Currently our enrolment intake is closed. If you are seeking to study in the aged care sector, we recommend visiting the Queensland Skills Gateway website.
Get started in a career in aged care with the Certificate III in Individual Support. This entry level qualification is for anyone who wants to work in the aged care sector.
This course is suited to those who want a career change, are re-entering the workforce or want to kick off a meaningful and rewarding career with excellent employment prospects.
Qualified carers who work across jobs in health and aged care are in high demand, with the sector set to lead Queensland’s employment growth into 2022.
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
New workers or existing workers
Practical placement hours
Minimum 120 hours
Fee for Service
Direct Debit, Credit Card, Catalyst Plus Interest-Free Payment Plans
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
ELECTIVE UNITS – AGEING STREAM
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
ELECTIVE UNITS – AGEING STREAM – SELECT ONE
CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication (workplace only)
- To commence this program, your Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills must meet required standards for ACSF LEVEL 2.
- You need to provide a current national Police Check or you must provide evidence that you have applied for a police check in your respective state as soon as possible.
- Evidence of flu and/or COVID-19 vaccination is required to undertake practical placement in an aged care setting. For more information, check with your state health department website.
This course is delivered via correspondence over approximately a 12 month period with 120 practical placement hours.
This is a paper-based method where you can study from within Queensland. The learning material will be mailed out to you and you will be able to contact your trainer through email, phone or skype.
A minimum of 120 working hours must be logged in a community care services organisation. For those not already employed, Royal College of Healthcare works closely with a number of sector employers to help secure students their placement in an aged care facility.
The course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to work as one of the following:
- Personal care worker
- Community care worker
- Residential care worker
- Accommodation support worker
- Home carer assistant