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Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and  Disability)

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability)

  • AQF Level

  • Amount of Training

    830 Hours
  • Course Fee

    1,250 AUD
  • Payment Option

    Easy Payment Options
  • Mode of Delivery


You can complete this course on intensive mode in three to six months

This course has been superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be notified if you need to migrate to the subsequent edition whenever it becomes available.

IHNA Online Policies, Procedures & Forms Check this course currency on the National Register of VET

* Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

Why IHNA Online ?

  • Competency based training underpinned by adult learning principles
  • Scholarships are available
  • Access to 24*7 Online Library
  • Experienced educators with industry
  • Easy Payment Options
  • Finalist and Winner of national and international training award
  • Networking Opportunities with peak bodies and industries
  • IHNA Online Alumnus Status
  • Dedicated Student Support Team
  • Work Integrated Learning (WIL) – learn as you practice

Course Overview

CHC33015-Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability): – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability) online, is an investment in your future and will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to deliver high-quality administrative specializations. The structured learning format enables you to study in a safe environment with academic and educational support teams to help you along the way. You will have access to multiple online resources, publications, presentations, and tutorials, enabling you to acquire knowledge and explore diverse domains of this industry. IHNA’s online tutorials are updated in advance so you can strategize your coursework and communicate with a “live” educator at every mentoring session.

Employment Rate:

Over the last 20 years, the employment rate in the Healthcare and Social assistance industry has increased drastically. According to outlook’s survey, the number of workers has increased by:

  • 105,600 (or 5.5%) over the last quarter
  • 204,400 (or 11.3%) over the last year.
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IHNA (Institute of Health and Nursing Australia) is trusted by more than 𝟏𝟒𝟎𝟎𝟎+ students and has been committed to providing excellence in education and training to meet the needs of the community since 2007.

Amount of Training

The amount of training required for this course is 830 hours. However, depending upon the amount of time invested by you, it can be completed in a lesser timeframe. The graph below shows the estimated percentage of time required by different students to complete the course.

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Intensive Mode: Students are encouraged to complete the course in an intense mode by learning for 40 hours per week or more, with ‘recognition of prior learning’ if available, allowing them to complete the course in as little as 3 months.

Career Opportunity

Students who complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability) online competently may find work as an Individual support specialist in the Aged and Disability home and community care and many other domains, including:

  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Disability Worker

What will I study?

  • CHCDIV001

    Work with diverse people

  • HLTWHS002

    Follow safe work practices for direct client care

  • HLTAAP001

    Recognise healthy body systems

  • CHCCCS015

    Provide individualised support

  • CHCCOM005

    Communicate and work in health or community services

  • CHCLEG001

    Work legally and ethically

  • CHCDIS001

    Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

  • CHCDIS002

    Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

  • CHCDIS003

    Support community participation and social inclusion

  • CHCDIS007

    Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

  • CHCCCS023

    Support independence and wellbeing

  • CHCCCS011

    Meet personal support needs

  • CHCAGE001

    Facilitate the empowerment of older people

  • CHCAGE005

    Provide support to people living with dementia

  • HLTINF001

    Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Course Module

Total number of units for this course = 15

7 Core units

8 Elective units

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IHNA Online Admission Requirements

There are no formal admission requirements for this certification, applicants must demonstrate their competence to accomplish assignments as specified by the university.

Must be at least 16+ years old at the commencement of the course.

Successful completion of course work comparable to an Australian Year 10 course in the applicant’s native country is necessary for admission to this course.

At Orientation, students will participate in a language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) assessment to determine their language, literacy, and numeracy competencies (prior to commencing the courses).

Students over of age of 22 will be considered as well, even if they do not fulfil the minimum academic criteria. Each case will be examined individually to determine the student’s ability to complete the course requirements.

Digital literacy

Must be able to perform fundamental computer operations such as maintaining computer files, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, preparing presentations, and being conscious of the social and ethical consequences of Internet usage.

Laptop specifications

Students must have their own laptop computers to help with training and assessment. Core i3 Processor, 4 GB RAM, Windows 7 or later version, Screen; 10″ or higher, Microsoft Office or Open Office Course, Adobe Reader, and Antivirus Course.

