Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)

Course Code: CHC33015

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The CHC33015 Cert III in Individual Support (Home and Community) is the latest and most up-to-date training course for the home and community care industry.

This is the nationally accredited and recognised qualification for those who wish to start a career in home care in Australia.

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Where Can the Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) Take Your Career?

Do you want to become an integral part of some of society’s most precious individual’s lives? The Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) is the most up-to-date qualification for the home and community care industry.

This nationally recognised and accredited training course is ideal for those who wish to start or launch a career as a:

  • Community Care Worker or Assistant
  • Home Respite Care Worker
  • Individual Carer and Support Worker
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Disability Carer
  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Personal Care Giver

CHC33015 Course Delivery

This training course is delivered via Self-Paced Online Learning. Students under this delivery mode are free to create their own study schedule depending on their free time.

Learning tools necessary to complete your course can all be accessed online Australia-wide, and you will receive first class support from expert trainers all throughout your study.

The full student handbook with important course policies and training procedures can be found here. Enrolments are available year-round.

Course Duration: This Home Care specilisation has a standard course duration of 12 months.

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

The Certificate III in Individual Support online course will prepare you for a rewarding career in the home care industry.

You will learn how to fulfil the critical functions of home and community support workers as carers for disabled and senior individuals. These include how to contribute as a team member in a home and community care facility, support the elderly and those with dementia, and implement individual plans.

In the home care specialisation of the CHC33015, your additional focus will be on how to meet personal support needs and relationships between carers and families, provide servicers in home and community settings, and empower the elderly.

Course Outline & Structure for Home Care

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 7 workbooks to complete your course instead of studying and submitting requirements for each unit individually.

Expected Study Hours: There are up to 1331 study hours for this course (including Vocational Placement), depending on your industry experience and relevant knowledge. Online course students can work with their own schedule and complete their training faster.

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

CHC33015 Course Units

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) is made up of 13 total units. This covers 7 core units, 3 specialisation units, and 3 other elective units. Together, these units will allow you to specialise in 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

Home Care Electives (3):

CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia

Other Electives (3):

CHCCCS025 – Support relationshiops with carers and families
CHCHCS001 – Provide home and community support services
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:

  • Online Course Materials
  • Multimedia Resources and Webinars
  • Full Trainer Support via Phone and the Student Message System
  • Simulated Learning Environments with Workplace Documentation for Case Studies
  • Risk Assessment and Other Templates
  • Anatomical Models, Charts, and or Diagrams
  • Information about Accreditation Standards
  • Vocational Placement Support and Information Pack

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

  • A Computer (PC or Mac) with Internet (a minimum reliable speed of 5mbps is recommended)
  • Google Chrome Web Browser
  • Latest Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Latest Adobe Flash Player
  • Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel 97 or later (or equivalent)
  • Camera or video recorder
  • One passenger vehicle
  • Three volunteers for role play tasks (may be friends, family members, colleagues, etc.)
  • A Registered Aged Care Facility to complete vocational placement

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 home and community 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.

This course has been specifically designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to work safely and effectively with aged and disabled individuals, providing an opportunity for those with a passion for helping and community care to take a leading role in the care of our aged and disabled community.

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

Note: Students may be required to complete a Police Check, Blue Card or Working With Children 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 in Queensland, the National Health and Medical Research Council recommends immunisation for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and influenza. Similar regulations in other states and territories may also apply to you.

Qualification Pathways

The Cert III in Individual Support enables you to pursue job roles in aged, community, and residential facilities. After completing this course, you should also considering enroling in the following courses to further enhance your career and professional development:

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 Hostel Supervisor, Care Supervisor, Team Leader, and Social Programs Coordinator.

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.

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