CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community), also commonly known as the Aged Care Course is suitable for individuals who want to obtain the latest nationally recognised qualification for caregivers and support workers and develop their career in the Aged and Community care sector.
You can study this course in a classroom at our Parramatta campus and finish in 12 weeks. Simply follow the process below to obtain your qualification:
The course duration is 12 weeks.
The course is delivered as a combination of Classroom Sessions & Self- Studies.
Students will be required to attend one (1) classroom-based session each week, from 9am to 4pm.
Refer to “Course Batches” below for upcoming dates.
Students will also be required to complete online self-study, to ensure that they finish within the 12 weeks.
These will be issued to students upon enrolment.
At the end of 12 weeks, students should have completed all their Learning & Assessments.
Note: To obtain your qualification for this course, students are required to complete 120 hours of mandatory work-placement. Students may choose to start this during the course or at the end of 12 weeks. Students will not be issued a Certificate, until the 120 hours have been completed. Refer to “Work Placement” Section below.
There are no formal pre-requisites for this course, however students must meet the following criteria:
Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) Test:
You are not required to complete an LLN test, if you have successfully completed any of the following qualifications issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework:
You will be required to submit a verified copy of your certification, at the time of enrolment. If you have not completed any of the above, you will be required to undertake an English Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test, prior to the commencement of the course. If you are unable to pass this test and our training organisation is unable to provide with the LLN support required, you will be advised to undertake an LLN foundation skills course. Full Refunds are available if you have enrolled into the course and failed to meet the LLN requirements. Students who are not confident with their LLN abilities should contact us before enrolling into the course.
Students must ensure that they have the following resources:
If you need assistance with arranging the above-mentioned resources, please call our Student Support Team.
Submission required by Students upon Enrolment:
Students must submit the following at the time of enrolment:
This course is for individuals who want to start their career in the Aged Care or Community Care Sector. Upon completion of the course, you may want to work in any of the following roles:
This course is also pathway into further studies, and you may wish to consider enrolling into the following courses:
Upon successful completion of all the thirteen (13) units, listed below, and fulfilling the requirements of work placement, you will be awarded with the qualification CHC33015 Cert III in Individual Support ((Ageing, Home and Community).
The units of competency include:
The 13 units have been clustered in 6 clusters.
Receiving your certificate
You will receive your certificate within 10 business days from the date of submission of your work placement workbook and your final assessment task for this course.
A total of 120 Hours of mandatory industry work placement is required to be completed at the end of course.
Generally, you will be responsible for finding a Vocational Placement provider. However, you may be supported by the Vocational Placement Coordinator in finding one. The Training Manager and Work Placement Co-ordinator will discuss the best options for placement with every student to find a location and timing that suits the student.
Where the student is already working in an appropriate Aged Care Facility, it is recommended that this facility would be best for gathering the workplace evidence for the units across the identified 120 hours. There may be some flexibility in the timing of workplace evidence collected for these existing workers who have employer support for this course.
Vigil Training College will provide all work placement support resources to our students.
Work Placement Requirements:
All students entering a workplace facility in the aged care industry, must have:
Student may need to get the manual handling certificate depending on their workplace requirements.
RPL means we will recognise your prior training and you will not need to repeat training you have already completed.
If you have skills and knowledge from prior education, work experiences, family and community experience that relates to your training, you may seek recognition of prior learning (RPL). If you believe you may be eligible for RPL, please contact our team prior to enrolment and we will support you in completing an RPL application, including gathering of required evidence.
Vigil encourages all students to understand the RPL process and the benefits that may result from participating in it.
Which day do I need to attend?
Refer to “Course Batches” below to select a day you would like to attend weekly.
Should I study online only or in a classroom?
Students that prefer to learn through face-to-face sessions and require support in completing their studies should enrol into this course.
Is attendance mandatory?
No. However, we recommend students attend all classroom sessions to ensure they receive the best level of support, and they can finish the course in 12 weeks.
What resources do I need?
Students must ensure that they have the following resources:
Is this the Aged Care Course?
Yes, this course is the newly released Aged Care Course. This course replaces the previously known courses:
Students studying Certificate III in Individual Support through Vigil Training College may be eligible to receive Support Payments from Services Australia.
If you require further information regarding this, you can call our Student Support Team on 1800 97 97 66.
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