Compare institutions offeringCertificate III in Individual Support

This certificate gives you the skills to provide person-centred support to people who require assistance due to ageing or disability.

in Australia
9 institutions:

Cire TrainingFEATURED

Study modeOn-campus
Study duration9 months full-time

Box Hill Institute

With Box Hill's state-of-the-art training facilities, you'll build real-world skills so you can graduate ready to step into a job.

Study modeOn-campus
Study duration6 months full-time

Holmesglen Institute

Study modeOn-campus
Study duration6 months full-time

Federation TAFE

Study modeOn-campus
Study duration8 months full-time

South West Institute of TAFE

Study modeOn-campus
Study duration6 months full-time
These institutions all deliver equivalent outcomes
This nationally accredited qualification meets the same educational standards regardless of which institution you choose to study with. Institutions may deliver their course content differently, but the outcomes are equivalent and recognised Australia wide.

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Is this qualification right for me?

What will I learn?

The core units you complete will prepare you to care for people who may require support due to ageing, disability or another reason. To prepare for the workplace, you will be required to complete 120 hours of supervised work placement where you'll learn how to work with diverse people in their homes or in a community setting. You'll also learn how to develop individualised plans that support independence and wellbeing, deliver care in a palliative setting and support people with dementia. The electives you complete will depend on the institution you choose to study with.

Are there any entry requirements?

Typically, there are no educational prerequisites for this course, however most institutions will require you to provide up-to-date Influenza and COVID-19 vaccination records and also be 18 years of age or older. Some institutions may set their own requirements for entry, which could include meeting set literacy and numeracy standards.

Where will it lead me?

This course prepares you for roles that provide support to vulnerable people in the home and/or community, such as an Individual Support Worker, Personal Carer, Aged Care Worker or Disability Support Worker. Depending on the institution, you may have the option to specialise in ageing or disability or gain the skills to work across both sectors.

How much will it cost?

The final cost of this course will depend on a number of factors including your personal circumstances, previous experience and unit selections. As a general guide, if you are eligible for a subsidised place, it's likely to cost between $2,000 and $3,000. Most TAFEs do offer a concession rate, in which case, you could pay as little as $400. Alternatively, if you are required to pay a full fee, it could cost up to $8,000. To find the course price for you, it's best to contact the institution directly.

Did you know?

Level up
A Certificate III prepares you for skilled work. You’ll build a broad range of skills and theoretical knowledge to undertake routine and non-routine tasks.
Course curriculum is developed by industry, so you’ll build relevant, practical skills that are valued by employers.
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Qualifications don’t have to be completed in sequential order. You can start your study journey at the qualification level that suits your career goals and previous experience.

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