CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability)

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability)

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33021.
  • Support community participation and social inclusion (CHCDIS012)
  • Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control (HLTINF006)
  • Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach (CHCDIS011)
  • Deliver care services using a palliative approach (CHCPAL003)
  • Work effectively in disability support (CHCDIS020)
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)
  • Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)
  • Provide individualised support (CHCCCS031)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support (CHCCCS038)
  • Work effectively in aged care (CHCAGE013)
  • Support independence and wellbeing (CHCCCS040)
  • Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Recognise healthy body systems (CHCCCS041)
  • Provide support to people living with dementia (CHCAGE011)
CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability)

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ENROLLING NOW!! CALL 1300 845 888

If you're a prospective student, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/smart-and-skilled-subsidised-training where you will find everything you need to know about the Smart and Skilled program before you enrol.

*Eligibility criteria apply. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. 

Students will need to supply the required evidence in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Enquire today or CALL US on 1300 845 888 to check your eligibility.

Not eligible for Subsidised Training: $6,930 

Receiving a Centrelink benefit? Take your enrolment confirmation and invoice to Centrelink to find out if you are eligible for financial assistance.

Payment Plans are available through Macquarie Community College for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications. 10% deposit OR $40 (whichever is greater) required upon enrolment followed by Interest-free payment plan. Payment methods: EFTPOS, Direct Deposit, Direct Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability)

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<p>If you’re looking

...

ENROLLING NOW!! CALL 1300 845 888

If you're a prospective student, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/smart-and-skilled-subsidised-training where you will find everything you need to know about the Smart and Skilled program before you enrol.

*Eligibility criteria apply. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. 

Students will need to supply the required evidence in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Enquire today or CALL US on 1300 845 888 to check your eligibility.

Not eligible for Subsidised Training: $6,930 

Receiving a Centrelink benefit? Take your enrolment confirmation and invoice to Centrelink to find out if you are eligible for financial assistance.

Payment Plans are available through Macquarie Community College for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications. 10% deposit OR $40 (whichever is greater) required upon enrolment followed by Interest-free payment plan. Payment methods: EFTPOS, Direct Deposit, Direct Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability)

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<p>If you’re looking

...

ENROLLING NOW!! CALL 1300 845 888

If you're a prospective student, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/smart-and-skilled-subsidised-training where you will find everything you need to know about the Smart and Skilled program before you enrol.

*Eligibility criteria apply. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. 

Students will need to supply the required evidence in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Enquire today or CALL US on 1300 845 888 to check your eligibility.

Not eligible for Subsidised Training: $6,930 

Receiving a Centrelink benefit? Take your enrolment confirmation and invoice to Centrelink to find out if you are eligible for financial assistance.

Payment Plans are available through Macquarie Community College for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications. 10% deposit OR $40 (whichever is greater) required upon enrolment followed by Interest-free payment plan. Payment methods: EFTPOS, Direct Deposit, Direct Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability)

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<p>If you’re looking

...

ENROLLING NOW!! CALL 1300 845 888

If you're a prospective student, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/smart-and-skilled-subsidised-training where you will find everything you need to know about the Smart and Skilled program before you enrol.

*Eligibility criteria apply. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. 

Students will need to supply the required evidence in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Enquire today or CALL US on 1300 845 888 to check your eligibility.

Not eligible for Subsidised Training: $6,930 

Receiving a Centrelink benefit? Take your enrolment confirmation and invoice to Centrelink to find out if you are eligible for financial assistance.

Payment Plans are available through Macquarie Community College for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications. 10% deposit OR $40 (whichever is greater) required upon enrolment followed by Interest-free payment plan. Payment methods: EFTPOS, Direct Deposit, Direct Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability)

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<p>If you’re looking

...

ENROLLING NOW!! CALL 1300 845 888

If you're a prospective student, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/smart-and-skilled-subsidised-training where you will find everything you need to know about the Smart and Skilled program before you enrol.

*Eligibility criteria apply. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. 

Students will need to supply the required evidence in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Enquire today or CALL US on 1300 845 888 to check your eligibility.

Not eligible for Subsidised Training: $6,930 

Receiving a Centrelink benefit? Take your enrolment confirmation and invoice to Centrelink to find out if you are eligible for financial assistance.

Payment Plans are available through Macquarie Community College for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications. 10% deposit OR $40 (whichever is greater) required upon enrolment followed by Interest-free payment plan. Payment methods: EFTPOS, Direct Deposit, Direct Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability)

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<p>If you’re looking

...

