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

Planning to study the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) in Melbourne, Victoria? Working in the ageing and home and community care sectors is a fulfilling and rewarding career.

9 Months
CHC33015 - DC4301
This course is eligible for the Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG)

Our aged care training has been developed in consultation with the community services industry to ensure graduates are equipped with the necessary skills to build a rewarding career. Join our successful graduates who are now employed within the Australian aged care and community services industry.

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

  • National Code: CHC33015
  • Units: 7 core + 6 electives
  • Location: 250 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC and 1 Watton Street, Werribee
  • Delivery Mode: Classroom, Directed Study and Work Placement
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Assessment: Written, simulated and workplace based practical observations
  • Work Placement: A minimum of 120 hours Work Placement must be undertaken
  • Prior experience: RPL & Credit Transfer is available
  • Fees: From $20*


Course Fees

Government Funded* or Concession Traineeship^ Full Fee
Funded from $100 / Concession from $20 From $650 $6,500

Enrolment fees include textbooks, resource and Students ID charges. All our courses are delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding. ^ Eligibility criteria apply. Employers may be eligible for State and/or Federal Funding. * Eligibility criteria applies. For any further course costs, such as re-assessment fees, please refer to the student handbook.



There are no formal pre-requisites for this course, however, you will need to go through a pre-training review process to determine if you are suitable for this course.



This training is delivered with Victorian & Commonwealth Government funding. *Eligibility criteria applies. To see if you qualify for Government funding, click here!


Industry Requirements

Candidates are required to provide evidence of the following for work placement:

  • National Police Check
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Statutory Declaration


Prior Experience

RPL and Credit Transfer are available. Fees apply. Please see our website for more information on fees and terms and conditions.

Updated 28 October 2018 BD

Course Units

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
HLTAID003 Provide first aid


Level 5, 250 Collins St Melbourne 3000   View map

As one of Australia’s fastest growing industries, ageing and home & community care offer exciting career opportunities and secure, flexible employment, with the opportunity to work in residential aged care facilities, delivering services directly to people’s homes, and in respite and palliative care facilities.

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