CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Aged care work presents remarkable opportunities for new and rewarding career prospects. The responsibilities of an aged care worker are many, and they all must treated with the solemnity and gravity they deserve. Being a support worker of any kind requires comprehensive training to ensure all workers have the required skills and knowledge to care for the unique needs of Australia’s older population.

An aged care qualification reflects an essential first step toward working in the aged care sector. Officially known as CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support, this course includes an elective stream for aged care which demonstrates your compassion, empathy, and dedication to assisting those who require support due to ageing.

Skills Training College is a registered training organisation offering an aged care course to suit everyone’s needs. Our dedicated and experienced trainers lead students through practical situations and theoretical study to ensure that each of them leaves fully prepared to work in aged care. Upon your successful completion of this course you’ll earn a nationally recognised Certificate III in Individual Support.

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A Certificate III in aged care is an entry level qualification allowing anyone to jumpstart a brand new career in the community services industry. This course provides students with the vital information and practical skills required to care for people who require support to be tailored to their needs due to age, disability, or chronic disease, among other reasons. Students can specialise in a particular field, such as aged care, based on which elective units they choose to pursue.

An aged care qualification covers multiple fields which relate to professionals who provide person-centred support. Aged care, disability support, residential care, and community services all require care plans which are customised to patients’ unique needs.

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

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

What You'll Learn

In this course, students learn everything needed to care to provide person-centred support support to those with unique needs. Students gain valuable experience in creating a tailored care plan in line with their patient’s needs, recognise healthy body systems, understand their legal and professional responsibilities, build relationships with clients through personal support, infection control policies, the need to report risk and abuse in the workplace, and 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 are 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 Hobart 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 aged care courses are 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. Class time begins at 9am and runs until 5pm each weekday, running for fulltime hours across three weeks and a minimum of 15 sessions.

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. 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 little surprise that the aged care industry is currently booming. The Australian government predicts 179,000 openings in the aged care job market over the next five years. With so many career opportunities, there’s never been a better time to provide person-centred support as an aged care worker.

Earning a Certificate III in Individual Support through the aged care stream opens up a world of job opportunities in health or community services for successful graduates. Among the many potential future employers a few of the possible career opportunities are:

These are only the first steps that successful completion of a nationally recognised Certificate III in Individual Support can provide. By undertaking further study, graduates can potentially one day finding 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 typically spans a minimum of three weeks. The exact duration hinges on individual skill levels and the commitment to at-home theoretical study and work placements. The classroom-based training involves at least 15 sessions, running from 9 am to 5 pm daily for three weeks. The self-paced theoretical knowledge study takes approximately 30-60 hours. Additionally, students must dedicate a minimum of 120 hours to work placement in their own time.

To venture into the aged care sector in Australia, a Certificate III in Individual Support is essential. Completing the course via the aged care elective stream is a prerequisite for effective work in aged care in Hobart. While providing personal care to a family member is possible without certification, it’s not recommended. Without formal training, caregivers may lack a full understanding of their responsibilities, safe work practices, and legal obligations.

No. While part of the course is completed online, practical training is indispensable for acquiring the necessary skills for aged care in Hobart. Online training or distance learning is not available as skills such as infection prevention, medication assistance, and others require hands-on practical training.

Emotionally, aged care work can be challenging, but for those with compassion and motivation, the career outcomes are equally rewarding in Hobart. Aged care workers, irrespective of their specialty, face demanding situations providing direct client care to individuals dealing with life’s most confronting challenges.

Finding work, work placements, or volunteer opportunities in aged care depends on your career goals in Hobart. Online searches can uncover opportunities in aged care residences, hospices, and retirement villages. Many of these places often have high demand for volunteers, offering an easy entry point into community services. If you’re struggling to find work or a suitable work placement in Hobart, your trainer can provide guidance.


For those seeking to expand their specialty beyond aged care in Hobart, further study can enhance your career prospects. Consider areas such as disability care, manual handling, first aid, or obtaining a blue card for working with children. Additionally, a Certificate IV presents the logical next step after a Certificate III, providing opportunities to acquire different health-related skills.

An aged care course can be tax-deductible if you already work with elderly individuals in a capacity where self-education is considered either upskilling or maintaining your position in Hobart. In such cases, course expenses may be tax-deductible. Consult with an accountant or tax specialist for more information.