CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

Gain the skills and knowledge you require to start in the rewarding aged care industry by commencing your aged care training with Selmar. The Certificate III in Individual Support is an entry level qualification for those who want to work in aged care. Because of the rise in our ageing population, aged care work is one of Australia’s fastest growing industries.

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centered 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-centered support.

Selmar offers training through a workplace and distance study. Our experienced and supportive aged care trainers will be with you every step of the way delivering quality and relevant learning opportunities.

Call us on 1300 223 040 to find out more about Selmar’s aged care training.


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Certificate III in Individual Support

Streams: Ageing or Home and Community

Delivery mode
Workplacedistance, classroom (VIC only)

Course duration
12 months – Distance, workplace

Nationally recognised

Practical placement hours
Minimum of 120 hours that we can help you organise (working hours can be incorporated as placement hours for workplace students)

Government funding & fees

Payment Methods
Direct Debit, Credit Card, Pay-as-you-go (Catalyst plus)

Course units

Core units

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

Elective units – ageing stream

CHCCCS011          Meet personal support needs
CHCAGE001        Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005       Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS017         Provide loss and grief support
HLTINF001            Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTAID011           Provide first aid

Elective units – home and community stream

CHCCCS011          Meet personal support needs
CHCAGE001         Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS025        Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001         Provide home and community support services
HLTHPS006          Assist clients with medication
HLTAID011           Provide first aid

Course entry

  • To commence this program, your Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills must meet required standards for ACSF LEVEL 2
  • You need to provide a current national Police Check (VIC or NSW depending on where you are commencing your course) or you must provide evidence that you have applied for a police check in your respective state as soon as possible.
  • Evidence of flu and COVID-19 vaccination is required to undertake practical placement in an aged care setting. For more information, check with your state health department website.


Possible career pathways you may like to consider upon completion:

  • Personal care worker
  • Community care worker
  • Residential care worker
  • Accommodation support worker
  • Home carer assistant


 Workplace Training

Our workplace delivery mode is designed for anyone who is currently employed in a community services organisation. Selmar trainers will arrange regular visits to your workplace to offer support and guidance. Read more

  •    Regular workplace visits — all training comes to you
  •    One-on-one training
  •    Marking done on site and feedback given on the spot
  •    Flexible assessment methods
  •    Employer incentives available to support eligible students

* A minimum of 120 working hours must be logged in a community care services organisation.


What is practical placement?

One of the benefits of studying with Selmar is our practical learning that will help you develop hands-on, real-life skills so you develop industry-ready confidence to succeed in the workplace! As part of this program, a minimum of 120 hours must be completed in an aged care facility. For students not currently working in the industry, these hours are incorporated into our programs through practical placement. And, we even help you organise placement via our extensive industry network! Read more

 Distance Training

Distance training is available to students who are not currently in the community services industry. Along with practical placement that we help organise, training is delivered via paper-based resources and the student still receives trainer support by phone, email or skype. Read more

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