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AGED CARE COURSE

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

COURSE OVERVIEW

Ready to make a difference in Australia’s aged care industry?

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) offers an entry point to Australia’s community service and healthcare sectors. During this nationally recognised certification, you’ll gain skills and knowledge needed to provide crucial assistance to our aging population.

Our comprehensive curriculum covers everything from tailored care plans, to understanding legal responsibilities, and more. You’ll receive the nationally recognised HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication as part of your certification and as a bonus we’re offering HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely certification (valued at $145) at no extra cost!

Don’t miss out on this chance to start your career in community services. Enrol online and start your aged care career today!

COURSE SNAPSHOT

AFFORDABLE LEARNING

$599.00 (Pay just $100 up-front)

START ANYTIME

Begin training as soon as you enrol

LEARN AT YOUR OWN PACE

3 - 12 Months

LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE
FLEXIBLE DELIVERY

Self-Paced Online Learning
Min. 5 x In-Person Workshops
120 Hours Work Placement

NATIONALLY ACCREDITED

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) - 9 Core & 6 Specialised Elective Units

FULL TRAINER SUPPORT

Access to an industry expert trainer throughout our studies

ENROL TODAY TO START YOUR AGED CARE COURSE

Enrol in our Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) now and start your self-paced online learning instantly! 

Pay just $100 upfront with the balance due four weeks post-enrolment. 

LocationCourse TitleInfoPrice
AUD
(ex GST)
 
ADELAIDE, SA
Adelaide - Grenfell Street
map 12930 1

Adelaide - Grenfell Street
Level 2, 45 Grenfell Street
Adelaide 5000
Australia

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) [DOMESTIC]Enrol now to start today! Pay just $100 up front!100.00
BRISBANE CITY, QLD
Brisbane CBD Ann Street
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Brisbane CBD Ann Street
Level 1, 345 ANN STREET
BRISBANE CITY 4000
Australia

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) [DOMESTIC]Enrol now to start today! Pay just $100 up front!100.00
SALISBURY, SA
Salisbury (SA)
map 38434 1

Salisbury (SA)
6/89 John Street
Salisbury 5108
Australia

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) [DOMESTIC]Enrol now to start today! Pay just $100 up front!100.00
DARWIN DC, NT
Darwin
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Darwin
Level 5, 116 Esplanade
DARWIN DC 0820
Australia

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) [DOMESTIC]Enrol now to start today! Pay just $100 up front!100.00
 

YOUR LEARNING JOURNEY

You’re just a few steps away from starting your journey in the Aged Care industry. Don’t hesitate, start your Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) today!

STEP
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EXPLORE COURSE OPTIONS

Review which course would be more suitable to you, this will depend on the career pathway you choose:

STEP
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ONLINE ENROLMENT
  • Enrol Online
  • Complete your personal details
  • Pay the course fee upfront
  • Login to confirm your details,
  • Upload your Identification documents and USI Details.
STEP
03
START LEARNING
  • Access your course via our online portal with the login details we’ll send you
  • Follow the custom training plan assigned to you
  • Complete the online theoretical components
  • Choose & Enrol in the face-to-face practical sessions that suit you
STEP
04
WORK PLACEMENT
  • Register for your work placement orientation
  • Get any vaccinations, or checks your placement provider requires
  • Complete your mandatory 120 hours of work placement in the Aged Care industry
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05
YOU'RE QUALIFIED!

You’ve put in all the hard work and it was all worth it because now you’ve completed your Certificate III in Individual Support!

All that’s left to do is download your qualification from your student portal.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) is your gateway to making a meaningful difference in the lives of Australia’s older population.

Through the nine core units and six specialised units focused on aged care, you’ll learn everything you need to get started in the industry.

As a bonus, we’re also offering students a nationally accredited Manual Handling certification at no extra cost!

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

Our aged care course is delivered through a hybrid learning mode self-paced online learning, in-person practical workshops and industry-specific work placement to teach you job-ready skills and knowledge to enter the aged care industry.

SELF-PACED ONLINE LEARNING

Fast or slow. At the beach or in bed. Learn from anywhere at anytime!

Complete all your theoretical learning online at your own pace from anywhere!

IN-PERSON PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS

Over the course of your certificate you’ll be required to attend at least 5 in-person, practical workshops including your Free HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely course.

120 HOURS INDUSTRY WORKPLACE

Get job-ready and accustomed to the aged care industry with 120 hours of work-placement in an industry setting.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Getting started in Certificate III in Individual Support is easy! 

There’s no previous academic or work experience requirement to enrol. However there are some minimum eligibility requirements all students have to meet including:

16+ YEARS OLD

Students must be at least 16 years old. Students under the age of 18 must submit a signed Parental Consent Form before starting their course.

ACCESS TO A COMPUTER & INTERNET

Students must have access to a computer and reliable internet connection in order to complete the self-paced online theory portion of this course.

WRITTEN & VERBAL

Students must possess basic proficiency in written and verbal English.

PHYSICAL FITNESS

Students must possess basic physical fitness to perform manual tasks such as moving patients.

TRAINING VENUES

Skills Training College’s aged care course are offered all over Australia.

No matter where you are, there’s sure to be a course near you.

LEARNING TO FIT YOUR SCHEDULE

Over the course of your certificate you’ll be required to attend a minimum of five in-person, practical sessions including HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely.

These sessions are designed to give you crucial hands-on experience that builds your practical knowledge and skills to effectively work in the aged care industry.

