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

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Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care)

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

*This course has two distinct streams – Disability and Aged Care. You will need to decide which stream you are interested in when you enrol.

The Disability Stream is designed to help you gain the skills you need to support people with disability to live independently, promote choice and control, and enable opportunities to increase independence and skill development.

In this stream, you will learn how to read and follow individual plans, meet legislative frameworks, work safely and become equipped to work within the disability sector. You’ll also learn about skill development, community inclusion and current practices and frameworks that influence Disability work.

In the Aged Care Stream, you will learn how to provide person-centred support to people who require support due to ageing.

You will learn how to follow safe work practices, including infection control and how to support independence and wellbeing, as well as how to support people experiencing dementia, and best practice approaches and models that influence aged care work.

In both the Disability and Aged Care streams, you will be required to participate in at least 120 hours of work placement.

On successful completion of your course, you will have the skills you need to undertake a range of entry-level roles in either the Aged Care or Disability sectors. You may also like to consider undertaking further training at TasTAFE with a related qualification such as 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. Please ask us for more information.

Locations, dates & times

CampusDateAttendance/DurationStudy typeApply
North
Alanvale3 Feb 2021 -
17 Jul 2021
Full-time

Aged Care Stream: On campus, three days, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9am - 3pm. Plus one day Online.

Mixed LearningClosed
Alanvale3 Feb 2021 -
7 Dec 2021
Part-time

Aged Care Stream: On campus, two days, Tuesday & Thursday, 9am - 3pm.

Mixed LearningClosed
Alanvale3 Feb 2021 -
17 Jul 2021
Full-time

Disability Stream: On campus, three days, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9am - 3pm. Plus one day Online.

Mixed LearningClosed
George Town TTC8 Feb 2021 -
14 Sep 2021
Part-time

Aged Care Stream: On site, Wednesday & Friday at George Town Trade Training Centre, 9am - 3pm. Tuesdays online. Additional days are timetabled to accommodate practical simulations held at Alanvale Campus.

Mixed LearningClosed
South
Clarence3 Feb 2021 -
17 Jul 2021
Full-time

Aged Care Stream: Full-time, on campus, three days, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9am - 3pm. Plus one day Online.

Mixed LearningClosed
Clarence3 Feb 2021 -
17 Jul 2021
Full-time

Disability Stream: Full-time, on campus, three days, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday. 9am - 3pm. Plus one day Online.

Mixed LearningEnquire now
Clarence3 Feb 2021 -
14 Sep 2021
Part-time

Aged Care Stream: Two days on site, 9am - 3pm and 1 day Online (Monday), Plus shifts on site at SNUG as per roster.

Mixed LearningClosed
North West
Burnie3 Feb 2021 -
17 Jul 2021
Full-time

Aged Care Stream: Full-time, on campus, three days, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am - 3pm. Plus one day Online.

Mixed LearningClosed
Burnie3 Feb 2021 -
7 Dec 2021
Part-time

Disability Stream: On campus, Tuesdays, 9am - 3pm, plus one day Online. Additional on campus days are timetabled to accommodate practical simulations.

Mixed LearningClosed
Devonport3 Feb 2021 -
7 Dec 2021
Part-time

Disability Stream: On campus, Thursdays, 9am - 3pm, plus one day Online. Additional on campus days are timetabled to accommodate practical simulations.

Mixed LearningClosed
Devonport3 Feb 2021 -
14 Sep 2021
Part-time

Aged Care Stream: On campus, two days, Tuesday & Wednesday, 9am - 3pm. Plus one day Online.

Mixed LearningClosed
Devonport3 Feb 2021 -
7 Dec 2021
Part-time

Aged Care Stream: On campus, Monday evenings, 5 - 9pm, plus 12 hours of structured online learning per week. Additional on campus simulations are timetabled for Sep & Oct on a Monday & Tuesday. Timetables provided induction week.

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

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Career opportunities

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