ENROLLING NOW!! CALL 1300 845 888

If you're a prospective student, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/smart-and-skilled-subsidised-training where you will find everything you need to know about the Smart and Skilled program before you enrol.

*Eligibility criteria apply. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. 

Students will need to supply the required evidence in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Enquire today or CALL US on 1300 845 888 to check your eligibility.

Not eligible for Subsidised Training: $6,930 

Receiving a Centrelink benefit? Take your enrolment confirmation and invoice to Centrelink to find out if you are eligible for financial assistance.

Payment Plans are available through Macquarie Community College for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications. 10% deposit OR $40 (whichever is greater) required upon enrolment followed by Interest-free payment plan. Payment methods: EFTPOS, Direct Deposit, Direct Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability) - Sydney

If you’re looking for a career where you can make a difference in a person’s life, have great personal satisfaction as well as flexible hours, then a career in providing individual support services to the elderly or people with a disability, could be for you.

The CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability) is your first step in opening the door to a challenging and rewarding career in a growing industry. Providing services to elderly people or people with a disability in their own home, residential care facilities, aged care facilities or day care/respite settings, you could find work as a care support worker, personal carer, residential care worker or day care support carer.

To be successful in this course, you will need to be a compassionate and caring person who communicates well. You will have a real desire to work with the elderly or people with a disability in all aspects of their daily living requirements, as well to empower a person to achieve their desired levels of independence, self-confidence and community involvement.

This course is also a great introduction to CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support or CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support that will help you further progress your career as a care team leader, care supervisor or care co-ordinator.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

In this course, you will learn:

  • How to use different communication styles for the elderly
  • How to use various mobility and transfer equipment
  • Infection control procedures
  • How to empower the elderly or people with a disability and support them to maintain their independence to ensure they have a quality life
  • How to work legally and ethically
  • How to assist with the organising, delivery and monitoring of different support services required by the elderly
  • The key principles of person centred support and promoting independence
  • The use of alternative strategies and techniques to communicate with people who have a disability
  • Safe manual handling techniques when providing support to people with a disability
  • How to facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
  • How to contribute to the ongoing skills development of the person with a disability using a strengths based approach
  • How to encourage community participation and social inclusion

Course Outcome

By the end of the course you will be able to confidently utilise the technical skills and knowledge gained to provide individualised support to the elderly, who require a variety of support needs, while applying:

  • Knowledge of procedural practices setting
  • Strategies to manage legal and ethical compliance in an organisational context
  • A person centred approach
  • Strategies that will maximise independence
  • Active support that facilitates the empowerment of service users
  • Knowledge of procedural practices within a residential aged care facility or home and community as well within a disability support organisational context
  • Practices to work within legal and ethical guidelines of direct care

Upon successful completion of this course you will be issued a certificate in CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability) where competency has been achieved, giving you the skills to participate in further study and/or employment.

Please Note: Options with regard to the specialisations can be discussed with your trainer once classes have started.

What to Bring

All course material will be provided and is included in course fees.

  • You will need a pen and paper for taking notes.

Prerequisite: Essential

An appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills is required to enrol in this course. Macquarie Community College may conduct an LLN assessment as part of the pre-enrolment process.

A current NDIS Worker Check (NDISWC) - (free of charge for volunteers)

  • A current National Police Check (between $30-$60)
  • An up-to-date NSW vaccination record, showing proof of double COVID vaccination, COVID booster and yearly flu vaccination as required by all Aged Care and Disability centres.

Fees and Government Subsidy Opportunities

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It's helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with:

  • An entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III.
  • Government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.

If you're a prospective student, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/smart-and-skilled-subsidised-training where you will find everything you need to know about the Smart and Skilled program before you enrol.

*Eligibility criteria apply. This training is fully subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. Students will need to supply the required evidence in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Payment Plans are available through Macquarie Community College for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications. 10% deposit OR $40 (whichever is greater) required upon enrolment followed by Interest-free payment plan. Payment methods: EFTPOS, Direct Deposit, Direct Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

Study Load

All students will undertake face-to-face or livestream video training, home study and 120 hours work placement. The amount of home study required is dependent on the experience of the student and is in addition to face-to-face or livestream video training hours.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit transfer (CT) is defined in the AQF as follows:

  • Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is defined in the AQF as follows:

Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.

