Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

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Want a rewarding career working with older people?

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), you will be on your way to a rewarding career in the aged care sector where you can really make a difference to people's lives.

You'll gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the aged care industry, caring for the elderly and enabling them to maintain independence and quality of life. You'll learn skills and knowledge for understanding and supporting people with dementia; ethical behaviour; policies and procedures in aged care; infection control; working with cultural diversity; communication and teamwork; and workplace health and safety.

What a great way to start a great career!

Half price
Online
Existing worker traineeship
School-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SBAT)
Industry: Education and Community Services
National course code: CHC33015 | WA State ID: AA66

Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course

To find out more about doing this course at a WA TAFE college, select one of the TAFEs listed below to read their course descriptions. You'll also be able to see at which TAFE campus/es the course is delivered.

If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

Half price fees apply!

Locations

Carnarvon
Kalgoorlie
Northam

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Learn how to empower and support the independence of our elders needing care and join one of Australia's fastest growing industries

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) you will be ready to start a rewarding career providing direct care to clients in residential, home and community settings.

You can still get started with your training in 2022, North Metropolitan TAFE is offering you the opportunity to complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) part-time (1 MB) (PDF document), studying one evening per week commencing in term 4.  You could continue your day time work and/or family responsibilities and study part-time* to achieve this Certificate III qualification.

Aged Care Workers provide personal, physical and emotional support to older people who require assistance with daily living. When you provide support to older people you are able to make a tremendous difference to their quality of life and achieve real personal satisfaction through your work. Aged care work is rewarding in itself and provides the opportunity to meet a wide variety of older people.

Australia has one of the leading aged care systems in the world, and with our ageing population — and people living longer — the demand for skilled aged care workers is increasing. In fact, aged care and disability support are the second highest employing occupations in Australia (following registered nurses in the number one spot).**

You can find out more about a career in aged care, including tips for finding jobs, interview practice hints, clues about what employers are looking for and more on the Aged Care section of the Jobs and Skills WA website. You can view our McLarty campus aged care facilities here(opens in a new tab) .

*This course includes a minimum of 120 hours of supervised work placement, where you'll be able to apply your training in a meaningful and relevant way, and gain real industry experience.

** National Skills Commission Australian Jobs Report 2020

Locations

Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
Midland
Mount Lawley

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) you'll be on your way to a diverse and fulfilling career in the direct care industry.

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When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support you'll be on your way to a career as an aged care assistant. You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the aged care industry, caring for the elderly, enabling them to maintain independence, understanding and supporting people with dementia, safety procedures, ethical behaviour, infection control, working with cultural diversity, and workplace health and safety. This course includes a compulsory work placement. The units in Traineeships are customised according to the individual Training Agreement that is negotiated with the employer and may vary (within the Qualification rules) in each case.

 

Locations

Albany
Bunbury
Busselton
Collie
Denmark
Esperance
Harvey
Katanning
Margaret River
Mount Barker
Narrogin

Choose a private training provider that delivers this course

This course is also available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider’s website for further information.

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) offers the skills and understanding required to deliver support and care services to older people in both residential aged care and a home and community setting. You will learn to work, with supervision, to an agreed service plan and within organisational guidelines.

Care worker’s duties include:

  • Carrying out activities to maintain an individual's well-being through personal care and/or general activities of daily living
  • Carry out tasks related to an individualised client care plan
  • Reporting directly to a supervisor

The course is delivered at our dedicated training facility in Rivervale with a mandatory work placement of 120 hours facilitated at an Amana Living Residential Care location in the metro area.

Amana Living Training Institute has Government funded places for this qualification available under the Priority Industry Training and Traineeship funding models.

Delivery location

Rivervale

AMA Training Services is the registered training organisation of the Australian Medical Association (WA), Western Australia’s peak representative body for doctors and medical students. AMA Training Services has a proud history of delivering high quality and contextualised training to the health and community industries.

This qualification is offered under the Participation and Equity Program as well as traineeship arrangements.

