Certificate III in Individual Support Traineeship (Ageing) Course Details

As Australia's senior population grows, the demand for skilled aged care professionals intensifies. The Certificate III as a Traineeship blends hands-on experience with theory, ensuring you are equiped and well-prepared to provide exceptional care to our older community members, enhancing their quality of life.


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Are you inspired by the prospect of enhancing the lives of our ageing population? Embark on a fulfilling career trajectory with the Certificate III in Individual Support Traineeship (Ageing). Curated for dedicated individuals aiming to offer exceptional, individualised, and person-centred care, this Traineeship is your stepping stone into a realm of support for the elderly, facilitating their golden years with dignity and grace.

Blending on-the-job experience with structured learning, this Traineeship lays the groundwork for success in diverse environments, be it community-based, in-home, or residential aged care settings. As a pivotal member of a cohesive care team, you'll be equipped to provide tailored, person-centred support, meticulously aligned with the unique requirements of our senior community.

This Traineeship hones a holistic perspective, merging factual, technical, procedural, and theoretical facets, foundational for delivering premium aged care. Tailored for budding professionals, it paves the way for roles in residential aged care facilities, community support settings, community-based organisations, and hospitals.

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In today's care landscape, where individual attention and respecting the elderly's choices are central, our Traineeship bridges theory and hands-on experience. Through immersive training, you'll become adept in personal care, promoting independence, and playing key support roles.

Embark on this transformative journey of elevating the lives of our senior community. Register for the Certificate III in Individual Support Traineeship (Ageing), and chart a journey enriched with purpose, compassion, and boundless professional gratification.

Training Program

Students within this Certificate III in Individual Support Traineeship (Ageing) will undertake their learning and assessments in a mixed mode delivery method over 12-24 months which includes:

  • Workplace based learning along with workplace observation and assessments
  • Practical assessments along with direct observation
  • Knowledge questions and logbook tasks
  • Scenario case studies and projects
  • Employer reports

Certificate III in Individual Support Traineeship (Ageing) Certification

Once successfully completed, students will be awarded the nationally accredited qualification CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing). Certificates are issued by Training Unlimited Pty Ltd (RTO ID 20891).

Certificate III in Individual Support Traineeship (Ageing) Course Description Student Handbook Refund Policy Register Now

Traineeship Partners

We're proud to collaborate with our esteemed traineeship partners, who offer invaluable work placement opportunities for our trainees. Their commitment and support ensure our students receive top-notch, real-world experiences essential for their growth.

ageis aged care group
midway aged care
joseph banks aged care facility
hall and prior health aged care
avivo aged care
at home care

Certificate III in Individual Support Traineeship (Ageing) Key Facts


No Waiting Lists - Enrol now and get ready to start your journey towards a rewarding career in aged care.

No Resource Fees - Access all the required course materials and resources without any additional charges.

No Hidden Costs - Enjoy a transparent fee structure with no unexpected expenses during your course of study.

Work-Based Learning - Get on-the-job training with a mixture of face-to-face observations and online education.

Course Length 12-24 months
No Previous Work Experience Required
Get Paid while you Learn
Flexible Study Options
Industry Contacts for Trainee Placement

Upcoming Course Dates for Certificate III in Individual Support Traineeship (Ageing)

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Register your Interest in Certificate III in Individual Support Traineeship (Ageing)

Contact us below and our team members will contact you to discuss your Aged Care training needs.

Certificate III in Individual Support Traineeship (Ageing) Entry Requirements

To enrol in the Certificate III in Individual Support Traineeship (Ageing), the following requirements need to be met -

  • Educational Background - You should have completed at least Year 10 or its equivalent. If you are a mature age student, which means you are 20 years or older, this requirement may be flexible.
  • English Proficiency - You must have with suitable skills in language, numeracy and literacy for a Certificate III level course. See more information at https://www.aqf.edu.au/aqf-levels
  • Physical Fitness - A reasonable level of fitness and flexibility is necessary to carry out manual handling tasks.
  • National Police Clearance - You must hold a current National Police Clearance (not older than 3 months at time of enrolment). This is essential for workplace training and can be obtained from any Post Office. Please allow 3 weeks for delivery.
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI) - You will need to provide your USI number. If you don't have one, you can apply for it online.
  • Technical Requirements - You will need access to a computer and a reliable internet connection.
  • Eligible Visas - The only visas that are eligible for qualification courses are listed below -

