Our cookies

We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience with personalized content, relevant ads and enhanced functionalities. By allowing all you agree to the use of cookies as per the cookie policy and remember you can manage your preferences anytime.

What will I learn?

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualized plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

About this Course:

Care for people needing support with a Certificate III in Individual Support. This course prepares students to provide individualised support in working roles.

Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person- centred support.

This course is available with either a Disability or Aged Care specialization. There is a minimum of 15 supervised scheduled face to face course contact hours on campus per week as well as 5 distance / online education hours per week. This comes to a total of 20 hours per week, which includes the work placement hours. Students are also required to undertake reading, activities, research, assessments and homework.

This course requires a minimum of 120 hours practical placement to be completed over the period of the qualification. Placement must occur for the full duration of the study in the qualification. Support can be given upon request.

Career Outcomes

  • Nursing assistant
  • Residential care worker
  • Community support worker


Torrens University - Diploma of Nursing



Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (29 weeks)

Tuition fees
From AUD $4,500 for the entire course; Enrolment Fee: AUD $200
Start date

Every month


Sandy Bay Centre Hobart

University of Tasmania,

Level 4, Hytten Hall,



7000, HOBART, Australia

Online/Distance with attendance (29 weeks)

Tuition fees
From AUD $4,500 for the entire course; Enrolment Fee: AUD $200
Start date

Every month


Gold Coast Centre

1 Nerang Street,



4215, GOLD COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students


  • 16 years old or above;
  • Australian Year 11 high school certificate or overseas equivalent;
  • Pass CB LLN Test;
  • Basic Computer skills;


(International student only)

  • IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent; or
  • Pass CB entry test

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.