Course Description

Become a valued and integral part of the health and community sector and make yourself highly-employable as a Care Worker with Open Colleges’ CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community).

The Certificate is being offered by Open Colleges in partnership with Integrated Care and Management Training, which means you get a nationally recognised qualification which will open employment doors across Australia.

This course will train you for entry-level care work positions. During your studies you will learn:

  • About the human body and how to support its healthy functioning.
  • Important skills to comply with infection control.
  • How to facilitate the empowerment of older people.
  • The skills to meet personal client support needs.
  • How to tailor support to meet the needs of individual clients.
  • How dementia can affect a person, as well as strategies for communicating with, supporting and monitoring a client with dementia.
  • How to support client independence and wellbeing.
  • The tools to communicate and collaborate effectively with clients, their families and coworkers.
  • How to work effectively within the health and community care sector.

The Certificate is perfect for people who are wanting to start a career as a Care Worker, as well as for those who are already working in the area but who need to formalise their qualifications in order to take the next step in their career. 

This course is offered by Open Colleges on behalf of Integrated Care and Management Training.

If you would prefer to have the option of blending campus study with online study we have campus based options in South Australia and Western Australia, find out more here.

This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation as you may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and may be able to complete your studies faster.

Potential career outcomes

  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Care Worker
  • Community Care Worker
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Residential Support Worker