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Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)
Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

  • ID:APSI610008
  • Level:Certificate III
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$250.00
  • TuitionFee/Week:$192.31
  • LivingFee/Week:$230.77
  • InsuranceFee/Week:$10.19
  • Application Fee:$250.00
  • TuitionFee/Week:$192.31
  • LivingFee/Week:$230.77
  • InsuranceFee/Week:$10.19
Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • This course is available to international students on a higher education student visa as their concurrent/ secondary course.

  • For Certificate level courses, students must have completed a minimum of Year 10 schooling or equivalent or to be a mature age student (20 years of age and above).

English Requirements

Students need to demonstrate they have proficiency in English before a place can be offered. If an international student does not have any current IELTS score or any recognised English language result, they are required to take an English language test administered by APSI*.

The minimum entry level of English proficiency for all APSI courses is the equivalent of Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band less than 5.0. English tests are only valid for 2 years.

The following English language tests are recognised and accepted by Australian Professional Skills Institute:

English Language Test Name and Scores, Entry level for APSI

  • IELTS (Academic) overall:  5.5,  with no individual band less than: 5.0

  • IELTS (General) overall: 6.0, with no individual band less than: 5.5

  • TOEFL paper based, 527

  • TOEFL internet based, 46

  • Cambridge English Advanced, 162

  • Pearson PTE Academic, 42

Other Requirements

All Certificate III in Individual Support students must be willing to apply, or already hold, a current National Police Clearance (not older than 3 months at time of enrolment). This is COMPULSORY for students/candidates to undertake workplace training. A National Police Clearance can be acquired from any Post Office for a small  fee.  Please allow 3 weeks for delivery.  Students cannot attend work experience without this.

Course Information

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) is designed to provide training to entry level workers who want to work in residential aged care facilities, community care, disability care, community based organisations and hospitals. This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting (residential aged care facilities) who follow an individualised plan for provision of person-centred care to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Workers are being required to increasingly support people in their homes, support people with increasingly complex needs, to tailor care and support approaches to meet individual needs with increased ‘client’ choice. The course combines both theory and practical training, with the bulk of the learning and assessment in the workplace where learners will be practising newly acquired knowledge through delivery of skills in areas relating to personal care, assisting people to maintain independence in their home of choice and provide welfare and support services to assist some of the most vulnerable people in the community.

CRICOS Course Code: 090829J

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Units of Competency

This Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) course consists of 13 units of competence with 7 core units and 6 elective units as listed below:

Unit Name

  • Provide individualised support

  • Support independence and well being

  • Communicate and work in health or community services

  • Work with diverse people

  • Work legally and ethically

  • Recognise healthy body systems

  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units,  

  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people

  • Provide support to people living with dementia

  • Meet personal support needs

  • Support relationships with carers and families

  • Provide home and community support services

  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Students can also acquire a dual qualification – Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) by taking the following extra units:

Additional Units,  

  • Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

  • Support community participation and social inclusion

  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Personal Care Worker

  • Assistant in Nursing

  • Support Worker

  • Respite Worker

  • Community Care Worker

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530$ per year

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