Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

National Code: CHC33015
TAFE SA Code: TP00835


Learn to provide physical and emotional support to older people to enhance their independence and wellbeing. The course will introduce you to all aspects of a support worker’s role including assisting with daily activities and personal care.

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Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Aged or Disabilities Carer Aged or Disabilities Carer
  • Employment Outcomes

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) (CHC33015)
    This course covers independence and wellbeing, communication, working with diverse people, legal and ethical requirements, healthy body systems and safe work practices. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 7 core units and 6 elective units plus you must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Communicate and work in health or community services 30
    Follow safe work practices for direct client care 25
    Provide individualised support 30
    Recognise healthy body systems 70
    Support independence and wellbeing 80
    Work legally and ethically 55
    Work with diverse people 40


    Name Nominal Hours
    Assist with movement 25
    Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 25
    Facilitate the empowerment of older people 50
    Implement falls prevention strategies 40
    Meet personal support needs 60
    Provide first aid 18
    Provide support to people living with dementia 65
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