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CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability)


CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability)

Ready to make a difference in the disability and community services sector?

You can join the dynamic community service and healthcare sectors through a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) course. This nationally recognised training will equip you with the necessary knowledge and abilities to provide vital support to people living with disabilities and Australia’s ageing population.

Everything from personalised care plans to legal obligations is covered in our extensive curriculum. You’ll also receive a nationally acclaimed HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication certification, as well as a free HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely certification as part of this package. 

Seize this opportunity to start a brand new, rewarding career in Australia’s community services sector!


Enrol in our Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) now and immediately begin your self-paced online study!

Pay just $100 upfront, with the remaining amount due four weeks after your enrolment.

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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 & Disability) [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 & Disability) [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 & Disability) [DOMESTIC]Enrol now to start today! Pay just $100 up front!100.00

Level 5, 116 Esplanade

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) [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. 


Starting your career in the community services sector is only a few steps away. Act now to begin your Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability)!

A Certificate III in Individual Support course has two elective streams, one for disability support and one for aged care. You can choose to do one, or even both of these. Your options are: 

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

Click the enrol button next to the course that matches your location. Fill out your personal details, including your USI and uploading your identification documents, and pay the course fee. Login to confirm everything is correct and you’re ready to begin!

We’ll send you your login details so you can access your course via our online learning portal, which is where you’ll find your personalised training plan. From there, you’ll be able to complete the theory components and online readings, and select the face-to-face practical sessions that best suit you.

To complete the requirements of a Certificate III in Individual Support you’ll need to complete at least 120 hours of practical work experience in a relevant facility. Though you’ll need to organise this yourself, your session trainer might be able to point you in the right direction if you need help.

After completing your online readings, face-to-face training, and work experience, you’re all done! You’ve completed your Certificate III in Individual Support and are ready to begin your new career. All that’s left is to download your qualification from the student portal.


Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) is your pathway to making a difference in the lives of Australian’s that need specialised support.

Through the nine core units, six specialised units and four bonus units focused on disability support and aged care, you’ll learn everything you need to get started in the industry.

As a bonus, we’re also offering students a nationally accredited Manual Handling certification at no extra cost!


We use a hybrid learning approach to teach you the skills you’ll need to enter the care and support sectors. This includes a combination of self-paced online learning, in-person practical workshops, and industry-specific work placements.


Learn at your own pace and from anywhere in the world. All you need is a computer and an internet connection and your theory learning will be right there at your fingertips.


Complete a minimum of six (6) in-person workshops at one of our training centres to earn a dual aged care and disability support qualification, one of which includes your free manual handling course. When you enrol in this course you get to enjoy the convenience of choosing sessions that fit your schedule.


With 120 hours of work-placement in an industry context, become work-ready in Australia’s aged care and disability support sectors.


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:

Students must be at least 16 years old

Students can freely enrol if they are over the age of 18. Students younger than that but who are at least 16 can still enrol by submitting a signed Parental Consent Form before starting their course.

Students must have access to a device with an internet connection

There is no class time allocated to ensuring students complete their online, self-paced theory portion of their training, and we recommend that students complete this section prior to attending their in-person training. As such, students must have access to a device with a reliable internet connection in order to complete this portion of the course.

Students must have basic English skills

Both the online and in-person learning materials will be provided in English. As such, students must possess basic proficiency in both written and verbal English.

Students must have basic physical fitness

Part of this course includes manual handling training which requires students to perform physical tasks such as moving patients. Students will require basic physical capabilities to complete these tasks.

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 has training centres located all over Australia, many of which we are able to offer our Certificate III in Individual Support course from. So no matter where you are, we’re sure to have a location somewhere near you.

Flexible Learning to Suit Anyone

First Aid Course Experts proudly offers tailored, customisable learning to help fit your lifestyle. After enrolling, you’ll be able to select when you take your practical schedules to ensure that they suit you and your schedule. 

As part of your course you’ll need to attend a minimum of six in-person practical training sessions, including one for HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely.

These workshops provide students with essential experience that enhances the knowledge and abilities they’ll need to succeed in the aged care and disability support sectors.


Enrol online and get started with Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) 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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While certain entry-level positions do not call for credentials, most disability support and aged care jobs require a Certificate III in Individual Support.

After finishing this course, more options are likely to open up. Career advancement will become even easier with additional training and continuous skill improvement.

Once you successfully complete this course, a lot of entry-level positions in ageing and disability care will open up to you. Among these are residential care workers, disability support workers, respite workers, and personal home carers.

Yes, NDIS support workers can benefit greatly from this course. Whether students are thinking about starting a new job with the NDIS or are already employed in a support role, this course provides the knowledge and abilities they need to maximise their success as support workers.

Enrolling in this course does not require an NDIS worker screening check. However, you might need one after your training to apply for certain jobs. If employers require you to complete an NDIS check prior to starting work, this information is normally included in the job description; if you’re not sure if a job requires an NDIS check, you can reach out to that employer to check.

Under certain circumstances we can accept recognition of prior learning. If you have already completed any of the units included in this course and can provide us with appropriate documentation, you might not have to retake those units.  To find out whether any of your earlier studies qualify, please get in touch with us.

No. While a portion of your Certificate III in Individual Support course is done online, acquiring the necessary skill sets requires hands-on training and work experience, neither of which can be done online. As such, there is no distance learning or online training available for this course.

Finding work in aged care or disability support will depend on which area you want to specialise in. Online job searches are always a good place to start when looking for employment, or even volunteer opportunities. The facility you perform your work experience at may be able to offer you further employment or at least point you in the right direction. Your course instructor might be able to lead you towards job or work placement options as well.

Oftentimes, people do find working in these sectors challenging. However, the difficulty varies depending on a person’s qualifications, background, and the particular requirements of their clients. It takes patience, empathy, and the capacity to offer both physical and emotional support to succeed in aged care or disability support.

Helping with everyday tasks, carrying out care plans, fostering community involvement, and encouraging independence for clients may all be part of the job.

Working in either of these fields isn’t for everyone. That said, it is a truly satisfying career for someone who is genuinely sympathetic and prepared to make sacrifices for the good and well-being of other people.

Our course calendar has a wide variety of dates and times available for training, including a number of weekend sessions – for those who are unavailable during standard working hours. You’re free to book the session that best suits your schedule.

Yes. This cost of this course may be deducted from taxes if you currently have a job where doing this training could be seen as upskilling, self-education, or a requirement to keep your job. For additional information, speak with your tax consultant, accountant, or other appropriate professional body.

Aged care and disability assistance workers in Australia make different averages depending on their place of employment. Disability assistance staff members can anticipate making, on average, $36.73 an hour. Aged care workers typically make between $55,000 and $70,000 a year.

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