This is underpinned by the AQF definition of credit as follows:

  • Credit is the value assigned for the recognition of equivalence in content and learning outcomes between different types of learning and/or qualifications.
  • Credit reduces the amount of learning required to achieve a qualification and may be through credit transfer, articulation, recognition of prior learning or advanced standing.

For further CT information visit: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/credit-transfer-explanation.pdf.

For further RPL information visit: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/rpl-explanation.pdf.

If you would like to apply for CT or RPL, please contact us.

Career Opportunities

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability) is the entry level requirement to work in residential aged or disability care. You could undertake a role as a:

  • Aged Care Worker,
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Personal Care Assistant

Core Unit Components (9)

  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
  • CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support
  • CHCCCS040 Support independence and wellbeing
  • CHCCCS041 Recognise healthy body systems

For more information, visit https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC33021

Elective Unit Components (6)

  • CHCAGE013 Work effectively in aged care
  • CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCPAL003 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • CHCDIS020 Work effectively in disability support
  • CHCDIS011  Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
  • CHCDIS012 Support community participation and social inclusion

Please Note: Options with regard to the specialisations can be discussed with your trainer once classes have started.

For more information, visit https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC33021

How You Will Be Assessed

Assessment (including recognition of prior learning) must:

  • Meet the requirements of the relevant training package or accredited course, and
  • Be conducted in accordance with the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence, and
  • Meet workplace and, where relevant, regulatory requirements.

For this course assessment will entail the following:

  • Assessment methods include written and oral tasks, practical tasks and observation by the assessor. You will be informed when assessments are to take place.

Work Placement

Students are required to complete 120 hours of work placement.

Please note: The practical workplace component is scheduled at various stages through the course. Please be aware that this schedule may need to change should Government COVID-19 restrictions be in place when the work placement is scheduled.

Completion of 120 hours in an aged care and/or disability service facility is required where you will work as a volunteer student during work-placement.

Work placement will be divided between an aged care facility and a disability service to ensure all requirements of the training package are met.

Before commencing work placement, you will be required to obtain one or all of the following which will be confirmed during the enrolment process and at your course induction. If required Macquarie Community College will assist you with this application process.

  1. A current NDIS Worker Check (NDISWC) - (free of charge for volunteers)
  2. A current National Police Check (between $30-$60)
  3. An up-to-date NSW vaccination record, showing proof of double COVID vaccination, COVID booster and yearly flu vaccination as required by all Aged Care and Disability centres.
  • Suitable work placement clothing is required. i.e., black pants, white polo shirt and leather (or leather like) fully enclosed shoes with non-slip soles.

What Can I Study Next?

Upon completion of the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability), you may go on to study Certificate IV, Diploma or Bachelor courses in Allied Health areas such as CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support or CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support.

Delivery Mode

We offer training in formats that suit you in accordance with the training package.

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability) is available in the following learning modes:

Classroom based: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material face to face with an individual assessment for each unit of competency and a variety of delivery modes to ensure individual learning styles are catered for.

Please note: Government COVID-19 regulations and recommendations, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols will be in place at all times and may result in course delivery changes.

Classroom learning for this course may include:

  • Text book references
  • White board notes and visuals
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • DVD’s
  • Class discussions and group tasks
  • Case studies and scenarios
  • Practical simulation and group role play

Remote learning: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material via interactive livestream video classes online. Ongoing trainer support is available to each individual student via video, email, phone and/or online chat groups.

Remote learning for this course includes:

  • Scheduled class times and sessions
  • Livestream video classes online
  • To prepare you for work placement, approximately (8) face to face sessions will take place in our practical room at Blacktown
  • Interaction with your trainer and other students during livestream video sessions
  • Mixed mode learning - using course books, online resources and practical sessions
  • Ongoing trainer support to each individual student via video, email, phone and/or online chat groups

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Workplace based training delivered in your workplace

Other areas of delivery assessed on request

Important Information

Macquarie Community College will seek work placement on your behalf in, where possible, Aged Care and Disability facilities of your choice.

Please be aware that the scheduled work placement and first aid practical components of our community service courses may be put on hold due to COVID-19 related Government, aged care/disability facilities and child care centre restrictions at the time. Your trainer will keep you advised throughout your course.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Logistical Information

Government COVID-19 regulations and recommendations, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols will be in place at all times and may result in course delivery changes.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today or enquire now!