CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

Why Study the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support?

Make a real difference to the lives of people in need and their families. Prepare for a career in aged care, disability, and home and community care.

This course provides you with foundational skills and knowledge to work with individuals to support their independence and wellbeing, in their homes or in community settings.

Through classroom learning, online learning and a practical work placement, you’ll learn to:

  • provide individualised support, both physical and social
  • maintain personal care and other activities
  • recognise healthy body systems
  • work with diverse people.
Student on Training

Course Information


CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

What You will Learn About

Develop the skills to care for those within the aged care, disability, or home and community care sector.

This Certificate III in Individual Support replaces three former Certificate III qualifications in Aged Care, Disability and Home and Community Care (HACC).

Throughout your training, the focus will be on empowering and equipping you with the knowledge and competencies required by HACC workers to deliver individualised person-centred support to people who may require assistance due to ageing, disability or some other reason, both in community or residential based settings.

You will be taught how to use discretion and judgement in relation to providing this support and to take ownership of tasks and outcomes.

Get Job Ready

As a graduate you’ll provide support to people in need in residential aged care settings, through community recreation, leisure and respite programs and within clients’ homes and other community settings.

Career Outcomes

Our graduates go on to have successful careers in fulfilling roles including:

  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Community Care Worker
  • In-Home Respite Support Worker
  • Planned Activity Assistant
  • Home And Community Care Worker
  • Care Team Leader / Supervisor.

Growing Demand for Skilled Carers

The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the rise in Australia’s ageing population has created a demand for more skilled carers in the workforce.

Course Awards

Qualification CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

Course Units

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

Core Units
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
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTAID003 Provide first aid


36 weeks including work placement

Entry Requirements

Domestic Students

To apply for entry, domestic Students will need to meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Students need to be 18 years of age
  2. Completion of Pre-Training Review and written Literacy Test
  3. Interview
  4. A current clear National Police check.

International Students

To apply for entry, international students will need to meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Students need to be 18 years of age
  2. Students for whom English is not the primary language must have an academic/overall IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent or above OR
    Complete the Reading, Writing and Numeracy Tests provided by Pragmatic Education Group – conditions apply. Please query with Pragmatic Education Group.
  3. Students need to have successfully completed Year 12 or equivalent
  4. A current clear National Police check.

Tuition Fees (AUD)

Domestic Students

Tuition Fees no kit required $5,806
SF/(FFS) $5,936
Facilities and Amenities $295

* Skills First Funding may be available to eligible students.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

International Students

$6,000 including Facilities and Amenities Fees*

Payment Options

Choose your payment option from Tuition Fee Payment Options.


Study at our Melbourne Bourke Street or Peninsula Campus.

Delivery Mode

Practical face-to-face classes supported by online study.

Recognition of Prior Learning & Credit Transfer

Please refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning & Credit Transfer which will give you the information about the credit for prior learning. Please check out the Authority to Verify Certification section on Policies and Procedures page or talk to your consultant.

Work Placement

We arrange placement for you. You will gain valuable work experience by completing compulsory 160 hours of Work Placement in an Aged Care facility to give you the best possible working experience and help you get ready for your new career.