CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

This course is designed for Australian apprentices employed under a training contract in the community services sector and provides skills development and the underpinning knowledge required for a career in the community services sector.

Training is delivered and assessed over the term of the Training Contract and you will be assigned an ATEC Case Manager who will work with you and your employer to develop a Training Plan that suits the needs of you and your employer. 

You will be required to attend trade school to complete some of the units of competency, whereas others will be trained and assessed on-the-job.  

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. 

This course replaces CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care/ CHC30312 Certificate III in Home and Community Care and CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability.

Please call 1300 112 832 for further information. 

WorkReady Subsidised Training
This course is subsidised by the South Australian Governments' WorkReady initiative for eligible students. Only students who meet the eligibility criteria in addition to the following condition will qualify for subsidised training.

  • Training Contract - A student signed into a training contract with an employer i.e. an Apprentice or a Trainee.
Course Admission Requirements / pre-requisites
There are no mandated pre-requisites for this course however; applicants will be required to attend an interview and undertake a Basic Skills Assessment. Previous completion or partial completion of a Certificate II in Community Services is desirable and may enhance your learning experience.
Employment Outcomes
Certificate courses aim to provide training at the operative level to equip students with selected practical, technical and theoretical skills in individual support as well some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices requires to provide person-centred support. Obtaining this qualification may enhance your employment opportunities. 
NB: Completion of this course does not guarantee an employment outcome. 
Skills Covered





Provide individualised support


Support independence and well being


Communicate and work in health or community services


Work with diverse people


Work legally and ethically 


Recognise healthy body systems


Follow safe work practices for direct client care


The following units MUST be completed for this specialisation plus 3 additional electives.




Facilitate the empowerment of older people                 


Provide support to people living with dementia


Meet personal support needs

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. 

Successful completion of this course provides you with a Certificate III in 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 completed.

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

WorkReady for Apprentices
You may be eligible for subsidised training in this course if you are:
  • 16 years or over and;
  • signed into a Training Contract with an employer i.e. an Apprentice or Trainee.
WorkReady Concessions
Concessions are available to holders of the following cards:
  • Health care card
  • Pensioner concession card
  • Pensioner concession card issued by the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)

How to Apply
Applications and enquiries can be made:

  • online by clicking the 'Enquire Now' button below;
  • through your Employment Service Provider;
  • by email at; or
  • by calling ATEC on 1300 112 832 and asking to be transferred to either the Port Adelaide or Lonsdale Campus.
Course Fees - WorkReady eligible students
Concession Fee = $450 p/p 
Non-concession = $520 p/p 
Course Fees - Full Fee paying students
1 specialisation (Ageing) = $2,300
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;
  • Textbook; and
  • Tuition Fees.
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5 Refinery Road, Lonsdale, South Australia 5160

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12 Todd Street, Port Adelaide, South Australia 5015