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  • Learning MethodOnline + Work Placement
  • IntakesStart anytime
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationMax 12 months
Nationally Recognised Training

Please note that Open Colleges is a private institution and not a government TAFE organisation. Some private institutions offer the similar courses and Nationally Recognised Training, and some do not. Please ensure you verify this after enquiring.

Course Overview

Accreditation: Nationally Recognised Qualification

Career Outcomes:

  • Aged Care Support Worker
  • Care Assistant

Kickstart your career in Aged Care with this Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing). Learn all the skills and knowledge required to have a successful long-term career in aged care with this course.

Subjects covered in this course include: providing individualised support, working with diverse people and much more. See below for more information on the units covered.

There is a mandatory work placement requirement of a minimum of 160 hours for this course.

Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197) – a member of the Open Colleges Group. The testamur will be issued by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd.

Enquire now to kickstart your career in Aged Care!

Job Outcomes

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Aged Care Support Worker
  • Care Assistant
  • Community Care Worker
  • Residential Care Worker

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

There are no mandated education entry requirements for this qualification, per the CHC Community Services Training Package.

Students must be 18 years of age to enroll in this course.

Please see the Course Guide for full details of the requirements for enrolment in the course.


Recognition of Prior Learning and/ or Credit Transfer may be available. Please enquire for more information.

CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIS002 – Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCDIS003 – Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCCCS023 – Support independence and wellbeing
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support
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


PLEASE NOTE – Open Colleges is a privately-run Registered Training Organisation (RTO), not government-run like a TAFE. Therefore, Open Colleges cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrolment with Open Colleges.

Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Open Colleges.

Always remember to enquire about any:

  • Discounts
  • Payment Plans

which may be available.


About the Institution

Open Colleges (RTO 90796) is an Australian education market leader with over 125 years of experience. Now an online learning market leader, Open Colleges focuses on supporting individuals to learn at their own pace.