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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) West Australian Institute of Further Studies


Course info


The Certificate III in Individual Support is regarded as the entry-level qualification for people who wish to work in the aged care sector, in facilities such as aged care homes and hostels. The course provides the basic practical knowledge and understanding for work in this field. You will study a variety of units with an emphasis on the support, communication and delivery of care services. On completion of this course, you will be eligible to enter further studies in this area or apply to related employment.

Successful completion of this course may lead you to employment in occupations such as:

  • Nursing Assistant
  • Home Care Assistant
  • In-Home Respite Worker
  • Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Care Worker
  • Community Care Worker
  • Personal Care Giver


Successful completion of this qualification provides you with a pathway into other Certificate III and Certificate IV level qualifications in the Community Services and Health Training Packages. You may be able to receive exemptions from some subjects based on this qualification.

Work-Based Training

As a student in this course, you would undertake 240 hours in a work placement, working alongside qualified professionals and supervised by WAIFS trainers and designated supervisors at the host employer. This practical component is linked to a number of units of competency in the Certificate III.



Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community).

Online/Distance with attendence (52 weeks (40 of study, 12 weeks of holidays))

Tuition fees

A$9,750.00 (5,55,726) per year

Materials fee: AUD $750; Uniform fee: AUD $100; Enrolment fee: AUD $230


15 Jun, 20 Jul, 03 Aug, 17 Aug, 07 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 12 Oct, 02 Nov, 16 Nov, 30 Nov, 14 Dec


West Australian Institute of Further Studies

Level 1, 160 Central Arcade,

811 Hay Street,


Western Australia,

6000, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirement for international students

Successful completion of year 10 (or equivalent).

IELTS score of 4.5 (or equivalent).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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