Accredited Qualification

Specialised Education


Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability)

This qualification has been designed for individuals in the community, home or residential care setting who work under supervision as a part of a multidisciplinary team. Students will gain in depth skills to follow an individualised plan and provide person-centred support to people who require support due to ageing, and or disability. Students will learn the fundamental skills of caring for the aged and disabled,to provide care based on the clients needs and preferences. Students will gain confidence to work in team environments, increase their communication skills and build an appreciated understanding for diversity.


Core Units:
CHCCCS031Provide individualised support
CHCCCS038Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
CHCCCS040Support independence and well being
CHCCCS041Recognise health body systems
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
HLTINF006Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Units:
CHCAGE011Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCAGE013Work effectively in aged care
CHCPAL003Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCDIS011Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCDIS012Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS020Work effectively in disability support
HLTHPS006Assist clients with medication
  • How to effectively work in both aged care and disability settings
  • Fundamentals of caring for the aged and disabled
  • How to provide individualised personal care and support
  • How to follow safe work practices for direct care
  • How to support empowerment and social inclusion
  • How to support independence and wellbeing
  • Understanding of Dementia care
  • Understanding palliative care approach
After achieving this dual qualification, students may choose to study the following qualifications: Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015) Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43121) Certificate IV in Health Administration (HLT47321)
  • Personal Care Support Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Community Care Worker or Assistant
  Recognition: Nationally Recognised Training Mandatory Placement: 120 hours of professional work placement Study Mode: Workplace Based Delivery (online or face to face) Course Duration: 12 months (13 training days, plus Workplace Simulation and Observation/s days) Assessment: Assignments and Observations Payment Options:
  • Skills First funding available $8,550 for eligible students (criteria apply, please contact us for more details)
  • Fee for Service rate of $8550 for non funded students

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