Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)
You will graduate confident and work-ready with 170 hours of workplace experience with one of our reputable aged care providers.
Work placement hours will vary and you will be required to complete your placement on early morning or late afternoon shifts.
This program covers five areas of study:
- Introduction to service delivery in the aged care sector
- Health focus
- Complex care
- Individualised support
- Home and Community Care
Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)
Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)
Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)
Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)
Provide individualised support (CHCCCS015)
Support independence and wellbeing (CHCCCS023)
Meet personal support needs (CHCCCS011)
Deliver care services using a palliative approach (CHCPAL001)
Support relationships with carers and families (CHCCCS025)
Provide support to people living with dementia (CHCAGE005)
Facilitate the empowerment of older people (CHCAGE001)
Provide home and community care (CHCHCS001)
Plans are variations offered for a program such as specialisations, modes of delivery or location. Browse a plan to see the courses our students are currently studying.
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Program code: C3400
National curriculum code: CHC33015
Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employing industry in Australia. As the population ages, the need for personal carers is predicted to increase significantly.
Our graduates are work-ready and well prepared to meet these growing needs in residential and community aged care.
A large number of our students are offered employment through their placement provider upon completion of the program.
There are no minimum academic requirements.
Students will be required to hold a valid Police Check prior to undertaking practical placements.
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.