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Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

  • Qualification:

    Certificate III

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  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Max 12 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (RTO 90197)

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learn

Open Colleges lets you fit studying around your lifestyle.

About this course

Study the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) (CHC33015) to gain entry into community services and aged care work. Offered online through Open Colleges, and in partnership with ICM Training, this course will give you a range of skills suitable for support roles in a residential or community care environment. You will learn how to provide individualised support, assist people with dementia, work ethically and legally within a health or community services environment, and follow safe work practices.

Work placement

To successfully complete this course, you must undertake a work placement of at least 120 hours in a residential aged care, home care environment or community support setting.


In order to enrol in this course, you must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Have successfully completed English to Year 10 level; OR
  • Have successfully completed a nationally recognised qualification at certificate II level or higher; OR
  • Have 2 years' relevant industry experience in a role that requires written communication and documentation

Applicants under the age of 18 will need to have their enrolment form signed by a parent or guardian.

Areas of study

In this individual support course, the subjects you will study include:

  • HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
  • CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs
  • CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support
  • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
  • HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • CHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCCCS023 - Support independence and wellbeing
  • CHCCCS025 - Support relationships with carers and families
  • CHCHCS001 - Provide home and community support services

And one of the following electives:

  • HLTHPS006 - Assist clients with medication*
  • CHCCCS009 - Facilitate responsible behaviour

*This unit requires you to be employed in a workplace under the supervision of a current AHPRA Registered Nurse/DIV1

Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) (CHC33015) from Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd.

Graduates will have the skills to join the rapidly growing aged care industry. You will have the knowledge and practical know-how to consider roles in a residential aged care or community environment.

Suitable for someone just starting out in the industry, or for those looking to formalise their experience with a qualification, this course is a fantastic way to gain a foothold in the diverse and rewarding community services sector.

Curious about where a career in nursing could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Community Care Worker
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Care Worker
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Residential Care Worker

Payment options & support

Finance options

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

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Pay just $68.26 for 48 weeks with a $100 depositPay $2,592 upfront and save 20%

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