CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Aged care work opens the door to fulfilling career paths. The responsibilities of an aged care worker are vast and demand the utmost seriousness and dedication. Support workers, in all capacities, need comprehensive training to ensure they possess the necessary knowledge to cater to the unique needs of Australia’s elderly population.

This aged care qualification signifies a crucial first step toward working in the aged care sector. Officially recognised as CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support, the completion of one of our aged care courses demonstrates your compassion, empathy, and dedication to assisting those who require support due to ageing.

Skills Training College is a registered training organisation providing a nationally recognised qualification through premier aged care courses in Adelaide. Our dedicated and experienced trainers offer a supportive learning environment, guiding students through practical situations and theoretical studies. This ensures that each graduate leaves fully prepared to work in aged care. Upon successful completion of one of our aged care courses, you’ll receive a nationally recognised qualification and be ready to commence your career in the aged care industry.

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Our aged care courses offer an introductory qualification, providing everyone with the opportunity to kickstart a rewarding career in ageing support. Through aged care training, students gain essential knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to assist patients requiring customised care due to age, disability, chronic diseases, and more. Students can tailor their expertise by selecting specific elective units.

This qualification encompasses various areas relevant to professionals offering person-centred support. Aged care, disability support, residential care, and community services all demand customised care plans to meet the unique needs of patients.

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Price: $599
Delivery: Blended (Online & In Person)

What You'll Learn

As students work towards their qualification in Individual Support, they learn all the necessary skills to provide person-centred support to individuals with unique needs.

They gain hands-on experience in established person-centred behaviour, which includes following an individualised plan based on the patient’s needs, understanding healthy body systems, recognising their legal and professional responsibilities, building relationships with clients, assisting them with social inclusion through community participation, providing emotional support, following infection control policies, taking responsibility by reporting risk and abuse in the workplace, and much more.


Compulsory Learning Modules:
Aged Care Elective Modules:

In addition to their studies, in order to receive their Certificate III in Individual Support students must also complete at least 120 hours of work placement in an aged care setting. This must be completed in their own time. Skills Training College can assist with work placement opportunities. 

Eligibility & Enrollment

There is no academic or work experience required to enrol in a Certificate III in Individual Support. However, there are minimum eligibility requirements all students must first meet. To be eligible, students must:

  • Be at least 16 years old. Students under the age of 18 must submit a signed Parental Consent Form before undertaking any course with Skills Training College.
  • Have access to a computer and a reliable internet connection to complete the at-home portion of the course
  • Possess basic proficiency in written and verbal English in order to complete study and assessment requirements
  • Possess basic physical fitness to perform manual tasks such as moving patients
  • Students must have a USI number

Course Fees

For a limited time Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care) is offered at Skills Training College Adelaide for $599! 

Using our convenient, secure online booking platform you can pay for your course today using any Mastercard or Visa credit or debit card. 

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Course Delivery Method

Skills Training College’s Certificate III is provided through a hybrid of scheduled, in-person classroom based learning, online e-learning which students can complete at their own pace, and at least 120 hours of work placement. All three components must be completed within a span of no more than 12 months.

During the in-person portion of their training, students learn the practical skills required to provide individualised support to patients.

At home, students will require their own computer and access to a reliable internet connection in order to complete the theoretical portion of their study in their own time. The time it takes to complete this portion is dependent on a student’s own outputs, skill, and motivation, but the approximate time is between 30 and 60 hours of self-paced study.

In addition to the practical training and theoretical study, students must also complete at least 120 hours of work placement as part of the course requirements. This can occur in a residential setting or any other aged care facility. Students must find and arrange their own work experience.


There’s nothing more rewarding than being able to provide support to someone in need. Become someone’s hero today. To express your interest in one of these courses, or for any further information, please get in contact with us.

Aged Care Careers

Thanks to Australia’s ageing population, it’s no surprise that the aged care sector in Adelaide is currently booming. The Australian government predicts 179,000 openings over the next five years. With so many career opportunities, there’s never been a better time to find work in health or community services, particularly through aged care courses in Adelaide.

Earning a Certificate III in Individual Support opens up a world of job opportunities for successful graduates. Among the many potential future employers you may one day find yourself working for, a few possible career opportunities are:

These are only the first steps that successful completion of a Certificate III in Individual Support can provide. By undertaking further study, graduates can potentially one day find themselves moving up in healthcare to positions of even greater responsibilities, such as emergency services or as a registered nurse.


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Skills Training College’s aged care program in Adelaide takes a minimum of three weeks to complete. The exact duration depends on a student’s skill level and commitment to their at-home theoretical study and work placements.

The classroom-based training spans a minimum of 15 sessions, running full-time from 9 am to 5 pm each day for three weeks. The self-paced theoretical knowledge study takes approximately 30-60 hours, depending on the student’s progress. Additionally, students must complete a minimum of 120 hours of supervised work placement in their own time.

Absolutely. To work in aged care in Australia, certification in Individual Support is essential. Completion of the course through the aged care elective stream is a prerequisite for effective work in the aged care sector.

While providing personal care to a family member is possible without certification, it’s not recommended. Without completing the course, caregivers may lack a full understanding of their responsibilities, safe work practices, and legal obligations.

No. A portion of the course must be completed online, but the practical skills required for aged care demand in-person training. Therefore, there is no online training or distance learning available for aged care courses.

Necessary skills include practical training in infection prevention and control policies and assisting clients with medication.

Yes. Emotionally, aged care work involves caring for patients with unique, challenging, or confronting needs. However, for a compassionate and motivated person, the career outcomes can be equally rewarding.

Aged care workers face challenging situations as they provide direct client care to individuals facing life’s most confronting challenges.

Finding work or volunteer opportunities in ageing support depends on your career goals. Online searches are an effective way to discover opportunities in aged care residences, hospices, retirement villages, and other facilities.

Practical placement locations may offer continued volunteering or potential employment. If you encounter difficulties, your trainer can provide guidance

Yes, work placement is integral to a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing). A simulated workplace environment can’t substitute real workplaces in ensuring you’ve embodied the care outcomes of an aged care course.

To expand your career, consider disability courses as an alternative elective stream. Healthcare requires various skill sets, including manual handling, first aid, and a working with children check for those aiming to work with children.

A Certificate IV, the logical next step after a Certificate III, offers various opportunities. Currently, Skills Training College doesn’t offer Certificate IV courses in healthcare.

Yes. If you work with elderly people and self-education is considered upskilling or maintaining your position, course expenses are tax-deductible. Consult with an accountant or tax specialist for more information.