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

  • National Course Code: CHC33015
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC33015-05V02-19ARM-076

Location – Armidale Campus

Study Type


Course Start Date

24 Jul 2019

Hours Per Week



21 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

Two specialisations are completed for the award of this qualification - Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community).

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience your fee may decrease from the maximum shown.
Payment by instalment may also be available. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

The following incidental fees are applicable to this course.
National Police Check - This is an industry requirement and therefore you need to apply and pay for this document, further information will be provided at the first day of class.
Textbook - Recommended- The current textbook is "Individual Support in Australia- Ageing/Disability/Home and Community Care" TAFE NSW. Limited copies are available from the TAFE library.
A Navy Polo shirt to be supplied by students-it is an industry expectation that students are identifiable when in the workplace, you will be required to wear your TAFE ID at all times. Your TAFE ID badge will be available from your local TAFE front office once your enrolment is completed.

Number Title
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
There are no entry requirements for this qualification

Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.


Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
• Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:

2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:


Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:


Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

Attend an information session with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.
Date: 27 June 2019
Time: 12:00pm to 12:30pm
Location: Armidale Campus, MG.04, M Block?
Teacher: Scott Sears

120hours of workplacement(organised by TAFE NSW) will be completed outside of these attendance dates and times.
To successfully complete this qualification, you must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency and other self directed learning tasks outside the weekly class hours. Work placement is organised by TAFE NSW. Learners are required to obtain a Criminal Record Check prior to commencing work placement at your own cost. If you have to complete First Aid and the First Aid course is held outside of your class time, you will still be required to attend all weekly classes.

If you have any concerns about this process or the results that may appear on your police check, please speak to our team prior to enrolling.
This course will run over 21 weeks. Weeks 1-4 attendance will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am to 3pm. Weeks 5-21 attendance will be Wednesdays only from 9am to 3pm.
Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131 601.

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Course Location

Armidale Campus
Beardy Street, Armidale
Phone 131 601

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