Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Course Code: CHC33015

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The Cert III in Individual Support (Ageing) is Australia’s latest aged care training course. It is ideal for those who want to develop their career in the aged and community care industry by gaining the latest nationally accredited qualification for care givers and support workers.

The Individual Support course in Ageing will certify that you have the essential skills and knowledge required to provide support to seniors and the elderly. It supersedes the CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care.

Turn your passion for caring into a full career with one of the most sought after qualifications in the growing health services industry!

This course page is for the Aged Care specialisation of the CHC33015 course. Click on the links below to view the:
1. Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
2. Certificate III in Individual Support (Home Care)


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Where Can the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) Take Your Career?

As the most current nationally recognised and accredited aged care training course, this individual support qualification with a specialisation in Ageing is ideal for anyone who wants a rewarding career in aged care, disability, or home and community care.

You can pursue a wide variety of roles after completing the Cert III in Individual Support course in aged care, including

  • Aged Care Worker
  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Community Care Worker
  • Personal Care Giver and Support Worker
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Respite Care Worker

CHC33015 Course Delivery

Inspire Education delivers the CHC33015 Individual Support Ageing specialisation course with full trainer support to help you all throughout your study. This is Australia’s latest nationally accredited and recognised qualification designed to prepare you for a career in aged, disability, and home and community care environment.

Inspire Education Offers TWO flexible delivery options for you to undertake the CHC33015 Individual Support – Ageing specialisation course in the way that suits you the best. All delivery methods have a 12-month course duration.

1. Online Delivery – This Certificate III in Individual Support online course is ideal if you want to study according to your own schedule and gain your qualification as fast as you can. Your course materials are accessed online and you are free to work on the course requirements on your own time from anywhere in Australia. This aged care online course is available Australia-wide including remote areas and major cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth. The online CHC33015 course runs all throughout the year. This allows you to enrol and start your course straight away or on your preferred commencement date.

2. “Express 1-Week” Face to Face Blended Workshop – Set yourself up for success by attending a 5-day face to face workshop with an expert trainer! During the workshop, you will undertake several of the core projects and requirements of the course, and gain a clear direction on how to undertake the remaining assessment tasks during the self-paced learning portion (up to 12 months).

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Course Duration: You will have 12 months starting from your commencement date to complete the Self-Paced Online course. Students can enrol anytime in the year under this delivery method.

Please read our policies and procedures in the Inspire student handbook before enrolling by clicking here.

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What Will You Learn in the Individual Support for Aged Care Course?

The Certificate III in Individual Support online course will prepare you for a rewarding career in the aged, community, or residential care industry.

You will learn how to fulfil the critical functions of aged care as caregivers for seniors and elderly individuals in your community or in registered home care facilities. These include learning how to work effectively with them and participating in creating an empowering environment.

Other critical skills and knowledge you will learn are the Australian legal and ethical frameworks you need to follow as a support carer, how to recognise healthy body systems, and what workplace health and safety practices you are required to comply with as a member of the aged care industry.

In the aged care specialisation of the CHC33015, your additional focus will be on how to empower older people, give support to dementia patients, and also meet personal support needs.

Additionally, throughout our aged care courses you will learn more general skills to help you work and communicate effectively in the community sector, follow safety procedures, and comply with information requirements of the aged and community care sectors.

Course Outline & Structure for Ageing

Inspire Education has clustered the CHC33015 to create a more effective and easy to follow learning experience. By grouping together similar course units, we have minimised the amount of repetitive course work you have to do to gain your qualification.

This means that you only need to complete 8 workbooks to complete your course instead of studying and submitting requirements for each unit individually.

You will complete a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation as part of your enrolment. You will then be provided with a training plan that identifies your Cohort, taking into account your existing level of relevant knowledge and skills. The amount of training and support required for each learner will vary on these 4 Cohorts:

  • Beginner (Full Study Model) – Limited relevant knowledge or skill in the competence contained in this qualification. No recent related industry experience. Study hours is up to 1440 hours.
  • Intermediate (Partial Study Model) – Moderate relevant knowledge and skill with limited recent related industry experience. Study hours is up to 1170 hours.
  • Advanced (Partial Recognition Pathway) – Extensive relevant knowledge and skill with recent related industry work experience of 1 year or more. Study hours is up to 924 hours.
  • Expert (Assessment only) – Current industry experience of 2 or more years and extensive relevant knowledge and skill. These candidates are recommended to undertake a full recognition pathway. Study hours is up to 698 hours.

