Who is this Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care) Course for?

This qualification is for those people who want to work in a community and residential setting for example in Aged Care, Community Care and Disability Care. This qualification will give the learner broad knowledge and skills to assist in improving the quality of life of people in need of support in our community.


This qualification supersedes: CHC30212 – Certificate III in Aged Care, CHC30312 – Certificate III in Home and Community Care, CHC30408 – Certificate III in Disability.

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours practical placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Employment opportunities

This qualification will help prepare you for work in a varied number of professions such as:

Assistant in nursing, Nursing assistant, Home care assistant, Personal care worker, Personal care assistant, Care assistant, In-home respite worker, Care service employees, Care worker, Community care worker, Personal care giver, Accommodation support worker, Field officer, Community house worker, Community support worker, Residential care worker, Disability service officer (in some jurisdictions), Support worker.

Learning period & fees 

Face to face: 13 weeks, plus practical placement of 3 weeks.
Distance: Up to 6 months, including practical placement of 3 weeks.

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Note: Students are required to obtain a National Police Check to complete this qualification. The cost of the Police Check is payable by the student.

Students choosing the Distance study mode will be required to purchase materials at a cost of $15 to $18  per unit.

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTAID003 Provide first aid