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

  • National Course Code: CHC33015
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC33015-05V02-19TAM-064

Location – Tamworth Campus

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Hours Per Week



18 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.
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 Healths - 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 Healths 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 Childrens 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.

This is a summary of the timetable for this course. You will be provided with a copy of the timetable if you decide to enrol and commence the course.
Weeks 1-4 (July23-August 14) you will attend face to face classes at TAFE on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am to 3pm.
Weeks 5-9 (August 19-September 16) you will attend face to face class at TAFE on Monday and ONE other day in the week in industry with a trainer and a small group of other students.
Week 10 (September 23-27th) you will attend face to face class at TAFE on Monday and FOUR other days in the week in industry with a buddy.
Two weeks TAFE holiday. (Sept 30- Oct 11)
Weeks 11-14 (Oct 14-Nov 4) you will attend face to face class at TAFE on Monday and ONE other day in the week in industry with a trainer and a small group of other students.
Weeks 15-17 (Nov 11- Nov 25) you will attend face to face class at TAFE on Monday and FOUR other days in the week in industry with a buddy.
Week 18 (June 17) you will attend face to face class at TAFE on Monday and complete any final assessments required.
This course is an entry level qualification for people wishing to gain employment in the aged care sector. The electives offered will enhance your employment opportunities in the Aged Care Home and Home and Community Care sectors. We have an education team who are passionate about the Aged Care sector and the care of older members of our community. In addition to this knowledge, we have a fully equipped clinical area for practice of the hand on skills you will need to develop. Our course blends workplace learning and experience with a design in which you can expand your knowledge in the work environment with a trainer "on the job".

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.

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.

Additional costs related to this course include:
The costs related to meeting the vaccination requirements for Aged Care Industry work placement providers.
A National Police Check.
A Textbook is recommended. The current textbook is "Individual support in Australia- Ageing/disability/home and community care?. Price varies according to source. (Approx. $90)
A shirt with the TAFE Logo is required for work placement so that learners are clearly identifiable in their work placement role. The shirts will be ordered through the TAFE Bookshop and cost $35. (Prices may be subject to change, please check with your teacher closer to the course start date)

Core Units
Number Title
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
Elective Units
Number Title
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

Tamworth Campus
13 Janison Street, Tamworth
Phone 131 601

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