CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support


“This course is funded under the Smart and Skilled Full Qualification Entitlement Program”

NEXT COURSE: 21st of June 2022 (register your interest here)

This opportunity is ideal for those currently working as it is a more flexible study option. We are offering evening classes to suit your busy work schedule. This course is entirely fee-free for those currently working in the industry if you are also an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

This industry is rapidly growing and seeking new workers. The Certificate III in Individual Support is an excellent start to a career in nursing. The course with Aspire currently achieves above 90% employment outcomes for individuals looking for a role in the aged care, home, and community or disability industries.

If you are interested in eventually completing a Diploma or Bachelor of Nursing, there are many different pathways available. See our flyer on HEALTH PATHWAYS.


The course will be run part-time for six months. You will participate in Sim Labs, clinical and practical skill days, and cover theory material that gives you the knowledge needed for the workforce. Everything is written and taught by our experienced staff who still work in the industry to maintain currency.

  • The course will commence from the 21st of June 2022 and will run fortnightly at our Cardiff office – Unit 2/33-37 Pendlebury Road, Cardiff NSW 2285.
  • Class time will be from 3:30 pm until 7:30 pm on Tuesday evenings and run fortnightly. There will be occasional Saturday training dates, which will be on your course timetable.
  • There is an option to specialise in either Ageing or Disability.
  • We will also cover information such as course units and what to expect throughout the course at the information session. There will also be an industry talk with your trainers.


Please express interest in the course by using this link. We will send you more information about the course and let you know when we will be holding the information sessions.

At the information session, we will cover everything that they will need to know about the course, including:

  • Funding requirements
  • Clinical placement
  • Timing
  • Content
  • Industry information.
  • There is also a one-on-one interview/chat with one of the trainers to ensure the suitability of the course for each candidate.
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Our next part-time program is commencing before the end of June 2022 (date tbc) and will be running at Cardiff. Please submit your interest to be the first to know about the information session. We will send the information session to everyone who has expressed interest to attend so please contact us if you are interested.

DURATION: Approximately 6 months

DAY: Wednesday or Tuesday (fortnightly)

TIMES: 3:30pm – 7:30pm



  • National Criminal Record Check – absolutely NO prior record of violence. The cost of this check will be covered by Aspire Training & Development.
  • Proof of current Immunisation:
    • MMR – Measles, mumps, and rubella
    • dTpa – Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis
    • Hepatitis B
    • Varicella – Chickenpox
    • Tuberculosis screening questionnaire
    • Fluvax
    • *Covid-19 Vaccination required from October 1, 2021

NB: These may cost students up to $150.00 however some vaccinations are covered under PBS.

  • Current First Aid certificate (completed as part of this Qualification)
  • Transport to get to placement.


You will be required to wear a uniform whilst on clinical placement.

    • Black or navy long pants
    • Black or navy blouse or polo shirt
    • Closed in black or navy shoes – no joggers.
    • Uniforms are to be purchased by students and will be required to be worn during clinical simulation days throughout the course as well.
    • It is preferable for students to have a nurses’ watch.

This course is currently fully funded for those who are currently working in the industry and an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. Please complete the Smart and Skilled Eligibility form to confirm Eligibilty.



  1. CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support.
  2. CHCCCS023 – Support independence and wellbeing.
  3. CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health and community services.
  4. CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
  5. CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
  6. HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems.
  7. HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care.


  1. CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people.
  2. CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia.
  3. CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs.
  4. HLTINF001 – Provide infection prevention and control policies and procedures.


  1. CHCDIS001 – Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach.
  2. CHCDIS002 – Follow established person-centred behaviour supports.
  3. CHCDIS003 – Support community participation and social inclusion.
  4. CHCDIS007 – Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability.
  5. HLTINF001 – Provide infection prevention and control policies and procedures.


  1. HLTAID003 – Provide first aid – Statement of Attainment & Card
  2. HLTHPS006 – Assist clients with medications

The assessment of units will be done by accredited assessors in a variety of ways:

  • Written assessments
  • Practical Clinical skills assessments – simulated lab environment and clinical placement
  • Online learning (Hand hygiene)
  • Student participation in role-plays, case study presentations
  • Clinical work placement

You will need to purchase a course textbook and all other learning resources will be provided by us. The textbook fee is $90.00 and you will be given a receipt for tax purposes.

Access to the internet will be important however we can provide you with computer access if required.

IMPORTANT: You will be required to do additional hours including research and assessment activities outside of class time to complete reading and assessment.  As a guide around 6 hours per unit is required.

  • Assistant in nursing
  • Orderly
  • Nursing assistant
  • Operating theatre technician
  • Nursing support worker
  • Theatre support
  • Patient service attendant
  • Ward assistant
  • Patient support assistant
  • Wardsperson
  • Patient care assistant.

Caring for the older person whilst rewarding does present aged care workers with many challenges. Some things you may encounter and expected to manage include:

  • Urine, faeces, vomit, and phlegm
  • Wounds that may require dressing and may ooze or smell (Blood, pus, etc.)
  • Residents/clients who may have challenging behaviors.
  • Physically aggressive residents/clients
  • Residents/clients who are at the end stage of their life and palliating (dying)
  • Families of clients who are upset about the changes they are seeing in their loved one.
  • Residents/clients who are physically dependent on having their care needs met and are unable to provide any assistance.
  • Residents/clients who wander continuously and need redirection.
  • Residents who can be emotionally draining for carers.
  • Heavy workloads