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Reach Out Rural Learning Hubs

rural learning hubs

Reach Out Rural Learning Hubs (RORLH) are an industry based network of rural health agencies providing health industry training to address health workforce needs in regional Victoria with a focus on local training for local people.

Six multi purpose health services in Victoria replicate the model of health service training Alpine Health has successfully estabilished with the 'Alpine Institute'.  

The communities of regional and rural Victoria associated with the Reach Out Rural Learning project include;

  • Corryong Health,
  • Robinvale and District Health Service,
  • Mallee Track Health Service,
  • Orbost Regional Health,
  • Timboon 
  • Great Ocean Road Health

These regional and rural communities that make up the multi purpose health services involved with the project have limited access to TAFE due to geographical distance, in many instances up to100km travel time from relevant health services. 

The Reach Out Rural Learning Hubs aim to grow their local health workforces by;

  • Providing career development and progression for local health service staff  
  • Providing improved education, employment and health outcomes for the local rural communities.


Why choose Reach Out Rural Learning Hubs? 

  • Learn locally so that all your learning needs can be met in one place.
  • Get work ready by learning within a health and community work environment, ensuring your learning is conducted in a practical hands on setting.
  • Learn in a supportive environment, working together to monitor your progress, and provide you with additional support if you need it.


RORLH Courses


Certificate III in Individual Support | Ageing, Home and Community


This course is 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.

Course Dates

June 28 2022


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 18 hours per week).

*This qualification can be delivered through a traineeship model.


This course is delivered with 18 weeks of online learning with support tutorials, 7 simulation days and 120 hours of work placement, over a 6 month period.

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


  • HLT54121 - 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 36 months
  • Immunisation Evidence – Students are required to complete the Alpine Health immunisation status form prior to Enrolment. Current COVID-19 Vaccination is a requirement. 
  • First Aid Certificate – Students must present a current First Aid certificate prior to Enrolment.
  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy - Course applicants must complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.

Course Fees

Subsidised with Concession - $314.50

Subsidised Standard - $1172.50

Full Rate - $3772.50

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

  • Course fees include all materials and resources required.
  • 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.
  • This course maybe delivered under a traineeship model and tuition fees may be paid by the employer.
  • View AI - Fees and Refunds Procedure

Course Enquiries

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

03 5751 9400

[email protected]

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