CHC33015Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

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  • Awarded by

    Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (RTO 90197)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Max 12 months

  • Start Date

    Anytime – start today!

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Community Care Worker | Nursing Assistant | Residential Support Worker | Care Worker | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Last modified: 04 Dec 2018

In a Nutshell

Study the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) (CHC33015) to gain entry into community services and aged care work. Offered online through Open Colleges, and in partnership with ICM Training, this course will give you a range of skills suitable for support roles in a residential or community care environment. You will learn how to provide individualised support, assist people with dementia, work ethically and legally within a health or community services environment, and follow safe work practices.

Gain practical skills

To successfully complete this course, you must undertake a work placement of at least 120 hours in a residential aged care, home care environment or community support setting.

Open Colleges has a work placement partnership with these organisation(s):

  • Group Homes Australia recognises that today's generation of older Australians want something more than traditional aged care homes. They, and their families, want accommodation that provides high levels of respect and personal care combined within a warm, friendly environment.
  • Careseekers Pty Ltd aims to connect people looking for carers with carers who are qualified and ready to work. Careseekers knows that putting a carer in a client's home is a big step, and understands that carers need to be trustworthy, of good character and experience. 

Open Colleges lets you fit studying around your lifestyle.

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    In order to enrol in this course, you must meet the following entry requirements:

    • Have successfully completed English to Year 10 level; OR
    • Have successfully completed a nationally recognised qualification at certificate II level or higher; OR
    • Have 2 years' relevant industry experience in a role that requires written communication and documentation

    Applicants under the age of 18 will need to have their enrolment form signed by a parent or guardian.

  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this individual support course, the subjects you will study include:

    • HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems
    • CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people
    • CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs
    • CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support
    • CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services
    • CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
    • HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    • CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia
    • CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
    • CHCCCS023 – Support independence and wellbeing
    • CHCCCS025 – Support relationships with carers and families
    • CHCHCS001 – Provide home and community support services

    And one of the following electives:

    • HLTHPS006 – Assist clients with medication*
    • CHCCCS009 – Facilitate responsible behaviour

    *This unit requires you to be employed in a workplace under the supervision of a current AHPRA Registered Nurse/DIV1

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  • Why Open Colleges?

    RTO 90796
    Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.

    As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.


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Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) (CHC33015) from Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd.

Graduates will have the skills to join the rapidly growing aged care industry. You will have the knowledge and practical know-how to consider roles in a residential aged care or community environment.

Suitable for someone just starting out in the industry, or for those looking to formalise their experience with a qualification, this course is a fantastic way to gain a foothold in the diverse and rewarding community services sector.

Wondering where a career in aged care could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

Let's Talk Price

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $47.14 per week (46 weekly repayments)
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save 20% off the full price of $2,740

  • $2,192 upfront payment
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