CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

This is the ideal qualification for those looking for a career in Aged Care, Home and Community Care and Disability. 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-centred support.

To achieve this qualification must complete at least 120 hours of work in an aged care, home and community, disability or community service organisation.

Career opportunities can include:

Classroom – Training delivered face-to-face in the traditional classroom environment.


Targeted at those who are looking to start their career in the Aged Care, Home and Community Care or Disability industry.  

This Full-Time program is delivered over 18 weeks. You will attend face-to-face workshops here at our Warabrook Training Facility, 3 days per week and will be required to complete 2 blocks of work experience placement totalling 135 hours (unpaid) in your nominated area of choice i.e., Aged Care or Disability.  

Essential Skills Training and Recruitment will arrange the work experience placement(s) for you. Workplace experience gives you the hands-on learning to practice the knowledge and skills you learnt in the training environment and provide you with an opportunity to showcase yourself to employers, giving you the best chance to secure employment at the end of the course. Click here for more information about work experience placement requirements.  Whilst there may be job opportunities available, Essential Skills Training and Recruitment does not guarantee employment.

Commencement Dates – 22nd August 2022 

Employment Based

Targeted at those already employed in an Aged Care, Home and Community Care or Disability Service Provider in a role that involves direct client support.  

This program is delivered over 12-15 months (depending on what elective stream you choose), with 1 face-to-face workshop per month, here at our Warabrook training facility for the duration of the course. The required 120 hours of compulsory work experience can be achieved through your current employment in a direct client support role.  

Commencement Dates:
Ageing – 29th June 2022, 7th September 2022, 2nd November 2022.
Disability – 20th July 2022, 26th September 2022, 29th November 2022.

The course entry requirements for this course will vary depending on which program you are enrolling into. Overall, to gain entry into this course you must;

If enrolling in the Employment Based Program you must also;

If enrolling in the Full-Time Jobseeker Program you must also;

There are 13 units to complete. 7 Core units and 6 Elective units. Where appropriate, electives may be selected to be awarded a qualification with an Ageing or Disability specialisation.

For a list of available units, please download the course brochure. Please note that any pre-scheduled programs will have set electives.

The price for this qualification will vary and is based upon specific eligibility requirements for government subsidies available at the time of your enrolment, that can contribute to the overall course cost. We will determine your eligibility for any subsidies available as part of our pre-training review process. You will be issued with a quote detailing your exact course fee before your enrolment is finalised.

Full course cost – $4,000
NSW Smart and Skilled Subsidised – $0 up to $1,750
VIC Skills First

* Payment plans are available

Training under JobTrainer is fee-free and fully funded by the NSW and Commonwealth governments

On application of enrolment, you will complete a Pre-Training Review interview with one of our Customer Relationships Officers and an online Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (LLN). The purpose of this process is to; ensure that this course is both appropriate, and the most suitable course option for you, determine if there is any additional support required to assist you with your training, and what Government subsidies (if any) might be available for you to access. You will then be sent a link to complete the enrolment form and student declaration to finalise your enrolment.

Please note: The LLN assessment is an online quiz and is not suitable for completion on mobile phones. You should allow 30mins – 1hr to complete the LLN assessment.

We are unable to enrol international students at this time.

The courses we have scheduled are listed below. You can apply by clicking either the ‘Enquire’ or ‘Apply’.

Please note: You will not be charged any fees until we have been able to assess your eligibility for funding. A $0 amount will be shown in the online application. The Customer Relationships Officer will provide you with a quote for your course fee as part of the Pre-Training Review process. On acceptance of the quote, a deposit will be required to finalise your enrolment. 

Certificate III in Individual Support – (Ageing)

Upcoming Courses

Course Start DateCourse End DateLocation
22/08/202225/12/2022Essential Skills Training and Recruitment
07/09/202230/11/2023Essential Skills Training and Recruitment
03/11/202220/01/2024Essential Skills Training and Recruitment

Certificate III in Individual Support – (Disability)

Upcoming Courses

Course Start DateCourse End DateLocation
20/07/202230/09/2023Essential Skills Training and Recruitment
22/08/202225/12/2022Essential Skills Training and Recruitment
26/09/202215/12/2023Essential Skills Training and Recruitment
29/11/202220/02/2024Essential Skills Training and Recruitment

On completion of this qualification, you may like to further your education and job prospects by completing any of the following qualifications.

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability