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INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT COURSE

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability)

COURSE OVERVIEW

Are you ready to make a significant impact in Australia’s disability and community services sector?

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) course provides a gateway into Australia’s dynamic community service and healthcare fields. Through this nationally recognised program, you’ll develop the essential skills and knowledge required to offer crucial support to individuals with disabilities and Australia’s Ageing 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 disability support course today!

COURSE SNAPSHOT

AFFORDABLE LEARNING

$799.00 (pay just $100 up front)

START ANYTIME

Begin training as soon as you enrol

LEARN AT YOUR OWN PACE

3 - 12 Months

FLEXIBLE DELIVERY

Self-Paced Online Learning
Min. 6 x In-Person Workshops
120 Hours Work Placement

LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE
NATIONALLY ACCRREDITED

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

FULL TRAINER SUPPORT

Access to an industry expert trainer throughout our studies

ENROL TODAY TO START YOUR INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT COURSE

Enrol in our Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) 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 & Disability) [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 & Disability) [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 & Disability) [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 & Disability) [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 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
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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 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

Our disability support 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 disability and community 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 6 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 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:

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 individual support course is 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 six 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 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?

Enrol online and get started with Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) today!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Although there are some entry-level roles that don’t require support worker qualifications, generally a Certificate III in Individual Support is fundamental for most disability care positions.

Generally, more opportunities become available after completing this support work course, and attention to further training and ongoing skills development will allow for greater career advancement.

There are many entry-level aged and disability care jobs that are open upon successful completion of this course. A few examples include personal home carer, respite worker, residential care worker and disability support worker.

While there are no mandated qualifications to begin work in entry level positions in the Community Services sector, completing a Certificate III in Individual Support is a great start. After completing this training course, you will be better qualified to begin applying for entry-level jobs, which are easily found on most job finder websites such as Seek or Indeed.

Yes, this course is extremely beneficial for NDIS support workers. Whether already working for the NDIS or considering it as a new career, successfully completing this course rewards students with the skills and experience they need to succeed as a support worker.

You do not need to take an NDIS worker screening check to enrol in this course. However, certain job roles that will be available to you after completion of your course may require one. Once you’ve received your Certificate III in Individual Support and are ready to start applying for relevant positions, potential future employers should state whether they need an NDIS screening check, or you can reach out to them if you’re not sure

In some circumstances. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency for this course as part of another qualification and are able to provide us with appropriate evidence, you may be not be required to retake those portions of the course. Please contact us to discuss this further, and we can help you determine whether your previous studies are acceptable for recognition of prior learning.

No. While a portion of your Certificate III in Individual Support course is completed online, practical training is essential for acquiring the required skill sets. As a result, online training or distance learning for this course is not available.

Another reason online training is not possible is because this course requires students to complete work placement in a real world setting. A simulated workplace environment is not an acceptable substitute for actual workplace training.

If you’re interested in evolving your Community Services career through ongoing skills development, further study is a valuable consideration. Healthcare is a diverse industry, and it’s not overly difficult to move into other roles or fields. Some areas of further study include the following:

  • Manual handling. Healthcare offered requires moving patients safely, a skill taught in a manual handling courses.

  • First aid. First aid provides a wide range of skills useful to disability support positions, as well as all other walks of life. CPR is one such notable skill.

  • 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 is the next step after a Certificate III level and an advanced diploma affords even more opportunities. Currently, Skills Training College does not offer any Certificate IV courses in healthcare.

Finding work, work placement, or volunteer opportunities in aged care or disability support varies based on your career goals. Online searches can help you identify care facilities where volunteers are in high demand, offering you an entry point into community services. Practical placement in a facility may lead to volunteer or employment opportunities. Your course trainer may also be able to point you in the right direction for work placement or employment opportunities.

Often, yes. However, the difficulty of aged care or disability support work varies based on an individual’s skills, experience, and the specific needs of the clients. Providing direct client care through established person-centred behaviour often requires patience, empathy, and the ability to provide physical and emotional support.

The work may involve assisting clients with daily activities, implementing care plans, helping support community participation, and promoting independence for people with disabilities. Additionally, the role may require flexibility and the capacity to handle challenging behaviors.

Working in community services is not for everyone. However, for someone truly empathetic and willing to make sacrifices, it is equally rewarding.

Yes. If you are already working in a role where undertaking such training could be considered self-education, upskilling, or necessary for maintaining your position, then this course may be considered tax deductible. Speak with your accountant, tax specialist, or other relevant professional body for further information.

The average salary for an aged care or disability support worker in Australia varies between employers. On average, disability support workers can expect a salary of around $36.73 per hour. The average annual salary for aged care workers ranges from $55,000 to $70,000.

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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.