By Healthovation Team

Learn while you earn

February 3, 2020

Both students as well as professionals are discovering the joys of online study programs: improved work-life balance, convenient study schedules, real-time educator support and all this while holding down a full-time job.

Online learning and blended learning programs are becoming increasingly popular, and with good reason! Working professionals who need to stay updated with the latest advancements in the industry are often unable to cope with the rigid schedules of traditional classroom courses. Online learning that is self-paced allows them to study anywhere and anytime, which means they can hold down a full-time job even as they advance their education.

Students find that blended learning programs which combine practical hands-on workshops with online theory are very effective in helping them get a well-rounded perspective on the subject matter. Little wonder, then, that the e-learning industry is growing at an unprecedented pace. In this issue, we take an in-depth look at the CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support.


Course Code: CHC33015 CRICOS Course Code:   093194D
Award Titles:  Certificate III in Individual Support
Duration:  40 Weeks AQF Level:  3
Accreditation:    Nationally Recognised Training
Course Delivery: Online (blended) for domestic students, face-to-face for international students

IHNA, Melbourne (Heidelberg), Perth and Sydney


Available to overseas (CRICOS)* applicants

What are the other advantages of this course?

Students can undertake this course as an entryway into the aged care or disabled care industry. On completing this course, they can work in community or residential care settings as Personal Care Assistants, Home Care Assistants, Support Workers or Disability Workers, among similar job titles. Subsequently, they can undertake courses such as the Diploma of Nursing and gain a pathway to becoming an Enrolled (Division 2) Nurse in Australia.

Estimated projections of career openings to 2023 suggest that employment for personal care workers will increase by 80,600, and this is mainly due to a lack of suitable applicants.

This is a sector that will always be in high demand and you can be assured of a rewarding career where you will have plentiful opportunities for growth and advancement.

What are the prerequisites for admission to the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support?

Applicants should be 18 years or older and should have obtained a minimum IELTS score of 5.0 in each of the 4 components of reading, writing, listening and speaking (or equivalent level of English language proficiency). They should have also completed an ACSF test and demonstrated competence at working level 3 for all indicators.

Where can I study this course?

IHNA, Australia offers a full time 40 weeks study program for International students at their Sydney, Perth and Melbourne campuses, leading to the Certificate III in Individual Support. This course is delivered on campus. For fees and other details, visit:

Compassionate and caring professionals will always find a place in the healthcare industry and will be valued for their skills and knowledge. It has been predicted that healthcare jobs will grow in the next decade, with a shortfall of over 100,000 nurses by the year 2025. If you are looking to make a real difference to the lives of others, there’s no better time than the present to get started on this highly rewarding profession!



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