CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)


Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) is your gateway to a career in aged care. It’s an entry-level certification that provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge to kickstart your journey in this rewarding industry.

This course provides students with the vital information and practical skills required to support patients who require care tailored to their needs due to age, disability, or chronic disease, among other reasons.

Our comprehensive curriculum covers everything from tailored care plans to understanding legal responsibilities, ensuring you’re well-prepared for your career in aged care in Melbourne. You’ll also receive the nationally recognised HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication as part of your certification as well as HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely certification (valued at $145) at no extra cost!

Don’t let this opportunity pass by. Enrol online now to kickstart your career in aged care services at our Melbourne training venue!



CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)


$599.00 (pay just $100 deposit upfront)


Atlantis Hotel, 300 Spencer Street,
Melbourne, 3000


9 Core & 6 Specialised Elective Units
Self-Paced Online Learning
Min. 5 x In-Person Workshops
120 Hours Work Placement


3 - 12 Months


Begin training as soon as you enrol


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 our Melbourne Aged Care Course, or to request more further information, please get in contact with us.


In our Melbourne aged care course, students learn everything needed to care for people requiring individualised support in the aged care industry.

In this course, students will gain knowledge on creating personalised care plans for their patients, identifying healthy body systems, and building strong relationships with clients. They will also learn about the importance of following infection control policies and their legal and professional responsibilities, including reporting risk and abuse in the workplace.

Core Units
CHCCCS031 – Provide individualised supportCHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCCCS038 – Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving supportCHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
CHCCCS040 – Support independence and wellbeingHLTINF006 – Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
CHCCCS041 – Recognise healthy body systemsHLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services
Elective UnitsSpecialised Aged Care Units
CHCCCS017 – Provide Loss & Grief SupportCHCAGE011 – Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS033 – Identify & Report AbuseCHCPAL003 – Deliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTHPS006 – Assist Clients with MedicationCHCAGE013 – Work effectively in aged care
FREE – HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely (Statement of Attainment)


Getting started in our Melbourne Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) is easy! 

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


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.


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


Students must possess basic proficiency in written and verbal English.


Students must possess basic physical fitness to perform manual tasks such as moving patients.


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

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


To complete Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) you must complete 120 hours of vocational placement in a relevant industry workplace.

Before commencing work placement you must meet all the following requirements.

All costs associated with these requirements are the student’s responsibility.

Please note: requirements for work placement can vary in certain jurisdictions. Consult with our education team for more details prior to commencing your placement.



Domestic Students can enrol in Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) for $599.

Students are required to pay a $100 non-refundable deposit on enrolment with the balance of the course due at a later date.

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

Want to learn more?

Get in touch with our specialist enrollment team to learn more about Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) in Melbourne.


Skills Training College’s aged care program takes at least three weeks to complete. The exact time to complete the course depends on a student’s own skill level and commitment to completing their at home theoretical study and work placements.

The classroom based training consists of a minimum of 15 sessions. Training is full time, starting at 9am and running until 5pm each day, for three weeks. The self-paced, theoretical knowledge study takes approximately 30-60 hours, depending on the student’s own outputs. Students must also complete a minimum of 120 hours of supervised work placement in their own time.

Certainly. To work in aged care in Australia, a Certificate III in Individual Support, especially through the aged care elective stream, is essential. This ensures that students are well-equipped to work effectively in the aged care 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, working in aged care requires skills sets which can only be achieved through practical training. As such 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 the ability to assist clients with taking their medication, among others.

Yes. On an emotional level aged care work involves caring for patients with unique, challenging, or confronting needs. However, for a compassionate and motivated person whose heart is in the right place, the career outcomes can be just as rewarding.

Aged care workers face difficult situations no matter their specialty as they provide direct client care to people facing some of life’s most confronting challenges. Palliative care workers are constantly exposed to death as they make people comfortable at the end of their lives, and provide grief and loss support to both patients and their loved ones.

How easy it is to find work, work placement, or volunteer opportunities in ageing support depends on where you want to go in your career. Searching online is an easy way to find aged care residences, hospices, retirement villages, and other aged care facilities. Locations such as these often have volunteers in high demand, providing an easy first step into community services.

The facility in which you perform your practical placement may allow you to stay on as a volunteer. They may even be one of your potential future employers. If you’re struggling to find aged care work, or a location to perform your work placement’s hours, your trainer may be able to point you in the right direction.

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.

If you’d like to do more than just provide ageing support to people in need, you can expand your specialty by undertaking further study to advance your career. Healthcare requires a diverse range of skill sets, and the best opportunities for further studies include some of the following:

  • Disability courses. Disability support is an alternative elective stream to aged care and provides an alternative community care career.

  • Manual handling. Healthcare offered requires moving patients safely, a skills taught in a manual handling course.

  • First aid. First aid provides a wide range of useful skills, notably CPR.

  • 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 there are many opportunities each instructing students with different health skills. Currently, Skills Training College does not offer any Certificate IV courses in healthcare.

A Certificate III can be tax deductible if you already work with elderly people in a position where self-education can be considered either upskilling or maintaining your position. In these instances, your course expenses are tax deductible. Check with an accountant or tax specialist for more information.

This certification can also be paid for through government subsidised training.

You’ll be required to attend a minimum of 5 in-person, practical workshops throughout the duration of your course.