Certificate III In Individual Support (Home And Community)

Course Code: CHC33015

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Certificate III in Home and Community Care


Gain Australia’s Leading Home and Community Care Qualification

The CHC33015 Certificate III In Individual Support (Home And Community) is the ideal qualification for Australians seeking to be part of the home and community care industry. This nationally accredited course teaches all the essential skills and knowledge you need to start or advance your career in providing care for older people. The CHC33015 is delivered through self-paced online learning. This means that you can begin the course, study the units and submit workbook assignments from anywhere in Australia. This covers both remote areas Australia wide and major cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. This home and community care course is ideal for Australians seeking roles such as:

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

Online Certificate III In Individual Support (Home And Community): What Will You Learn?

The Online CHC33015 from Inspire Education focuses on teaching skills highly relevant to the community and aged care industry. This includes the wide variety of skills that you need to know to carry out the daily responsibilities involved in caring to the elderly or disabled. The core course units will teach you how to work effectively in the community sector and in a home care environment providing services for older people and for those with disabilities. You will also learn how to address the personal care needs of your clients while working together with other community carers. This includes providing support for those exhibiting symptoms of dementia and implementing individual care plans. The elective course units will teach you how to function in a culturally diverse team that works together to maintain the independence of the elderly, support their emotional and physical health and deliver palliative care when necessary.

CHC33015 Units

The Cert III Individual Support (Home And Community) has 13 total units.  This covers 7 core units, 3 specialisation units, and 3 other elective units. The essential skills common to all aged or community carers and home care assistants are covered by the core units. These are supplemented by elective units that help broaden your expertise by teaching your how carry out other tasks related to home or residential 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 And Community Specialisation Elective Units (4):

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

Other Electives (2):

CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia
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.

This online training course involves 1440 nominal hours, including Vocational Placement. You will have 12 months to complete all course requirements. This is delivered through self-paced or distance learning which allows you to create and follow your own study schedule. You can complete the course before the 12 month duration is over by studying at your preferred pace. Assessment tools for the CHC33015 include case studies, written questions, observation reports, a skills journal and others.


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

  • Online Course Resources including Learning Materials and Assessment Workbooks
  • Access to the Inspire Education Online Student Portal
  • Pre-recorded Webinars
  • Full Trainer Support via Phone and the Student Message System
  • Simulations, where applicable
  • Templates for completing Project Documents and other activities
  • Vocational Placement Support and Information Pack

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

  • 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
  • Where possible, access to a workplace where they can complete their assessments under a supervisor ^
  • Have a Computer with an Internet access with a reliable speed of at least 5mbs
  • Have Google Chrome (recommended browser)
  • Have latest Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent application
  • Have latest MS Word, Powerpoint and Excel or equivalent applications
  • Have one (1) passenger vehicle
  • Have at least one (1) volunteer for role play tasks

^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

Vocational placement is part of the requirements for the Cert III Individual Support (Home And Community). To complete the course and gain your qualification, you will need to complete a minimum of 120 hours to a maximum of 240 hours of work experience in a registered Home or Community Care provider. This requirement will allow you to put your skills into action and learn how the community, disabled and aged care industries work.

Qualification Pathways

The Cert III in Individual Support enables you to pursue job roles in home and community care industry.

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.


There are no formal prerequisites to study the Cert III Individual Support (Home And Community), 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

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available for students who already posses the competencies taught by this training course. Successful granting of RPL is dependent on the amount of evidence you can submit describing your related qualifications and/or relevant work experience. You can refer to  if you would like to Learn more about the RPL process works and what you need to apply by reading the RPL Guide.

Online Course Training Schedule

Online training courses in home and community care run throughout the year Australia-wide. You can enrol and start studying anytime by accessing the resources on the online student portal.   To view qualification currency click here.

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