National code: CHC33021

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability)

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Overview About this course

Make a meaningful difference in the lives of others as a disability support or aged care worker. Provide individual support to help your clients reach their full potential, engage with their community and pursue their personal goals.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Help clients with domestic duties and personal care needs
    Help clients with their social and emotional health
    Aid clients to move safely from one area to another
    Assist clients navigate the NDIS system and gain access to other services
    Empower clients to feel independent and reach their goals
    Build relationships with carers and families

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate III level
    120 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer
    The opportunity to establish a professional network with employers, colleagues and other students
    A strong pathway to further study in aged care, nursing or community services

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • A National Police Check (NPC)
    An NDIS Worker Check (NDISWC)
    Vaccinations which can include COVID, hepatitis A and B, and influenza
    A Working with Children Check (WWCC)
    Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • A passion for working with a diverse range of people
    The ability to multitask
    A reasonable level of fitness and flexibility to carry out manual handling
    Access to a computer and reliable internet connection

    #Important information

    This qualification contains content, concepts and scenarios that may be distressing to people who have experienced traumatic events. Please consider your personal resilience and any potential emotional triggers when participating in this qualification and in any future employment in this field.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: aged care worker home and community care worker disability support worker NDIS worker residential support worker disability school support officer disability service officer.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 3 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability) does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

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 and Disability) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 units of competency , including 9 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.

  • Work legally and ethically CHCLEG001

  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care HLTWHS002

  • Communicate and work in health or community services CHCCOM005

  • Support independence and wellbeing CHCCCS040

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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