CRICOS Code: 092082J


Note: This qualification CHC33015 has been superseded.Its expiry date is 31 July 2024. Relevant students will be transitioned to the superseding qualification CHC33021 when it is available at our college.

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.


After completing this qualification, individuals may undertake further studies in: CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Employment Opportunities

This course may provide learners with employment opportunities in aged care facilities. Job titles may include:

  • Personal care assistant
  • Personal care giver
  • Personal care worker
  • Residential care worker

Mode of Study

The mode of study includes:

  • Classroom based training
  • Practical application during work placement (160 hours)

Note: The work placement will be organised by the College at the approved Aged Care facilities where the College has an agreement with..

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods include written tests, third party reports in logbook and observations in the work place.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

A learner may be to apply for RPL if they have gained competency from work, other programs, courses, life experience or training provided at work that is relevant to the course. The College recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations.

Entry Requirements

  • 18 years or older
  • Satisfactorily completed year 12 or equivalent
  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

Applicants with no formal qualifications and who are commencing within or have experience with older persons within a Community Services industry may also be considered for entry into the Course.

Additional Requirements:

Before commencing work placement, learners are required to provide:

  • A federal Police Background Check (Name check),no older than 6 months
  • A First Aid Course Certificate
  • Evidence of up-to-date Vaccination
  • Applicants must be physically capable of doing general lifting and be prepared to be on their feet for long stretches of time.

    Nationally Recognized Training

    Course Contents/ Units of Competency

    CHCCCS015Provide individualised supportCORE UNIT
    CHCCCS023Support independence and well beingCORE UNIT
    CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community servicesCORE UNIT
    CHCDIV001 Work with diverse peopleCORE UNIT
    CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethicallyCORE UNIT
    HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systemsCORE UNIT
    HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client careCORE UNIT

    CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older peopleELECTIVE UNIT
    CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementiaELECTIVE UNIT
    CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needsELECTIVE UNIT
    CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and familiesELECTIVE UNIT
    CHCHCS001Provide home and community support servicesELECTIVE UNIT
    HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and controlELECTIVE UNIT

    *Elective units have been selected by the College in consultation with industry experts

    Training Product Status Superseded
    Training Product Release Date28 April 2022

    48 Weeks - Full Time Study including term breaks

    Campus Location

    Level 9, 310 King Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000


    Phone: 0061-3-9629 3693
    Fax: 0061-3-9629 7146

    course code

    CHC33015 -(Superseded)

    intake Dates

    Weekly enrolment


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