Certificate III In Individual Support (Ageing) Online

Course Code: CHC33015

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If you want to start or enhance your career in caring for the elderly, then the Cert III In Individual Support (Ageing) is the right course for you.

As a nationally accredited qualification in Australia, the online Cert III In Individual Support (Ageing) teaches you the essential skills and knowledge you need to confidently become an Aged Care Worker,  Home Care Assistant and other similar roles.

Gain Australia’s Leading Aged Care Qualification

Inspire Education is a leading provider of the Certificate III In Individual Support (Ageing), one of the most popular training courses for the personal and community care industry. This qualification is sought after by new and experienced Aged Carers alike because it is designed to prepare Australians to fill the needs of the industry.

Also known as CHC33015, the Cert III In Individual Support (Ageing) by Inspire Education allows you to enrol anytime and study from anywhere across the country. This includes major cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and also remote areas Australia-wide.

This aged care course is ideal for Australians who are seeking a career as:

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

Online Cert III In Individual Support (Ageing): What Will You Learn?

The Online CHC33015  covers the huge range of everyday tasks involved in caring for the elderly. This includes practical hands on skills and theoretical knowledge about the importance of providing support in an aged care environment.

You will learn how to provide services for older people that help them maintain their independence and how to support people with dementia.  Individualised plans are integral in aged care and you will learn how to implement these while supporting the physical and emotional health of those under your care.

General workplace skills that have been adapted to the health care industry are also part of the course. This includes ensuring work health and safety procedures are followed and that you can work effectively with both co-workers and clients from other cultures.

This will teach you how to recognise healthy body systems and provide palliative care when the situation arises. Together, these skill and knowledge areas will provide you with the necessary tools carry out day to day responsibilities of personal support and care workers.

CHC33015 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 cover the important topics all aged and community care workers must be familiar with. The remaining elective units were chosen to round out your training background and give you flexibility to provide a wide range of services.

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.

Nominal hours for this course is 1440 hours which already counts the required Vocational Placement duration. You will have 12 months to complete the course, but you can study online on your own schedule and complete the course as fast as you can because you are free to set your own pace.

You will be assessed throughout the course using a variety of tools. This includes a skills journal, case studies, observation and written questions.


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 or equivalent applications.
  • Have Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • 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

You are required to undergo Vocational Placement in a registered Aged Care facility to gain the Certificate III In Individual Support (Ageing). This will give you valuable hands on experience where you can apply the lessons you’ve learned in the course and be familiar with how the industry works. Vocational Placement prepares you to work with elderly people when you pursue aged or community care roles later on.

You need to complete at least of 120 hours of service to fulfill the Vocational Placement requirement.  The maximum you can earn during the course duration is 240 hours.

Qualification Pathways

The Cert III in Individual Support enables you to pursue job roles in aged, community, and residential facilities.

For the complete list of qualifications that include this unit, please visit the MySkills website at: https://www.myskills.gov.au/courses/unit?Code=CHC33015.

Prerequisites – Certificate III In Individual Support (Ageing)

There are no formal prerequisites to study the Certificate III In Individual Support (Ageing), but it is recommended that you have Year 10 English or its equivalent since literacy and language skills are integral for individual support carers. Basic knowledge in computers is also recommended.

Take note that students are required to undergo a background check by the police before being able to work in the aged care industry. Additional training in manual handling may also be necessary before you can begin your Vocational Placement.

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if you already posses the competencies taught by the Cert III In Individual Support (Ageing). RPL is granted depending on whether you can provide sufficient evidence to back up your claims.

You can refer to the RPL Guide if you would like to know more about how the RPL process works and the application requirements.

Online Aged Care Course Training Schedule

Online training courses in aged care are available throughout the year from anywhere across Australia. You can enrol and start studying anytime by accessing the resources on the online student portal.


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