Stanley College
Stanley College

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Course Overview

Acquire the skills and knowledge to gain a career in community and/or residential aged care facilities. Learn to provide personal care to people who may require support due to ageing or disability. Be trained in safety procedures and the legal and ethical framework of this sector.

  • Duration:

      22 weeks including 6 weeks of holidays
    • Work-Based Training> of 4 weeks @ 38 hours per week (total=152 hours)

  • Tuition Fee:

    • International Students:
      $5,200 + Materials Fee $380*
    • Optional Add-On available:
      Disability# (DIS) $1,200
    • Easy payment plans available.

  • Mode of Study:
    The delivery methods for this course include:

    • Face-to-Face Classroom-Based Learning.
    • Practical Simulated Activities in the Stanley College Ward
    • Work-Based Training

  • Intake Dates:

    • 2023: 3 July, 31 July, 28 Aug, 25 Sept, 23 Oct, 20 Nov
    • 2024: 8 Jan, 5 Feb, 4 Mar, 1 Apr, 29 Apr, 27 May, 24 Jun, 22 Jul, 19 Aug, 16 Sep, 14 Oct, 11 Nov, 9 Dec

  • Location:

  • CRICOS Code:

  • Duration:

      16 weeks (this course includes no holidays)^
    • Work-Based Training> of 4 weeks @ 38 hours per week (total=152 hours).

  • Tuition Fee:

    • International Students:
      $1,950 + Materials Fee $0.00
    • Domestic Students:
      $1,950 + Materials Fee $0.00
    • Optional Add-On available:
      Disability# (DIS) $420
    • Government Funding available for eligible domestic students
    • Easy payment plans available.

  • Mode of Study:
    The delivery methods for this course include:

    • Face-to-Face Classroom-Based Learning.
    • Practical Simulated Activities in the Stanley College Ward
    • Work-Based Training

  • Intake Dates:

    • 2023: 3 July, 31 July, 28 Aug, 25 Sept, 23 Oct, 20 Nov
    • 2024: 8 Jan, 5 Feb, 4 Mar, 1 Apr, 29 Apr, 27 May, 24 Jun, 22 Jul, 19 Aug, 16 Sep, 14 Oct, 11 Nov, 9 Dec

  • Location:

Classes are rostered for 3 days per week.
Full-Time studies require students to attend a minimum of 20 scheduled course contact hours per week.
^Note: Course duration does not include any holidays, where your schedule includes a term break/holiday, this time will be added to your overall course duration.

>Work-Based Training placement must be completed full time (minimum 38 hours per week).
#Please note: Prerequisite entry requirement for DIS – students must be currently studying or have completed the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) or equivalent.

Funding is available for Local Students ONLY under the Jobs and Skills WA Program:
Course Fee: $0.00
For more information on Funded Courses including Entry Requirements and resource fees, click here

Student Tuition Fees – The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees. Eligibility criteria apply. Prices as per the VET Fees and Charges Policy 2023.

*The Materials Fee covers equipment and resources used in the delivery of your course at Stanley College.

Please familiarise yourself with the applicable Stanley College Refund and Cancellation Policy:
International Student Refund and Cancellation Policy
Local Student Refund and Cancellation Policy

Course Entry Requirements

  • Completion of Australian Year 10 or equivalent

Intermediate Level of English
IELTS Test Score of 5.0
Other recognised English Language tests such as:

  • TOEFL iBT: 35-45
  • PTE Academic: 36
  • Cambridge English: 154
  • OET: D Grade
  • Duolingo English Test: 75-80
  • CEFR Levels / Oxford Test: B1

Completion of Australian qualifications, evidence of certificate III level or above

Other Requirements

No prerequisite entry requirements exist for this course.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition is available (on application) to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, in a related area. Recognition may reduce the duration of your studies.

Job Outlook

This qualification suits students seeking a career in the following job roles:

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Respite Care Worker

Work Based Training

During Work-Based Training, you will be able to practice your skills and knowledge in real workplace settings. This will assist you to be job-ready> at graduation. Stanley College has entered into Work-Based Training agreements with a number of employers.

All Work-Based Training is organised by Stanley College’s Employment Liaison Team in consultation with students. Before the commencement of Work-Based Training, students are also required to provide additional documentation:

  • National Police Clearance (WA)^
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) screening certificate
  • Medical Clearance may also be required
  • Evidence of Flu Vaccination
  • Evidence of COVID-19 Vaccination#
  • Driver’s Licence**

All fees/charges associated with the additional documentation listed above are not included in course tuition fees and payment is the responsibility of the student.

ˆ National Police Certificate (NPC) contains a list of a person’s disclosable court outcomes and pending charges from all Australian police jurisdictions. This includes traffic and non-police prosecuted matters. Where a student has ‘disclosable outcomes or pending charges’ then this may impact Stanley College being able to successfully place them with a Work-Based Training Host Employer, which may impact students being able to successfully complete their studies.

# WA’s mandatory vaccination policy no longer applies, however the majority of employers providing work-based training places for this course, require students to be Fully Vaccinated = You have received at least two doses of a COVID-19 Vaccination AND a mandatory third dose when it is due (currently 3 months after 2nd dose)

**Note – Working in the Community Care or Aged Care sectors, including Work Based Training, may require you to be able to drive to be able to meet the needs of the clients. Therefore, it is recommended you have a valid driver’s licence for these courses.

> Completing a course at Stanley College, does not guarantee a migration outcome. If you decide you want to undertake further study or work in Australia, on graduation, you will need to check whether your visa allows this or whether you need to apply for a new visa by referring to for more information.

Course Content

Students must successfully complete the following units:

Unit code Unit title
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

Training and Assessment

For further information on where this qualification is trained/assessed and the types of assessment methods used, please click here

Government Funding

Domestic students may be entitled to Youth Allowance, Austudy/Abstudy or the Pensioner Education Supplement. For enquiries, please contact Centrelink on 132 490.

Other Expenses

For other fees and expenses including Administration Fee, Health Cover, Recognition of Prior Learning, Late and Reassessment Fees click here

Further Studies

On completion of the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support, students may also pursue a CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support at Stanley College other CRICOS registered training organisations.

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