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Course Description

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) is Australia’s latest Home Care course.  It is designed for those seeking work in-home care, and home and community organisations that provide care and services to persons in need in the community.

Inspire Education’s (RTO# 32067) online home care course will give you the home and community care training you need to widen your job options, and apply for jobs with individuals, health service providers, and community care facilities and organisations.

During this online certificate iii in home and community care course, you will gain a range of essential skills you need to provide care services for a variety of people.  You will learn how to help empower older people, provide home and community support services, and meet personal and individual needs of your clients.  Additionally, you will learn a little about health, the elderly, and supporting people’s independence and well being.

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

Where Can this Certificate III In Home And Community Care Take Your Career?

As the most current nationally recognised and accredited home care training course, this individual support qualification with a specialisation in Home and Community 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 Home and Community, including:

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Health Services Assistant
  • In-Home Carer
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Patient Services Assistant
  • Elderly Carer
  • Primary Carer
  • Elderly Aid
  • Aged Care Support Worker
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Mental Health Carer
  • Carer Support Worker
  • Aged Care Assistant
  • Respite Worker
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Support Worker

Looking at Australia’s aged carers jobs outlook will give you a glimpse of the Cert 3 Home and Community Care jobs you can take on—possible tasks, salary information, skill level required, and industry growth forecast.  Click on the links to explore where this Cert III Home Care can take you.

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Course Details

Course Code:

Course Name:

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)

Course Duration:

Expected Study Hours:

12 months Up to 898 hours (including Vocational Placement)

Delivery Methods:


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Course Delivery Options & Duration

Course Delivery

Inspire Education (RTO# 32067) delivers the CHC33015 Cert III in Individual Support (Home & Community) online, and through Mixed Mode Delivery (with required Vocational Placement).  This means students complete their course at their own pace, using Inspire’s online student portal.  Delivery includes face-to-face webinars, self-paced study, directed research, and online learning and assessment materials and activities.

Online study is ideal if you want to learn according to your own schedule, and gain your qualification as fast as you can.  You can study at your own pace with full trainer support throughout your studies.  Your course materials are accessed online, so you are free to work on your course in your own time, from anywhere in Australia.

This online Cert III Home & Community Care course can be studied from anywhere in Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth – as well as other cities, remote communities, or anywhere with internet access.

Being online, this CHC33015 course has a rolling intake throughout the year.  This means you can enrol and start your course straight away, or on your preferred start date.

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

Course Duration

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

What Will You Learn in the Community and Home Care Course?

This Certificate III in Home and Community Care online course will prepare you for a rewarding career in homes, and the community care sector more generally.

You will learn how to fulfil the critical functions of personal carers for a wide range of individuals. These include how to contribute as a team member in a home and community care facility, support the elderly, and meet individualised and personal support needs.

You will also learn to work in the community care sector as a whole, and gain skills to help you provide a range of home and community support services.

Most importantly, you will gain the necessary skills to work safely and effectively with people that really need assistance – so that you can fulfil your passion and desire to help others.

Follow your passion – get first-class home and community care training, with the Cert 3 in Home and Community Services qualification today!

Entry Requirements

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

  • Are 18 years or older (Note: Students below 18 years old will need to investigate potential vocational placement options prior to enrolment, as some placement centres will not accept underage students)
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
  • Have basic computer skills

Students are required to:

  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Provide a valid ID with his/her picture and signature
  • Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Evaluation
  • Undertake a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation before accessing the course materials and commencing studies
  • Obtain a positive national criminal history check

All students considering a self-paced online course should give consideration to the following prior to enrolment:

  • Ability to access any required technologies
  • Information technology skills in accessing and using online programs
  • Experience and self-motivation to learn on their own
  • Competing pressures, such as work and family commitments, that may impact self-paced study time

Take our “Online Study Readiness Survey” to do a self-assessment! Visit the Inspire FAQ page for more info.

Qualification Pathways

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

Course Units

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) is made up of 13 total units which covers 7 core units, 4 specialisation units, and 2 other elective units. Together, these units will allow you to specialise in Home Care.


