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CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

CHC33021  – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in the community, home or residential care setting who work under supervision and delegation as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, following an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

There are 15 units of competency that must be completed as of this qualification. This made up of 9 core units and 6 elective units. In additon to these units all students must undergo 120 hours minimum of work experience to be issued a full qualification.

Please note this qualification Supersedes and is not equivalent to CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support.


Career Outcomes

  • Care Assitance
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Community Access Coordinator
  • Community Care Worker
  • Community House Worker
  • Residential Care Worker

Entry Requirements

  • USI (Unique Student Identifier)
  • Completion of Year 10 or
  • Mature age entry
  • L: reading and writing skills
  • L: Oral communication skills
  • N: Numeracy and mathematics skills

Core Units

CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support

CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support

CHCCCS040 Support independence and wellbeing

CHCCCS041 Recognise healthy body systems

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCAGE013 Work effectively in aged care

CHCPAL003 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

Other Elective Units

CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support

CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

HLTAID011 Provide First Aid


Electives listed are what is usually offered by Capital Careers. However, if these are not suitable for your target or current work then alternative electives are available. The list of alternative electives can be found at http://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CH33021

Work Placement

All students must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work experience in a regulated aged care facility to be deemed competent for the Certificate III in  Individual Support Ageing

How long will it take?

Duration of the course is dependent on training delivery mode, individual experience and skills. Students are required to complete a volume of learning of 1200 hours comprising of guided learning, individual study assessments and work placement. Generally the course will take anywhere between 6 months and a year to complete.

Delivery Options

  • Blended – consists of face to face learning and self paced distance learning.
  • Distance Learning

This Aged Care course is currently delivered at Parramatta

Course Cost


Subsidised government funding may be available for eligible students under the following initiatives

  • ACT Skilled Capital
  • ACT User Choice Traineeships
  • NSW Smart and Skilled

Please see our funding page or contact us for more details

Please see administration fee table under policies and procedures for any additional administration fees that may be applicable to your study.

What we provide you

  • Well written and easy to follow resources via an online e-learning platform
  • Air conditioned class rooms
  • Practical sessions  conducted in a simulated working environment using equipment associated with an Aged Care facility.
  • Trainers who care very much about your studies and about you!

Opportunities for Further Study

Successful completion of this program will allow participant to articulate into a number of qualifications including:

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows a person to receive recognition and credit for the knowledge and skills they have, no matter how and where they were attained, including overseas. This can include skills from previous study, work experience and life experience.

Credit Transfer

Capital Careers has an obligation to recognise Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other registered training organisations


This aged care course, Certificate III in Individual Support Ageing, will be presented in competency-based mode and the student’s competency will be assessed at all levels according to competencies and performance criteria. The training package for each competency specifies the conditions and method of assessment. Assessment methods range from completing set tasks and activities, class attendance and participation and completion of assignments / projects.



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