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CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing Care)

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CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing Care)

This course was previously called “Certificate III in Ageing Care”.

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 units of competency.

Course Structure

Unit Code   Unit Titles C/E (Group)
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people Grp 1 / E
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia Grp 1/E
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Grp 1/C
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures Grp 1/E
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems Grp 2/C
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs Grp 2/E
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support Grp 2/C
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being Grp 2/C
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services Grp 3/C
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Grp 3/C
CPCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Grp 3/E
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Grp 4/C
CHCCCS017 Provide Loss and grief support Grp 4/E


Duration / Completion

The course is expected to be complete in 52 weeks which includes mandatory 120 hours of work placement and Holiday with study load of 20 hours per week.


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Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to this qualification. The students must meet following entry requirements of Ahead education:

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)

Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) by providing evidence that they have the required skills and knowledge in the specific areas of competency through work /industry experience and/or completed eligible assessments in an equivalent or higher qualification. Appropriate credit transfer may be granted to eligible students against each unit of competency on evidence to successful completion of the same unit in an equivalent or higher nationally endorsed qualification. Students with credit transfers or recognition of prior learning will finish the course in a shorter duration and are advised to consult appropriate authorities/bodies for applicable criteria if they are planning further study or stay in Australia.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit. (Source: AQF )

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications. (Source AQF)



On successful completion of this course the student would be awarded CERTIFICATE III INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT (AGEING)- CHC33015 which is nationally recognised qualification. This could help student gain entry into career paths or higher education in Business stream. Students who do not complete all units may be eligible for a Statement of Attainment in partial completion of a CERTIFICATE III INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT (AGEING)- CHC33015.

Employment opportunities include

Accommodation Support Worker
Care assistant
Care Service Employee
Care Worker
Client Assistant
Community Access Coordinator
Community care worker
Community House Worker
Disability Service Officer
Family Support Worker
Field Officer (Community Services)
Food Services Deliverer
Home care assistant
In Home Respite Worker
Nurse’s Aide
Planned activity assistant
Residential aide
Residential Care Worker
Residential Support Worker
School Support Officer (Disability)
Senior Personal Care Assistant
Transport Support Worker