CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability)
Up to 34 weeks (18 weeks for intensive)
This qualification reflects the role of individuals in the community, home or residential care setting who work under supervision and delegation as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, following an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing and disability or some other reason.
CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability) aims to produce ‘work-ready’ graduates who have acquired the knowledge and experience to assist in obtaining employment within the health services industry
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.
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.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
EQUALS requires the following at admission as these documents will be required by industry prior to Work Integrated Learning:
A current and valid National Police Check (dated within 12 months). 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 Work Integrated Learning 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.
- CHCCCS031: Provide individualised support
- CHCCCS028: Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
- CHCCCS040: Support independence and wellbeing
- CHCCCS041: Recognise healthy body systems
- CHCCOM005: Communicate and work in health or community services
- CHCDIV001: Work with diverse people
- CHCLEG001: Work legally and ethically
- HLTINF006: Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
- HLTWHS002: Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Units offered by EQUALS
- CHCAGE011: Provide support to people living with dementia
- CHCAGE013: Work effectively in aged care
- CHCPAL003: Deliver care services using a palliative approach
- CHCDIS011: Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
- CHCDIS012: Support community participation and social inclusion
- CHCDIS020: Work effectively in disability support
- HLTAID011: Provide First Aid
On successful completion of HLTAID011 you will be issued a Statement of Attainment for this unit.
Domestic Study Mode
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). Learn more about recognition pathways here. You can access 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).