CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Replaces CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care/ CHC30312 Certificate III in Home and Community Care and CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability.

If you would like to work in aged care facilities, client homes or community groups with older people, this new qualification will give you the skills you need to support the personal care of our senior citizens and people living with disabilities and provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs.

Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Course Content
The course consist of Total number of units = 13

  • 7 core units
  • 6 elective units

Core units
CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 - Support independence and well being
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
The following units MUST be completed for this specialisation plus 3 additional electives.

AGEING specialisation (3 units)
CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs

Course Admission Requirements / pre-requisites
There are no pre-requisites for entry into this course however applicants will be required to attend an interview and undertake a Basic Skills Assessment.

Students who successfully complete all the requirements of this course will be issued with a Record of Results and a Certificate III Individual Support – Ageing (CHC33015).
Students who do not complete all the units of competency within this course will receive a Statement of Attainment for those units of competency that have been successfully achieved.

Delivery Locations

  • Port Adelaide Campus - 12 Todd Street, Port Adelaide SA 5015
  • Lonsdale Campus - 5 Refinery Road, Lonsdale SA 5160

Pre-enrolment Information
Important information for prospective students in regards to ATEC Policies is available at

This course is subsidised by South Australia's WorkReady initiative for eligible students.  Eligibility criteria available at

Course Fees for WorkReady eligible students

Concession Fee = $250 p/p

Non-concession = $325 p/p

Course Fees - Full Fee paying students

1 specialisation (Ageing) - $2130.00 p/p

2 specialisations (Ageing & Disability) - $2450.00 p/p

NB: Full Fee paying students are required to pay a deposit with the balance of fees due prior to completion of training. Alternatively payment by direct debit can be arranged, a deposit is also required for this option.

Fees include:

  • Work shirt;
  • Online Learning; and
  • Tuition Fees

How to Apply
Applications and enquiries can be made:

  • by clicking the 'Enquire Now' button below; or
  • by email at; or
  • by calling ATEC on 1300 112 832 and asking to be transferred to either the Port Adelaide or Lonsdale Campus.

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