Salisbury – SA

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  • Course Details
  • CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support

    The CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support is the newest qualification in the aged care industry.

    Students may do this course as an entry pathway into the aged care industry. Our CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support course is designed to develop multi-skilled workers who are industry ready to enter the broad range of services supporting the growing aging population in residential and community settings.

    Our face to face classroom course led by industry experts will prepare you for the requirements needed to succeed in this exciting industry. We are proud of the reputation of delivering quality graduates to the aged care industry.

    In addition to the our classroom delivery, you will receive hands on training in our specifically designed manual handling facility ensuring you have the appropriate skills to operate necessary equipment you will be presented with when you commence work in an aged care environment.

    A mandatory component of our program is the 120 hours of practical placement, working within an actual aged care environment. Our dedicated Practical Placement Coordinator will secure you a placement and support you through this process.

    The course comprises of 15 units (9 Core and 6 Elective). Successful completion of this course requires the fulfillment of all 15 units of competency.

    Core Units Elective Units
    CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support CHCCCS043 Support positive mealtime experiences
    CHCCCS040 Support independence and well being CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia
    CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services CHCCCS033 Identify and report abuse
    CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people CHCPAL003 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
    CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically CHCAGE013 Work effectively in aged care
    CHCCCSO41 Recognise healthy body systems CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic diseases
    HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client    
    CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support.    
    HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control    
  • Dates & Times
  • Dates

    Commencing weekly


    Classroom days per week
    Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

    Plus an additional 120 hours of practical placement (scheduled Monday – Friday over 4 weeks)


    Class times
    Commences at 9.00am
    Concludes 3.00pm

    Practical Placement times
    Commences at 7.30am

    Concludes 3.30pm

  • Locations
  • Classroom Delivery Location

    Salisbury –  AEATS Training Rooms

    Public Transport

    Our delivery location is located close to main bus terminal making it highly accessible from most locations of Adelaide.


    There is public car parking available near the centre

  • Enrolment
  • Admission Criteria

    Applicants seeking entry into CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support course should meet the following criteria.

    • Over 16 years of age and not enrolled at school or undertaking the program through an identified pathway will.
    • Have successfully completed year 10 of secondary school or equivalent or be of mature age.
    • Be a Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident or an New Zealand citizen or an eligible Visa holder living in South Australia.
    • Be able to use and respond to written language, including some unfamiliar material in a variety of contexts.
    • Successfully complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test.
    • Must be able to produce a clear National Police Certificate when requested.
    • Produce evidence of Influenza vaccination
    • Meet special enrolment conditions as required.
    • Photo Identification.
    • There are no prerequisite units of competence.

    How to enrol

    To enrol in our course is a quick and easy process that will have you in class and studying in no time.

    Simply click on the Enrol button and complete the enrolment form electronically.
    If you would like to find out a little more about our this course simply download the Course Brochure.
    Or request further information by clicking on the Enquire Now button and completing the form and one of our course consultants will contact you shortly.
    Enquire Now
    Alternatively you can contact on our enquiry line at
    1300 854 336 Toll Free.

    Once you have submitted your enrolment form we will confirm your eligibility and associated cost of the program. Don’t worry, there is no commitment up until you commence your course.

  • Career Outcomes
  • Possible Job Outcomes

    The CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support is an appropriate qualification for people seeking work in the aged care industry and direct care work. With an ageing population their is a high demand for care workers in the aged care and associated industries. This qualification is generally identified as the minimal qualification required to work in these areas.

    Possible Course Pathways

    Once students have completed their qualification at the certificate III level they may decide to continue their studies in the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support or candidates may also like to progress to higher level qualifications within the aged care sector and across the community sector.

    The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support requires the completion of 18 units, however for those students who have successfully completed the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support with AEATS, they will be automatically granted credits for 10 of these units.

    AEATS will also recognise credit transfers upon proof of units completed with other RTOs.

    The CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support

    An appropriate qualification for people seeking work in the aged care industry and direct care work.

    Possible job outcomes are:

    • Accommodation support worker
    • Field officer
    • Home care assistant
    • Care assistant
    • In-home respite worker
    • Care service employees
    • Care worker
    • Personal care assistant
    • Community care worker
    • Personal care giver
    • Community house worker
    • Personal care worker
    • Community support worker
    • Support worker
    • Disability service
  • Fees
  • Fee Information

    Concession ( JobTrainer Eligible) $477.50 or ten (10) fortnightly payments of $47.75
    All Eligible Students $668.50 or ten (10) fortnightly payments of $66.85        

    For further information: Visit for Participant Eligibility Criteria

    Interest Free flexible payment plan options are available to suit the convenience of students.

    The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

    NOTE: Fees are calculated inline with the South Australian Vocational Education And Training – Training Fee Framework.

    There are many individual factors that may vary your applicable fees. Contact AEATS for a Fee quote.

    This course has been approved for Centrelink student allowances. More information on assistance available can be found on the Centrelink website For information regarding your individual eligibility please contact Centrelink on 132490 or visit your local Customer Service Centre.

    For more information or to confirm the cost of your course contact 1300 854 336 (Toll Free).

    The following students are entitled to the concession rate inline with the JobTrainer eligibility:

    a) Persons holding:

    –     A Pensioner Concession Card

    –     A Veteran Affairs concession card

    –     A Health Care Card

    b) Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of Austudy or Abstudy. Or evidence of being unemployed.

    c) Persons aged between 17 – 24 years and not enrolled at secondary school.

    d) Secondary school-aged persons, not enrolled at school.

    Proof of eligibility for concession must be provided at the time of enrolment.

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