Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing Specialisation)


Aged Care training

A rewarding career in Aged Care is what a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing Specialisation) can offer you. When you enrol with h&h you have joined a quality training college.

You will be trained in assisting the elderly with their daily needs, providing professional support and quality care, you will be enriching the lives of older Australians. Starting a career in one of Australia’s in demand industries is simple when you enrol with h&h.

Learn all aspects of care during your course and put into practice during your onsite work placement at one of our partnering aged care facilities.

This certificate can lead to roles in:

  • Aged Care worker
  • Support worker
  • In-home Respite Worker
  • Care Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Planned Activity worker

h&h offer these courses through classroom, distance (home-based with access to one-on-one trainer support at the college), traineeship (work-based training) and Online (digital learning).You have up to 12 months to complete this course (traineeship timeframes vary, see our staff).

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Our Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing Specialisation) is composed of seven (7) core units and six (6) elective units. The units will provide you with theoretical and practical components to care for and support our elderly.

Read our student testimonials to see why h&h is the preferred college to study with.

Industry fact – The Australian population is ageing, with older Australians a growing proportion of the total population. In 2017, 15% of Australians (3.8 million) were aged 65 and over; this proportion is projected to grow steadily over the coming decades (1) 

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Work placement

h&h arranges the work placements for students currently studying Aged Care courses at Certificate III or IV level. We have long standing relationships with many aged care facilities in Sydney which makes our students job ready and in high demand for employment.  These facilities are in areas close to public transport and many have access to onsite parking.

Placements are generally full-time (120 hours in total) and are completed on weekdays, which not only allows students an opportunity to develop their learnt skills but an experience that could lead to gaining employment.

National Police Check

Aged care is an occupation that has the responsibility of caring for and supporting the health and wellbeing of our elderly. Caring for such people is a full-time and sensitive job. People employed in such positions of caring for the elderly are required to have a current Police check.

The Australian Government by enabling the Police Check requirements ensures that the health, safety, and rights of the vulnerable persons in the community are not infringed upon. Police Checks aim to strengthen the meticulous employment process for the vulnerable in Australia.

h&h trainers and staff will assist you in completing and obtaining your police check.

First Aid training

As part of your qualification, you will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of applying first aid in a variety of situations. This training consists of theory and practical components. The hands on delivery is one of the most popular parts of this course. First aid training is not only beneficial in aged care, but in everyday activities.

Our staff will arrange your first aid training during your course to equip you for work placement.

List of core and electives:

Core units

CHCCCS023         Support independence and wellbeing

CHCCCS015         Provide individualised support

CHCCOM005      Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001         Work with diverse people

CHCLEG001         Work legally and ethically

HLTAAP001         Recognise healthy body systems

HLTWHS002        Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective units

CHCAGE001        Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCAGE005        Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCCCS011         Meet personal support needs

CHCAGE002        Implement falls prevention strategies

HLTINF001           Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLTAID011          Provide first aid

Complimentary Workshops

Palliative Care or Manual Handling

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(1) https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/[email protected]/0/1CD2B1952AFC5E7ACA257298000F2E76

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“This experience has been very rewarding. I know when I come to the college, I’m going to get the help and support I need to further my knowledge in this industry.”

Lorraine Russell

Former student, Certificate III in Individual Support - Ageing Specialisation (CHC33015)