CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support - Ageing, Home and Community Specialisation
(CRICOS Code: 094669K)
Course Overview

The Certificate III in Individual Support is suitable for anybody seeking to pursue or develop a career providing assistance and support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability, or some other reason, with a centralised focus on caring for aged persons.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the course will be qualified to work as a:

  • Assistant in Nursing

  • Care worker in a residential care facility

  • Home and community care worker

Pathways to Further Studies

The Certificate III in Individual Support provides pathways to the following qualifications with the possibility of gaining advanced standing.

  • CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability 

  • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services 

  • HLT54115  Diploma of Nursing  

Course Entrance Requirements

Academic requirement

There are no academic entry requirements for this qualification in the Community Services Training Package.


English Language requirements

International students are required to produce one item of evidence of English proficiency according to the following:

  • IELTS English language proficiency at a minimum level of 5.5 (Academic) or Upper Intermediate level of English completed in Australia

  • Completion of 1-year full time study in Australia

  • Successful completion of Language literacy and numeracy (LLN) test.


As a general rule, all domestic students must pass Language literacy and numeracy (LLN) test before being offered enrolment.


Age restrictions

Applicants must be 18 years of age or above.

Course Duration & Delivery

Duration: 12 months (52 weeks), with the option for early completion available under the condition that all assessment material is completed.

The 52-week period including four (4) study terms that this course is run over consists:

  • 40 teaching weeks including:

    • 1-day classroom training​ per week

    • 1-day work placement OR 1-day research work per week

    • 5-hours online learning per week

  • 12 weeks breaks


Find out Term dates


Classroom training will be delivered at Charter Australia's North Sydney campus at: Level 3, 53 Walker Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia.


Work Placement

For this qualification students must have completed at least 120 hours of work placement.  Charter Australia organises weekly work placements for our enrolled students in a residential care facility. 

Before undertaking any work placements in a care facility, students will be required, at their own cost, to undertake a:
•    National Police Check
•    Working with Children Check
•    Health screening & any necessary vaccinations


To attend work placement, students are required to wear Charter Australia’s uniform (included in the materials fees) and also appropriate black pants and black rubber sole footwear.

Competency Units

This qualification requires students to complete 7 core units and 6 elective units.


7 Core units​

  1. CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

  2. CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing

  3. CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

  4. CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

  5. CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

  6. HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

  7. HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care


6 Elective units

  1. CHCAGE001  Facilitate the empowerment of older people

  2. CHCAGE005  Provide support to people living with dementia

  3. CHCCCS011  Meet personal care needs

  4. BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

  5. CHCCCS025  Support relationships with carers and families

  6. CHCHCS001  Provide home and community support services

Intake Dates

Charter Australia uses rolling enrolment, and students can commence the course at anytime at our North Sydney Campus. 

Course Fees

Go to Student Fees.  

NSW Government Smart & Skilled funding may be available to eligible domestic students. Please go to Smart & Skilled webpage for more information. 

Ready to Apply?

Simply complete the online enrolment form. We will get back to you promptly to advise the outcome of your application or if we require more information from you. 


Your enrolment should take around 10 to 15 minutes to complete. 

Information you'll need:

  • Personal details

  • Contact information such as residential and postal address

  • Email address (mandatory to complete this process online)

  • Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you have not yet registered for a USI, click here to create one. If you have a USI but don’t remember your USI details, click here to find your USI.

  • You will also need to email the copy of Citizenship or residency (including a Visa Sub Class if you have one) to 

  • NSW Government Smart & Skilled funding may be available to eligible domestic students. For detailed information and to apply, please go to Smart & Skilled

Student Declaration

By submitting the online enrolment  form, I declare that I have read and agree to the terms and conditions listed below. I also declare the information provided by me in this application is true and correct.