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


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  • Duration

    26 weeks

  • Study Mode

    On campus and virtual classroom

  • Location

    Benalla, Seymour, Wangaratta, Broadford, Chiltern, Flowerdale, Kinglake, Mansfield, Wallan, Wodonga

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Make a real difference to the lives of older people by giving them the support and attention they need. This course gets you to work in aged and community care.


You start with a short module, Success4U, that helps you prepare for your course and make the most of it.

The course gives you the practical skills to support people, and some theory of person-centred support. It covers:

  • certification in First Aid
  • how to provide safe person-centred support, including palliative care
  • how to support and promote wellbeing and independence
  • work legally and ethically, including policies and procedures for infection control
  • work and communicate with diverse people, including carers, families and co-workers

The course includes 120 hours of hands-on experience.

Your Career

  • Find work at an aged care facility or as a support worker at people’s homes.
  • Continue with a Certificate IV in Disability. Some units are the same, so you can finish this course faster. It gives you even more employment opportunities.
  • Continue to an advanced Certificate.


  • You must have reasonable language, literacy and numeracy skills, comparable to year 11 or 12. Support can be provided if you do not meet this requirement
  • Working with Children Check
  • Police Check
  • Full COVID19 vaccination as well as possible industry required vaccinations e.g. Influenza.


  • Government funded concession fee $0
  • Government funded full fee $0
  • Fee for service fee $3,810

You may qualify for The Victorian Skills First funding if you do not have a post-school qualification.

Talk to us today to see if you are eligible for funding.


The course is delivered two days per week in the classroom or online. Times are 9:30 to 15:00, but these hours are flexible to your needs. You are expected to do homework. Your work placement is 120 hours, at times you agree with the facility.

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Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. Individuals with a disability are encouraged to access government subsidised training.