Course Description

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.

Community and/or Residential Care Worker, Age Care Work, Disability Worker

After successfully completion of this qualification, students may have the opportunity to progress into CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Students are required to have access to a computer with suitable word processing software and will require access to the internet for research purposes.

Credit may be assigned for the recognition of equivalence in content and learning outcomes between different types of learning and/or qualifications. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to achieve a qualification.

Students must undergo a working police check and have a valid blue card before undertaking work placement. For further information, please visit

It is recommended, although not mandatory that students have the following immunisations: CoVID 19, Influenza, Measles, Rubella (German measles), Chickenpox (varicella), Hepatitis A, Mumps, Whooping cough (pertussis).
Students must be over 18 years of age. Student visa applicants are required to provide the results of an English language test. 

ASMI will accept test results from the following specified English language tests for student visa purposes taken in any country:

• The TOEFL Paper-Based Test (TOEFL PBT)
• Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
• Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test (also known as Certificate in Advanced English).

Students are required to reach a minimum level of English: IELTS 5.5 (with no individual band less than 5.0) or TOEFL 530 or ISLPR 2+ or PTE Academic 42 or Cambridge (adv) 47 or OET: Pass. For further advice or assistance, please contact the International Student Manager.

Classroom Based – offered in Brisbane and Sydney, classroom and workplace based (combination of training and assessment delivery methods, including written assessment, portfolio of evidence, logbook and practical observation including 120 hours of vocational placement), 45 weeks full time.

RPL – offered in Australia, external based (combination of assessment of written evidence, practical observation and competency conversations), duration and fees will be determined by quality of evidence submitted and amount of gap training required. For more information on the RPL process please visit our website

Option 1 – (45 weeks stand alone)

Administration Fee: $100.00, Resource Fees: $200.00, Tuition Fees: $6,750.00

Option 2 – (88 weeks Certificate III Individual Support and Certificate IV Ageing Support Package)

Administration Fee: $100.00, Resource Fees: $400.00, Tuition Fees: $11,880.00

  • 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

  • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
  • CHCPAL001 Deliver care service using a palliative approach
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

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