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


CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 – Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001 – Provide home and community support services


CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia
HLTAID011 – Provide first aid*

* NOTE: The HLTAID011 Provide First Aid unit is NOT delivered by Inspire Education, students must organise the completion of this unit via an external provider.

Resources Provided by Inspire

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

  • Access to a student account in the Learning Management System (LMS) for submission
  • Learning Materials and Assessment Workbooks
  • Simulations, where applicable
  • Templates for completing Project Documents

Resources Supplied by the Student

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

  • 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)
  • Computer with:
    • Internet access through Google Chrome
    • MS Word, PowerPoint, or equivalent applications
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • One (1) passenger vehicle
  • At least three (3) volunteers for role-play tasks
  • Photo, audio, and video recording equipment (e.g. phone, camera, etc.)

Course Outline & Structure

Inspire Education has clustered the Certificate 3 in Home and Community Care 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.

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) – includes learners who are interested in working in an individual support or aged care role without any previously completed formal qualifications; also includes learners who may be unemployed and looking for a career change; study hours is up to 898 hours
  • Intermediate (Partial Study Model) – includes learners who are interested in working in an individual support or aged care role without any previously completed formal qualifications; also includes learners who are currently employed and are seeking career advancement; also includes learners who have completed a Certificate II qualification that is within the CHC Training Package; study hours is up to 703 hours
  • Advanced (Partial Recognition Pathway) – includes learners who have worked previously in an individual support or aged care role without any recent industry experience; also learners who may be working as a carer for their own business or for personal reasons without any formal qualifications for at least a year; also includes learners who have previously completed superseded versions of this qualification from the CHC08 or CHC Training Package; also learners who have completed one of the qualifications listed below, BUT not actively working in the industry; study hours is up to 423 hours
    • CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care
    • CHC30312 Certificate III in Home and Community Care
    • CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability
  • Expert (Assessment only) – includes learners who have completed one of the qualifications listed below, AND are actively working in the industry; also includes learners who are currently working as a carer, or any similar roles for the last 3 years; study hours is up to 399 hours
    • CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care
    • CHC30312 Certificate III in Home and Community Care
    • CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability

Expected Study Hours

There are up to 898 study hours for this Home Care certificate 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 is conducted using a combination of Questioning (e.g. written/oral questions, interviews, self-evaluation, and questionnaires), Product-based Methods (e.g. reports, displays, work samples, role plays, presentations, and outputs), Portfolio (e.g. written documents, photographs, videos, and logbooks), Direct Observation (e.g. assessments in real-time in the workplace or in a simulated off-the-job situation that reflects the workplace), Third-Party Evidence (e.g. observation, skills workbook, workplace assessment workbook, logbook, and third-party reports), and Credit Transfer

Vocational Placement

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

To gain your home and community care certificate, 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 Certificate 3 in Home and Community Care online 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.

The Vocational Placement Coordinator must ensure that the Vocational Placement Provider will provide access to the following:

  • Induction, including fire evacuation drill, use of a fire extinguisher, emergency procedures, manual handling, infection control, and the organisation’s policies and procedures
  • Equipment and resources normally used in the workplace, including patient hoists, standing filter, wheelchair, slide sheets, and other client assistive devices and mobility aids, and PPE
  • Job descriptions and care plans
  • Work health and safety industry guides and other relevant organisation policy, protocols, and procedures
  • Information about accreditation standards
  • Access to health management plans, personal healthcare checklists, and personal healthcare diaries
  • Access to documents specific to the work context, such as:
    • Instructions for the use of equipment
    • Specific instructions for staff
    • Emergency response procedures
    • Fire safety policies and procedures
    • Security procedures
    • Relevant accreditation standards
    • Waste management policies and procedures
  • Access to the following people:
    • Three (3) older persons in the workplace
    • One (1) older person in a simulated environment
    • Two (2) different people living with dementia
    • Two (2) people from diverse social and cultural backgrounds

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.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The RPL pathway 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.

Career Pathways

Once you’ve gained the Cert III in Individual Support (Home and Community), you are now qualified for a career in the elderly care sector.  Career information provided by My Skills includes the following job outcomes:

  • Home Care Assistant
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Aged Care Worker

You can also search for careraged care worker, or health services assistant to see all the opportunities available right now.

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