31 weeks including 5 weeks break and 120 hours of work-based training. 20 scheduled face-to-face contact hours each week to meet student visa requirements + self-study component.


AUD 4000 + AUD 450 Resource fee + 250 Enrolment fee

This qualification prepares individuals for roles in community, home, or residential care settings. They work under supervision as part of a team, providing person-centred support to individuals in need. They are accountable for their own responsibilities and possess the necessary knowledge and skills in delivering quality care. Adherence to relevant legislation, standards, and codes of practice is mandatory. Practical work experience of at least 120 hours is required for successful completion. No licensing or certification prerequisites apply.

Entry Requirements

Academic level:

  • Completion of Australian Year 10 or other equivalent Australian qualification/s for entry to a Certificate III level

English proficiency

  • Evidence of an IELTS test Score of 5.0 or equivalent for a Certificate III
  • Complete the LLN assessment
  • Moderate level of computer literacy

Minimum Age

  • 18 years of age and above.


Course Commencement
Monday, 29 April 2024
Tuesday, 7 May 2024
Monday, 27 May 2024
Tuesday, 4 June 2024
Tuesday, 11 June 2024
Tuesday, 18 June 2024
Monday, 1 July 2024
Monday, 22 July 2024
Monday, 29 July 2024
Monday,19 August 2024
Monday, 9 September 2024
Monday, 23 September 2024
Monday, 7 October 2024
Monday, 21 October 2024
Monday, 28 October 2024
Monday, 11 November 2024
Tuesday, 19 November 2024
Monday, 2 December 2024
Tuesday, 10  December 2024
Tuesday, 17 December 2024
Monday, 6 January 2025
Tuesday, 14 January 2025

Study Mode

All lectures are delivered face-to-face classroom-based learning using a variety of delivery methods and approved learning resources including:

  • Student learner guide
  • Student assessment pack
  • E-learning resources to enhance knowledge and skills

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) & Credit Transfer (CT)

A recognition of prior learning is available to students who possess prior knowledge, skills, and experience and/or have a Credit Transfer with Units of Competency from formal training or study in a relevant field. Your study course may be shortened as a result of recognition.

Career Prospects

  • Care worker
  • Home care assistant
  • Care assistant
  • Residential care worker
  • Personal care assistant
  • Support worker

Future Studies

Students who successfully complete CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability) may proceed to CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services or enrol in another relevant course in the same pathway.


A variety of assessment methods are used to assess each unit of competency, including written responses, case studies, role plays, observations, practical demonstrations, and simulated workplaces.

Units of Competency

No.Unit CodeUnit Name 
1CHCCCS031Provide individualised support        CORE
2CHCCCS038Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
3CHCCCS040Support independence and wellbeing
4CHCCCS041Recognise healthy body systems
5CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
6CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
7CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
8HLTINF006Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
9HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
10CHCAGE011Provide support to people living with dementia      ELECTIVE
11CHCAGE013Work effectively in aged care
12CHCDIS011           Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
13CHCDIS012Support community participation and social inclusion
14CHCDIS020Work effectively in disability support
15CHCPAL003Deliver care services using a palliative approach

Course Details

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