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- Course Code: CHC33015
- Course Name: Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
- Course Duration: Up to 12 Months (Self-Paced)
- Delivery Method: Mixed Mode Delivery
- Career Pathways: Accommodation support worker, Assistant in nursing, Care assistant / service employees / worker, Community Care/House/Support worker, Disability service officer (in some jurisdictions), Field officer, Home care assistant, In-home respite worker, Nursing assistant, Personal care giver/worker, Residential care worker, and Support worker
Certificate III in Individual Support Course Outcomes
As the most current nationally recognised and accredited aged care training course, this individual support qualification with a specialisation in Ageing is ideal for anyone who wants a rewarding career in aged care, disability, or home and community care.
You can pursue a wide variety of roles after completing the CHC33015 Cert III in Individual Support course in aged care, including being an Accommodation support worker, Assistant in nursing, Care assistant / service employees / worker, Community Care/House/Support worker, Disability service officer (in some jurisdictions), Field officer, Home care assistant, In-home respite worker, Nursing assistant, Personal care giver/worker, Residential care worker, and a Support worker.
Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) Course Pathways
Before Studying the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
The Cert III in Individual Support enables you to pursue job roles in aged, community, and residential facilities.
Once enrolled, you may also consider additional training to complement your aged care skills, with courses such as:
- CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)
- CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
- TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
- BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
- CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) Structure
The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) is made up of 13 total units. This covers 7 core units and 6 elective units, including the required electives to specialise in elderly or senior care.
The core units below are similar across all specialisations of this course, including Aged Care, Disability, and Home Care.
Core Units (7):
- CHCCCS023 - Support independence and well being
- HLTAAP001- Recognise healthy body systems
- CHCCOM005- Communicate and work in health or community services
- CHCDIV001- Work with diverse people
- CHCLEG001- Work legally and ethically
- HLTWHS002- Follow safe work practices for direct client care
- CHCCCS015- Provide individualised support
The following electives are required to gain a specialisation in aged care.
Aged Care Electives (3):
- CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs
- CHCAGE001- Facilitate the empowerment of older people
- CHCAGE005- Provide support to people living with dementia
Additional electives have been chosen to complete your course and ensure you have a holistic and flexible set of skills for the support services industry.
Other Electives (3):
- CHCPAL001 - Deliver care services using a palliative approach
- CHCDIS007 - Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
- HLTAID003 - Provide first aid*
* NOTE: The HLTAID003 Provide First Aid unit is NOT delivered by Ambition Training, students must organise the completion of this unit via an external provider.
This course is assessed through Written Questions, Projects or Project based methods, Case Study (may include simulated scenario, portfolio, role plays, observation tasks, and reflection activities), Practicum—Skills Logbook, and Credit Transfer (for HLTAID003 Provide first aid unit only).
It is expected to take about 1028 hours to complete all the units for this course. Since this course is self-paced, you can study at your own speed and complete the course in a timeframe that suits you.
When you enrol in this course, you will complete a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation to determine your existing skill and knowledge level that is relevant to this qualification. Upon completion of the evaluation, you will be given a training plan where you will be assigned one of the following cohorts:
- Beginner – limited knowledge or skill and no recent related industry experience; study hours is up to 1028 hours
- Intermediate – moderate prior knowledge and skill with limited recent related industry experience; study hours is up to 898 hours
- Advanced – extensive knowledge and skill with recent related industry work experience of one year or more; this includes those who have previously completed superseded versions of this qualification or skill sets or units of competency from the CHC Training Package; study hours is up to 598 hours
- Expert – consists of individuals with current and relevant industry experience of 3 or more years and with extensive knowledge and skill; these candidates are recommended to undertake a full recognition pathway; this includes candidates holding the CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care who are currently working in the industry; study hours is up to 449 hours
There are no prerequisites to study the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing). You will need to:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have a reasonable level of literacy (at least year 10 English)
- Have basic computer skills and be able to use applications like Word and Excel
- Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
- Provide a valid ID with picture and signature
- Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Evaluation
- Undertake a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation before accessing the course materials and commencing studies
Support and Resources
The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) is delivered through Mixed Mode Learning. Throughout your training, we will provide you with the support of experienced trainers, a range of excellent resources, and learning materials to help you gain your Individual Support qualification.
To support you in your studies we will provide:
- Access to a student account in the LMS for submission
- Learning Materials and Assessment Workbooks
- Simulations, where applicable
- Templates for completing Project Documents
You will need to make sure you have:
- Where possible, access to a workplace where you can complete your assessments under a supervisor^
- A computer with Internet access through Google Chrome
- MS Word, MS PowerPoint or equivalent applications
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
- One (1) passenger vehicle
- At least one (1) volunteer for role play tasks
The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) course required completion of specified competency standards and assessment requirements in a workplace between a minimum of 120 hours and up to 240 hours of vocational placement with an approved accredited service provider.
You will need to initiate contact with an approved accredited service provider to address the Vocational Placement Requirements.
Recognition of Prior Learning
If you have relevant work experience or have completed relevant training in the past, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). The RPL process begins after enrolment – simply indicate you’d like to apply for RPL on your enrolment form and a trainer will send you an RPL kit and discuss your RPL opportunities. To receive RPL, you will need to provide up to date evidence of the competencies required for this qualification. For policies on refunds, extensions, other fees, complaints, appeals, replacement certificates or statements of attainment, please see the Ambition Training Institute Student Handbook.