Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Course Overview:

This course covers the role of workers in the community and a residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing or disability.

Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for your 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.

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Practical Experience:

You will gain hands-on practical experience by undertaking a minimum of 120 hours of vocational placement in an Aged Care setting. This course has an ideal balance of theory and practical learning to ensure your confidence when entering the workforce.

Career Outcomes:

  • Nurse’s Aide
  • Aged Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Respite Care Worker
We provide a number of options to fund your enrolment.
  • Pay in full
  • Payment plan
  • Government funding*
*Program funded by the Queensland Government, eligibility applies

Recognition of Prior Learning:

We understand that you may have many skills and areas of expertise that you have obtained in different ways and these are recognised through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process, which may reduce your study duration.


Students complete a total of 13 units include 7 core and 6 electives. Electives have been packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation for aged care, disability or home and community care.

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 health body systems
  • HLTWHS002
    Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Units
  • Common Electives

    Provide first aid
    Implement falls prevention strategies
  • Aged Care Specialisation Electives

    Facilitate the empowerment of older people
    Provide support to people living with dementia
    Meet personal support needs
    Assist clients with medication

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Course Details

Course Code



36 weeks



Delivery Mode

  • On Campus
  • Distance* *Domestic students only

Requirements of Enrolment

  • Completion of at least Year 10 from an Australian secondary school or overseas equivalent.
  • Successful completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment
  • Working With Children Check and Police Clearance
  • Minimum 18 years of age (international students)
  • IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) (international students)

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