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Course Type:
Accredited Course; Traineeship; Free TAFE; JobTrainer
12 months
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Ongoing enrolments

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Course Overview

When it comes to aged care and disability, every patient has their own set of challenges and strengths and the aged care industry needs people who can cater to these individual needs.

This is Michelle, one of our Individual Support teachers

Hear from Lauren, past student at TAFE Gippsland

That’s where the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) (Traineeship) comes in, because administering high levels of care means taking the time to individually plan and follow through with each patient.

You’ll learn to 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.

And when you finish this course, there are so many doors open to you when it comes to employment. You might find yourself working in aged care facilities, home & community care environments or hospice facilities, just to name a few!

You might even like to take your studies further by completing a Certificate IV in Ageing Support, a Certificate IV in Allied Health, a Certificate IV Leisure and Health or a Diploma of Nursing.

All these courses will give you specialised skills and enhance your employment opportunities for the future. But don’t worry, we’ll be here to help you through the decision-making process if and when the time comes!

A Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) (Traineeship) is the perfect platform to help those in need, taking you into the community and residential settings and helping you achieve your career goals. Come and study with us today.

ATTENTION: As much as we’d love to offer more, we can only offer one Free TAFE course per person. If you’ve already enrolled and commenced, or enrolled but didn’t complete a Free TAFE course at any Victorian TAFE in the past you will NOT be eligible for another and will need to pay tuition and materials fees when you enrol. Reach out to us if you think this is you.


Study is undertaken in the workplace

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) (Traineeship).

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

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care) requires students to complete physical and academic tasks, in order to be successful with the Certificate coursework and practical placement, students are required to perform and demonstrate a number of skills including personal care requirements in a safe manner to those within their care, themselves, other students and staff.

By understanding the task required within the course work and practical placement students can make an informed decision whether the program is suitable prior to enrolment.

Click here to read the Inherent Requirements for this course


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



On the job through the traineeship. If the practical skills assessment requirements can not be met, external placement will be required and organised by TAFE.

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

Sample course units

HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people


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)