    Australian Permanent Residency
    Subclass 132 Business Talent Visa
    Subclass 186 Employer Nomination Scheme
    Subclass 187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme
    Subclass 188 Business Innovation & Investment Visa
    Subclass 189 Skilled Independent Visa
    Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated Visa
    Subclass 801 Partner Visa

    Australian Temporary Residency
    Subclass 050 and 051 Bridging Visa E where the visa holder has made a valid application for a visa of subclass 785 or 790
    Subclass 309 Partner (Provisional)
    Subclass 444 Special Category Visa (New Zealand citizen)
    Subclass 785 Temporary Protection Visa
    Subclass 820 Partner Visa
    Secondary visa holder of Subclass 457 Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa

    NOTE: If you are on a visa that is not on this list, consider upskilling with a short online course.

These requirements are essential to ensure that you can fully participate in the course and the work experience component. If you have any questions or need assistance with any of these requirements, please don't hesitate to call us on info@tu.edu.au.

Certificate III in Individual Support Traineeship (Ageing) Course Pre-requisites

  • There are no pre-requisites for completing this course and students require a USI number to start their training.

Certificate III in Individual Support Traineeship (Ageing) Skills Gained

Embarking on the Certificate III in Individual Support Traineeship (Ageing) provides you with invaluable expertise, positioning you as a trusted figure in the aged care landscape and a dedicated advocate for the elderly.

A career in aged care is a calling for those with vibrant energy, clear communication, and an unwavering professional approach. Successful caregivers in this domain are not only empathetic and patient but are deeply committed to uplifting and advocating for the elderly. These professionals harbor a genuine passion for serving, a profound empathy for older individuals, and an innate drive to enhance their quality of life.

Upon completion of this Traineeship, you'll emerge with a multifaceted skill set indispensable for aged care. This includes mastering the art of individualised support, amplifying client independence, and cultivating communication techniques apt for health and community service scenarios. Your training will also impart a profound respect for cultural diversity, a stringent adherence to legal and ethical protocols, and a deep understanding of how healthy body systems operate.

Safety is paramount in this field. Your training emphasizes best practices in direct client care, infection prevention, first aid administration, and meticulous task performance to ensure client safety. Furthermore, your journey will be enriched with tools to promote continuous personal growth, integrate person-centric care techniques, and a special focus on empowering those living with conditions like dementia and autism spectrum disorder. Not to forget, the training on palliative care ensures that you're adept in delivering gentle and pertinent care during life's delicate phases.

This Traineeship molds you into a professional equipped to forge enduring relationships with clients and their kin, champion client independence, and consistently deliver unparalleled care in aged care environments.

Certificate III in Individual Support Traineeship (Ageing) Units of Competency

This course consists of 15 units of competency with 9 core units and 6 elective units as listed below:

Core Units

Unit Code Unit Name and Description
CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support
Learn to tailor support to meet individual needs and preferences of clients.
CHCCCS040 Support independence and wellbeing
Acquire skills to enhance the independence and well-being of clients.
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
Develop effective communication strategies for working in health or community services.
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
Learn to interact respectfully and effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
Gain knowledge of legal and ethical frameworks to ensure responsible professional practice.
CHCCCS041 Recognise healthy body systems
Understand the functioning of healthy body systems to provide appropriate care.
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Learn to maintain safety and prevent harm in client care settings.
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
Master best practices to prevent and control infections in care environments.
CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
Enable individuals with disabilities to achieve autonomy and active community participation.

Certificate III in Individual Support Traineeship (Ageing) Assessment

The assessment process is founded on the principles of competency-based training. Your performance will be measured based on your ability to carry out tasks to industry standards. To ensure validity, we employ a variety of learning styles and assessment strategies.

Each unit of competence will be assessed through a combination of online and workplace tasks. The workplace-based assessments may include, but are not limited to:

  • Case studies
  • Assignments
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Projects
  • Knowledge questions
  • Logbook tasks
  • Employer reports

We inform students well in advance about assessment activities, and we encourage you to share any special needs you might have. The criteria for assessment are documented in all modules and workbooks. Once the traineeship commences, you'll receive the dates of assessments and a timetable. Your assessment may include a combination of continuous assessments and examinations, based on competencies and marks, or both.

