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CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)


CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Course Overview

Are you ready to make a difference in aged care in Australia? 

Our Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) course is a great way to get started in the healthcare and community service fields. By earning this nationally recognised certification, you’ll learn the skills and information needed to help and support our ageing population.

The wide range of topics taught in this course includes creating personalised care plans, learning about legal obligations, and more. Upon your successful completion of this training you’ll receive a nationally recognised HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication certification along with a HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely certification which comes included at no extra cost. 

Don’t miss your chance, start a new career in community services right now by enrolling in our aged care course today!


Sign up now for our Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) course and start your online learning right away!

You only need to pay $100 up front. The remaining amount isn’t due until four weeks after you sign up.

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Adelaide – Grenfell Street
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Adelaide – Grenfell Street
Level 2, 45 Grenfell Street
Adelaide 5000

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) [DOMESTIC]Enrol now to start today! Pay just $100 up front!100.00
Brisbane CBD Ann Street
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Brisbane CBD Ann Street
Level 1, 345 ANN STREET

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) [DOMESTIC]Enrol now to start today! Pay just $100 up front!100.00
Salisbury (SA)
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Salisbury (SA)
6/89 John Street
Salisbury 5108

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) [DOMESTIC]Enrol now to start today! Pay just $100 up front!100.00

Level 5, 116 Esplanade

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) [DOMESTIC]Enrol now to start today! Pay just $100 up front!100.00

Please note: Non-Australian residents need to enrol in our Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) for International Students Course. 


There are only a few steps between you and your new career in aged care. Begin earning your Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) right away!

A Certificate III comes with three different elective streams, aged care, disability support, and a combination of the two. For a career in aged care, select the first one. 

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

Click the enrol button next to your chosen course. Fill out your personal information, including your USI and uploading your ID documents, then pay the training fee. After logging in to make sure everything is correct, you’re ready to go!

We’ll send you the login information needed for you to access your course through our online learning portal. There, you’ll also find your personalised training plan. After that, complete the theory and the online readings, and then choose the practical lesson sessions that work best for you.

You’ll need to do at least 120 hours of practical work experience in an appropriate facility in order to get your Certificate III in Individual Support, which you’ll need to organise yourself. If you need help finding work placement, your trainer might be able to point you the right way.

Everything you worked for has paid off because you now have your Certificate III in Individual Support! Now all you have to do is download your certificate from your student account.


A Certificate III in Individual Support gives students the tools they need to help people in line with their specific needs. Besides the nine core units that cover general support, you’ll also take six optional units that are related to the elective you choose.


Our aged care course combines self-paced online learning, hands-on workshops, and an industry work placement to teach students the skills and information they need to succeed in aged care.


Learn at your own pace. Complete your theory as quickly or as slowly as you want, from anywhere at any time that suits you.


To earn your certificate you’ll need to attend at least five (5) practical classes in person. One of these will include your free HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely course.


Complete a minimum of 120 hours of work-placement in an aged care setting, helping you get ready for working in this field.


It’s easy to start a Certificate III in Individual Support. You don’t need to have completed any other studies or work experience before enrolling. But there are some minimum requirements that all students must meet in order to be eligible, such as:

Minimum Age

All students must be at least 16 years old in order to enrol. Students younger than 18 years old must also submit a signed Parental Consent Form before starting their course.

Computer & Internet Access

The theoretical readings required are only available online through the student portal. Class time is not allocated for students to complete this, and as such, they must have personal internet access to complete this component in their own time.

English Comprehension

All of the materials that we provide for this course will be delivered in English, and as such, students will need basic proficiency in both written and verbal English in order to engage with them.

Basic Fitness

This course, particularly the manual handling portion, required students to complete simple manual tasks such as safely moving patients. As such, students will require a basic level of physical competency in order to complete them.

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


First Aid Course Experts’ aged care courses are available from several of our many training locations which can be found all over Australia. So no matter where you live, we’re bound to have something available near you.

Study to Suit Any Schedule

You’ll need to attend a minimum of five (5) practical, in-person classes to get the hands-on experience that will help you work effectively in aged care business and get you your certificate. One of these will be HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely.

When you first enrol in this course, you’ll be able to pick which sessions work best for you, giving you the freedom to learn in a way that fits your schedule.


To earn your aged care certificate, you’ll need to complete at least 120 hours of work experience in a relevant facility. It is up to the student to arrange this themselves and any related costs or additional requirements are also the student’s responsibility.

Get Started!

Start your Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) right away by signing up below.

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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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First Aid Course Experts’ Aged care course takes at least five in-person sessions, which are usually completed over the duration of a single week. This doesn’t include your online training or work experience.

The exact time it takes to finish the course relies on the student’s own skill and dedication to their at-home theory and their work components.

No. While some of this course is done online on the student’s own time, working in aged care requires skills that can only be learned through hands-on experience.

These include how to recognise healthy body systems, knowledge of how to prevent and control infections, and the ability to administer medication to clients, among many others.

Working with aged people can be challenging emotionally. But the rewards can outweigh the challenges for someone with a kind heart and a strong drive.

Aged care workers regularly face difficult situations due to the nature of their work. Their clients are often facing some of life’s most confronting moments. For example, one aspect of aged care is palliative care, where workers are constantly faced with death while helping patients and their loved ones through one of the most difficult times that they’ll experience. Similarly, aged care work can be challenging due to the necessity of being around people who are slowly losing their cognitive skills and their sense of identity. 

With all that said, for someone willing and capable of facing up to these challenges, getting to support some of society’s most vulnerable people is its own reward.

Only if you work or are intending to work in aged are. 

While you can help a family member or loved one who needs it without having an aged care certificate, it is not always a good idea. Unqualified care givers won’t be able to fully understand what is expected of them, their legal obligations, and the safe ways to work with older people.

Searching online is always the easiest way to find new opportunities to work or volunteer at nursing homes, hospices, retirement communities, and other similar facilities. Volunteering is also a great way to get started and can lead to professional opportunities further down the line.

The organisation you perform your work experience at may also be able to offer you work, or at least point you in the right direction. Your course trainer may also be able to help you find opportunities.

If you already work in aged care or are in a job where taking this course can be seen as either upskilling or necessary for keeping your position, then you can deduct the cost of an aged care course from your taxes. If you want to know more, talk to your accountant or tax expert.

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