CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support

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Course Overview

Course Code: CHC33021
CRICOS Code: 114574C
Training Package: CHC – Community Services
Course Duration: 52 weeks
Classroom Location: Seven Hills, NSW

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in the community, home or residential ‎care setting who work under supervision and delegation as a part of a multi-disciplinary ‎team, following an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who ‎may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.‎

These individuals take responsibility for their own outputs within the scope of their job role ‎and delegation. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as ‎well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide ‎person-centred support.‎

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of ‎work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the respective units of competency.‎

You can apply for the recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (Credit and/or Recognition of Prior Learning). The granting of Credit or RPL may affect course fees as well as the duration of the course. Please refer to our ‘International Student Handbook’ for more details.





The Training Package does not specify any entry requirements.‎

Australian National Institute of Education (ANIE) has the following entry requirements for ‎international students who would like to enroll into the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability specialisation)‎ that they must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.‎
  • Have completed at least the equivalent of year 12 education. ‎
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.‎
  • Participate in an LLN (Language, Literacy and Numeracy) assessment*, if applicable, to determine and ‎demonstrate their readiness and learning capacity to undertake their desired course.‎
  • Have the required English language proficiency such as an overall IELTS** score of 6.0 with no individual band ‎score of less than 5.5 (test results must be not more than two (2) years old). English language proficiency can also ‎be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:‎
    – the student was educated in an English-speaking country for at least five (5) years; or
    – the student has completed at least six (6) months of a minimum of AQF level 4 course or higher in an ‎Australian RTO within the last two (2) years; or
    – the student has successfully completed an English Placement Test at ANIE. ‎
* For detail about LLN requirements and assessment process, please refer to the ‘LLN (Language, ‎Literacy and Numeracy) Requirements’ section in the ANIE International Student Handbook. ‎
‎** Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. In that case, ‎students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to ‎minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or higher.‎





This course’s training and assessment activities are conducted in the classroom, where 20 hours per week attendance is required. Additionally, training and assessment are conducted in a practical simulation lab. ANIE has its own industry-standard lab to train and assess the students in a simulated environment.

A mandatory work placement component is also included in this course. The student will complete this component in a compliant care centre/setting to achieve real-life work experience.

For all enrolled students, Australian National Institute of Education is responsible under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 for the quality of the training and assessment activities and for the issuance of all AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework) certificates.






This qualification will be delivered over 52 weeks, including 40 weeks of training and assessment spread over 4 terms of 10 weeks each, that also includes minimum 120 hours of work placement component. The students will also have 12 weeks of holidays (3 weeks per term) over the whole duration.


Nine (9) core units and six (6) elective units are required for the award of the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability specialisation). ANIE has selected the elective units according to the regulatory packaging rules and guided by the job outcomes sought, local industry requirements, and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

These units are:

Unit CodeUnit Title Core/Elective
CHCCCS031Provide individualised supportCore
CHCCCS038Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving ‎supportCore
CHCCCS040Support independence and wellbeingCore
CHCCCS041Recognise healthy body systemsCore
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community ‎servicesCore
CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleCore
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethicallyCore
HLTINF006Apply basic principles and practices of infection ‎prevention and controlCore
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client careCore
CHCAGE011Provide support to people living with dementiaElective – Group A
CHCAGE013Work effectively in aged careElective – Group A
CHCPAL003Deliver care services using a palliative approachElective – Group A
CHCDIS011Contribute to ongoing skills development using a ‎strengths-based approachElective – Group B
CHCDIS012Support community participation and social inclusionElective – Group B
CHCDIS020Work effectively in disability supportElective – Group B



CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability specialisation) is a course suitable for international students who are seeking to pursue a career in the community services sector. This qualification enables the student to seek employment in various job roles such as ‎Senior Personal Care Assistant, Care Assistant, Accommodation Support Worker, ‎Residential Support Worker, Community Access Coordinator, Community care worker, ‎Community House Worker, Residential Care Worker, Food Services Deliverer, Transport ‎Support Worker, In-Home Respite Worker, Disability Service Officer, Care Worker, Client ‎Assistant, School Support Officer (Disability), Family Support Worker, Care Service ‎Employee, Planned activity assistant, Residential aide, Field Officer (Community ‎Services), Nurse’s Aide, Home care assistant and so on. ‎

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their higher education in a range ‎of areas, including the Certificate IV in Ageing Support and Certificate IV in Disability ‎Support qualifications.


Enrolling with us is pretty straightforward.

Be sure to read all course information, fee information and our ‘International Student Handbook’ (all available on the ANIE website or on-campus) to ensure that this is the right course for you, and you can meet the entry requirements. Please contact us by email or phone if you have any further inquiries. You can also consult with a qualified Education Agent if you feel the need to do so.

Once you are ready, complete our ‘Enrolment Application Form’ and submit it to us with the required documents attached.

From there, we will review the application and contact you or your Education Agent if you have nominated one to act on your behalf. If you require any further information in any phase of your enrolment process, please contact us.

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