With Australia’s ageing population on the rise, CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) is a popular course in Australia. We deliver this qualification to fulfil the gap for growing demand of care workers who are willing to help the elderly to maintain their independence into their home, residential care home and community. This course is an entry level qualification for care workers in the aged care sector. It provides you with an opportunity to be a part of the ever-growing caretakers’ community. On completion of this course, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to provide support and care to elderly clients to ensure their needs are met.

Enrolment Process

As we are domestic RTO, you can either visit our office during office hours or apply online by clicking HERE .

Once we receive your enrolment form, you are assessed on language literacy and numeracy to determine if you have the required English reading, writing and numeracy levels. Also, we will fix an interview to have a discussion with you to understand your English speaking skills and identify study goals. In the interview, we will:

  • Provide information about course that you are enrolling in detail including
  • Course duration
  • Timetable
  • Police Check and or WWCC requirements
  • Assessment types
  • Work placement requirements
  • Support services
  • Confirm the fees you will have to pay and take payment

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course; however, it is recommended that students:

  • are at least 18 years old
  • have proficient computer skills with internet access and have a valid USI.

Additionally, you need to attend and achieve satisfactory result on language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test and achieve the following ACSF Levels-

Learning – Level 3,
Reading – Level 3,
Writing – Level 3,
Oral Communication – Level 3
Numeracy – Level 3

Students will be required to obtain Australian National Criminal History Check at their own cost. The cost varies where you process the application. For instance, the NSW Police charges $58.60 as of March, 2020.  (There is no standard timeframe that a police check result is valid for. A police check is considered a ‘point in time’ check only, which means the results only reflect police records on the date and time the result is released. The organisation that requires the police check will typically determine the timeframe acceptable for a police check result to be valid, based on their own risk assessment or operational requirements.) Students also need Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearances (If cleared, a check is valid for 5 years if you purchase the, however cleared applicants are continuously monitored.)

Course Fee and Payment Options

Advance College understands the need of flexible payments. We provide you with best possible flexible payment solutions to organise your finances appropriately. Please consult with reception.

Price for Students in Sydney
Course fee – $1000.00 (Sydney)

Price for Outside Sydney (For Distances students)
Course fee – $1300.00

Course Duration

The course duration is up to one year. Since it is a competency-based course, the actual time students complete the course however depends upon the delivery mode and individual experiences. The duration is the maximum time they should finish the course. To achieve the qualification, students are required to complete the specified hours of volume of learning as per the training package. Students must have completed at least 120 hours of work placement as detailed in the assessment’s requirement of the units of competency. For the distance students, they have to complete additional 40 hours in the work placement, requiring 160 hours in total.

Course Outcome

After successful completion of the course, you can apply for jobs such as:

  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Care service employees
  • In-home respite giver
  • Community care worker
  • Community support worker
  • Disability support worker
  • Transport support worker

Work Area

  • Residential Aged Care Facilities
  • Home and Community Care
  • Disability Group Homes / Disability Centres

Course Packaging Rules

Total Number of Units – 13 Units
Core – 7 Units
Elective – 6 Units

All electives from Group A must be chosen for ageing speciality. Up to 2 units from the electives list of any endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be contributed to a valid, industry relevant or supported vocational outcome.


CHCCCS015 Provide individualized support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well-being
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognize healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care


  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
  • HLTINF001 : Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Note: Elective units may be different for a single qualification at different delivery institutions.

For more information on this course please see https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC33015

Study Modes

Blended – Combination of face to face and online (who can attend class in Sydney Campus)

Additionally, Advance College always focuses on the client’s need. So that, we will tailor your enrolled course based on your schedule. We provide you different study modes to choose from.

Practical/Simulation – All the units have a practical components; students must attend the simulation classes in person. For those students who are from Sydney region, they have to attend the practical/simulation at the Advance College and for others who are from distance should visit the facility designated by us.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning), skills, knowledge and experiences to determine to meet the requirement of qualification or to get credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.

Credit Transfer

Advance College has an obligation to recognise Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other registered training organisations.

Further Study

If you want to study further after successfully completing this course, you can study different courses including –

  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability 
  • Any other Certificate IV or Diploma level of CHC training package.