VIC CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)2024-02-14T10:40:21+00:00
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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

(Please note that this qualification is superseded by CHC33021 – Certificate III in Individual Support.)

Our nationally recognised CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) is the perfect qualification for people who have a passion for supporting the elderly, or those with a disability, to reach their full potential.

Start a career in the disability and/or aged care industry- whether you imagine working in an Aged Care Facility in Home and Community Care, or you could work in disability, such as in the NDIS workforce, or any other organisations that provide support and care to the disabled.

Upon completion, you will be job ready and equipped with the knowledge and skills to follow an individualised plan to provide support to people who require care.

The following employment opportunities may be available following the successful completion of this course:

 Disability Support Worker

 Personal Care Support Worker

 Accommodation Support Worker

 Food Service Worker (Aged Care)

 Respite Care Worker

 Personal Care Giver

Please note completion of this course does not guarantee an employment outcome.

Learning and assessment occurs in two distinct phases. The first phase includes virtual classroom learning, self-paced learning and theory-based assessment. This is followed by the practical placement phase where skills and knowledge are applied and practiced and work-based assessment occurs. Relationships with practical placement partners are established and managed by Aged Care Training Services.

Phase 1

 Learning is scheduled as virtual face to face training sessions, with self-paced activities and completion of assignments scheduled in between classes. Training sessions will include theoretical learning as well as skills-based learning using simulated scenarios. Learners will also have the opportunity to visit a workplace to put their learning into context. Self-paced learning will include additional reading (pre and post sessions) and research and assigned learning activities.

 The assessment in phase 1 includes written response knowledge-based assessment at the end of each cluster.

Phase 2

 Learning in phase 2 occurs in the workplace through the completion of day-to-day practical work tasks under the guidance and supervision of a nominated workplace supervisor during practical placement. Learners will also complete a workplace journal that includes assigned tasks and reflective activities to consolidate their learning practice and provide the assessor with supplementary evidence of the learner’s competency.

 Workplace observation assessments will occur during scheduled visits to the workplace/ aged care facility by the assessor during phase 2 when an individual is ready to be assessed. The assessor will also gather feedback from the nominated workplace supervisor at the end of phase 2.

 The Below units have been selected with industry consultation and provide a full range of competencies required when providing support to the aging. Units are subject to change at any time at Aged Care Training Services discretion.

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred approach

CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

(Please note that practical placement is a mandatory component of the course completion and may be impacted by COVID should restrictions or government directives prohibit student placement in workplaces such as aged care facilities)

This course will be approximately 12 months in duration depending on Recognition of Prior Learning, Credit Transfer and individual needs of the learners and practical placement arrangements.

This course is delivered via a combination of-

  An option of two schedules. Either 3 days per week of scheduled face to face virtual training or 2 days per week of scheduled face to face virtual training.

  3.5 hours per day of group training delivery (11am to 2:30pm daily)

  2.5 hours per day study assist / optional trainer assistance (2:30pm – 5:00pm daily)

  Total 45 sessions group virtual face to face training (157 hours)

  Total of 45 sessions of study assist (112.5 hours)

 16 hours per week of self-paced flexible learning including placement

 A minimum of 160 hours of scheduled practical placement.

We provide you with;

  Ongoing Trainer support by phone & email via online/virtual staff

  Course Materials & Resources

  Information about Accreditation Standards

  Polo Shirt for Practical Placement

 Name badge

As part of your CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), there is 20 weeks (160 hours of practical placement) depending on prior skills and knowledge.

Placement is a great opportunity to put all your knowledge into practice, and experience what it is to be a real carer. While you are on-the-job training, you will be supervised and guided by experienced professionals who work at the facility and you will have scheduled visits from your trainer. This will give your trainer an opportunity to observe your competence to perform tasks at the standard required.

Aged Care Training Services will arrange Practical Placement for eligible individuals. We always aim to place individuals in a facility that is close and convenient for their individual needs.
*Please Note: Practical Placement positions are at the discretion of the facilities availability and criteria.

When individuals are attending any Facility for Practical Placement, they must wear a student uniform at all times. Aged Care Training Services will supply you with a name badge.

Aged Care Training Services will arrange your placement for you! We work with a number of excellent facilities in Victoria. When we are arranging placement for you, we always try to get our students into the most convenient location to you. Students need to be available for shifts from Monday to Friday, 7am or 9pm. There is no weekend work required.

When students are attending any Aged Care work placement they must wear a student uniform at all times. The uniform consists of the following:
Plain black pants or slacks. No denim, cargo pants or track suit pants. This is at your own cost.pantsAGedcare2 Black enclosed comfortable footwear. Eg: Similar to a school shoe or a nursing shoe. This is at your own cost.shoesAgedCare2

There are no pre-requisites to gain entry into CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).


For entry of this course, you will require adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills in English that allow you to read and interpret information, understanding training, demonstrate leadership skills as well as provide and follow clear instructions, and prepare written assignments and documents for assessment.


 Students must obtain a police check / clearance

 Students must be 18 years or over of age

 Students must be physically fit to undertake practical placement and be able to work at floor level as well

 This course is virtual, you must have access to a computer and basic computer literacy

We encourage people with disabilities to apply

To ensure we meet your learning needs, we will conduct an LLN assessment prior to your enrolment.

No need to be discouraged about this as the LLN is a great tool to allow us to identify any extra support you may require.

We deliver this course in Victoria, metro and regional areas.

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible, an individual must meet the Skills First Program requirements as follow:

To meet general citizenship / residency requirements, an individual must be:

 An Australian citizen; or

 A holder of a permanent visa; or

 A New Zealand citizen

The ‘2 Skill Sets in a year’

Skills First

Skills First provides an opportunity to access Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding to complete a nationally recognised qualification.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Funding. Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Eligibility criteria applies.

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Full Fee Paying Students

If you are not eligible to access Skills First Funding, you can still enrol with us a full fee paying student. The course fee is specified above and paid to us through a payment plan spanning your enrolment. Payment instalments will not exceed $1,500. Please contact us to discuss your individual payment plan.

Refund Policy

  1. Where our Registered Training Organisation ceases operation, a full refund will apply (including deposit).
  2. We will endeavour to complete the training and/or assessment once course has commenced, to the best of our ability. No refunds are generally provided for training that has already been delivered. If we cancel a course, a refund of all fees is paid to the student, unless satisfactory alternative arrangements can be made.
  3. If you withdraw prior to week 2 of your course, a full refund will be issued.

Statement of Fees

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All training is delivered by us! We do not have third parties delivering on our behalf.

We are an approved Registered Training Organisation. Our RTO # is 6127.

Our legal name is Century Group Pty Ltd. We trade under the names of Arrow Training Services as well as Aged Care Training Services.

We are responsible for the quality of the training and assessment you will receive and all compliance. We are also responsible for the issuance of the AQF certification documentation (Your Qualification!)

We are committed to delivering a training experience worth talking about! (in a good way of course).

If at any point of time, you are not satisfied with us, please feel free to contact us for assistance.

 Job seekers

 Those looking for a career change

Whatever your reason for enrolling in this course, our qualified staff will ensure you are job ready to service the health and community sector.

If you consider yourself to be dedicated and passionate about caring for others, want to understand disability experiences and quality of care, then you should contact us today to enrol!

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) is a nationally recognised qualification and an industry endorsed program which has been created to provide training for people who are eager to gain employment as a disability support worker.

Century Group Pty Ltd trading as Aged Care Training Services RTO 6127. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. We encourage people with disabilities to apply. Completion of this course does not guarantee an employment outcome.