Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Course code: CHC33015

Key features of the course

  • Combination of aged care, disability, home and community care
  • A range of interesting topics including:
    • Study of the body systems
    • Working with culturally diverse clients
    • Palliative care
    • Support to people with dementia
    • Infection control
    • Individualised care plans (checking blood pressure, blood glucose monitoring)
  • Practical experience in an Aged Care Facility providing hands on experience working with residents or patients
  • Small classes in modern classrooms
  • Supportive and well qualified trainers with extensive experience working in the health and aged care fields
  • Access to student activities in a University environment
  • Access to academic skills support and career advice

More information

Download the handbook (PDF, 1.1MB) Download the brochure (PDF, 467KB)

6 months full time

Study mode:
Combination of face to face classes with practical placements and online assessments

Melbourne Campus (Fitzroy)

February and July each year

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  • Those who have a passion for caring for older people
  • Those who are interested in pursuing a career in the health and community field
  • Those who are looking for a pathway into the Diploma of Nursing
  • Language, literacy and numeracy skills at an appropriate level to complete the course successfully.
  • Must be 18 years of age by the first professional experience placement
  • Current Police Check

Possible career paths include:

  • Personal care worker in an aged care facility
  • Home and community care worker
  • In-home respite personal care worker
  • Disability service officer (in some jurisdictions)

We recognise your past studies and experiences. If you want to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) please refer to the student handbook and RPL/CT Policy on our website for further information.

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 healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease

Tuition fees and funding

In Victoria the training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible candidates. Please refer to the Department of Education & Training website for funding eligibility in Victoria. Please refer to our fees page for details.