This qualification will enable you to work in residential aged care facilities and or community settings, such as home care, to provide support to individuals who may require support.
You will learn to maintain personal care and/or other activities for living for people in an aged care setting and other community settings.
The Certificate III in Individual Support is delivered face-to-face, through a combination of tutorials, workshops and practical training in our simulated environment by our highly qualified training staff. Our simulated environment consists of equipment and machinery that students will be required to operate in industry. You will be assessed through written tests, assignments and work placement.
The work placement requirement of this qualification is 150 hours, students will be able to put into practice the skills that they have learnt in the classroom through placement at a registered aged care facility. Academia has strong industry connections, work placement is organised for you to be completed at one of Academia’s industry partners, and this allows students put into practice the skills they have learnt.
Academia has a strong industry connections, currently Academia has partnerships with over 20 registered Aged Care facilities.
Course Name:Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)
CRICOS Duration:38 Weeks registered on CRICOS, including tuition and course breaks
Work placement:This course includes 150 hours placement in an Aged Care facility.
Course Delivery Location:Melbourne Campus (399 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000)
Brisbane Campus (41 Raff Street, Spring Hill QLD 4000)
Units of competency for the Certificate III in Aged Care
Provide individualised support
Support independence and well being
Communicate and work in health or community service
Work with diverse people
Work legally and ethically
Recognise healthy body systems
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
Provide support to people living with dementia
Meet personal support needs
Faciliate the empowerment of people with disability
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
Job Roles (Possible Careers)
This qualification will enable you to work as a
Home Care Worker
Personal Care Assistant
Community Support Worker
Study, Assessment Methods and Facilities
1. The Certificate 3 in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) is offered in Melbourne and Brisbane and will combine classroom training with on the job training by our highly qualified training staff. Students will be able to put into practice skills that they have learnt in classroom through placement at a registered facility. Excursions to facilities, Trainer demonstrations on specific concepts and guest speakers will enhance the learning experience. Resources and equipment used to train Students will be to industry standards.
This course is delivered face-to-face, through a combination of tutorials and workshops. You will be assessed through written tests, assignments and work placements.