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AUCTUS Consulting Pty Ltd
Aged Care and Disability Courses Adelaide




Cert III Individual Support | Government Funding available


Course code

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support


Start Date(s)

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Course length

16 week course followed by work placement


Study mode

Classroom training in Adelaide, face to face


Contact phone

1300 511 519



Join us at - 

  • Payneham  
  • At your workplace (corporate delivery)


Course Overview

The new Certificate III in Individual Support replaces Certificate III in Aged Care and Certificate III in Disability.


Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015 offers specialisations in Ageing Support and Disability. The qualification offers flexibility for a learner to complete a range of electives to meet their job role. Also, a learner can undertake either one or two specialisations, which would be identified on their transcript.


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.


Career Outcomes

For those who wish to complete the aged care or disability course to build a career in this industry, the Certificate III in Individual Support can be a springboard to some of the following:
  • residential support worker
  • community support worker
  • day service worker
  • case worker
  • home care assistant
  • consumer liaison officer


Unit Selection

Units of Competency
To receive the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification the student must satisfactorily complete 13 units of competency, of which 7 are core plus 6 elective units. 


To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours per specialisation of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.



  • 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
  • CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
  • CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
  • CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion
  • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

Course Duration & Delivery

16 weeks (2 days per week, 9.30am - 3.00pm)
     Day classes - Tuesday/Wednesday OR Thursday/Friday
Evening classes (2 days per week, 5.00pm - 9.00pm)
     Evening classes - Monday/Tuesday


All classes are held face to face in Payneham.

Fees, subsidies and payment options

The Department of Innovation and Skills has approved Auctus Training and Education to access subsidised training for the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support which is now available for eligible South Australians.

Please check your eligibility for the SA Government funded courses here.


Please note: government subsidised funding is not based on employment status or income means tested.


Course Fees

  • If you are eligible for government subsidised funding, the fee is $175

If you also hold a current Commonwealth Government concession card, you are eligible for the subsidised funding.

  • Health Care Card OR
  • Pensioner Concession Card OR
  • Veteran Affairs Concession Card

Full course fees are $3,950.


How we make it easy

At Auctus we are partnered with multiple providers who are ready to provide you with placement and/or employment.


Each learner and workplace are unique and with this in mind we tailor the learning & assessment strategies in consultation with the employer and student. Here at Auctus we take a very practical approach and while there is some theoretical learning involved in each of the topics, the major focus is how this theory makes a difference in the workplace.

Putting Quality Back Into Care - Aged Care and Disability in Adelaide

It is very pleasing to see that in the last few years, our Government has been very supportive of the Aged Care and Disability sector here in South Australia.  

They have shown the Community that are prepared to listen to the voices and concerns of both the community and the industry and have made decisions to invest in various programs to take better care of our most vulnerable, which is long overdue.

Now comes the challenge of equipping the industry with the right people to take care of the elderly and the disabled who live amongst us.

Within the next five years the growth for employment in this sector will be a standout opportunity to build a rewarding and worthwhile career. 

While demand is on the increase for support workers, we know that without close monitoring and mindful screening the quality of care for our most vulnerable may start to suffer. 

We often hear various industry comments on how there are jobs available, but the right people are not available, who can be either poorly trained or just not suited to the industry. 

People with a disability or in their later years are now able to access and have greater choices regarding the types of care they require, and each provider is competing for this new area of business. 

Each person, whether being aged or living with a disability has unique needs. Most of these people desire the type of assistance and care that allows them to stay at home longer and enhance their quality of life. 

Here at Auctus Consulting, we have a very personal family-based approach to our students who decide to study for a Certificate lll in Individual Support with us. We take the time to get to know our students, provide quality training and place them in an area of employment in which they can excel. 

Auctus takes care to ensure that candidates are a good fit for the industry and that our students have the values that align for success in the sector. Our screening includes career profiling, an interview process and ensuring competency in the areas of language, literacy and numeracy. We also work with employers to seek out their particular needs and train the participants with this in mind. 

For the right people this presents a great opportunity not only to make a difference in people‚Äôs lives but to grow and specialise within this rapidly growing sector. 

Auctus runs a 16 week course by which we are uniquely offering a dual qualification in both areas of Disability and Aged Care followed by 4 weeks of work placement. On successful completion, the participant receives their Certificate III in Individual Support. 

Following the completion of the training, participants are ready to work in the aged care or disability industry as a care worker. In most cases each of the people attending the course have an outcome of successful employment because of our rigorous screening, the quality of the training and the close affiliation with the sector. 

If you would like to find out more about how you go about starting a career in this industry, then we would be happy to assist you with more information.







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