What will I learn?

As the human population grows in size and life expectancy increases, we have to adapt our health practices to cater for the aged and people with disabilities.

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability) is a professional accreditation that focuses on the factual, technical, and procedural knowledge required to provide care for people in a community or residential setting.

Because this work requires discretion and judgement, our approach to teaching will prepare you to confidently take responsibility in sensitive situations. Your learning will blend theoretical with practical knowledge so that you’re ready to support individuals who are aged or with disabilities.

You can take this course as an entry pathway into the aged care or disability care industry.

This course supersedes: CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care.

Where Will this Take Me?

With the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability) in hand, you’ll be able to work professionally as a:

Personal Care Assistant

Home Care Assistant

Personal Care Worker

Support Worker

Disability Worker

How is the Course Assessed?

Our approach is to collect evidence on whether the student can perform to the standards of the workplace. This is based on the relevant unit of competency, and you’ll find these tools being used:

Knowledge Based Assessments (KBA)

Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)

Professional Experience Placement (PEP)



Study options

Full Time (40 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$8,250.00 (4,41,649) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date



Melbourne CBD Campus

Level 5 & 6, 131 Queen Street,



3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (40 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$8,250.00 (4,41,649) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

To be confirmed


Sydney Campus

Level 7, 33 Argyle Street,


New South Wales,

2150, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

There are no pre-requisites or other training package entry requirements for this course.

You are, however, required to meet the admission criteria in order to meet industry requirements. This includes that you have:

18 years of age and above

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination (Academic) with a minimum total band score of 5.0 and minimum score of 5.0 in each of the four components of listening, reading, writing and speaking or meets equivalent English language proficiency requirements including ELICOS at upper intermediate level

A National Police Clearance or Australian Federal Police (AFP) Clearance certificate

Immunization (this is required for the Professional Experience Placement)

Basic computer skills

Provide a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)


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