CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Start studying a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) at HERC!

HERC is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with our South Australian equivalent, The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Education Centre (ANMEC), to deliver CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

This qualification is the entry level qualification for workers in the ageing, community and disability sectors.

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Education Centre (ANMEC) and the Health Education and Research Centre (HERC) have partnered with leading providers in the aged care and disability industries to deliver a contemporary Certificate III in Individual Support that embeds the philosophy of empowering older and disabled people. The training uses evidence-based practice to support the principles of a person-centred approach and engages learners to deliver care that places the client at the centre of service with inclusive decision- making and informed client choices about activities of daily living.

The below information outlines all you need to know to get started on the track of your new career. It covers study dates, fees, course outlines, information on how to apply and any necessary entry requirements you may need.


Our Next course will be commencing on the 29th November 2021. Expressions of interest are now open.

Our next course will be starting on the 29th November 2021. Please fill in an Expression of Interest at the bottom of the page to start your application.

As part of this course you will learn:

  • The roles and responsibilities of a Care worker
  • To provide personal care and support to people
  • To support people to maintain their independence
  • To carry out activities related to an individualised plan
  • To support people living with dementia
  • To support family members who become the carer
  • The principles of identifying and maintaining a healthy body system
  • The key elements of safety in the workplace
  • Communication, working with diverse people and work legally and ethically in a residential and community based setting
  • Palliative care

This course is delivered over 16 weeks intensive study (not including any applicable holiday periods) in our training rooms at 182 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000.

This includes:

  • 3 days a week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) between 9:00am and 3:00pm, including 1 day a week in our SIM lab
  • At least one day a week self-directed learning
  • 4 weeks of full time supervised clinical placement (160 hours)

This is subject to change

  • Be of working age
  • Successful completion of Year 10 or equivalent level of study
  • Australian Citizen or hold a permanent residency visa

Students are required to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment prior to acceptance into this course.

The LLN test endeavours to identify the skill level of the applicants by assessing:

  • general reading skills
  • the ability for the applicant to follow simple instructions
  • the ability for the applicant to perform mathematical tasks that require addition, subtraction, division and multiplication
  • assessing reading, writing, spelling and comprehension

HERC is a leading registered training organisation in the health profession, we offer:

  • Fully qualified nurse educators that have experience in acute, mental health and aged care settings
  • Professional service supported by our Student Support Team
  • A supportive learning environment that includes a variety of teaching methods
  • Fully equipped training rooms, student facilities and practical simulation lab
  • Access to our library, computers and WIFI, during business hours
  • Fill in an Expression of Interest
  • Complete the compulsory Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment
  • Attend a group interview

The Certificate III in Individual Support is a funded course under the Department of State Growth and is available at the subsidised rate of $400 for eligible students. There may be limited funded places available.

To be eligible for the funding:

  • The potential learner must be a Tasmanian Resident (a Tasmanian resident is defined as a permanent resident of Australia living in Tasmania for a minimum of six (6) months)
  • The potential learner must be aged 15 years or older
    Further to this, to be eligible for the funding, you must be defined as a job seeker.

A job seeker is someone who is:

  • Not a school student as defined by Sections 3 and 4 of the Education Act 1994; OR
  • Registered with an Employment Service Provider (ESP); OR
  • An income support recipient who is not currently required to meet activity test or participation requirements; OR
  • A participant in an Australian Government labour market program; OR
  • Not currently working and seeking or intending to seek paid employment or self-employment after completing the qualification; OR
  • Not working and participating in volunteering activities; OR
  • A person currently employed who’s contract of employment is classified as “casual” unless otherwise specified in the documentation for each program

The current cost of the course is $4,836 in total, including a $400 non-refundable enrolment fee.

The Certificate III in Individual Support is a funded course under the Department of State Growth and is available at the subsidised rate of $400 for eligible students. Please see above section for eligibility criteria.

All students accepted into the course will be required to set up a payment plan at the beginning of the course, which will direct debit the associated fees each week/fortnight/month.

To achieve this qualification, a total of 14 units must be successfully completed, which includes 8 core units and 6 electives.

On successful completion of the qualification, students will be awarded the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services Core Unit
CHCAGE001 Facilitate empowerment of older people Elective Unit: Specialised (Ageing)
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core Unit
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core Unit
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs Elective Unit: Specialised
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support Core Unit
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well-being Core Unit
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach Elective Unit: General
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems Core Unit
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues Elective Unit: Specialised (Mental Health)
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia Elective Unit: Specialised
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core Unit
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Elective Unit: General
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures Core Unit

Please note

HERC are obligated under the training standards to ensure students undertaking courses are fully informed of the course requirements, course fees and are going to be successful at completing the qualification and successful at gaining employment. In order to do this, HERC require applicants to complete a questionnaire and language, literacy and numeracy test as a way to determine this and if not, suggest support options.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander &; culturally and linguistically diverse background applicants are encouraged to apply.

Next Steps - Submit your expression of interest

Expressions of Interest for our November intake are now open.

Please click on the link below to express your interest for the course starting on the 29th November 2021.

CHC33015 Certificate III EOI