Certificate III In Individual Support (Ageing) Byron Community College

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Certificate III In Individual Support (Ageing)

Certificate III In Individual Support (Ageing)
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015.
  • Provide support to people living with dementia (CHCAGE005)
  • Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)
  • Provide individualised support (CHCCCS015)
  • Meet personal support needs (CHCCCS011)
  • Deliver care services using a palliative approach (CHCPAL001)
  • Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people (CHCAGE001)
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures (HLTINF001)
  • Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)
  • Support independence and wellbeing (CHCCCS023)
  • Provide first aid (HLTAID003)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Open opportunities for a flexible and rewarding career in aged care with our Certificate III in Individual Support.

This in-depth course provides you with the qualification, on-the-job experience and classroom knowledge required to begin working in aged care jobs. The course combines engaging classes with experienced tutors in aged care, real-world work experience in local care facilities and independent study.

To begin this course, you don’t need any previous qualifications in aged care. To thrive in this industry, you’ll have compassion, empathy and an enthusiasm to take on rewarding challenges.

In the Certificate III in Individual Support, you’ll learn a range of crucial skills, including:

  • personal care methods
  • manual handling techniques
  • communication skills
  • first aid
  • dementia care
  • palliative care

Learn more about this rewarding course below.

Entry Requirements

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification

Course Duration & Hours

  • Two days a week in class sessions 9.00am – 4.00pm (some of this class time will include practical work placement)
  • This course requires you to undertake at 120 hours mandatory work experience in a host aged care facility. We will provide relevant forms and details of the local facilities for students to organize their work experience
  • Extra day of class one week to complete First Aid Certificate conducted by Parasol EMT
  • Home study equivalent to a full time course is required to complete this program
  • Engagement in work experience, in-class and home based learning activities are all required for successful completion
  • Held at the Mullumbimby Campus

Course Fees

  • Smart & Skilled Scholarship: $0
  • Smart & Skilled Concession: $240
  • Smart & Skilled Full Fee: $1,450
  • Standard Concession fee: $2,500
  • Standard Full fee: $2,700

This course is Austudy Approved. Full time workload would be 21 hours per week for 12 weeks.

Payment Plan
Course fees are paid in instalments scheduled throughout the duration of the course. Fee schedules for individual courses are outlined on the enrolment paperwork available through the college administration team.

Smart and Skilled funded places may be available for these qualifications
Please call the college for more information on 02 6684 3374

Subsidised Training under Smart and Skilled

This course is being offered as a subsidised course to eligible students under the NSW Government Smart and Skilled program. Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It’s helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers. Many of our full qualifications have full or part fee subsidies available for eligible students.

To apply for a Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarship place you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent residency or humanitarian visa status
  • Live or work in New South Wales
  • Be aged between 15-30 years of age
  • Provide evidence of your concession-eligibility

To apply for a Smart and Skilled Concession (S&S Concession) place you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent residency or humanitarian visa status
  • Live or work in New South Wales
  • Provide evidence of your concession-eligibility

To apply for a Smart and Skilled Full Fee (S&S Full Fee) place you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent residency or humanitarian visa status
  • Live or work in New South Wales

Applications for these subsidised* places are limited so a funded place cannot be guaranteed.

You Will Learn

  • manual handling techniques
  • personal care methods
  • communication skills
  • documentation
  • first aide
  • dementia care
  • industry knowledge
  • functions of the human body
  • ethical framework
  • palliative care
  • infection control procedures
  • WH&S

Your Learning Experience

  • Learn the fundamentals of the Aged Care Industry
  • Develop skills to perform personal care needs to clients such as showering, feeding, grooming, pressure area care, toileting
  • Identify elderly abuse and other WH&S issues
  • Learn how to attend to a client with dementia
  • Develop a variety of communication strategies
  • Learn effective infection control methods
  • Hands on work experience within local care facilities
  • Learn how to apply palliative care

Career and Employment Opportunities Include:

  • Accommodation support worker
  • Field officer
  • Assistant in nursing
  • Home care assistant
  • Care assistant
  • In-home respite worker
  • Care service employee
  • Support worker
  • Care worker
  • Personal care assistant
  • Community care worker
  • Personal care giver
  • Community house worker
  • Personal care worker
  • Community support worker
  • Residential care worker
  • Disability service officer (in some jurisdictions)
  • Support worker

Student story: Ryan Wallis Certificate III in Individual Support

Student Policies and Procedures

See Student Handbook


From the 1st of January 2015, any student enrolling in an Accredited Training course will be required to obtain a USI. The USI helps to keep your training records and results together in an online account which is controlled by you. You can logon to the USI website and follow the simple instructions online to create your USI. This then needs to be provided to the College at the time of enrolment.

Important Information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you. Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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