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For anyone wanting to enter the ever-growing aged care sector, Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) could be the qualification you’ve been seeking. Learn to provide support that is focused on each individual, implementing care plans personalised for their needs. Be better able to provide care in community or residential settings, empowering and supporting ageing people to live their best lives. Combining practical, technical and procedural knowledge, you’ll graduate with an understanding of the concepts and practices of person-centered support.

You’ll gain valuable professional experience through an 120 hour work placement which will allow you to put your theoretical learning into practice.

To be awarded CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), a student must successfully complete a total of fifteen (15) units of competency.

Core units

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health and community services
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
  • CHCCCS040 Support independence and wellbeing
  • CHCCCS041 Recognise healthy body systems
  • CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support

Elective units

  • CHCAGE013 Work effectively in aged care
  • CHCCCS037 Visit client residence
  • CHCCCS043 Support positive mealtime experience
  • HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
  • CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCPAL003 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

Learners will be issued with a statement of attainment for all successfully completed units.

Work placement

To achieve this qualification, a student must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement.

When you study with genU Training, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for non-trainees. You can apply for this course now.

Study requirements

Students will need to demonstrate that they have the appropriate:

  • Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills
  • Communication, documentation and research skills
  • Physical capacity for manual handling (this is relevant to disability and aged care courses)
  • Access to a laptop or desktop computer, with basic digital literacy skills

Students undertaking blended and/or online training will require intermediate computer skills such as internet browsing, email, word processing, and presentation software.

Workstation setup

You will need a quiet space for study that has stable internet connection. You will also need:

  • Web camera, microphone and speakers
  • Smartphone
  • Earbuds or headphones
  • Zoom video conferencing software.

Please note: You will need to turn your camera and microphone on, as required when using video conferencing.

What will you learn?

This nationally recognised qualification is your pathway to a fulfilling career in the aged care sector. Graduate with the skills to make a real difference to people who need assistance due to ageing.

Where could your skills take you?
  • Aged Care Worker
  • Aged Care Day Services Practitioner
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Respite Support Worker
What could you study next?
  • CHC42021 Certificate IV in Community Services
  • CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health
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Email studynext@genu.org.au to find out more.

Student tuition fees are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. In addition to tuition fees, there may also be other charges such as material or amenities fees. A genU Training staff member can help you determine your course fees. A statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided prior to enrolment.

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Fees – Victoria

Victorian residents may be eligible for government subsidised training in Victoria under the Skills First Program. Am I eligible?

Concession Fee (Skills First Program) Standard Fee (Skills First Program) Fee For Service
$AUD 0.00 $AUD 0.00 $AUD 3264.00

Fees – South Australia

South Australian residents may be eligible for government subsidised training in South Australia under the Skilling SA program.

Concession Fee (Skills First Program) Standard Fee (Skills First Program) Fee For Service
$AUD 480.00 $AUD 912.00 $AUD 3264.00

Fees – Tasmania

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$0.00 $306.00 $3196.00

This training is subsidised by the Department of State Growth, Tasmania.

Jobseekers are defined as people who are out of work, people who are underemployed, and those looking to upskill or gain new skills outside their current employment.

On-campus (day) or Blended delivery (day or night) via virtual training room with 8 on-campus sessions over 11 months.

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Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Course Code:

Study Mode:
On-campus (day) or Blended delivery (day or night) via virtual training room with 8 on-campus sessions

Course Length
11 months

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