessment is conducted by your assigned Trainer & Assessor from Educare who will evaluate your knowledge, skills and performance against the required workplace criteria to assess your competency in that specific area/unit. Manual Handling will form part of your practical assessment and will be conducted on campus first before your first block of work placement hours.

You will be provided a list of methods you will be assessed with in your Training Plan and Assessment strategy document in your orientation and induction week. Your assessor will address these in more detail during teaching times.


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.


  • You will receive your full class timetable during orientation week including details of when and where your individual classes will be held.
  • Students studying at the Brisbane Campus will have a different timetable to the Gold Coast Campus.
  • Your timetable may change each semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.


To view your class schedules please download sample timetable here for Brisbane


Work Placement forms an essential part of competency-based assessment and provides the student with practical job skills and work experience.

Students will undertake 120 placement hours 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.

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.

Should the student’s assessment results not be satisfactory, they will be deemed not competent against those prescribed units. You may make necessary arrangements with your trainer to reassess your placement at another suitable time for all parties.

Prior to commencement of Vocational Placement students are required to organise and complete an Australian Federal Police Check. Students must obtain the Check to go on Placement and be able to complete the qualification. For students working within Queensland Health, as well as a police check you will also be required to obtain a Positive Notice for Child Related Employment (Blue Card) and have Hepatitis A & B immunisation before commencing Clinical Placements. It is recommended potential students begin Hepatitis vaccinations if required, as soon as possible to ensure timely completion.

View our intake dates for academic calendar years here


Throughout the program, students will learn the skills to enable them to use discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for their outputs. We at Educare college aim to assist you in providing you with opportunities to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Link off job learning at college to on job training in the workplace.
  • Establish pathways to qualifications nationally recognised by industry, education and vocational training authorities.
  • Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to determine on an individual basis, the competencies obtained by a person through previous formal or informal training, work and/or life experience.
  • Receive a Statement of Attainment or Certificate from Educare College listing competencies successfully achieved for each training program studied.
  • Successful completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment




Without the hardwork, much effort of our very supportive and active trainer, no other than Miss Sallie Abell… we will not be here my classmates who had come along with us, sharing our laughter, knowledge and enjoying our class…more power to ALL and the rest of EDUCARE COLLEGE staffs..and everyone..



Educare Student 2017


Thank you Lisa Dolby for your hard work and commitment you put in to help me achieve my goal if it wasn’t for you i wouldn’t be where i am today your such a lovely person always goes out of your way to help people im soooo thankful and i recommend you to any body who wants a trainer im going to miss our cheeky class talks lol but you the most once again thank you.



Educare Student 2017


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