Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)

Course Overview:

This course is the perfect way to start your career in aged care. You will learn the skills to provide individualised support, caring for people in-home and in dedicated aged care facilities. This course focuses on supporting independence and well-being, the understanding of care-specific technical skills, as well as transferable skills like teamwork and communication. You will be working to empower old people, those with a disability, or people living with dementia.

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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:

  • Personal Care Giver
  • Community Care Worker
  • Community Access Coordinator
  • Accommodation Support 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
  • Home and Community Specialisation Electives

    Facilitate the empowerment of older people
    Meet personal support needs
    Support relationships with carers and families
    Provide home and community support services
Prerequisite Units

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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 (LLN) Assessment
  • Working With Children Check and Police Clearance
  • Minimum 18 years of age for International Students
  • IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) for International Students

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