We’re all about giving you the flexibility to tailor your learning to your lifestyle. After enrolment you’ll be able to select your own practical sessions to fit around your schedule.

MORE ABOUT YOUR WORK PLACEMENT

To complete your Aged Care course you must complete 120 hours of vocational placement in a relevant industry workplace.

Before commencing work placement you must meet all the following requirements. All costs associated with these requirements are the student’s responsibility.

Please note: requirements for work placement can vary in certain jurisdictions. Consult with our education team for more details prior to commencing your placement.

READY TO START LEARNING?

Enrol online or download your free course guide and get started with Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) today!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

To complete your Aged Care course you must complete 120 hours of vocational placement in a relevant industry workplace.  

Before commencing work placement you must meet all the following requirements. All costs associated with these requirements are the student’s responsibility.

  • National Police Check Clearance Certificate
  • Working with children check
  • NDIS Worker Screening check (if applicable)
  • Vulnerable Person Employment Check (if applicable)
  • First Aid qualification
  • COVID19 vaccinations (minimum 3)
  • Flu vaccinations (may be required for particular organisations)
  • Associated uniform costs for work placement (e.g. enclosed shoes, black pants, student shirt)

Please note: requirements for work placement can vary in certain jurisdictions. Consult with our education team for more details prior to commencing your placement.

There are no formal academic or professional requirements needed to enrol in an aged care course in Australia.

Skills Training College’s aged care course takes at least three weeks to complete. The exact time to complete the course depends on a student’s own skill level and commitment to completing their at home theoretical study and work placements.

The classroom based training consists of a minimum of 15 sessions. Training is full time, starting at 9am and running until 5pm each day, for three weeks. The self-paced theory learning takes approximately 30-60 hours. Students must also complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement in their own time.

Yes. Workplace training is an essential part of a Certificate III in Individual Support. A simulated workplace environment is not a substitute for the real workplaces when it comes to ensuring you’ve embodied the care outcomes of an aged care course.

While there are some entry-level roles which require no qualifications, an aged care course is typically a minimum requirement for most aged care or ageing support positions. From there, additional aged care study, training, and qualifications can be undertaken for better employment opportunities.

No. While a portion of this course must be completed online in students’ own time, working in aged care requires skills sets which can only be achieved through practical training.

Necessary skills include practical training in how to recognise healthy body systems, infection prevention and control policies, and the ability to assist clients with taking their medication, among others.

To work in aged care in Australia, a Certificate III in Individual Support is absolutely necessary. Students must complete the course through the aged care elective stream before they can work effectively in the aged care industry.

While one can provide personal care to a family member or loved one in need without an aged care certification, it is not recommended. Without completing an aged care course, care givers will not be able to fully understand what is required of a them, what the safe work practices for aged care are, nor their legal responsibilities as a care giver.

Emotionally, aged care work can be challenging. However, for a compassionate and motivated person whose heart is in the right place, the career outcomes can be just as rewarding.

Aged care workers face difficult situations no matter their specialty as they provide direct client care to people facing some of life’s most confronting challenges. Palliative care workers are constantly exposed to death as they make people comfortable at the end of their lives, and provide grief and loss support to both patients and their loved ones. Dementia care services are challenging as require workers to support people with reduced mental capabilities. Any aged care worker may also have to identify and report abuse where they see aged care services not properly enacted.

How easy it is to find work or work placement or volunteer opportunities depends on where you want to go in your aged care career. Searching online is an easy way to find aged care residences, hospices, retirement villages, and other aged care facilities. Locations such as these often have volunteers in high demand, providing an easy first step into aged care work.

The facility in which you perform your practical placement may allow you to stay on as a volunteer. They may even be one of your potential future employers. If you’re struggling to find aged care work, or a location to perform your work placement’s hours, your trainer may be able to point you in the right direction.

An aged care course can be considered tax deductible if you already work with elderly people in a position where self-education can be considered either upskilling or maintaining your position. In these instances, your course expenses are tax deductible. Check with an accountant or tax specialist for more information.

If you’d like to do more than just provide ageing support to people in need, you can expand your specialty by undertaking further study to advance your career. Healthcare requires a diverse range of skill sets, and the best opportunities for further studies include some of the following:

  • Disability care. Disability support is an alternative elective stream to aged care for a Certificate III in Individual Support.
  • Manual handling. Healthcare offered requires moving patients safely, a skills taught in a manual handling course.
  • First aid. First aid provides a wide range of skills, such as CPR, all of which are essential to working in health or community services.
  • A blue card. A working with children check is essential to expanding your healthcare career to work with children. Please note this course is not offered through Skills Training College.
  • A Certificate IV. The logical next step after a Certificate III level, there are many Certificate IV opportunities each instructing students with different health skills. Currently, Skills Training College does not offer any Certificate IV courses in healthcare.

Both a Certificate III and a Certificate IV in aged care require students to complete theoretical readings, practical exercises, and work experience in an appropriate aged care setting. At a basic level, the difference between these two qualifications is that a Certificate III is an entry level qualification and a Certificate IV is more advanced.
A Certificate III represents the perfect first step for someone looking to begin working in the aged care industry. Meanwhile, a Certificate IV delves much deeper into aged care knowledge and skills, and is best for those seeking leadership and management positions within the industry.

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Choosing your course type

Not sure which course you need to enrol in? Check your eligibility below.

Domestic Student Eligibility:

Our domestic courses are available to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

International Student Eligibility:

If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident you will need to enrol in an International Course.

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