Enquire Now Refer a student

CHC33021 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability)

Learn without boundaries!

  • I am a Domestic Student

    IHNA considers you as a ‘Domestic’ student if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen, or a holder of a permanent humanitarian visa.

  • I am an International Student

    IHNA considers you an ‘International’ student if you are not a citizen or a permanent resident of Australia; not a citizen of New Zealand; or not a permanent humanitarian visa holder.

  • I am an Offshore Student

    IHNA considers you an ‘Offshore’ student if you are not a citizen or a permanent resident of Australia and those studying at IHNA’s international campus at Kochi.

  • Hybrid
  • Enrol Now
CHC33021 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability)


This course offers a hybrid option in which students can enrol from anywhere in the world, attend the theory section online, and complete the practical component on the IHNA campuses and facilities in the approved locations.

Student journey in hybrid mode

Enrol from your own country

Study and complete theory online

Select location (campus) for SBA* and PEP*


Complete the SBA* and PEP*

Get certificate

* PEP: Professional Practice Experience.

* SBA: Simulation Based Assessments.

Hybrid Delivery

In a hybrid learning model, students engage in a mix of in-person and online learning to achieve educational objectives. This approach offers flexibility, adaptability, and the benefits of both physical and virtual learning environments.

Student benefits:

  • Increased engagement through online content.
  • Ability to track learning.
  • Ability to learn at his/her own pace.
  • Increased collaboration among students and teacher.
  • Incorporates various teaching methods to cater to diverse learning styles.
  • Fosters collaborative learning and peer interaction.

Course Fees for Full Fee-Paying students


Course Start Dates


Course Details

skills-badgeCHC33021 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability)
Amount of Training:  775 Hours
Course Duration: 26 weeks (6 months)
AQF Level : 3
Course Delivery :  Hybrid
IHNA Policies, Procedures & Forms
Check this course currency on the National Register of VET
HLT33115 – Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care)
  • Amount of Training is 775 Hours
1. Hybrid Delivery:

The course is hybrid, offering a combination of online and in-person learning experiences. This format provides students with the flexibility to study at their own pace and convenience, while also incorporating face-to-face interactions and collaborative activities.

2. 24/7 Unlimited Access with pre-recorded lectures:

Students have access to pre-recorded lectures that are available 24/7, providing them with the freedom to study when it suits them best.

3. Low fees with flexible payment plan options:

IHNA’s Certificate III in Individual Support is comparatively affordable, and the institution offers flexible payment plans to make it accessible to a wider range of students. The course fee includes clinical placement and job guarantee, which is unique in Australia.

4. Duration of the Course:

The duration of the course is typically 6 months, but students have the flexibility to complete it as part time mode within a maximum period of 12 months. This allows students to balance their study with other commitments, and complete the course in a timeframe that suits their individual needs.

5. Exclusive Study Groups:

IHNA provides exclusive study groups for their students, allowing them to collaborate with their peers, share knowledge and support each other throughout the course.

6. Unlimited support from academic team:

IHNA’s academic team provides unlimited support to students throughout the course, including assistance with assignments, clarification of concepts, and advice on how to progress in their studies.

15 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 9 core units
  • 6 elective units


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


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

Pathways from this course: Students may progress to higher level courses within and/or across the community/health sector such as:

  • CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC43121 – Certificate IV in Disability Support
  • HLT47321 – Certificate IV in Health Administration
  • HLT54121 – Diploma of Nursing
  • HLT57715 – Diploma of Practice Management
  • CHC52021 – Diploma of Community Services
  • Bachelor of Social Services
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Nursing

With Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability) qualification in hand, graduates of the course will be able to work as a/an:

  • Home Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Disability Worker
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant
  • Care Assistant
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Community Access Coordinator
  • Community care worker
  • Community House Worker
  • Residential Care Worker
  • In Home Respite Worker
  • Disability Service Officer
  • Care Worker
  • School Support Officer (Disability)
  • Family Support Worker
  • Care Service Employee
  • Planned activity assistant
  • Residential aide
  • Field Officer (Community Services)
  • Nurse’s Aide
  • Transport Support Worker



(Hybrid: online real time theory tutorials with on campus skills training in a simulation environment)

The course is provided through Hybrid mode of delivery. It will be delivered over 775 hours including online theory, self-paced structured e-learning, On-Campus simulation training and 120 hours of work-based training / professional experience placement (PEP).


20 contact hours per week will be delivered through synchronised online learning which includes on-campus simulation based training / assessment.

Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 15 hours per week of unstructured self-learning.

The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication, work-based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g. group presentation/individual presentation.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course; however, applicants should demonstrate ability to perform tasks as required by the industry.

IHNA Admission Requirements
  • 18 years of age and above at the time of commencement of the course*
  • Successful completion of an Australian Year 10 course or equivalent.

*Mature age students (22+) may also be considered without the minimum education requirements. Each case will be reviewed individually to ascertain the capacity of the applicant to meet course requirements.

Additional Requirements

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) requirement All students are required to undergo the LLN test proffered by IHNA for their suitability to be determined for undertaking the course successfully.

Digital Literacy
  1. Basic computer skills covering the most common usages of a computer, including managing computer files, word processing, using spreadsheets and databases; creating presentations; finding information and communicating using computers; and being aware of social and ethical implications of Internet use. 
  2. Having own computer (desktop or laptop) to facilitate the training and assessment. Recommended Laptop requirements: Core i3 Processor, 4 GB of RAM, Operating system; Windows 7 or later version, Screen; 10” or higher, Microsoft Office or Open Office Program, Adobe Reader and Antivirus Program.

Professional Experience Placement Requirements

Prior to commencing the Professional Experience Placement students are required to attain

  • A satisfactory National Police Clearance (NCC) or Australian Federal Police (AFP) Clearance certificate
  • Required immunisation
  • Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • A valid NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • Physical requirements that are necessary to pass the course objectives are:

    • Strength: To assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
    • Mobility: To bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined spaces
    • Hearing: To hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages
    • Vision: To make physical assessments of client and equipment
    • Communication: To communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors
  • Students must declare a disability or disorder (if any), or if they are on any medication which may require reasonable adjustments.

Our approach is to collect evidence on whether the student can perform to the standards of the workplace. This is based on the relevant unit of competency, and you’ll find these tools being used:

  • Knowledge Based Assessments (KBA)
  • Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
  • Professional Experience Placement (PEP)
  1. Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Enrol Now” on the top right corner of the course page.
  2. Interview: Once you’ve met IHNA’s eligibility criteria you will be contacted for an interview with an admissions consultant
  3. Offer Letter: If you’re successful with the interview you will be offered a place for the course as per the availability of each intake.
  4. Enrolment Fee: After signing the offer acceptance an invoice will be issued for the course. You may be eligible for government funding, so please call our team to know more.
  5. Confirmation of Admission: We will issue a conformation of admission once the enrolment fee has been received.

Call us on 1800 22 52 83 for any questions regarding your application.

if you wish to obtain assistance with preparing and submitting your Skills Assessment with ANMAC or ACWA.

Click Here

Campus Tour Video

Awards Received by IHNA



IHNA acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters, and culture.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.