Please note: Students of this course are regularly required to attend classes at our South Australia campus.

Course Description

Join Australia’s fastest growing workforce!

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support provides you with the skills and knowledge essential to the role of a care and support worker in the community and residential aged care sector. This course offered by Open Colleges School of Health is structured to provide you with both the ‘Ageing’ specialisation and ‘Home and Community’ specialisation in the one qualification.

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support is delivered using a flexible methodology, utilising online learning as well as face to face on-campus delivery. Successful completion of this aged care training meets a pre-requisite for the Open Colleges School of Health Diploma of Nursing.

Why study this course?

  • Open Colleges School of Health offers you the flexibility of a blended learning model, with theory and underpinning knowledge completed online (study any time) and practical skills and assessment  in our state of the art clinical skills labs at our Keswick campus, in Adelaide
  • On-the-job experience through 120 hours practical work placement organised by us
  • Our graduates are highly regarded within the community and residential aged care industry

Find out more about Open Colleges School of Health here.

For further information about our policies and procedures, click here 

Join Australia’s fastest growing workforce!

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support provides you with the skills and knowledge essential to the role of a care and support worker in the community and residential aged care sector. This course offered by Open Colleges School of Health is structured to provide you with both the ‘Ageing’ specialisation and ‘Home and Community’ specialisation in the one qualification.

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support is delivered using a flexible methodology, utilising online learning as well as face to face on-campus delivery. Successful completion of this aged care training meets a pre-requisite for the Open Colleges School of Health Diploma of Nursing.

Why study this course?

  • Open Colleges School of Health offers you the flexibility of a blended learning model, with theory and underpinning knowledge completed online (study any time) and practical skills and assessment  in our state of the art clinical skills labs at our Keswick campus, in Adelaide
  • On-the-job experience through 120 hours practical work placement organised by us
  • Our graduates are highly regarded within the community and residential aged care industry

Find out more about Open Colleges School of Health here.

For further information about our policies and procedures, click here 

Course number E1270
Qualification name CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
Course duration 16 weeks plus 120 hours practical placement
Delivery Method

The delivery mode of this course is blended. The schedule consists of 1 full day or 2 evenings of attendance per week for facilitated learning with your educator and practical skills sessions. You will be required to supplement face-to-face attendance through completion of online self-directed learning packages, workbooks and assessment materials. This will require, on average, a commitment of at least 10-12 hours per week study time to be completed by you in your own time.

Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Case studies, Knowledge tests, Oral assessments, Practical skills assessments, Role plays, Third party evidence, Written assessments
Awarded by
  • YourLife Health & Learning Inc t/a Open Colleges School of Health (Provider number: 40049)

Join Australia’s fastest growing workforce!

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support provides you with the skills and knowledge essential to the role of a care and support worker in the community and residential aged care sector. This course offered by Open Colleges School of Health is structured to provide you with both the ‘Ageing’ specialisation and ‘Home and Community’ specialisation in the one qualification.

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support is delivered using a flexible methodology, utilising online learning as well as face to face on-campus delivery. Successful completion of this aged care training meets a pre-requisite for the Open Colleges School of Health Diploma of Nursing.

Why study this course?

  • Open Colleges School of Health offers you the flexibility of a blended learning model, with theory and underpinning knowledge completed online (study any time) and practical skills and assessment  in our state of the art clinical skills labs at our Keswick campus, in Adelaide
  • On-the-job experience through 120 hours practical work placement organised by us
  • Our graduates are highly regarded within the community and residential aged care industry

Find out more about Open Colleges School of Health here.

For further information about our policies and procedures, click here 

Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.
  • Develop relationships with older people
  • Provide services to older people
  • Support the rights of older people
  • Promote health and re-ablement of older people
  • Prepare to provide support to those affected by dementia
  • Use appropriate communication strategies
  • Provide activities for maintenance of dignity, skills and health
  • Implement strategies which minimise the impact of behaviours of concern
  • Complete documentation
  • Implement self care strategies
  • Observe individuals
  • Manage conflict
  • Respond to behaviours of concern
  • Complete reporting requirements
  • Determine personal support requirements
  • Maximise participation
  • Provide personal support
  • Complete reporting and documentation
  • Determine support needs
  • Provide support services
  • Monitor support activities
  • Complete reporting and documentation
  • Recognise and support individual differences
  • Promote independence
  • Support physical wellbeing
  • Support social, emotional and psychological wellbeing
  • Include carers and family members as part of the support team
  • Assess and respond to changes in the care relationship
  • Monitor and promote carer rights, health and well being
  • Communicate effectively with people
  • Collaborate with colleagues
  • Address constraints to communication
  • Report problems to supervisor
  • Complete workplace correspondence and documentation
  • Contribute to continuous improvement
  • Reflect on own perspectives
  • Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits
  • Communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations
  • Promote understanding across diverse groups
  • Determine requirements of individual plan
  • Establish relationship in the home
  • Operate respectfully in the home
  • Complete reporting and documentation
  • Identify and respond to legal requirements
  • Identify and meet ethical responsibilities
  • Contribute to workplace improvements
  • Work with information about the human body
  • Recognise and promote ways to support healthy functioning of the body
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Follow safe work practices for manual handling
  • Follow safe work practices for infection control
  • Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace
  • Reflect on own safe work practices

Core Skills Test

The Core Skills Test is compulsory to complete prior to acceptance into our course. It is an online test that assesses your language, literacy and numeracy skills.

  • There is no cost for up to 2 attempts at the test
  • It takes approximately 45 mins to complete.

Call us on 1300 886 204 to find out more about the Core Skills Test.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for this course are as follows:

  1. You must be an Australian citizen or have a permanent humanitarian visa or certain temporary visas with study rights, and
  2. Reside in South Australia; and
  3. You will also need to:
  • Have successfully completed Year 10 or its equivalent in Australia, or
  • Apply based on your work and / or life experience.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

This qualification is delivered and assessed by YourLife Health & Learning Inc t/a Open Colleges School of Health (Provider number: 40049). 

The testamur will be issued by YourLife Health & Learning Inc t/a Open Colleges School of Health.

              

Indicative fees for the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support course are as follows:

  • Full course tuition fee -$3,900
  • Students eligible for WorkReady SA funding - $200 (approximate)
  • Students holding a concession card and eligible for WorkReady SA funding - Approximately $100

The tuition fees above are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.  Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees. Residents of South Australia may be eligible for WorkReady SA funding.  Conditions and eligibility criteria apply. Alternatively, you can apply for a flexible payment plan or pay your course fees in full upfront. 

Contact us on 1300 886 204 to find out more about the funding and subsidy options available or to assess your eligibility.

More information about Fees and Payments.

  • Tuesday, 31 October 2017 (Tuesday / Wednesday evening campus attendance)
  • Wednesday, 17 January 2018 (Wednesday campus attendance)
  • Tuesday, 27 February 2018 (Tuesday / Wednesday evening campus attendance)
  • Wednesday, 23 May 2018 (Wednesday campus attendance)
  • Tuesday, 3 July 2018 (Tuesday / Wednesday evening campus attendance)
  • Wednesday, 3 October 2018 (Wednesday campus attendance)