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Certificate III in Individual Support - Ageing, Home & Community


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Course Overview

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support - Ageing, Home & Community has been designed for those who intend to work in Aged Care services (residential care) and Home and Community Care (HACC) who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred care to people who may require support due to ageing.

This course will train students or formalise existing work skills to look after an older person’s care needs, support their individual health and wellbeing, follow safety procedures for direct care work and work effectively with the elderly. This course will provide the necessary foundations to embark on a care-giving career.


At the successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support - Ageing, Home & Community under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

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Career Opportunities

Occupational titles may include:

  • Personal Carer
  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Community Carer
  • Healthcare Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Homecare Worker
  • Aged Care Worker

Course Content

There are 13 units of competency that must be successfully completed to achieve the qualification, CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support - Ageing, Home & Community, which includes 7 core units and 6 elective 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

CHCAGE001        Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCAGE005        Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCCCS011        Meet personal support needs

CHCCCS025        Support relationships with carers and families

CHCHCS001        Provide home and community support services

HLTINF001           Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 

Note: Elective units may vary depending on individual student requirements

Delivery Method

This course is delivered by a combination of face-to-face teaching workshops, self-study learning materials, and ongoing tutor support and mentoring. Students are required to undertake workbook activities and self-paced learning (approximately 11 hours per week).


This course is delivered two days per week, over an 8 month period, with term breaks.

Alternate duration and delivery schedules may be available depending on individual student needs. Please discuss your individual needs at the Pre Training Interview.

Work Placement

As a compulsory component of this course, you will be required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement within Aged Care and Home and Community Care services. Alpine Institute will organise work placement. 

Placement will commence following the successful completion of theory assessments of units.


To achieve qualification, the student will need to:

  • Successfully complete compulsory practical training and observation in the workplace for a minimum of 120 hours.
  • Successfully complete all assessments including written assessments, case studies, simulation/observation, online quiz and oral assessment. 

Training Pathways

Certificate III

  • HLT33015 - Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
  • HLT33215 - Certificate III in Health Support Services
  • HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Certificate IV

  • HLT43015 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
  • CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC43415 - Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
  • HLT47315 - Certificate IV in Health Administration
  • CHC43115 - Certificate IV in Disability


  • HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled – Division 2 Nursing)
  • CHC52015 - Diploma of Community Services

Entry Requirements

Candidates seeking to undertake this course must have:

  • National Police Check – on commencement of this course all candidates are required to complete/have a current National Police Check within 6 months
  • Immunisation Evidence – Students are required to complete the Alpine Health immunisation status form prior to Enrolment.
  • First Aid Certificate – Students must present a current First Aid certificate prior to Enrolment.

Course Fees

Concession - $171.50

Government Subsidised - $464.00

Full Rate - $3746.50

Please refer to Fee Schedule for fee type and course fee breakdowns.

  • Course fees include all materials and resources required including 1 x polo shirt.
  • There is a non-refundable amount of $100.00 required to secure enrolment, this amount counts towards your overall course cost. 
  • You may be eligible for government funding through the *Skills First Program Incentives 
  • This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

Course Enquiries

For further information please contact Alpine Institute, Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm

03 5751 9400

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