Expected Study Hours: There are up to 1440 study hours for this course (including Vocational Placement), depending on your industry experience and relevant knowledge. You may work at your own pace as an online training student and complete your course faster if you’d like!

Assessment Methods: Assessment methods for this course include a combination of written questions, projects, case studies, observation and a skills journal. These will give you maximum opportunity to develop your knowledge in individual support and specialise in ageing or aged care.

CHC33015 Course Units

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) is made up of 13 total units. This covers 7 core units and 6 elective units, including the required electives to specialise in elderly or senior care.

The core units below are similar across all specialisations of this course, including Aged Care, Disability, and Home Care.

Core Units (7):

CHCCCS023 – Support independence and well being
– Recognise healthy body systems
– Communicate and work in health or community services
– Work with diverse people
– Work legally and ethically
– Follow safe work practices for direct client care
– Provide individualised support

The following electives are required to gain a specialisation in aged care.

Aged Care Electives (3):

CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs
– Facilitate the empowerment of older people
– Provide support to people living with dementia

Additional electives have been chosen to complete your course and ensure you have a holistic and flexible set of skills for the support services industry.

Other Electives (3):

CHCPAL001 – Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCDIS007 – Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid*

* NOTE: The HLTAID003 Provide First Aid unit is NOT delivered by Inspire Education, students must organise the completion of this unit via an external provider.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements or prerequisites for this course. However, it is preferred that students:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
  • Have basic computer skills
  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)


To support you in your online individual support course Inspire will provide:

  • Access to a student account in the LMS for submission
  • Tutorial Documents for Navigating the LMS
  • Training Plan
  • Face to Face Webinar Schedule and Registration
  • Pre-recorded Webinars
  • Learning Materials and Assessment Workbooks
  • Simulations, where applicable
  • Templates for completing Project Documents

To complete your online aged care course you will need to have access to:

  • Provide a valid ID with his/her picture and signature
  • Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Evaluation; and
  • Undertake a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation before accessing the course materials and commencing studies
  • Have a computer with an Internet access with a reliable speed of at least 5mbps
  • Have Google Chrome (recommended browser)
  • Have MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel or equivalent applications
  • Have Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent applications
  • One (1) passenger vehicle
  • At least one (1) volunteer for role play tasks
  • Where possible, access to a workplace where they can complete their assessments under a supervisor*

*Note: Inspire Education will provide a simulated environment for students unable to secure a workplace for their assessments – for units applicable under simulated pathway only.

Vocational Placement

All students are required to complete Vocational Placement as part of this course to help you develop your skills and knowledge in caring for elderly individuals.

To gain your qualification, you will need to initiate contact with a registered and approved aged care facility and undertake a minimum of 120 hours and a maximum of 240 placement hours. This allows you to gain practical industry and workplace experience where you will be taught how to apply the lessons you learned during your training.

You can see what is required by your Vocational Placement Provider here >> Vocational Placement FAQs

Note: Students are required to complete a Police Check and additional manual handling training prior to commencing their vocational placement at their chosen facility. Any costs will be shouldered by the student. For students planning to do their vocational placement, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommends immunisation for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and influenza.

Qualification Pathways

The Cert III in Individual Support enables you to pursue job roles in aged, community, and residential facilities. Once enrolled, you may also consider additional training to complement your aged care skills, with courses such as:

Graduates of this course are also eligible to enrol in the CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support. This course allows you to advance your career and pursue roles including Assistant Hostel Supervisor, Care Supervisor, Care Team Leader, Day Activity Worker, Hostel Supervisor and Program Coordinator – Social Programs.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is available to any learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within the qualification. See the RPL Guide for more information on this process and how to apply.

Inspire works with a range of reputable parties to market and recruit for national qualification and courses. Students of Inspire Education may be recruited by other parties under specific arrangements.

Workshop Location & Dates

Workshops run from 8:30AM to 5:00PM. The available dates and locations are the following:

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5. Certificate III Aged Care And Certificate IV Ageing Support: What’s The Difference?

6. Student Reviews for Aged Care Course


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