CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) is the primary qualification for the aged care, disability and home care industries. The Australian Medical Association (WA) has been helping to train new care workers for more than 20 years, finding meaningful employment for thousands of graduates.

The aged care sector offers a unique platform from which to grow your career. Job opportunities are plentiful, as are pathways to grow into areas such as nursing, allied health, management and leadership. The aged care industry, just like healthcare is constantly evolving and is not affected by economic cycles. Instead, it needs people who care deeply and are motivated to support the most vulnerable citizens of our society to age with dignity and respect.

This 13-unit Certificate provides a comprehensive introduction to being a care worker in an Australian setting. The program runs for six months, with access to AMA College’s state-of-the-art simulation lab as well as 120 hours of work placement, organised by the AMA.

Students will also be assisted with recruitment support while they are studying, thanks to the AMA’s extensive relationships with aged care providers in Western Australia.

Study Options

  • The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) can be completed either as a stand-alone qualification over a six month period (two study periods), or combined with the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support as a 12-month packaged course option (four study periods).

Course Summary

Course: CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

CRICOS Course Code: 108759M

English Requirement: IELTS of 5.5 (no band below 5) or equivalent
Duration: 26 weeks – 20 weeks of study + 6 weeks of holidays
Cost: $250 non-refundable application fee

$5,500 tuition fee, equating to $2,750 in fees per study period

For a full list of all fees that may apply, see the Fees page under New Students

Intakes: February and July
Package Option: This course can be packaged with the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support to create a 12-month study program

Work Placement and Recruitment Support

As part of the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) study program, students will be expected to complete 120 hours of unpaid work placement. This work placement will occur in an approved Residential Aged Care Facility, organised by AMA College.

This mandatory work placement will require students to have current Flu and COVID vaccinations and a clear National Police Clearance.

AMA College understands how important it is for students to find work while studying in Australia. As such, the College will assist students with their job search by providing help with resume creation appropriate to the Australian market, interview tips and simulations as well as actively seeking out job opportunities for students throughout their studies with the College. The Australian Medical Association (WA) has a dedicated recruitment division and highly experienced recruiters to ensure that students receive the most appropriate support and advice.

AMA College has a long history of helping students find meaningful employment in the aged and disability care sector. Our reputation and ongoing working relationships with WA’s leading aged and disability providers means that AMA College students have the best possible opportunities to secure work in the industry that they are studying.

Course Content

Unit CodeUnit TitleCore /Elective
CHCCCS015Provide individualised supportC
CHCCCS023Support independence and well beingC
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community servicesC
CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleC
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethicallyC
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systemsC
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client careC
ELECTIVE UNITS - AGEING specialisation
CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older peopleE
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementiaE
CHCCCS011Meet personal support needsE
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and proceduresE
CHCPAL001Deliver care services using a palliative approachE
ELECTIVE UNITS – Other named elective
HLTAID003Provide first aidE
Total 13 units – 7 core and 6 electives

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