Ageing, Home & Community Care

Make a real difference in your community by studying a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) qualification at The Centre.

Our nationally recognised Individual Support qualification will open employment doors to work in aged and community care. This course will qualify you to work in a variety of support roles, with a number of employment avenues to explore once you graduate.

What you will learn:

This course is designed to prepare learners for a career in ageing and home and community care.

  • Get the skills to work effectively within the health and community care sector
  • Learn to facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • Master the skills you need to effectively meet and tailor personal client support needs
  • Learn how to to support client independence and wellbeing
  • Understand the human body and how to support its healthy functioning
  • Learn about the affects of dementia, as well as strategies for communicating with, supporting and monitoring of clients with dementia
  • Learn the skills needed to communicate and collaborate effectively with clients, their families and coworkers
  • Learn to work collaboratively in a team with other professionals such as nurses and healthcare workers

Why study this course?

Focusing on careers-based, practical and hands-on learning, students who choose to study Individual Support at The Centre develop their skills in smaller class sizes within a supportive learning environment.

This certificate is ideal for those who are wanting to start a career as a Care Worker, as well as for those who are already working in the industry but who need to formalise their qualifications in order to progress in their career.

Work Placement

Our successful partnerships with local Aged Care providers has seen learners study on campus and then apply their skills in industry the very next day.

By undertaking work placement during your studies, you will have an opportunity to put the knowledge you have learned in the classroom into practice. Develop practical, on-the-job experience and confidence out in the workplace before you graduate.


There are no prerequisites for studying a Certificate III in Individual Support, although learners must be over the age of 18 by the time you are due to complete the course.  (This is the minimum age required to work in this field).

Complete a double qualification with a Certificate IV in Disability

Interested in studying  your CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability after you complete this course? Individual Support and Disability are able to be studied as a double qualification, with 7 units from Individual support recognised as prior learning for your Disability qualification. Complete both qualifications in 12 months.

Start dates and locations for Semester 1 2020:

Wangaratta – Commencing February 2020

Beveridge – Commencing February 2020

Baranduda – Commencing February 2020

Chiltern – Commencing February 2020

Broadford – Commencing February 2020

Benalla – Commencing February 2020

The Centre is committed to providing a safe learning space to people of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI), Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), Sex, sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTQIA+) community and those living with a disability.


Or email us at contact@thecentre.vic.edu.au to make an enquiry