International Students

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT COURSE

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability)

COURSE OVERVIEW

Embark on a fulfilling career journey in Australia’s community services sector as an international student with our CHC33021 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability).

This CRICOS-approved certification opens doors to two enriching career paths: aged care and disability support. Designed to empower you to make a meaningful impact, this course offers flexible competencies, expands your job prospects, and connects you with peers who share your passion.

You’ll learn to develop personalised care plans, make informed choices, and assume responsibility in your new role with the guidance of our dedicated trainers at Skills Training College.

Not only will you receive your Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) you’ll also receive the nationally recognised HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication as part of your certification and as a bonus we’re offering HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Handling certification (valued at $145) at no extra cost!

Join us today and prepare to positively transform lives in the Australian community.

COURSE SNAPSHOT

AFFORDABLE LEARNING

Starting from $4,500.00 (AUD)
Flexible, payment options available

START ANYTIME

Enrol today and start learning at our next intake

COMPLETE TRAINING IN NO TIME

26 week course duration

FACE-TO-FACE LEARNING

In-person, face-to-face practical learning
120 hours work placement

FULL TRAINER SUPPORT

Access to an industry expert trainer throughout your studies

LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE

Adelaide, SA
Brisbane, QLD

NATIONALLY ACCREDITED

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) - 9 core, 6 specialised elective & 4 bonus units

enquire about starting a individual support course today!

Submit an enquiry to get started in our CRICOS registered Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) course. 

YOUR LEARNING JOURNEY

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

STEP
01
EXPLORE COURSE OPTIONS

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

STEP
02
ELIGIBILITY CHECK
  • Submit an enrolment enquiry
  • Confirm your eligibility with one of our student support specialists (don’t worry we’ll contact you)
  • Upload relevant documents
  • Receive your letter of offer & payment plan details
STEP
03
START LEARNING
  • Follow the custom training plan assigned to you
  • Attend scheduled face-to-face delivery sessions
  • Complete theoretical components
  • Chose & enrol in the face-to-face practical session 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 or disability support industries
STEP
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 & Disability) is your pathway to making a difference in the lives of Australian’s that need specialised support.

Through the nine core units, six specialised units and four bonus units focused on disability support and 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

In our Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability), you’ll engage in interactive, in-person practical workshops and industry-specific work placement to gain job-ready skills and knowledge for the disability and community care sector.

IN-PERSON PRACTICAL LEARNING

Over the course of your certificate you’ll join us in class twice a week and be required to attend 6 in-person practical workshops including your Free Manual Handling certification.

ONGOING TRAINER SUPPORT

Benefit from continuous guidance and support from our seasoned trainers as you progress through your certificate.

120 HOURS INDUSTRY WORKPLACEMENT

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

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Getting started in Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) is easy! 

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

18 YEARS OLD

Students must be at least 18 years old to enrol in this course

ACCESS TO A COMPUTER & INTERNET

Students must have access to a computer and reliable internet connection in order to complete any online components of your 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.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT REQUIREMENTS

International students looking to join our CRICOS registered Individual Support course must meet the following eligibility criteria:

TRAINING VENUES

Skills Training College’s individual support course for international students is offered at select locations across Australia.

Our modern, individual support training venues are equipped with specialist equipment to ensure you’re receiving the best training experience possible. 

ADELAIDE
Disability Support Course Adelaide Training Venue - Skills Training College
BRISBANE
Disability Support Course Brisbane Training Venue - Skills Training College

LEARNING TO FIT YOUR SCHEDULE

In addition to your regular classes, you’ll be required to attend at least six in-person, practical sessions including your HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Handling course.

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

READY TO START LEARNING?

Enquire today to get started with Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) for International Students!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) course typically runs for 26 weeks, comprising both theoretical and practical training sessions and 120 hours of work placement.

At present, Skills Training College only offers this dual qualification for international students in Adelaide & Brisbane.

For International students we offer weekly enrolments. At Skills Training College, Certificate III in Individual Support is a 26 Week course that includes all theoretical studies, face-to-face, practical workshops and 120 hours of work placement.

Please contact us or visit our website for the next available start date and detailed schedule.

Course fees for Certificate III in Individual Support can be paid upfront or Skills Training College also offers flexible payment plans for international students. Submit your enrollment enquiry to find out more. 

STC may assist students with work placement if required. The duration of work placement is 120 hours.

The following are requirements prior to work placement and all costs are the student 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.

International students looking to join our CRICOS registered Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) course must meet the following conditions:

  • Current Passport
  • Eligible Visa or willing to obtain
  • Highest Qualification Certificate and Transcript (Australia and/or Overseas)
  • Current or past Confirmation of Enrolment from another provider (if applicable) – this may be used as English evidence
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
  • Letter of Release (or any document authorising your transfer if currently enrolled in another education provider in Australia)
  • Vocational qualifications completed within Australia (including short courses, first aid)
  • Credit Transfer Application (if applicable)
  • English Language Qualification (IELTS, PTE, or other)
  • Recent completion (3 months) Australian ELICOS Course with a result of Upper Intermediate.

For queries regarding eligibility, please reach out to us directly at compliance@skillstrainingcollege.com.au.

Yes, individuals who have previously completed a certificate are eligible to enroll in our fee-for-service courses. We encourage you to contact us for specific details regarding your eligibility and the enrollment process.

Upon successful completion of this course, a range of entry-level positions in Aged Care & Disability Support become accessible. Some of these roles include positions such as personal carer, residential care worker, respite worker, and disability support worker. Through ongoing training and further qualifications such as a certificate IV in disability, even greater career opportunities will open up for you.

EXPLORE OTHER COURSES

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.