Certificate III in Individual Support Traineeship (Ageing) Fee Details

No course fees for new students to Aged Care in 2024*. This training is fully subsidised by the WA and Australian Governments, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services WA formal eligibility criteria. Students not eligible for Subsidised Training will pay the full fee of $6,000.

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  • Student Resource Fees - NIL
  • Student Textbooks - NIL
  • Assessment marking/remarking - NIL
  • Campus Fees - NIL
  • Certificate Issuance - NIL

*Eligibility criteria applies

Aged Care Traineeship Trainers

At Training Unlimited, we're committed to delivering industry-relevant and highly practical training, backed by over 20 years of experience. Our team of trainers are industry specialists, blending years of hands-on experience with a solid theoretical foundation.

jeffery haddrell general manager & training specialist in individual support (ageing & disability)

Jeffery Haddrell

General Manager & Training Specialist in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability)

I have over 10 years experience in the Health Care Sector. My Journey started me in Aged Care Facilities, and after approximately 2 years I branched out and gained experience in Disability Services and Community Care through a Health Care Agency. I became a Trainer and Assessor in 2015 and have worked for a few RTO's experiencing the different methods of delivery and assessment before joining Training Unlimited in 2021. My role has grown from Classroom delivery to Traineeships and then into management and oversight of the Aged and Disability Training Programs. I love working with the students in the sector and seeing the vast amount of opportunities and experiences that Health Care has to offer and I love it when students are excited to share their stories and experiences with me when I visit them.

cara boyle training specialist in individual support (ageing & disability)

Cara Boyle

Training Specialist in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability)

At just 16 years of age, I embarked on a remarkable journey of compassionate care and support, working across Ireland and Australia. With a specialisation in the role of being a senior care assistant, a strong first hand and industry based disability knowledge, a Certificate IV in Dementia Care, my dedication to making a positive impact has driven my career. I have proudly spent one year with Training Unlimited, honing my skills and knowledge. What fuels my passion is the desire to help and support individuals, especially students, as I find immense joy in working along side them to achieve their goals. I am dedicated to persisting in my mission to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who require support and to contribute to the betterment of our community through the training and support I give to my students.

Certificate III in Individual Support Traineeship (Ageing) FAQs

Workplace Learning Advantages

Workplace training offers a real-world experience, allowing learners to apply theoretical knowledge in actual job settings. Unlike traditional classroom training, it provides immediate context, fostering a deeper understanding and honing skills in a practical environment.

Student Resources

Supplementary course resources to get you work ready:

  • Textbook "Individual Support in Australia: Ageing, Disability and Home and community Care"
  • Explore the industry days to gain understanding of the world of care and what establishments exist for potential work placement
  • Industry equipment training hands on experience prior to undertaking work placement
  • Pre Placement preparation days - Are you ready to go?
  • Employability skills workshop - Are you job ready?
  • Trainer led webinars have a question let us

Online Non Accredited modules:

  • Health services induction
  • Infection prevention and control - The basics
  • Work health and safety fundamentals
  • Identifying, reporting and responding to the abuse of older people in care
  • Occupational violence in healthcare
  • Understanding dementia - What is dementia?
  • Understanding dementia - Person centred care
  • Understanding dementia - Effective Communication
Career Opportunities
Potential Job Roles
  • Assistant in Nursing (AIN)
  • Aged Care Worker
  • Care Service Employee
  • Community Care Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Individual Support Worker
  • In-Home Respite Worker
  • Palliative Care Assistant
  • Patient Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Residential Support and Care Worker
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Respite Care Worker
  • Support Worker

For more information on a career in aged care visit: Careers in Aged Care - Where can it take you?

RPL Options

RPL is an option, however given the transition from CHC33015 to CHC33021 and its new criteria, some units might still require completion, regardless of past experience.

Full Fee Paying Students

Our Certificate III in Individual Support Traineeship is Fee-Free in 2024 for eligible students. Those who might incur fees are individuals holding non-eligible VISAs, who would then fall under the Fee for Service pricing.

How to Enrol

Enrolling is straightforward! Simply reach out to us at Training Unlimited, and we'll provide the necessary enrolment links. The online enrolment, complemented by an LLN test, takes about 45-60 minutes.

There's no upfront payment required at enrolment – just ensure you have a functional device, like a laptop, iPad, or tablet, and you'll be set to embark on your learning journey.

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