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Course Type:
Accredited Course; Free TAFE
Study Mode:
On Campus
6 months
Starting Date:
Bairnsdale: 01/02/2021 and 12/07/2021
Leongatha: 01/02/2021
Morwell: 01/02/2021, 04/02/2021 and 12/07/2021
Warragul: 01/02/2021, 04/02/2021 and 15/07/2021
Bairnsdale, Leongatha, Morwell, Warragul
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Course Overview

When it comes to aged care and disability, every patient has their own set of challenges and strengths. Administering high levels of care means taking the time to individually plan and follow through with each patient. A Certificate III in Individual Support will take out into the community and residential settings, helping people who need your support.

You’ll master a range of skills in factual, technical and procedural knowledge as you learn what’s required to provide person-centred support to the best of your abilities. Enrol today to help the people in your community.


Intake Days/Times
01/02/2021 Bairnsdale Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9.00am-3.00pm
01/02/2021 Leongatha Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9.00am-3.00pm
01/02/2021 Morwell Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9.00am-3.00pm
01/02/2021 Warragul Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9.00am-3.00pm
04/02/2021 Morwell Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9.00am-3.00pm
04/02/2021 Warragul Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9.00am-3.00pm
12/07/2021 Bairnsdale Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9.00am-3.00pm
12/07/2021 Morwell Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9.00am-3.00pm
15/07/2021 Warragul Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9.00am-3.00pm

Please note: Wednesdays are fully online classes

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Individual Support.

Career Opportunities

Job roles or employment may include but is not limited to work in aged care facilities, home & community care environments and hospice facilities.

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

  • Clear Police checks
  • Clear Working with Children's check
  • Minimum age - 18

Recommended entry requirements

  • Moderate computer skills
  • Immunisations: flu shot maybe required prior to placement during flu season

Limitations to entry

  • Must be physically fit as the job role requires manual handling using industry equipment and 7.6 hour shifts on placement where role involves physical work and long periods of standing.


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Participants will need access to a computer and an internet connection.


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



120 hours
Placement is arranged by: Institute

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Participants will need access to a computer and an internet connection

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course units
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services


Assessments are undertaken in simulated situations, role plays in the workplace, in class and written assignments, online written responses and online quizzes, workplace Practical Assessments, Portfolios, Reflective activities (online)