Develop the skills to provide person-centred support to older people in an aged care setting with our Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).
Career opportunities, include:
- personal care assistant
- nursing assistant
- personal care worker
- community worker
Pathways to further study:
- HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
- HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (PSA)
- CHC43415 Certificate IV Leisure & Health
- CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
- CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
- CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health
Studying the Certificate III in Individual Support at Holmesglen
You will learn how to provide physical, social and emotional support to the elderly. You will also learn how to work as part of a team with other professionals such as nurses and healthcare workers.
You will complete four weeks of work placement with one of our industry partners to help you put your skills into practice.
With an ageing population, there is high demand for qualified aged care workers. Many of our students are offered work on completion of their placement.
To receive this qualification you must complete seven core units and six elective units. Holmesglen has chosen elective units based on industry feedback around the skills required for the job. If you have already completed other eligible units, they may be counted towards this program.
Note: You may be offered a choice between two elective units:
* HLTAID003 Provide first aid
* HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
Eligibility to study the Assist clients with medication unit is directly related to your working levels in English and Math.
You will need to attend classes two days per week from 9.30am – 4pm. You will also need to complete some online learning tasks. Please note that the Medications unit will be conducted on a separate day to those of your regular classes.
Practical placement is split into two, two-week blocks and your attendance is required from 7am to 3pm, Monday to Friday. Holmesglen will find your placement for you and you will be supported by a Holmesglen trainer during your placement.
||Communicate and work in health or community services
||Work legally and ethically
||Follow safe work practices for direct client care
||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
||Provide individualised support
||Support independence and wellbeing
||Implement falls prevention strategies
||Meet personal support needs
||Provide support to people living with dementia
||Facilitate the empowerment of older people
||Work with diverse people
||Provide first aid
||Recognise healthy body systems
||Deliver care services using a palliative approach
| Code || Name |
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing|
|CHCAGE002||Implement falls prevention strategies|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|CHCPAL001||Deliver care services using a palliative approach|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
There are no formal entry requirements for the course.
Before you can start your practical placement, you will be required to:
- provide a clear National Criminal History (Police) Check
- provide a record of your immunisation history.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview.
These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion of this course, you will attain the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support.
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Free TAFE eligible student||FREE|
|JobTrainer eligible student||FREE|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
Additional costs may also apply for course consumables and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses.
To view the additional costs that may apply to your course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession