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CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)


CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability)

A Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) is a great start for getting into Australia’s growing aged care sector.

This qualification gives you the skills you need to make a powerful difference. It also opens up more career options for you and helps you connect with people who share your passion and commitment.

First Aid Course Experts’ experienced trainers will help you learn how to make personalised care plans, assist your clients in making better and more informed decisions, and prepare yourself for the responsibilities of your new career. 

Along with your Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), you will also get the nationally approved HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication and the HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely certifications for free.

Enrol today and make a better change in the lives of Australia’s aged population.


Just a few more steps and you’ll be ready to start your career in aged care. Don’t wait, start your Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) right away!

A Certificate III in Individual Support comes with two elective streams to choose from: Aged Care and Disability Support. You can also study both and earn a dual qualification. Make sure you choose the course that matches your goals. 

  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care)
  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability)

Send us an enrolment enquiry to make sure you’re eligible, and one of our student support workers will get in touch with you to let you know. Upload any documentation they ask of you. If you’ve been accepted, you’ll receive a letter of offer and your payment plan.

Follow your customised training plan and complete your theoretical readings. Then, choose which face-to-face sessions you’d like to attend.

You’ll need to complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement in an aged care setting. Finding an organisation to do this at is your own responsibility, though your trainer may be able to offer you advice.

Everything you worked for was worth it because you now have your Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)! Now all you have to do is download your certificate from your student account.


You can make a real change in the lives of Australia’s aged population by getting a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing). You’ll learn everything you need to know to get started across the nine core units, and across six units specifically tailored to aged care.


For international students, our aged care course includes hands-on workshops, theory readings, and aged care work placement. This range of training methods will give you the fullest range of skills and knowledge needed to start your new career.


You’ll need to attend five (5) in-person classes as part of your certificate. These workshops include your free manual handling certification.


As you work towards your certificate, our experienced teachers will be there to help and guide you every step of the way.


By completing 120 hours of work placement in a relevant aged care setting, you’ll be ready to start your brand new career.


It’s simple to begin a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability). You don’t need to have completed any prior study or work experience before you can join. But there are some minimum requirements that all students must meet in order to be eligible, such as:


All students wishing to enrol in this course must be at least 18 years old.


Students will need to have access to a device with an internet connection in order to complete the online readings in their own time.


The course materials are all delivered in English, and so students will require a fundamental grasp of both written and spoken English.


Being an aged care worker means being able to perform basic manual tasks such as moving patients. Students will need to have basic physical abilities to complete these.


International students looking to join our Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) course must meet the following eligibility criteria: Current Passport Eligible Visa (or be willing to obtain one) Highest Qualification Certificate and Transcript (Australia and/or Overseas) Current or past Confirmation of Enrolment from another provider (if applicable) - this may be used as English evidence Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Letter of Release (or any document authorising your transfer if the student is currently enrolled in another education provider in Australia) Vocational qualifications completed within Australia (including short courses like first aid) Credit Transfer Application (if applicable) English Language Qualification (IELTS, PTE, or other) Recent completion (within 3 months) Australian ELICOS Course with a result of Upper Intermediate.

Eligibility for domestic students differs. Please see our Certificate III in Individual Support Course for Domestic  Students page for more details.


First Aid Course Experts’ aged care training course is available from select locations. Our modern training facilities in Brisbane and Adelaide are fully outfitted with the latest and most specialised equipment to make sure that you receive the best aged care training in Australia. 


  • (08) 8317 5113
  • Level 2/45 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000


  • (08) 8317 5113
  • Level 1, 345 Ann Street, Brisbane, QLD, 4000


You will need to attend at least five (5) practical, in-person training sessions. One of these includes your HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely course.

The goal of these sessions is to give you hands-on experience, essential for success in the aged care industry. We want you to have the freedom to learn in a way that fits your schedule. Once you’ve signed up, you can choose which classes work best for you.


Get in touch with us to begin your journey toward a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) today!

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With First Aid Course Experts, you can book your course confidently, knowing that our courses are fully in line with all Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines. We’re a recognised RTO in Australia (RTO #45654 | CRICOS #03884A), and we’re committed to providing workers and the general public with training that’s both professional and affordable.

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The exact duration will depend on you, and how quickly you complete your practical readings and 120 hours of work placement. Altogether, the course typically takes students six months to complete.

We offer weekly starts to our international students. Please get in touch with us for the full schedule or to find the next available start date.

Yes, you can pay the fees for the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) course all at once. First Aid Course Experts also offers flexible payment plans for international students from other countries and we’re happy to offer more information and help you select the right option for your needs when you send through your enrolment request.

Yes, people who already have a certificate can sign up for these classes. Get in touch with us if you want to know more about your certificate and how it might affect the process of enrolling.

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