Certificate III Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)


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Interested in studying the Certificate III Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)?

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) Dual Specialisation provides you with an entry level qualification into the Health, Home, Community and Aged Care Sector. You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the aged and home community care industry, caring for the elderly, enabling them to maintain independence, understanding and supporting people with dementia, safety procedures, ethical behaviour, infection control, working with cultural diversity, and workplace health and safety. My Flex Training provide all the necessary equipment for you to learn with and practice on whilst being supported by your trainer.

Our manual handling training will teach you how to identify, plan and prepare for manual handing tasks in a safe manner. This professional development training course is included in the course at no extra charge and is suited for anyone who is required to carry out manual handling activities, including nurses, aged care and support workers, parents and carers.

first aged and community care combined qualification course in WA which incorporates all of the following health and care industry job ready skills

  • Manual Handling Training
  • Management of Medication, Schedule 8 & Midazolam (Administration)
  • IDDSI Framework & Dysphagia Management
  • Enteral Feeding and PEG Management
  • Continence & Catheter Management
  • Stoma & Bowel Management
  • Diabetes & Podiatry Support
  • Epilepsy & Seizure Management
  • Wound and Pressure Care Support
  • Writing Objective Progress Notes

Note: The combined cost of all the above professional development courses when purchased individually is $1300 which is included in your course for free. The following also count as a refresher to industry requirements for 12 months.

  • Manual Handling Training
  • Management of Medication, Schedule 8 & Midazolam (Administration)

My Flex Training in recognition of the industry requirements for highly skilled workers offer all the above mapped within the Certificate III Individual Support (Ageing & Home and Community) at no extra cost.

  • Aged Care Support Worker
  • Personal Care Support Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Multi Skilled Care Worker
  • Community Care Worker
  • Care Companion
  • Personal Care Attendant
  • Respite Care Worker
  • 10 weeks of face-to-face classroom followed by a self-study period with our dedicated tutor support
  • Plus 120 hours of work placement (to be completed over a minimum of 4 weeks) Note: We organise all this for you!

The amount of Classroom based training is approximately (545) hours and breaks down as follows:

  • Face to face classes: 4 days a week x 10 weeks (40 days x 7 hours)  = 280
  • Industry Placement: = 120 hours (minimum)
  • Self-study and research time = 150 (minimum)

Note: Whilst we endeavour to maintain classroom delivery changes beyond the control of My Flex Training are managed as per organisation policy, government directives and health guidelines. My Flex Training offer virtual classrooms when access to facilities are restricted thus avoiding breaks in face to face delivery, wherever possible.

  • Tuesday to Friday – 9:00am to 4:00pm (plus unlimited mentoring sessions depending on your learning requirements)
  • Allow 150 hours of self-study and research time for the duration of the classroom training schedule.

Work placement – Monday to Friday (times may vary depending on the facility, but usually from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM)


Weekly rolling intakes with start date to be advised from our Enrolment Officer.

  • Concession Student: $261.60
  • Non-Concession Student: $882.90
  • Youth Age Student (15-24): $400.00
  • Secondary Age student: $420.00


Financial Help

Domestic students may be entitled to various financial help such as Austudy and Youth Allowance. For more information, please contact Centrelink on 13 24 90.

We are conveniently located at 97 Edward Street, Perth – only 5 minutes from Claisebrook train station.

This course will be delivered:

  • Face-to-face classroom based

Which comprises of both theory and practical components. It also involves on-the-job practical training (work placement). You are also required to complete self-study and research/project work.

You need to complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement in an approved facility.
My Flex Training has agreements in place with various facilities around Perth Metro to facilitate 5-6 weeks of full time work placement for every student. Students wishing to extend their work placement over a longer duration attending part time may do so by facility approval and arrangement.

Note: We are unable to guarantee that work placement will take place immediately after the Face-to-Face delivery. This can cause a break in between the Face-to-Face delivery and work placement, which may affect the end date of the qualification.

Changes to work placement beyond the control of My Flex Training are managed as per government and health guidelines.

For further information on your obligations as a student please read our Student Handbook by clicking HERE

If you have previously completed training or has course related skills and experience, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, RPL. (Link to RPL policy) RPL is charged at $150 per unit of competency.

Minimum Age

You must be 18 years of age or above at course commencement

Entry Requirements

No minimum education standard is set as a prerequisite to entry to this course. However, you should be aware that as the sector works closely with bodily functions, and medical and anatomy terms are used and must be understood, therefore, a general command of spoken and written English, ability to communicate with colleagues and clients as well as the ability to read and write a simple report is required. This course requires the satisfactory completion of oral and written tasks.

All students are required to complete a literacy assessment prior to entry.

Additionally, this qualification requires physical movement of people, as such participants should be physically fit.

Regulatory Requirements
  • WA Working with Children’s Check (WWCC)
  • National Police Check (less than 6 months old)
  • Updated vaccination record
  • USI

You must submit the above documents to be reviewed by My Flex Training prior to work placement.

*Funding available for eligible students only. Funding Criteria applies.

Competency Based Training is based on the learner being able to demonstrate their skills and knowledge. Competency standards are industry-determined specifications of performance that set out the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a specific industry or profession. To be assessed competent, you need to demonstrate the ability to perform tasks and duties to the standard expected for employment. Competency standards are an endorsed component of a training package.

My Flex Training uses a range of assessment methods to assess your competency. The methods used will depend on the unit and can include:

  • Written questions
  • Verbal questions
  • Case studies / Scenarios
  • Roleplays / Simulations / Demonstrations
  • Work placement assessment book/ 3rd party report
  • Written report/ Presentation/ Project

The application process is as follows:

  1. Contact our team to book in for a LLN (Language, literacy and numeracy) Assessment.
  2. Provide 100 points of ID
  3. Payment of application fee
  4. Confirmation of Enrolment

You must successfully complete each stage in order to enrol.

Please call us on (08) 9427 7518 or email training@myflexhealth.com.au for more information and to commence the application process.

You will need to complete the following 13 units to successfully achieve the qualification. The units fall under three categories – Core, Compulsory and Elective. The elective units have been selected to meet the requirements of dual work placements.


CODESUNITSAgeing SpecialisationHome and Community Specialisation
CHCCCS015Provide individualised supportCoreCore
CHCCCS023Support independence and well beingCoreCore
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health and community servicesCoreCore
CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleCoreCore
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethicallyCoreCore
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systemsCoreCore
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for client careCoreCore
CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older peopleCompulsoryCompulsory
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementiaCompulsory
CHCCCS011Meet personal support needsCompulsoryCompulsory
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and proceduresCompulsoryElective
CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and familiesCompulsory
CHCHCS001Provide home and community support ServiceCompulsory


Understanding that every individual differs in their abilities, this qualification is expected to take six (6) to twelve (12) months to complete.

In limited circumstances where a student receives Credit Transfer or where they have strong academic skills, they may complete in a shorter time frame. Ultimately, students must demonstrate competency against the skills and knowledge as outlined in the unit criteria. The program has been designed to allow for flexibility to support this given the varied cohort.

The learning within the qualification is estimated at approximately (insert hours) hours, compromising face to face training, industry placement, and assessment for learning and structured self-study.

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