Accepted eligible applicants first undertake a comprehensive 4-Week Work Readiness Program. Successful completion of the program will open a pathway into a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support traineeship with leading aged care provider, Uniting NSW.ACT^.

Successful graduates will be awarded a nationally recognised qualification and be ready for a career as a Care Service Employee with Uniting NSW.ACT. 

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PART 1: Work Readiness Program

The Work Readiness Program is a 4-week, online program (Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 2.30pm) that will provide you with the foundational skills, behavioural skills and mindsets to set you up for success in your career as an aged care worker. 

The program will be led by qualified and experienced Selmar trainers, and include holistic support from experienced mentors.

PART 2: Traineeship with Uniting NSW.ACT

Participants who successfully complete the Work Readiness Program will open a pathway into a 12-month CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support traineeship with Uniting.

This will provide you with a nationally-recognised qualification to work in aged care while experiencing on-the-job learning as a trainee.

Choose the stream that suits you

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support traineeship will be divided into two streams: Ageing (to work in a residential aged care setting) or Home & Community (to work in a home & community care  setting). You will be allocated into a stream based on your personal preferences and fit for the role.

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Aged Care Employment Program

Program Breakdown

Aged care

Part 1: Work Readiness Program

Duration and delivery: 4 weeks, online-classroom and individual learning

Practical hours: Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 2.30pm
Start date: 2nd May 2022
Program outcome: Upon successful completion of the 4-week program, learners will open a pathway into the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support traineeship with Uniting NSW.ACT, consisting of both online and workplace training. 

Program summary:

The work readiness component of the program includes the following learnings:

Practical skills
  • Person-centred approach to care
  • Grooming, dressing and bathing an elderly person
  • Assisting an elderly person with nutrition and hydration
  • Using a walker or wheelchair
  • Managing health and safety of elderly people
  • Adaptive communication & confidentiality
  • Facilitating empowerment of the elderly
Behavioural skills & mindsets
  • Empathy
  • Communication
  • Adaptability
  • Growth mindset
  • Personal responsibility
  • Future orientation

Aged care

Traineeship: CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support 

Duration and delivery: 12 months, traineeship (work and study) full-time or part-time

Streams: Ageing or Home and Community 

Program outcome: On successful completion, you will be awarded your nationally recognised qualification and be ready for a career as a Care Service Employee with Uniting.
Start date: June 2022 

Fees and funding: Smart and Skilled Traineeship government funding for eligible applicants*, Interest-free payment plans available.



Program summary

The certificate traineeship component of the program includes the following learning outcomes:

  • Working effectively in aged care
  • Infection control
  • Safe work practices for direct client care
  • Provide individualised support
  • Support independence and wellbeing
  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Assist clients with medications
  • Work legally and ethically
  • Work with diverse people
  • Providing dementia support
  • Deliver care using a palliative approach

Work experience: During your traineeship, you will assist clients with daily tasks such as showering, shaving, dressing and eating; support their mobility through the use of hoists, wheelchairs and other equipment; and ensure social needs of clients are met by helping them engage with recreational and leisure activities.



Eligibility criteria and course requirements

  • Not currently in education or full-time employment
  • Over the age of 18 when commencing the traineeship
  • Able to commit to the full duration of the program
  • Available and willing to commit to full program duration (4-Week Work Readiness Program and 12-month Traineeship)
  • Australian citizen/permanent resident, or a New Zealand passport holder who has been a resident in Australia for more than six months, or a person who holds an eligible visa
  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills at the ACSF level 2
  • Have a P2 or full NSW driver’s license and access to a reliable, registered and fully insured car (Home and Community stream only)
  • Evidence of flu and COVID-19 vaccination is required to work in an aged care setting. For more information, check the NSW health department website.

Employer suitability checks

  • Likely to pass a police check and NDIS check
  • Willing to take a functional assessment (to assess your physical ability to perform routine tasks)

Traineeship delivery locations

The Work Readiness Program will be run 100% online. The 1-year traineeship will involve a combination of in-person work and online/in-person study. The options for traineeships are listed below – you must be able to complete your traineeship in at least one of the below locations in order to apply for this opportunity.


Residential Aged Care Traineeships will be offered in the following NSW locations: Lilyfield, Haberfield, Leichhardt, Peakhurst, Belrose, Westmead, Tumut, Griffith, Springwood and Bankstown. 


Home & Community Care Traineeships will be offered in Orange, Port Stephens and Southern Central Coast.

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STEP 1: General details / eligibility form and skills check (10 - 15 minutes)
A general questionnaire to check you eligibility for the program. A short skills check to assess your Literacy and Numeracy skills. Once your eligibility is confirmed, you will receive an email to book your online interview.

STEP 2: Online interview (30 minutes)
During the online video interview, we will chat with you to understand why you would like to participate in the program. This is a friendly meeting to get to know you before the training starts.

STEP 3: Functional assessment (40 minutes)
The functional assessment assesses your physical ability to perform physical tasks on the traineeship. You will receive a link to book your online functional assessment with a physiotherapist. First you complete a pre-functional questionnaire (15-20 minutes) and then attend an online appointment (20 minutes).

STEP 4: Immersion week 
Successful applicants will be invited to Immersion week. In the first few days you will complete your compliance checks (police checks, NDIS check) and sign up to the Uniting employment portal.

STEP 5: Enrolment form (5 - 10 minutes) 
You will be asked to complete an enrolment form to finalise your place in the employment program.
Throughout the application process, if you have any questions, or would like any support with your application, please contact us: or call 0408 378 004 


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