CERTIFICATE III IN INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT (AGEING, HOME & COMMUNITY)
Why study this course?
Make a start in your career in the community services industry with this entry-level qualification.
With an ageing population, there is high demand for qualified aged care workers. According to Job Outlook, the number of people working as aged care workers is forecast to grow significantly in the coming years.
Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in aged care, and home and community care. It will also prepare you to undertake further studies in the community services and health sectors.
What will you learn?
This course will give you the skills you need to provide individualised support and care to people in aged care and home, and community settings.
Who is this course for?
This course is for:
people who have no experience in aged care and are interested in getting into the industry
people currently working in aged care who do not hold a formal qualification
The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all 7 core and 6 elective units from the list below. You will also be required to undertake 120 hours of work placement in an approved setting.
7 Core Units
CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 - Support independence and well being
HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
6 Elective Units
CHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS025 - Support relationships with carers and families
CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs
CHCHCS001 - Provide home and community support services
CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCPAL001 - Deliver care services using a palliative approach
Aged care worker
Aged care support worker
Home care worker
Continue your studies in:
Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Blended Delivery + Work Placement
The course is delivered via a “blended” mode of delivery, which includes a combination of face-to-face* and distance learning activities. The course includes the following activities:
Classroom training sessions*
Self-paced learning activities
Self-paced assessment activities
In-class supervised assessment activities*
Trainer-moderated discussion forums
Note: *To comply with safety requirements in response to Covid-19, face-to-face sessions are temporarily replaced by webinars. Delivery arrangements will be continuously reviewed by HPI management, in accordance with government advice and in consultation with health experts.
We clustered the CHC33015 to create a more effective and easy to follow learning experience. By grouping together similar course units, we have minimised the amount of repetitive course work you have to do to gain your qualification.
You need to complete 7 workbooks containing:
Knowledge based questions
Observation and third-party evidence from work placement