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 is an essential first step toward working in the aged care sector. Officially known as CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), this course includes an elective stream for aged care which demonstrates your compassion, empathy, and the necessary skills and knowledge for working in Australia’s aged care industry.

Skills Training College is a registered training organisation offering a CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) 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 this course to earn a nationally recognised Certificate III in Individual Support.

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A Certificate III in Individual Support is an entry-level qualification allowing anyone to jumpstart a brand new career as a support worker. This course provides students with the vital information and practical skills required to care for people who require assistance 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 individual support ageing qualification covers multiple fields that relate to professionals who provide person-centred support. Aged care, disability support, residential care, and community services all require care plans that 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 for people requiring individualised support due to their unique needs. Students gain valuable experience in creating a tailored care plan in line with their patient’s needs, recognising healthy body systems, understanding their legal and professional responsibilities, building relationships with clients, 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 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 Launceston 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

At Skills Training College, our aged care courses offer a blended learning experience, combining in-person classroom sessions, self-paced online e-learning, and a mandatory 120 hours of work placement. All three components are designed to be completed within a 12-month timeframe.

During the in-person training sessions, students acquire practical skills essential for delivering personalised support to patients. Classes run from 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays, spanning three weeks with a minimum of 15 sessions.

For the theoretical part of the study, students need a personal computer and a reliable internet connection to complete the coursework at their own pace. Completion time varies based on individual skills and motivation, typically ranging between 30 and 60 hours of self-directed study.

In addition to practical and theoretical components, students must fulfil a mandatory 120 hours of work placement as part of the course requirements. It’s the students’ responsibility to find and coordinate their 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 become 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 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 Course Launceston program typically spans at least three weeks. The duration depends on a student’s skill level and commitment to completing theoretical study and work placements at home.

Classroom-based training comprises a minimum of 15 sessions over three weeks, full-time from 9 am to 5 pm. The self-paced, theoretical knowledge study takes about 30-60 hours. Additionally, students must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement in their own time.

Absolutely, a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) Launceston is essential for working in aged care in Australia. Students need to complete the course with a focus on aged care to be effective in the industry.

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 requirements, safe work practices, and legal responsibilities.

No. While a portion of this course must be completed online in students’ own time, skills for working in aged care are acquired through practical training. Thus, there is no online or distance learning available for Aged Care Courses Launceston.

Emotionally, aged care work in Launceston can be challenging yet deeply rewarding for compassionate individuals. Workers face difficult situations, providing direct client care, supporting those in palliative care, aiding individuals with dementia, and reporting abuse.

Finding opportunities in Aged Care Launceston depends on career goals. Online searches reveal positions in residences, hospices, retirement villages, and other facilities. Locations like these often have volunteers in high demand, providing an easy first step into aged care work in Launceston.

The facility where you perform your practical placement may allow you to stay on as a volunteer and could be a potential future employer. If you’re struggling to find aged care work in Launceston or a location for your work placement’s hours, your trainer may assist you.

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

To expand career options, consider further study in disability care, manual handling, first aid, and obtaining a blue card for working with children. While there are Certificate IV opportunities in Launceston, Skills Training College currently doesn’t offer any in healthcare.

Yes, if you already work with elderly people and consider the course as upskilling or maintaining your position, the expenses can be tax-deductible. Consult with an accountant or tax specialist for accurate information.