Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) combines practical workplace-based learning at a residential aged-care home with face-to face workshops and online study. This program differs from other Individual Support qualifications as it focuses exclusively on aged care and includes extensive practical work experience.
- Learn onsite at one of our partner provider’s aged care homes.
- Graduate confident and work ready with in excess of 500 hours of practical skills and workplace experience.
- Develop your career in Healthcare & Social assistance, Australia’s largest employing industry.
- Flexible learning to fit your study around work and family commitments.
*This is a free TAFE priority course. Check your eligibility.
A large number of our students are offered employment through their placement provider upon completion of the program.
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Group A electives – AGEING specialisation (3 units)
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
Group C electives
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
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Program code: C3401
National curriculum code: CHC33015
As the population ages, the need for personal carers is predicted to increase significantly.
Graduates can work in residential aged care homes.
To apply you will need to submit the following:
- Current resume
- A cover letter detailing why you are interested in this program
- Two professional referees with email addresses (if you have worked in the health care sector please include references from this workplace)
There are no minimum requirements.
Non-academic abilities you’ll need to complete this program
Some inherent requirements for this program include:
- reading and writing skills for understanding and contributing to client case notes and client care plans
- vision and touch to accurately gain information and support clients
- physical skills to perform client care
- managing your behaviour and emotions to provide safe and competent support care
- time-based problem-solving when working with clients
View the full list of Certificate III in Individual Support inherent requirements:
Who are they for?
Inherent requirements apply to every applicant and may be worth considering if you are living with disability, long-term illness and/or a mental health condition.
Why do you need to know?
By understanding the types of activities you’ll participate in, and the non-academic abilities you may need in this program, you can:
- understand more about the program
- determine if you may need support during your studies
- make an informed decision about whether the program is suitable for you.
What support is available?
If there are any activities that may be difficult for you to undertake, please discuss this with RMIT program staff or Equitable Learning Services (ELS).
If you are living with disability, long-term illness and/or a mental health condition, we may be able to support you by making adjustments to activities in your program so that you can participate fully in your studies.
To receive learning adjustments, you need to register with ELS.
The Victorian State Government has announced that from January 2019, that they will waive the tuition fee of 30 priority courses and 18 pre-apprenticeship courses at TAFE institutes, which includes this program.
This fee waiver will only be available for eligible students who will commence one of these qualifications in 2019.
Visit Free TAFE for priority courses for further information on what this means and whether it may affect you.
If you have any questions you can contact our Info Corner team.
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place.
To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at ‘How to check if you are eligible’.
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide. Learn more about fees for vocational study.
If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2019 is $303.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.