Professional Experience Placement Requirements
  • A National Police Clearance or Australian Federal Police (AFP) Clearance certificate
  • Immunization is required before beginning a ‘Professional Experience Placement’ (PEP) in a healthcare facility.
  • Please state in your application if you have a disability, disorder, or are taking medication that will necessitate reasonable accommodations to comply with the regulations.
  • Working with Children Check: Students can sometimes be assigned to patients under the age of 18. Although, whenever a student is permitted to have contact with these minors, the student must collect a Working with Children (WWC) Check.
  • The following physical requirements are required to fulfil the course objectives:
    • Strength: To assist with lifting and transferring a client.
    • Mobility: To bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined spaces
    • Hearing: To hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals, and various overhead pages
    • Vision: To make physical assessments of client and equipment
    • Communication: To communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors

IHNA Online Pathways

Pathways from this Qualification

Graduates with Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability) online can explore higher-level courses within and across the health-care industry, including the courses like:

  • CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability
  • HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing
  • CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services

Study mode

  • Full-time and flexible learning options with classes available during the weekends, evenings, and weekends.
  • Students can also advance their learning process by scheduling their classes in their free time and completing the course in just 1 or 2 months
  • Simulation-based practices in the institute’s labs and at workplaces.
  • Professional experience placements (PEP)– 120 hours in the placement setting, which can be:
    • Residential aged care facilities
    • Disability care center’s
  • The course covers both fundamental topics that all health care workers must be aware of and course-specific topics that allow students to apply their skills as frontline aged care workers.

How to Apply

IHNA Online has defined entry requirements for courses under its mandate, as outlined by its ‘Application and Enrolment Procedure for Courses,’ to ensure that students meet industry standards.

Step 1
Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Enrol Now” and pay your tuition fees.
Step 2
Access: Explore the learning resources and start learning on your learning platform. Credentials, user guide and a conditional offer letter will be sent to your email
Step 3
LLN:You are required to complete an LLN test, within the first 3 days of enrolling
Step 4
Confirmation:Upon completion of your LLN and any other prerequisites, you will be issued a Confirmation of Admission
Step 5
Cooling off period:Once enrolled students have a 5 working days cooling off period (from course commencement date) to withdraw from the course and avail a full refund of the fees paid

* Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

RPL and Credit Transfer

By submitting a portfolio of evidence, which may include third-party assessments, and partaking in an interview procedure, students can have their prior learning and work experiences acknowledged in this certification. A practical demonstration may also be used to evaluate a student’s competencies and expertise.

Prior to enrolment in the course, prospective students will be informed of the RPL guidelines and policies through orientation, discussions, the Student Handbook, and/or our website.

Mutual recognition and credit transfer allow students to have their previous formal training recognized.

Students are encouraged to apply for RPL prior to or shortly after formal enrolment but before the structured delivery of units to help ensure that they do not skip any classes or simulated lab opportunities for practice. Also, if they are unsuccessful in the RPL process. Students are given an RPL kit that includes a list of the units they must complete as well as methods for exhibiting proficiencies in those units.

Where RPL is directly relevant, the training hours will be deducted from the total delivery hours.

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer is only available for Australian courses when a student has completed the units considered necessary for a course at another registered training organization.

Students’ prior professional training competency can be recognized through mutual recognition and credit transfer, and supporting evidence encompasses a statement of accomplishment and transcript.

With the students’ permission, it is also essential to receive evidence of completed nationally recognized training by accessing their USI transcript.

Credit transfer applicants must fill out the credit transfer application form, enclose a copy of a verified sward or statement of attainment, and submit the application to the course coordinator.

The course coordinator must review the award or statement of attainment and grant credit transfer for identical units completed at another registered training organization.

Verified copies of courses and statements of attainment used to grant credit transfer must be placed in student files.


Any other questions in your mind – let us give you some more clarity with the following FAQs:

Ageing Support highlights the job of qualified professionals who carry out specific duties and responsibilities in aged services. They are expected to be accountable for their own work within established organizational boundaries and work in domestic, hospital, or community settings.

Both the specializations cater to a particular section of our community and deliver their services in a very meticulous framework. Disability services are typically not well-equipped to oversee the provisions and ailments of aging. Aged care services are unable to accommodate the stringent support needs of individuals suffering from disabilities. But disability and aged care services can frequently provide a comparable range of facilities to service users.

The salary packages for disability support workers may vary with the facilities and the organizations that they choose to work with. According to au.indeed.com, disability assistance workers in Australia make an hourly wage of $33.45 on average. As per the data collected by au.talent.com: In Australia, the average support worker earns $63,448 a year or $32.54 per hour.

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