Recommended skills training for residential and nursing care
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support – Ageing Specialisation is a Nationally Recognised Training qualification under Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).
This qualification particularly assists those people who may have some exposure to the aged care sector or those wishing to move into the aged care industry.
Aged care workers might:
- carry out activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities of living for people in a residential or nursing care setting
- carry out activities related to an individualised client plan, and
- report directly to a supervisor and are not responsible for other workers.
This qualification has common units to the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support which on completion may be presented as a credit transfer.
Duration, mode of delivery and assessment
CHC33015 Certificate III Individual Support – Ageing specialisation is offered at a pace to suit the individual with attendance required at face to face classes with additional workplace simulation and actual workplace assessment. The CHC Community Services Training Package WA Nominal Hours guide indicates to complete this qualification 555 nominal hours are to be completed. Nominal hours are the hours of training notionally required to achieve the outcomes of units of competency. Nominal hours may vary for a qualification depending on the selection of units of competence. In Western Australia, nominal hours are used as a mechanism for funding allocation.
Course duration reflects the nominal hours. The expected time in hours to complete this course are 555 which includes personal study time, work placement and independent assessment completion. The Department of Training and Workforce Development funding for preferred providers expects classroom attendance over the course duration to be no less than 389 hrs approximately or termed 70% face to face. ATA Training follow this model for delivery of CHC33015 Certificate III Individual Support – Ageing specialisation in line with best practice and industry quality.
Mode of delivery and assessment
- course duration 6 – 12 months
- face to face classes
- practical observation, role play and written assessments
- post course assignments, and
- mandatory workplace assessment (To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency).
Course cost $2100 – includes $100 learning resource fee
Deposit required $1000
Please access our Student Handbook for funded fees, terms and program conditions
This course will provide students with the knowledge and practical skills required to provide quality care for older clients using supportive and safe practices. This program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to work primarily in the residential and nursing care sector under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisational guidelines and service plans.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency
Units of competency include:
- CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
- CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
- CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
- CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
- CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
- HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
- HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
- CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
- CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
- CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
- CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour
- HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
- CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
There are no pre-entry study or qualification requirements but you will need to:
- reside in Western Australia
- possess suitable English skills (language, literacy and numeracy). For example, you will need the literacy and numeracy skills to be able to read, understand and communicate care requirements on a care plan, and
- provide a copy of your passport or photo identification.
Prior to undertaking practical placement, you will be required to provide a:
- National Police Clearance, and
- vaccination record (optional).
Training and course requirements
Please note in order to achieve your qualification or in the event of partial completion be issued with a Statement of Attainment, all students must be able to meet the following requirements:
- read all course materials, attend classes, conduct research and study in your own time and complete all theory and practical assessments, and
- you will need be physically able to perform the tasks required of direct care including manual tasks.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)
At the time of enrolment in your ATA Training qualification, you may apply to have formal study and / or skills and knowledge assessed for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) / Recognition of Current Competency (RCC).
The ATA Training RPL / RCC process recognises that you may already have undertaken some formal study in the past or possess the skills or knowledge to be assessed without the need to attend a course in full. Awards of Nationally Recognised Training qualifications under VET RPL/RCC relies upon an evidence assessment of competence. Competence is the demonstration of skills and knowledge that you have gained through life and work experiences as well as any training that you have successfully completed and that can be matched against industry performance standards. These standards are called units of competency. Units can be grouped together to form specific industry qualifications.
ATA Training is committed to ensuring all Nationally Recognised Training qualifications, record of results and partial completion of qualifications resulting in a Statement of Attainment are issued in accordance with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015.
Fee payment options
ATA Training offer a variety of fee payment methods. Visit the Student Information page for full details.
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Nationally Recognised Training
Qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by ATA Training will be recognised by other Registered Training Organisations nationally and meet the national Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). ATA Training recognises Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other Registered Training Organisations. RTO Code: 52359