Delivery locations

Nedlands
Joondalup
Rockingham
Bunbury
Coodanup

Are you looking for a career that gives something back to the community?

Are you wanting to make a difference to people’s lives? Are you looking for a secure job in one of the fastest growing industries?

The Certificate III in Individual Support is the perfect qualification for those looking to become a personal care assistant and start a Career in the aged care industry. Whether you imagine working in a home and community care setting or an aged care facility you will be job ready and equipped with the knowledge and skills to follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who require care.  Learn about dementia, palliative care, concepts and practices required to provide person-centred safe working practices, the legalities and ethics of the industry, building relationships with families and carers, co-ordinating services and empowering your clients.

This course includes a mandatory practical placement component. We take care to match you with a facility that best suits your needs including location and upcoming vacancies to maximise the likelihood of an employment opportunity. Practical placement is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your skills to a perspective employer. We pride ourselves on providing a supportive and caring learning environment to help our students achieve their best. As well as industry experienced trainers, we have a Student Counsellor and Indigenous Liaison Officer ready to assist. This qualification can also be delivered as a traineeship.

Delivery locations

Clarkson
Gosnells
Osborne Park
Mandurah

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

Funded through PIT and Equity programmes

Delivery location

East Perth

Students may do this course as an entry pathway into the aged care industry. Our CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support course is designed to develop multi-skilled workers who are industry ready to enter the broad range of services supporting the growing aging population in residential and community settings.

Our face to face classroom course led by industry experts will prepare you for the requirements needed to succeed in this exciting industry. We are proud of the reputation of delivering quality graduates to the aged care industry.

In addition to our classroom delivery, you will receive hands on training in our specifically designed manual handling facility ensuring you have the appropriate skills to operate necessary equipment you will be presented with when you commence work in an aged care environment.

A mandatory component of our program is the 160 hours of practical placement, working within an actual aged care environment. Our dedicated Practical Placement Coordinator will secure you a placement and support you through this process.

Many of our delivery sites include weekly enrolments meaning you can commence immediately once your enrolment is in place. AEATS also offers interest free payment plans to students.

  • The course comprises of 13 units (7 Core and 6 Elective). Successful completion of this course requires the fulfillment of all 13 units of competency.

Delivery locations

Clarkson
Mirrabooka
Perth
Success
Bunbury
Geraldton
Mandurah

Kick-start your career with SERO Institute’s entry-level, accelerated Certificate III in Individual Support – Ageing. Join a course, designed for excited individuals, like yourself, who have a passion to provide genuine person-centred support to the elderly who may require additional assistance. Become an integral and highly valued asset to the aged care industry, all while making yourself a highly employable care worker with this nationally recognised training.

The course is delivered over a period of 10 weeks (this course includes no holidays) The training is broken up into 7 weeks of face to face training and 3 weeks of work placement which includes 120 hours of work experience with a service provider. On your behalf, SERO institute organizes this placement for you to save you hours of hassle! 

During your work-based training, you will be able to practice your newly learnt skills and knowledge in a real-world setting. This will assist you in your goal of applying for a job after finishing the qualification.  

Delivery location

Osborne Park 

Centacare’s Certificate III in Individual Support is delivered face-to-face from our state-of-the-art training facilities and will get you qualified for entry-level jobs in the growing health and disability sectors.

Centacare offers all three specialisations in this course. You can choose from:

  • Ageing – get qualified for work in the aged care sector and learn how to provide effective support to people living in aged care facilities.
  • Disability – get qualified for work in the disability services sector, helping to empower and support people living with disabilities.
  • Home and Community – get qualified for work in the health sector and learn to provide effective support to people in a home or community environment.

The course includes 120 hours of work experience with a service provider related to your chosen specialisation, which is all organised by Centacare on your behalf.

You can learn:

  • how to support independence and wellbeing;
  • activities and skills to support daily living needs;
  • manual handling techniques;
  • how to practise infection control;
  • basic medical and industry terminology, and much more.

