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CHC33015 Certificate III Individual Support
Ageing, Disability & Home Care Specialties Available
(Recognised Prior Learning Also Available)

CHC33015 Certificate III Individual Support is the latest and much sought after nationally recognised qualification. It is ideal for people who are wanting to start a career as a Care Worker in the Health and Community Services Industry. It is also an ideal qualification to obtain if you are already working in the sector but need to formalise your qualifications to further progress your career.

With this qualification, Care Workers are equipped with the skills and knowledge to follow an individualised plan to provide person centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or other diverse circumstances.


Demand for Care Workers is vibrant with many sectors experiencing growth. This demand is also enhanced by Australia’s ageing population and the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Once you are employed in the industry there are many additional career pathways and types of roles you can choose to further your career or interests.

Choose Your Specialty

A very attractive feature of this qualification is your ability to choose your specialty to move into once you have completed the core units. You can choose Aged Care, Disability Care or Home and Community specialties.

You can choose Aged Care, Disability Care or Home and Community specialties.

Class Plus Work Placement

This course is delivered through a combination of classroom learning and practical experience through work placement. You can arrange your own work experience or we can provide assistance to find a placement opportunity for you. You will also need access to a computer, the internet and have basic computing skills.

You also have the support of our qualified trainers and admin support team.

Recognised Prior Learning

If you already have extensive experience as a Care Worker and/or have other related qualifications in the Aged, Disability or Home and Community Care sector you may be able to take advantage of our Recognised Prior Learning option.

Through our guidance you may be able to obtain the qualification much faster. Speak to an Acacia representative today to take up this opportunity. Please be advised this may incur additional costs.

Employment Opportunities

Depending on your specialisation, examples of job titles/roles can include:-

  • Care Support Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Community Care Worker
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Health Support Worker
  • Respite Care Worker
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Aged Care Worker
  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Community Care Worker
  • Individual Support Worker
  • Disability Carer
  • Personal Care Giver

Core Units Of Competency

This course consists of 7 core units and 6 elective units. The 7 core units are compulsory and include:-

  • 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.

Once the core units have been completed you can then decide which sector you would like to specialise in and complete the units for that field of work, as well as a few other electives to ensure you meet the National Training Package requirements.

Further information can be found at for a list of all eligible units.

The specialisations include:-

  • Ageing
  • Disability or,
  • Home and Community

You can also choose to complete multiple specialties. Additional fees may be incurred.

Work Placement

During this course you will need to complete 120 hours of relevant work placement to gain competency in this qualification.

Course Duration

Once your enrolment is complete the duration is 12 months.


Demonstrations, Knowledge tests, Logbook, Presentations, Workplace observation and Workplace portfolio.

Entry Requirements

You need to have a suitable level of literacy in the English language. Other learning criteria may apply. You will also need to obtain a Police Check and Working With Children Check.