CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support has been superseded.
Application for this course is open until March 2023. Students must complete this qualification within the Teach Out period no later than 21st November 2023.
In order to achieve a qualification by this date, students must have submitted all course documentation and met course requirements including Practical Placement by no later than 29th September 2023.


The Certificate in Individual Support will qualify students to work in aged care facilities, the community and supported residential services. Aged Care facilities include private, public, retirement villages, nursing homes and hostels. Workers report directly to a supervisor and are not responsible for other workers.
  • This course will prepare you for a job in the Care industry.
  • You will be required to study 7 core units and 6 electives.
  • AMES Australia organises an aged care work placement for a minimum of 150 hours for each student. All students are supervised during their placement.
  • The Department of Health has now listed a mandatory requirement for all staff working in Aged Care Facilities to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This also applies to students on work placement.
  • All AMES applicants will be required to show proof of vaccination on enrolment. Mandatory vaccination of Aged Care Workers 
  • All AMES Australia industry certificate courses provide specialist English language support for refugees and migrants.

What will I learn?

  • The activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities of living for people in an aged care facility or in a home.
  • Carry out activities related to an individualised plan
  • See details of the course modules to be studied.

How will I learn?

The course will be offered in Mixed Mode Delivery

  • Classroom-based Learning, where the student attends AMES Campus’ with a Teacher/Trainer present
  • Online Learning, where the student studies remotely off campus using training materials that are provided online or correspondence by the Teacher/Trainer


Monday and Tuesday

  • 9.00 am to 3.00 pm - Face to face and online training


  • 9.00 am to 3.00 pm - Direct structured learning activities

Self-directed Learning: 15 hours/week

For more information visit AMES Australia online service standards.

  • Courses and Units

    CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

    Nominal Hours

    Cluster 1 Empowerment


    CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being


    CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people


    CHCAGE005 Provide support to clients living with dementia


    CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families


    Cluster 2 Health and Safety


    HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care


    HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems


    HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures  25

    Cluster 3 Way of Working


    CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people


    CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically


    CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services


    Cluster 4 Support


    CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support


    CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs


    CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services


    Total course hours


What jobs can I apply for after completing this course?

  • Community house worker
  • Home care assistant
  • Assistant in nursing
  • Personal care assistant
  • Residential care worker
  • Community Access Coordinator
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Care Service Employee
  • Family Support Worker
  • School Support Officer (Disability)

What further education can I do after completing the course?

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support (not offered at AMES Australia); CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability (not offered at AMES Australia); Short Courses


Applicants must be 18 years of age and above and must reside in Victoria. Your English level will be assessed on application.

Course duration

Over 6 months plus 150 hours of practical placement. Course delivered full-time.

Course dates

Weekly enrolment until capacity.



This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Please refer to the schedule of fees for more information here or contact AMES Australia to check your eligibility for a concession fee.

There may be extra charges for learning materials, first aid certificate, police check etc. 

A fee concession to a student enrolled under the Asylum Seeker VET Program can then be granted in accordance with the Guidelines about Fees.

How to Enrol

Enquire now to find out:

  • your eligibility
  • cost
  • arrange a time to have your English level assessed

The course will be run subject to enrolment numbers.

Register Interest


This course can be taken under the Government Subsidised Funding Programs below: