Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

Kangan Institute

Certificate III In Individual Support

Course Code
Health CoE
Study Area(s)
JobTrainer, Free TAFE, Aged Care and Individual Support
Course Length
Full-time(7 months)

Start Date(s): 11th July 2022
End Date(s): February 2023 (Pending Placement)
Days and Time: Monday and Tuesday 9.00am to 3.30pm

Course Overview

If you have a passion for caring for people, want to work in one of the fastest growing industries in Australia, or simply want to know how to care for your parents or grandparents when they get older, our Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care) course will help you achieve your goals.

We understand your passion in helping others. That's why we've created a course that supports and fosters your enthusiasm.

Caring for individuals requires you to be knowledgeable within a wide range of specialised areas. In 7 months, our course will prepare you for working under supervision in an Aged Care facility or within a Home and Community care setting. You will be required to undertake a 4 week block work placement (which is five days per week - 120 Hours) to ensure that you can practically apply what you learn in class.

Before you can start your practical placement, you will need to provide the following compulsory requirements:

  • A valid Working with Children Check (Volunteer)
  • A satisfactory National Police Check – National Police checks are conducted via fit2work. An account with fit2work will be created using the student’s name and the Kangan Institute issued student email address, once studies in the program have commenced. Further information will be provided once enrolment has been completed.
  • An up to date immunisation/vaccination record as per course requirements
  • A valid NDIS Worker Screening Check – Further information will be provided once enrolment has been completed.
  • Covid Vaccination including booster shot. 

Here are just a few things you will learn:

  • Promoting independence and wellbeing
  • Maintaining clients personal care
  • Support people with dementia
  • Palliative care services

Upon completing our nationally accredited Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care) you have the opportunity to work in a number of areas of your choice, including as a:

  • Care Assistant
  • Community Care Worker
  • Nursing Assistant

Our course experts will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about our aged care courses.

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

All students required to attend on-site learning must be fully vaccinated in line with Kangan Institutes Vaccination Policy

Free TAFE and JobTrainer

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Governments ;FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the tuition fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).

Normally a Skills First student is only entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver. However, you may be able to enrol even if you have previously used your Free TAFE entitlement in a second Free TAFE course under JobTrainer. You may be able to get an exemption if you don't meet the upskilling requirement.

Click here for course modules


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CHCCCS015Provide individualised support (CHCCCS015)30
CHCCCS023Support independence and wellbeing (CHCCCS023)80
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)30
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)40
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)55
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)70
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)25


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people (CHCAGE001)50
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia (CHCAGE005)65
CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs (CHCCCS011)60
CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and families (CHCCCS025)70
CHCHCS001Provide home and community support services (CHCHCS001)50
CHCPAL001Deliver care services using a palliative approach (CHCPAL001)60
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures (HLTINF001)25

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. This is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

What will I study?

Please see course module list in the Course Overview section or contact us on 13TAFE (138233) or via email enquiries@kangan.edu.au for further information.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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For information on disability support at Kangan Institute, click here.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply. 

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
710 710 $3.41 $0.68 $10.16

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2022. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13TAFE (138233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

  • Must be aged 18 years or older
  • Attend an Information Session
  • A pre-training review interview and LLN assessment with ACSF Level 3 Literacy and Level 3 Numeracy
  • Clear National Police Record Check must be dated within 12 months of practical placement
  • A valid NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • Up to date immunisation including Flu Vaccination (Mandatory for Placement)
  • A valid Working with Children Check
  • Commonwealth of Australia Statutory Declaration
  • Laptop/Computer and Internet Connection
  • COVID Vaccination including booster shots.

Where and how can I study?

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

This course is run from our Essendon campus.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment in as a:

  • personal care worker in Residential Aged Care
  • personal care worker in Home and Community Care
  • personal care worker or disability support worker in disability services

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain the skills, knowledge and professional attributes to work in the field of aged and disability care in the community and care facilities.  You must be literate in written English and IT skills, as documentation is a large part of this course and essential for employability skills.

All units are accessible online.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing; Home and Community) (CHC33015). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

You may continue on to higher level / similar studies in community services and health offered by Kangan Institute such as courses in:

  • Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
  • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
  • Certificate IV in Disability
  • Certificate IV in Youth Work
  • Diploma of Nursing
  • Diploma of Community Services

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you may click the 'Apply Here' button to begin our online application process.

How will I be selected for this course?

Applications can be made via the 'Apply Here' button at the top of the screen.

As part of the application process, you are required to attend an information session where you will be given comprehensive course information; including fees, practical placement and the units you will study. You will also be able to ask any questions that you may have. You must also sit an English and Math assessment, on campus, before you can be considered for a place in the course.