Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

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Course details

CRICOS course code: 0102143

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


If your priority is to get a job in the most sought-after industry, this is the course for you!

In response to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, there is an urgent demand for aged and disability workers trained in providing safe personal care and support. These skills have never been more important for those working or looking to work in the health and community services sectors.

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) course provides you with a holistic approach to caring for the older people within our community.

This course is designed to equip you to provide physical and social support to elderly individuals and people in hostels, group homes and community settings. The course also aims to provide you with the knowledge, skills and values required to perform competently as professional Health Care Workers. This group of professionals are expected to carry out activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities of living for people in an aged care setting. This qualification addresses work primarily in residential facilities, under direct or regular supervision, within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans. The course structure is designed to ensure a balance between theory and practice.

Course Structure:

To receive this qualification, you must complete 13 units, 7 core and 6 electives. Classes will be delivered both face-to-face and online (minimum of 20 hours per week).


CHCCCS015 Provide Individualized Support

CHCCCS023 Support Independence and Wellbeing

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

HLTINF001 Comply with Infection Prevention and Control policies and Procedures

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the Empowerment of Older People

CHCAGE005 Provide Support to People Living with Dementia

CHCCS011 Meet Personal Support Needs

CHCCCS025 Support Relationships with Careers and Families

CHCHCS001 Provide Home and Community Support Services

Workplace Training:

Stott’s College is fully committed to the ideals and goals of the aged care and home and community work profession and to preparing you for a successful entry into the workforce. There is a work placement element consisting of 120 hours (inclusive of a 1-week workplace training under Entry into Care Roles Skills Set), which Stott’s College staff will source for you.

Course Outcomes:

For pathway students, upon completion of the course, you will be exempted 3 units in Diploma of Nursing at Stott’s.

Occupational titles for graduates with this qualification may include:

• Personal Care Assistant

• Nursing Support Worker

• Assistant in Nursing (AIN)

• Aged or Disabled Care Worker

• Community Care Worker

• Support Worker

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
4,500 Per Year
Read moreMaterial Fee: 200
To suit the client/individual 6 months
Full time
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Melbourne City Campus
168 Exhibition Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

18 years or older

Completion of Year 12 studies or equivalent

IELTS 5.5 or equivalent


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Melbourne City Campus
168 Exhibition Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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