Creating Skills for life

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

Course Overview

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) course addresses work primarily in residential facilities under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to use their skills to carry out activities to maintain personal care and activities according to individualised plans of living for people in an aged care setting including in homes. Learners will report directly to a supervisor in workplace settings and are not responsible for other workers.

Possible career opportunities for graduates include: Nursing assistant, Home care assistant, Personal care worker, Personal care assistant, Care assistant, In-home respite worker, Care service employee, Care worker, Community care worker, Personal care giver, Accommodation support worker, Community house worker, Community support worker, Residential care worker and Support worker.

Graduates of this course will receive an internationally recognised Australian Qualification issued through TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275).


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Course Delivery

Location: Fiji

Duration: Course duration is 22 weeks full time including one-week mid semester break. Students will attend classes for a minimum of 5 days per week. Additional out-of-hours study time will be required.

Delivery Mode: Face to face and work placement. Training will be delivered in English and incorporates language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) support.

Vocational Placement: As part of this qualification you are required to complete 120 hours of vocational placement. This will be organised by APTC and these hours are to be completed within the aged care industry. This is an opportunity for students to practise the skills and knowledge learnt in a supported environment.

You may be required to work a combination of day and afternoon shifts to complete these vocational placement hours. Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts.

Note: It is a requirement for this qualification to complete a criminal history check.

Course Fees: The course fee is FJD2,100. The fee includes learning resources, stationery and uniform. The Australian Government subsidises the cost of the course including materials and consumables. Course fees are subject to change without prior notification. View current fees.


Entry Requirements

  • Citizen of a Pacific Island Forum country
  • Have significant prior industry experience (more than one year) in the area in which they wish to train or have a local qualification and limited relevant industry experience (up to one year) in the area in which they wish to train
  • Complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and Vocational Knowledge Assessment

Applicants may apply for recognition of prior learning.

* Courses offered, course dates and fees may vary depending  upon student and industry demand.


Course Contents

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support will cover the following units of competency:


Unit CodeUnit Title
CHCCCS015Provide Individualised Support
CHCCCS023Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001Provide home and community support services
HLTINF001Comply with infection control policies and procedures

Bold Font indicates core units; Standard font indicates electives (7 core plus 6 electives units)

* Please note; elective units of competency may vary from campus to campus depending on local industry needs.

APTC is an Australian Government initiative in partnership with the Pacific and Timor-Leste.

APTC is implemented by TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275)

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