This course can be a pathway to a career in nursing and is delivered across both PIT and Participation Equity funding programs. This course may be free or subsidised for eligible students – please contact us for more information.

Centacare offers many additional benefits to its students, including:

  • language, literacy and numeracy support;
  • free counselling and support services;
  • referrals to settlement services for migrants;
  • student mentoring program;
  • resume-writing workshops;
  • additional learning support and more. 

For more information or to apply for this course, contact us today.

Delivery location

West Perth

This course is recommended for people with a caring and patient nature who are seeking a rewarding career in caring for the elderly.  We recommend the course to people who want to make a difference caring for our aged either in a residential aged care facility or home and community care setting using a person-centred approach.

Occupation roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Aged Care Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Home and Community Care Worker
  • In-home Respite Worker

The qualification is available under Lower Fees Local Skills and is offered through Employer Traineeship arrangements and Priority Industry Training.

Mandatory work placement of 120 hours is organised by Health Link Training.

For further information visit our website www.healthlinktraining.com.au

Email: admin@healthlinktraining.com.au or Tel: 1300 885 046

Delivery locations

Carlisle
Esperance

Are you ready to make a difference in someone’s life?

Discover your rewarding career in the Aged Care sector and learn from our industry experts to obtain the qualifications to undertake a role such as a Residential Care Worker or a Care Support Officer.

Get the job ready skills required to provide person-centred support to those who may require it. Enrol today to get started in a Certificate III in Individual Support at Insight Training and kickstart your new career!

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative you'll only pay half the course fees, and we have flexible affordable payment plans!

This qualification is delivered in a classroom environment or under a traineeship. Our campus locations are Morley, Joondalup & Rockingham

Contact us today to find out more: 1300 046 744.

 

Delivery locations

Morley
Joondalup
Rockingham

The CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support is designed for workers in the community or residential setting who provide individualised support to the aged or people with disabilities.

Students may undertake this course as an entry pathway into the aged care or disability care industry. Our course is directed towards developing multi-skilled workers for the broad range of services supporting aged people and the disabled in residential and community settings. This course supersedes the CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care.

The course would be delivered over one semester including theory, self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training and professional experience placement (PEP).

Job Outcomes:

Accommodation support worker

Community care worker

Care assistant

Assistant in nursing

Personal care assistant

Care service employees

Field officer

Personal care giver

In-home respite worker

Home care assistant

Care service employees

Nursing assistant

Community house worker

Community support worker

Care worker

Personal care worker

Support worker

Disability service officer (in some jurisdictions)

Please visit website for more info: www.ihna.edu.au or contact 1800 22 52 83 or admissions.wa@ihna.edu.au

Delivery location

Perth

This qualification is part of the Lower Fees, Local Skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Acquire the skills and knowledge to gain a career in community and/or residential aged care facilities. Learn to provide personal care to people who may require support due to ageing. Be trained in safety procedures and the legal and ethical framework of this sector.
The Standard course is delivered over a period of 16 weeks (this course includes no holidays) including work-based training for 4 weeks (152 hours) which is organised by Stanley College. Traineeships are delivered over a period of ‘Up to 12 Months’.

Stanley College offers you a range of support services such as English Language and Study Assistance programs, the Employment Liaison Team, the Student Support Team for your well-being and Trainer Support for your academic progress.

During work-based training, you will be able to practice your skills and knowledge in real workplace settings. This will assist you to be Job-Ready at graduation. Stanley College has entered into work-based training agreements with a number of employers.

For further information including eligibility requirements, please contact us at 6371 9999 or visit our website.

Delivery locations

Mirrabooka
Northbridge
West Perth

Upon completion of this course you will eligible to deliver services to support the elderly in our community. Our course focuses on ensuring that you not only have the knowledge but also the skills to work effectively in the industry. TPG Training currently offers this as part of a Traineeship.

Delivery location

Kingsley

The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.