Certificate III in Individual Support

Certificate III in individual support (aged care) course is designed equip you with the skill needed to provide care and support for the elderly people to enable them to lead an independent and hence a dignified life. Cert 3 aged care is best suited for people who wish to make an entry into the community support and health care services industry. It is also equally suitable for those

professionals who are already working in this sector and wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in this area through structured courses and qualifications. During these certificate III in aged care, the workers would follow an individualized plan for supporting and providing care to old or disabled people in a community or residential setting.


Certificate III in individual support exhibits the role of many workers in the community or residential setting who adhere to a personal plan to give support which is focused keeping in mind the individual who may need support due to aging or some other reason.

Generally, the work is all about making use of discretion and assessment with respect to the support by the person and also taking some responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a wide range of technical, factual and awareness regarding the various procedures. There is also some element of the knowledge in theory of the practices and concepts needed to give support that is individual centric. In order to accomplish this qualification, the candidate should have finished one hundred and twenty hours as mentioned in the evaluation requirements.

Mode of Study: Class/workshop based (15x workshops with additional activities such as readings, online lectures and other tasks completed on non-class days).

Class start dates: We have new group starting every month.

Government subsidised fees: Yes

Nationally recognised: Yes

Work placement: 3-4 Weeks, as required by government regulations in an aged care facility

Maximum enrolment period: 6 Months (extensions can be purchased)

How to enrol: Online enrolment form or printable enrolment form

Main entry requirements: Suitable English skills, reside in WA, suitable demeanour to work in aged care


Average fee for certificate III in individual support course is $3000

Duration for certificate III in aged care, is 7 months.

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing , Disability)

Government subsidised concession fee: $1046.50
Without Concession: $1900

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community Care)

Government subsidised concession fee: $861.35
Without Concession: $1550.35

International Student (No Funding Available) Cost is: $1450

Payment plans: Cash and Direct Debit Options Available

*A person will be eligible for subsidised training if they are:

  1. an Australian citizen;
  2. a permanent visa holder;
  3. a holder of visa subclass 309, 310, 820, 826 or 851; or
  4. a dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457.
  5. reside in Western Australia

Under Future Skills WA:

  1. There is no upper age limit.
  2. There are no restrictions based on your previous level of awarded qualification; however you will need to meet any course entry requirements.

**The following students are entitled to the concession rate on course fees:

a) Persons and dependants of persons holding:
  1. A Pensioner Concession Card.
  2. A Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  3. A Health Care Card.
b) Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY.
c) Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance.
d) Persons who are inmates of a custodial institution.
e) Persons who have reached the age of 15 but who have not reached the end of their compulsory education period. In 2014, eligible students will have birthdates between 1 January 1997 and 31 December 1999.

Proof of eligibility for concession must be shown at the time of enrolment.

*** In 2014, eligible students will have birthdates between 1 January 1997 and 31 December 1999 - $400

Some of the students are entitled to the concession rate on the course fees that is the individuals and dependents of the individuals who have a pensioner concession card or a health card. It may be individuals and dependents of individuals who are in receipt of the youth allowance.

It may also be individuals who are inmates of custodial institution or it may be individuals who have got to the age of fifteen. The tuition fees of the students may alter under some circumstances during the enrolment. Some extra fees may be applicable like student’s service and resource fees.

Fees are inclusive of the resource fees and there might be application of other fees as well.

Students have to pay their course fees in advance. The government regulation refrains the training companies from gathering over 1000 dollars prior to the training.

Please Enquire now or contact our admissions consultant ( (08) 6245 1212) to confirm fees.

Total number of units = 13

7 core units
- at least 4 units from the electives listed below, at least 2 units must be from those units listed under Groups A, B or C
- up to 2 units from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome

Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Individual Support. Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation.

Packaging for each specialisation:

All Group A electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

All Group B electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

At least four units from Group C electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community).

Where two specialisations are completed award of the qualification would read Certificate III in

Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community).

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

  • Core units
  • Provide individualised support
  • Support independence and well being
  • Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Work with diverse people
  • Work legally and ethically
  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Elective units
  • Group A electives – AGEING specialisation (3 units)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • Provide support to people living with dementia
  • Meet personal support needs
  • Group B electives – DISABILITY specialisation (4 units)
  • Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
  • Support community participation and social inclusion
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • Group C electives – HOME AND COMMUNITY specialisation (4 units)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • OR
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • Plus, all of the following units
  • Meet personal support needs
  • Support relationships with carers and families
  • Provide home and community support services
  • Other electives
  • Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • Implement falls prevention strategies
  • Provide food services
  • Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
  • Address the needs of people with chronic disease
  • Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
  • Facilitate responsible behaviour
  • Provide basic foot care
  • Provide loss and grief support
  • Respond to suspected abuse
  • Facilitate independent travel
  • Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder
  • Transport individuals
  • Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • Analyse and apply information that supports employment and career development
  • Deliver and monitor contracted employment services
  • Work with clients to identify financial literacy education needs
  • Improve clients' fundamental financial literacy skills
  • Support group activities
  • Meet community information needs
  • Work effectively in the leisure and health industries
  • Contribute to leisure and health programming
  • Participate in planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs
  • Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs
  • Work with people with mental health issues
  • Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • Support the rights and safety of children and young people
  • Work with forced migrants
  • Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • Engage respectfully with young people
  • Assist with planning and evaluating meals and menus to meet recommended dietary guidelines
  • Assist with the monitoring and modification of meals and menus according to individualised plans
  • Provide first aid
  • Assist clients with medication
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • Recognise and respond to oral health issues
  • Inform and support patients and groups about oral health
  • Apply and manage use of basic oral health products
  • Provide or assist with oral hygiene
  • Use basic oral health screening tools
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • Process and maintain workplace information
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • Use business technology
  • Organise personal work priorities and development
  • Produce dishes using basic methods of cookery
  • Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
  • Operate commercial vehicle
  • Transport passengers with disabilities
  • Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes
The following occupations relate to this qualification.
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Care assistant
  • Care Service Employee
  • Care Worker
  • Client Assistant
  • Community Access Coordinator
  • Community care worker
  • Community House Worker
  • Disability Service Officer
  • Family Support Worker
  • Field Officer (Community Services)
  • Food Services Deliverer
  • Home care assistant
  • In Home Respite Worker
  • Nurse’s Aide
  • Planned activity assistant
  • Residential aide
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Residential Support Worker
  • School Support Officer (Disability)
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant
  • Transport Support Worker
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