Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability Specialisation)


Ageing and Disability care training

A rewarding career in the Australian Ageing and Disability industry is what a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability Specialisation) can offer you. This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential settings. Students will learn how to follow individualised plans and provide person-centred support.

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 or disability organisations.

This certificate can lead to roles in:

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

h&h offer these courses through classroom (at our Granville Campus), 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 and Disability Specialisation) is composed of nine (9) core units and six (6) elective units. The units will provide you with the foundations to understand the requirements of disability care and a person’s individual needs.

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Work placement

h&h assists in finding work placements for students currently studying Disability Care courses at Certificate III or IV level. We have long standing relationships with many Aged care and Disability organisations 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.

CHC33021 has placement requirements of 120 hours in total, these hours 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. If you’re currently working in the industry, please speak with your Trainer/Assessor regarding your placement options.

National Police Check/ NDIS Check

Disability care is a sensitive occupation that has the responsibility of caring for and supporting the health and wellbeing of people within our community. People employed in such positions of caring are required to have a current Police check and NDIS 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/NDIS check.

List of core and electives:

Core units

CHCCCS031         Provide individualised support

CHCCCS038         Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support

CHCCCS040         Support independence and wellbeing

CHCCCS041         Recognise healthy body systems

CHCCOM005         Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001           Work with diverse people

CHCLEG001          Work legally and ethically

HLTINF006             Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

HLTWHS002          Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective units

CHCDIS011           Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

CHCDIS012           Support community participation and social inclusion

CHCDIS020           Work effectively in disability support

CHCAGE011          Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCAGE013          Work effectively in aged care

CHCPAL003            Deliver care services using a palliative approach

Complimentary Workshops

Manual Handling

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All H&H courses/qualifications are nationally recognised. The issuing of testamurs requires compliance with all processes. When competency has been achieved, students will be issued with a Qualification or Statement of Attainment (SOA) within 21 days of college staff receiving the finalised student file.



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