CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

The Certificate in Individual Support will qualify students to work in aged care facilities, the community and supported residential services. Aged Care facilities include private, public, retirement villages, nursing homes and hostels. Workers report directly to a supervisor and are not responsible for other workers.
  • This course will prepare you for a job in the Care industry.
  • You will be required to study 7 core units and 6 electives.
  • AMES Australia organises an aged care work placement for a minimum of 120 hours for each student. All students are supervised during their placement.
  • The Department of Health has now listed a mandatory requirement for all staff working in Aged Care Facilities to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This also applies to students on work placement.
  • All AMES applicants will be required to show proof of vaccination on enrolment. Mandatory vaccination of Aged Care Workers 
  • All AMES Australia industry certificate courses provide specialist English language support for refugees and migrants.

What will I learn?

  • The activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities of living for people in an aged care facility or in a home.
  • Carry out activities related to an individualised plan
  • See details of the course modules to be studied.

How will I learn?

The course will be offered in Mixed Mode Delivery

  • Classroom-based Learning, where the student attends AMES Campus’ with a Teacher/Trainer present
  • Online Learning, where the student studies remotely off campus using training materials that are provided online or correspondence by the Teacher/Trainer

For more information visit AMES Australia online service standards.

  • Courses and Units

    CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

    Nominal Hours

    Cluster 1 Empowerment


    CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being


    CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people


    CHCAGE005 Provide support to clients living with dementia


    CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families


    Cluster 2 Health and Safety


    HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care


    HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems


    HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures  25

    Cluster 3 Way of Working


    CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people


    CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically


    CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services


    Cluster 4 Support


    CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support


    CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs


    CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services


    Total course hours


What jobs can I apply for after completing this course?

  • Community house worker
  • Home care assistant
  • Assistant in nursing
  • Personal care assistant
  • Residential care worker


An intermediate level of English is required, however your English level will be assessed on application.

Course duration

28 weeks including 150 hours of work placement and term break. Course delivered full-time.

Course dates

Continuous Enrolments

Information sessions

AMES Australia Box Hill - Service Restrictions Apply
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  • Wed 8th Dec at 3:00 PM - Zoom Online Info Session
  • Wed 15th Dec at 3:00 PM - Zoom Online Info Session


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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Please refer to the schedule of fees for more information here or contact AMES Australia to check your eligibility for a concession fee.

There may be extra charges for learning materials, first aid certificate, police check etc. 

A fee concession to a student enrolled under the Asylum Seeker VET Program can then be granted in accordance with the Guidelines about Fees.

Government subsidised Place (GSP) Full Fee paying
Concession Non-concession
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $0.00 $0.00 $6,500.00
Total course materials fee (GST Free) $160 $160 $160
Total Payable Fees $160 $160 $6,660.00

*The tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Material fees are also subject to change given individual circumstances.


How to Enrol

Enquire now to find out:

  • your eligibility
  • cost
  • arrange a time to have your English level assessed

The course will be run subject to enrolment numbers.

Register Interest


This course can be taken under the Government Subsidised Funding Programs below: