Education & Community Services Courses

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)


Up to 34 weeks

On Campus

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The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) CHC33015 offers students a holistic approach to caring for the aged. With exceptional job outcomes in a growing sector, this Certificate course will offer individuals a supportive learning environment and unique opportunities to develop the physical, mental and emotional skills associated with the human services area. If you have a genuine desire to care for and be of service to the elderly, we encourage you to investigate the benefits of working in this rewarding field.

Successful completion of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) CHC33015 qualifies graduates to work as Personal Care Workers in the Community Services and Residential Aged Care Sector. This certificate offers an entry pathway into the Diploma of Nursing HLT54121 and Diploma of Community Services CHC52015 courses.

Important note: This course requires a National Police Check obtained through the South Australian Police. See details on the SAPOL website, and in the Extended Course Information section.

For other important information, please read the Extended Course Information section and review our  Student Handbook.

PLEASE NOTE: The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support has been superseded, you must complete your qualification within the Teach Out period, i.e. you must complete your qualification no later than 31st July 2024. In order to receive your qualification by this date, you must have submitted all course documentation and met your course requirements by no later than 31st May 2024. If you do not complete all requirements by this date, you may choose to be transferred to the replacement qualification however this will incur additional costs, assessment requirements and Work Integrated Learning requirements to you.  You can register your interest for the new qualification for expected 2023 intake here.

Subsidised Training

If you want to study a course that will give you skills employers need, the South Australian Government pays part of your course fees for you.

Your eligibility for government subsidised training may be based on your employment status and any training you’ve already completed.

Check your eligibility here.

Subsidy available


Traineeship available


Entry Requirements

A current and valid National Police Check (dated within 12 months) is a mandatory requirement for this course. All applicants are advised that they will be required to produce an acceptable NPC on or prior to commencement of the course.

Please note that online checks are also accepted.

If you currently hold a Department of Communities & Social Inclusion (DCSI) Screening Check for working in the Aged Care Sector and with Vulnerable People please talk with our Admissions team about requirements for screening checks.

Please note that the outcome of any screening check may affect industry placement opportunities, and that this is at the discretion of host facilities.

You will also need to sign a declaration stating that you are physically fit to carry out the duties of a Care Worker.

Study Units

Core Units

  • CHCCCS015: Provide individualised support
  • CHCCCS023: Support independence and wellbeing
  • 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 offered by EQUALS

  • CHCAGE001: Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCCCS011: Meet personal support needs
  • HLTINF001: Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • CHCAGE005: Provide support to people living with dementia
  • HLTAID003: Provide first aid
  • CHCCCS001: Address the needs of people with chronic disease
  • CHCPAL001: Deliver care services using a palliative approach

Domestic Study Mode

On Campus

Work Integrated Learning

This course includes 120 hours of industry placement in an approved aged care (or equivalent) facility setting. The placement is included as part of the course duration.

Please note that work placement is a compulsory part of this course. Placement offers are subject to supply and may affect course duration and are included in the course fees.

Nationally Recognised Training


National Recognition (Credit Transfer) and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have related prior education and experiences, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Please follow this link for more information on applying for Recognition of Prior Learning. If you have successfully completed units of competency from this qualification previously, you may be eligible for National Recognition, please follow this link for more information on National Recognition (Credit Transfer).

International Study Mode

On Campus

Domestic VET Student Loans Eligible