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Certificate III in Individual Support


  • Alanvale
  • Burnie
  • Devonport
  • Clarence

Attendance options

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Study type

  • Apprentices/Trainees
  • Mixed Learning

Tuition Fees

Please note: The course overview is intended as a guide only. Not all courses are available at all locations or through all study types and attendance options. Please check Locations, Dates and Times below or enquire for further information.

Make a difference to someone else’s quality of life and gain the skills and knowledge you need to start or further your career in either Aged Care or Disability.

This course has two distinct streams – Aged Care & Disability. You have the option to choose to enrol in one of the following:

The Aged Care stream

You will learn how to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing. You will learn how to follow safe work practices including infection control and how to support independence and wellbeing. You will learn about how to support people experiencing dementia, and best practice approaches and models that influence aged care work.

The Disability stream

This course will equip you to support people with disability to live independently, promote choice and control, and enable opportunities to increase independence and skill development. You will learn how to read and follow individual plans, meet the legislative frameworks, work safely and become equipped to work within the disability sector. You will learn about skill development, community inclusion and current practices and frameworks that influence Disability work.

General information

As part of both streams, Disability and Aged Care; you will be required to participate in at least 120 hours of work placement to achieve the qualification. On successful completion of this qualification, you will have the skills to undertake a number of entry-level roles in either the Aged care or the Disability Sector. You may like to undertake further training at TasTAFE enrol in CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Service, CHC52015 Diploma Community Services or HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing.

*If you are already employed in the Aged Care or Disability industry, you may be interested in undertaking this course through an Australian Apprenticeship.

Locations, dates & times

CampusDateAttendance/DurationStudy typeApply/Enquire
Clarence10 Oct 2022 -
4 Aug 2023

Disability Stream 2022 - Tue and Thur Kingston Library 9:30am-2:30pm. 2023 - Tuesdays at Kingston Library, Thursdays at Clarence Campus 9:30am until 2:30pm. Thursdays online after Easter 2023

Mixed LearningApply now

Career opportunities

  • Aged Care Worker
  • Extended Care Assistant (ECA)
  • Community Care Worker
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Support Worker
  • Respite Support Worker

Career opportunities

  • Aged Care Worker
  • Extended Care Assistant (ECA)
  • Community Care Worker
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Support Worker
  • Respite Support Worker

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