Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) – Online

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Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) – Online
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Course Overview

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 join the course any time and complete it online at your own pace. Simply follow the process below to obtain your qualification:

New Enrollment
Enrol Online
complete your learning
Complete your learning & assessments at your own pace (Max. 12 months)
complete your Mandatory Work
Complete your 120 hours of Mandatory Work Placement within 12 months
Obtain Qualifications
Obtain your Qualification.

Course Duration & Delivery Methods

Course Duration

Student can complete this course at their own pace, meaning they can finish as quickly or as slowly as they like. However, students must complete all learning, assessments, and work placement within twelve (12) months from their enrolment date.

Additional time may be granted to complete the course. Students must speak to Vigil Support Team for assistance.

Delivery Method:

This course is delivered online only, offering students a high level of flexibility allowing them to complete this course at their own pace.

Who should pick this delivery method?

Only students who are highly motivated to study at their own pace and have the resources available (see list below) should enrol in the online only course.

What support will I receive?

Vigil Training College provides a high-level of support to all our students! You will have the following support when studying online:

  • Admin Support: Our Vigil Training Admissions Team can be contacted for all admin related enquiries.
  • Learning & Assessment Support: Students can contact their trainers during business hours for direct support relating to learning & assessments.
    If students require additional support, such as face-to-face support, they can join classroom sessions (further fees may apply).

Resources Required:

Students enrolling in this Learning Method must have access to:

  • Laptop/Computer
  • Internet
  • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Similar Software
  • Acrobat Reader
  • Photo, audio, and video recording equipment (e.g., phone, camera, etc.)
  • Volunteers to assist with role-play tasks
  • Where possible, access to a workplace to complete your assessments. The assessments provide a simulated environment for students that are unable to access a workplace.
  • A passenger vehicle

If students are unable to access the above resources, they are recommended to enrol in the Mixed Learning Method, where majority of the resources are provided. If you would still like to enrol into the Online Learning Method, Vigil may be able to provide access to some of these resources, feel free to contact us!

Who Should Enrol for this Course?

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:

  • Personal Care Support Worker
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • In-Home Carer
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Aged Care Support Worker
  • And many more!


This course is also pathway into further studies, and you may wish to consider enrolling into the following courses:

  • CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability
  • BSB41419 – Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
  • CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)

Entry Requirements

There are no formal pre-requisites for this course, however students must meet the following criteria:
  • Have sound Language, Literacy & Numeracy Skills (You may need to do an LLN Test, see below for further details)
  • Have basic computer skills
  • NOT an International Student Visa Holder
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:
  • High School Certificate (Year 12) at an Australian Senior Secondary School; or
  • Vocation Education Training (VET) Certificate IV or above; or
  • Bachelor’s degree or above
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 we strongly recommend them to visit us personally before enrolling into the course. Submission required by Students upon Enrolment: Students must submit the following at the time of enrolment:
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI): If you do not have one, you can create one here.
  • One form of Valid Photo ID (Australian Driver License, State Issued Photo ID, or Passport)
  • Verified Copy of your previous qualification, if you are seeking an exemption for the LLN test.

Learning Outcomes

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:

  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • CHCCCS023 Support independence and well-being
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
  • CHCHCS001 Provide Home and Community support services.
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures.

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.

Work Placement

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:

  • A satisfactory National Police Clearance
  • Current Vaccination/Immunization Certificate and Proof of Immunity (Highly Recommended).
  • First Aid Certificate (HLTAID011 Provide First Aid): This certificate is not included in the course. However, Vigil Training College does offer this course, which is not included in the fee for the Aged Care Course.

Student may need to get the manual handling certificate depending on their workplace requirements.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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.

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