(International student)


Brisbane Campus:

Level 6 119 Charlotte St Brisbane QLD 4000 

Course Duration

Full-time: 52 weeks

(Including Term Break: 10 weeks)

Work Placement: 120 hours

Face-to-Face Delivery 


Total: $6,250.00


Course Description

This program is ideal for those who want to develop their career in the aged and community care industry. It 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.

Entry Requirements

  • MIA will conduct a pre-confirmation of enrolment, LLN assessment with applicants to ensure their suitability, to undertake and successfully complete the course.
  • An IELTS test score of 5.0 or equivalent

Course Structure

The program comprises of the following 13 units of competency:

Core Units

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

Elective Units (AGEING, HOME AND Community Specialisation)

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services

CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families

HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies
and procedures

On successful completion of the program, learners will be awarded with CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

Additional Information

All Certificate III in Individual Support students are required to provide a current National Police Certificate (also known as Police Check). This is COMPULSORY for students to undertake workplace training in aged care sector. Find out more: Department of Health Website: Students must be willing to apply, or already hold, a current National Police Check prior to work placement training. Students can apply for National Police Check through an accredited Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s (ACIC) National Police Checking Service (NPCS) provider, e.g. Australian Post Office:

Fees and Payment

Total $6,250

  • Application Fee (non-refundable): $200.00
  • Resource/Material Fee: $250.00
  • Tuition Fee: $5,800.00
Payment Plan:
  • Initial deposit $1,500.00 upon enrolment
  • Followed by $700.00 per month for 6 months, and
  • $550.00 for the final payment
  • Total payable $6,250.00
Please refer to MIA’s enrolment form and student handbook for MIA’s policy on fees and refund Additional Fee:
  • Students are required to apply National Police Check at their own cost
  • Students may be asked to provide HLTAID003 Provide first aid prior to their workplace training and this is at their own cost (MIA offers first aid training at an additional cost. MIA charges $80.00 for MIA Certificate III in Individual Support Students.)

Study Outcome

After achieving CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support, individuals could progress to higher education qualifications in community services sector. This qualification provides a pathway to work in community/age care services related sectors, possible job titles may include but not limited to:

  • Care Assistant
  • Care Service Employee
  • Care Worker
  • Support worker
  • Personal Care Worker


An application can be made for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) when the student believes that they have already attained the necessary skills and competencies elsewhere (work, other study etc.) or have an equivalent qualification or part of a qualification. MIA recognises the AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any other RTOs and grants credit for these towards an award where applicable. The application for RPL and/or Credit Transfer should be lodged prior to or immediately after the enrolment.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods will be used to assess students’ knowledge and skills. Trainer will explain these in detail before any assessment takes place. Assessment methods may include and not limited to:

  • Written Assessment (Questions and Answers)
  • Case Study/Role Play
  • Presentation/Practical Demonstration
  • Observation

Delivery Methods

This program is designed as a mixture of classroom based training and a minimum of 120 hours of workplace training*. In classroom training, it is face-to-face delivery for students to attend and complete in-class activities including: presentation, practice exercises and discussions. Delivery had been timetabled to ensure you can develop the theoretical skills and knowledge and have the opportunity to develop practical skills in a simulated situation before commencing the work experience component of the course. Individual learning includes: work/home-study, the completion of assignments and individual reading and research.

For the workplace training, it is a compulsory component of this course for all students and students will work in an appropriate aged care or community care environment with a minimum of 120 hours before graduation. Students are required to take initiatives to contact a registered and approved aged care facility to undertake the 120 hours work placement training. There is no guarantee of employment or salary payment during workplace training.

* Note: Students are required to apply at own cost, or already hold a current National Police Check and may be asked to provide proof of First Aid Certificate. This is essential for students to undertake workplace training.