Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Course Focus:

This course covers 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.

To achieve this qualification, you must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.


Career Outcomes

Nurse’s Aide, Aged Care Assistant, Personal Care Giver, Respite Care Worker.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee is a Queensland Government subsidy that supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III level qualification. Contact our Enrolments Team to find out if you are eligible.



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



24 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)
"The Charlton Brown team has supported me every step of the way. I haven’t even finished my studies and I already have industry job interviews."
Jeff Merrett Aged Care

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