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CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability)


CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability)

International students can start a rewarding career in Australia’s community services field with our CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) course.

This CRICOS-recognised certification can lead to two rewarding career paths: aged care and disability support. This course gives students the tools needed to make a real difference in people’s lives by teaching them a flexible range of skills, improving their job prospects, and connecting them with others on the same journey. 

First Aid Course Experts’ dedicated trainers will help you learn how to make personalised care plans, assist patients in making informed decisions about their care, and assume the responsibility that comes with your new job. 

Along with your Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability), you’ll also get two additional nationally recognised certifications which come included at no extra cost: HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication and HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely.

Join us today and change people’s lives for the better.


You’re just a few steps away from starting your journey in Australia’s community services industry. Start your Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) today!

A Certificate III in Individual Support has two elective streams: aged care and disability support. You can choose either one, or you can choose to study both to gain a wider range of skills, knowledge, and experience. 

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

Start by submitting an enrolment enquiry, and one of our student support specialists will contact you to confirm your eligibility. Upload the identification documents they’ll ask for. If you’re successful, you’ll receive a letter of offer and a payment plan for your chosen course.

You’ll be assigned a custom training plan to follow. Complete the readings and theoretical opponents, then choose which face-to-face practical sessions to attend.

You’ll also need to complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement in a facility relevant to your elective stream. Finding work experience is a student’s own responsibility, but your trainer and fellow students may have tips to point you in the right direction if you need help.

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


With a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability), you can make a difference in the lives of Australians with needs requiring tailored care.

You will learn everything you need to know about aged care and disability support across the nine core units, six advanced units, and four bonus units.


In our Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) course, you’ll learn skills that will help get you a job in the community services sector through hands-on workshops, self-paced readings, and an industry-specific work placement.


You’ll join us in class twice for six (6) in-person practical workshops, including one for 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.


Get ready for your new career in Australia’s community support sector with 120 hours of work placement.


Enrolling in a Certificate III in Individual Support is simple. You don’t need to have completed any previous study or already have some relevant work experience under your belt to enrol. However, students must still be able to meet the following minimum requirements:


All students must be at least 18 years old to enrol.


Students will need to have access to a computer and an internet connection in order to complete their online readings. There is no class time assigned to this portion meaning students are to complete this in their own time at their own pace.


This course is delivered entirely in English. As such, students must possess basic skills in both written and spoken English to engage with the course materials.


For students to complete the manual handling portion of this course, they must possess the basic level of physical fitness to perform tasks such as moving patients.


International students looking to join our Individual Support course must hold the following documentation and qualifications: 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 such as first aid) Credit Transfer Application (if applicable) English Language Qualification (IELTS, PTE, or other) Recent completion, within three (3) months, of 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 offers its Certificate III in Individual Support course for international students at specific locations. 

Our modern training facilities are equipped with specialist equipment to ensure you receive the best and most up-to-date training experience 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 a minimum of six (6) practical lessons in person, one of which is your HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Handling course.

The goal of these sessions is to give you hands-on training that will give you the practical knowledge and skills you need to work in the disability support or aged care industry.

We want you to have the freedom to learn in a way that fits your schedule. That’s why you can pick your own practical sessions once you’ve signed up; so you can ensure your lessons work with your existing schedule. 


Get started by asking about our Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) course for International Students 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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Typically, this course takes around 26 weeks to complete, but the time it takes ultimately depends on you. You only need to attend six (6) full-day in-person training sessions, which you can pick to support your schedule. Your dedication to your online readings and to finding and completing your 120 hours of work placement will have the most impact on your course duration.

First Aid Course Experts offers weekly enrolments for international students, starting every Monday. Please get in touch with us for more information, including our available start dates and schedules.

Yes, they can be. Course fees for our dual Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) can be paid in one go or through a more flexible payment plan. We can discuss which option works best for you once you submit your enrolment enquiry.

Yes, it is possible for those who already have a certificate to sign up for our Certificate III in Individual Support course. Please get in touch with us to learn more about your qualifications and the enrolment process. 

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to apply for a number of entry-level jobs in the Disability Support and Aged Care sectors. Entry level roles as a personal carer, residential care worker, respite worker, and disability support worker are just a few of the positions that you’ll be able to apply for. Through further study and work experience, even more opportunities will open up for you.

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