National code: CHC33015

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) at Ballina

Class details

Schedule Pace and number of hours.

Full Time

Delivery Method of course delivery.



Course duration Total time required to complete a course.

7 months

Start date First day of attendance online or on campus.

Next intake

End date Final day of attendance online or on campus.

Time Commitment

Class time Dedicated hours required each week in either online or on campus classes.

10 hours

Additional study time The minimum recommended hours you will need to commit to your studies outside of class hours. This may could include private study, work placements and research.

6 hours

Fee details

Full fee This is the non-subsidised fee for the course. Payment plans may be available.


This course may be fee free, or available at a reduced cost.

Proposed Timetable What time classes run

This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Wednesday with day classes. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

Additional Information Other things to know


Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learnt and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development.

  • Skills assessments: practical demonstrations

  • Knowledge assessments: short answer, multiple choice

  • Case study assessments: scenario based written tasks

  • Workplace project: research task related to client care

Work placement

Work placement provides you with opportunities to respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.

  • To be enrolled in this course offering, you need to be able to meet the following work placement requirements:

    • Students must complete three weeks (120 hours) of FULL TIME UNPAID work placement. Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a National Criminal Record Check as well as provide evidence of Influenza and Covid19 vaccinations.
    • Students should be over the age of 17, as recommended by our aged care industry partners.
    • Learners are required to have a basic level of literacy, English language skills and a beginning level of employability / life skills that will enable them to safely care for elderly people in a busy environment, on course completion.
    • For the unit HLTAID003 Provide First Aid - students must demonstrate Basic Life Support on a resuscitation manikin which has been placed on the floor. People who have physical limitations or a disability that would prevent them from performing required basic life support skills are advised that they will not be able to achieve the unit. Many Aged Care facilities require evidence of a current influenza vaccination.

Materials needed

To complete this course, the following materials are required:

  • In addition to your course fee, there may be some additional charges to cover the costs of undertaking this training. Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the students own expense. Additional items required for this course are the purchase of a Uniform shirt $35 and First Aid Text Book $25.

Additional requirements

To make sure this delivery option is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

  • There are no additional requirements for this qualification.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 13 Units of competency, including 7 core and 6 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Provide individualised support CHCCCS015

  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care HLTWHS002

  • Support independence and wellbeing CHCCCS023

  • Communicate and work in health or community services CHCCOM005

Course Delivery Combination Study

Learn through a combination of classroom based, online and/or workplace activity. For example, you may participate in scheduled classroom activity, have an element of self-directed learning with online content, and/or receive supervised training while on the job, doing work experience, or on placement.

Classroom activity will be scheduled, but online learning can provide more flexibility. Teacher support will be provided for all study. Access to a computer with an internet connection is required.


TAFE NSW Ballina is located only a few blocks from the Ballina Fair and Ballina Central shopping centres, in the heart of the Northern Rivers region. The campus is a warm and welcoming place to study, with a close-knit community of friendly teachers, supportive staff and a large multicultural population of students able to meet, talk, work together and immerse themselves in an academic environment full of limitless possibilities.

Campus Address

154-164 Burnet Street Ballina 2478

Parking on campus grounds is available.

Refer to your local bus timetables, visit transportnsw.info


TAFE NSW campuses work closely with the community and industry to ensure you have access to the industry standard technologies, equipment and facilities.

  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) computer labs

  • North Coast TAFE Jobs Hub

  • Simulated business offices

  • Simulated fire-suppression and control training facility

  • Simulated hospital nursing environment

  • State-of-the-art maritime training facility

  • Virtual retail operation skills centre

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  • Mon 8.30 AM - 4 PM
  • Tue 8.30 AM - 4 PM
  • Wed 8.30 AM - 4 PM
  • Thu 8.30 AM - 4 PM
  • Fri 8.30 AM - 4 PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed