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AUCTUS Consulting Pty Ltd
Aged Care and Disability Courses Adelaide

Certificate III in Individual Support



Course code



Start Dates

Day Classes - 2 days per week, 9.30am - 3.00pm

28th July 2022 (Thurs/Fri)

23rd August 2022 (Tues/Wed)

1st September 2022 (Thurs/Fri)

Evening Classes - 2 days per week, 5.00pm - 9.00pm

10th October 2022 (Mon/Tues)


Course length

18 week classroom study plus 120 hours of work placement


Study mode

Face to face classroom sessions


Contact phone

1300 511 519



Payneham, Adelaide




Course Overview

Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015 offers specialisations in Ageing and/or Disability Support. 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.


Students learn a range of skills and knowledge to successfully work in the Australian Aged care and Disability Care sectors. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individualised 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 equip you to perform the following roles:
  • disability service officer
  • aged care worker
  • residential support worker
  • community support worker
  • personal care assistant
  • school support officer (disability)
  • day service worker
  • case worker
  • home care assistant
  • consumer liaison officer


Units of Competency

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 electives. 


To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work placement.



  • 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
  • HLTAID011 Provide first aid
  • 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
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTAID011 Provide first aid

Course Duration & Study Commitment

This is a blended learning program; you must attend training sessions 2 days per week face-to-face. You should also be able to commit up to 8 hours of additional study involving research, project and private study.


Day classes:
16 weeks - 2 days per week
Tuesday/Wednesday OR Thursday/Friday (9.30am - 3.00pm)


Evening classes:
18 weeks - 2 days per week
Monday/Tuesday (5.00pm - 9.00pm)


All classes are held face to face in Payneham, however, sometimes we may have to switch to virtual sessions in case of a COVID outbreak. So, you should have access to a computer/laptop/smart phone with a camera and internet. You must be able to use email.


Attendance requirement:
Our course is very structured and delivered effectively and efficiently. To learn all the skills and knowledge required for a successful outcome, you must be able to maintain your attendance record of at least 80%.


Work placement or work experience requirements:
This course requires the completion of 120 hours of a satisfactory work placement. During this placement, students will be required to complete a performance evidence record.


Organising work placement is a mutual effort between the student and Auctus. We work with multiple industry partners and employers in the aged and disability sector who welcome our students for placements. We are proud to say that very often our students gain employment at the end of their placement. We do not offer a hundred percent guarantee of organising a placement as there are certain responsibilities which have to be met by the students. Further, we will not be able to recommend a student to an employer if they have not met the course and attendance requirements.


As a pre-requisite for work placement in the aged and disability sectors, industry and employers require you to:


  • Obtain DCSI clearances which include Working with Children's Check, NDIS clearance and aged care sector clearance
  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Complete first aid & manual handling courses
  • Complete online modules such NDIS workers, infection control etc.
Auctus Student Coordinator will assist you through the process.

Fees, subsidies and payment options

Subsidised (Job Trainer) Fee: $175

Concession Card Holders: $175

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


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

Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents and Eligible Visa Holders are eligible for the subsidy (subject to enrolment criteria).

  • Health Care Card OR
  • Pensioner Concession Card OR
  • Veteran Affairs Concession Card
Full Course Fee: $3,950 - this fee applies only if you are not eligible for the subsidy which means you do not meet the above criteria.

Entry Requirements

All of the following requirements apply to enter this course:
  • Must be over the age of 18 years when your course starts
  • Ability to gain a national police clearance
  • Complete Auctus enrolment process
  • Successful completion of the LLN assessment
  • Satisfactory outcome in a suitability assessment interview
  • If required, complete a CSPA assessment and/or the Upfront Assessment of Need process
  • Good level of physical fitness as required by the industry
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly Microsoft Word)
See our Student Handbook for further guidance or speak to our enrolment advisor.

Student Support

Auctus offers a range of services to assist students to achieve their goals. Please refer to our Student Handbook for further information.

Grow Your Career

This course enables you to study further to make a difference in more senior roles.
You can can entry into:
  • Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • Certificate IV in Disability
  • Diploma of Community Services
  • Diploma of Nursing

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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