CHC33015 (Updated to CHC33021)

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing or Disability)

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Course Description

Study CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing or Disability) to become an Aged Care or Disability Support Worker. Study face to face at one of your campuses in Logan Central, Redcliffe, Ipswich, or online. You can choose between day or evening classes to suit your lifestyle. Start Anytime. Inquire Today.

Entry Requirements:
  • Must be at least 15 Years old
  • have basic language and literacy skills
  • must be able to obtain a federal police check
  • must be vaccinated
Possible Career Opportunities:
  • Aged care support worker
  • Disability support worker
  • Assistant in nursing
  • Personal care assistant in areas of residential aged care facilities
  • Respite care worker
  • Community-based care worker
  • Retirement villages care worker
Course Delivery:

Day Classes

8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Evening Class

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

  • Tuesday and Thursday
Course Structure:

Unit of Competencies – 15 Units to be completed

No Unit Code and Name
Provide individualised support
Support independence and wellbeing
Communicate and work in health or community services
Work with diverse people
Work legally and ethically
Recognise healthy body systems
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
No Unit Code and Name
> Ageing Speciality
Work effectively in aged care
2 CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia
3 CHCPAL013 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
> Disability Speciality
Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
Support community participation and social inclusion
Work effectively in disability support
> Elective Units
Identify and report abuse
Provide loss and grief support
Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
Fee Structure:

Government Subsidised applicants (Co-contribution Fee):

$225.00 – Concessional Students ($15 per Unit)

$300.00 – Non-concessional Students ($20 per Unit)

(Fee may be paid in instalments)

Fee Paying Applicants:

Application Fee – $160.00 (Non-Refundable once course starts)

Training Fee – $3590.00

Total Fee – $3750.00

Payment Plans Available:

Payment Plan 1 ($300 off if you choose this option)

3 payments of $1150 each. First at course commencement and then at 6th week.

Payment Option 2

$555.00 at commencement + 15 weekly payments of $213 direct debited from your credit card or your bank account = $3750.00

Please note that additional 1.9% surcharge applies for each direct debit payment


All Aged and Disabled Carers

  • $1,265 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment
  • 175,800 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 33% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 47 years Average age
  • 80% female Gender Share

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a government subsidy?

Yes, you can. CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support is subsidised under the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program. Therefore, if you meet the eligibility criteria, you can study the entire course starting from only $225.

When can I start the course?

We have rolling intakes meaning you can start your course with us as soon as you like. You will have to attend an information session (virtual or face to face) depending on your mode of study before you can commence your course with us.

Can I study both Ageing and Disability specialisation?

Yes, you can definitely complete both specialisation for an additional fee of $399. Please note this cost may be only $60 if qualify to receive a government subsidy. Give us a call to understand how the funding works for skillsets.

Who will organise my vocational placement?

We will organise your vocational placement when you have completed all practical activities in class. Please note we may not send you for vocational placement if we are not fully satisfied with your performance in the classroom.

Do you guarantee a job?

No, we do not guarantee a job. However, the overwhelming majority of our graduates do secure a job as soon as they complete the course. In fact, many providers are hiring people even before completing the entire course.

How long does it take to complete this course?

The total duration of this course is 20 weeks, including 120 hours of vocational placement. However, we have students who complete this course in under 14 weeks.

I am an international student. Can I study with you?

Unfortunately, we are not an approved provider to deliver courses to international students. You will have to study with a CRICOS provider. You can find one here.

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