CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

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Get started in a career in aged care with the Certificate III in Individual Support. This entry level qualification is for anyone who wants to work in the aged care industry.

This course is suited to those who want a career change, are re-entering the workforce or want to kick off a meaningful and rewarding career with excellent employment prospects.

Qualified carers who work across jobs in health, aged care and disability care are in high demand, with the industry set to lead Queensland’s employment growth into 2019.


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Qualification Nationally recognised training
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Course duration
12 months

Delivery mode

Student cohort
New workers or existing workers

Practical placement hours
Minimum 120 hours

Government funding & fees 
Certificate 3 Guarantee
User Choice funding

Payment methods
Direct Debit, Credit Card, Catalyst Plus Interest-Free Student Loans


Course Units


CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people


CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTAID003 Provide first aid (Brisbane students only)
CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease (Regional students only)


Entry requirements

  • To commence this program, your Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills must meet required standards for ACSF LEVEL 3.
  • You need to provide a current national Police Check or you must provide evidence that you have applied for a police check in your respective state as soon as possible.

Training delivery

This course is delivered via distance delivery over approximately a 12 month period with 120 practical placement hours.

This is a paper-based method where you can study from any location throughout Queensland. The learning material will be mailed out to you and you will be able to contact your trainer through email, phone or skype.

Practical hours

A minimum of 120 working hours must be logged in a community care services organisation. For those not already employed, Royal College of Healthcare works closely with a number of industry employers to help secure students their placement in an aged care facility.

Career outcomes

The course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to work as one of the following:

  • Personal care worker
  • Community care worker
  • Residential care worker
  • Accommodation support worker
  • Home carer assistant
  • Disability support worker

Related courses

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43115 Certificate IV Disability

CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

Fees and funding


Full Fee Student co-contribution fee (Non-Concession)* Student co-contribution fee (Concession)*
$2,995 $59* $20*


Full Fee Student co-contribution fee (Non-Concession)* Student co-contribution fee (Non-Concession)*
$2,995 $1,184* $474*

* This training is delivered with Queensland government Funding.


Government subsidised training

Certificate 3 Guarantee and User Choice Funding is available to eligible applicants. Click the button below to find learn more about eligibility requirements.

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Interest-free student loans

For individuals not eligible for government funding, Royal College provides access to Catalyst Plus interest-free student loans. With no hidden fees, fast approvals and no extra forms, Catalyst Plus student loans help you get enrolled and studying, so you can focus on your qualification and building your future. Calculate your repayments.

To learn more about our other course payment options, such as Direct Debit or Credit Card or to find more about Catalyst Plus interest-free student loans call our friendly course advisors on 1300 032 011 or complete the inquiry form below.

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