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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

National ID: CHC33015 State ID: AA66
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This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Learn how to empower and support the independence of our elders needing care and join one of Australia's fastest growing industries

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) you will be ready to start a rewarding career providing direct care to clients in residential, home and community settings.

Aged Care Workers provide personal, physical and emotional support to older people who require assistance with daily living. When you provide support to older people you are able to make a tremendous difference to their quality of life and achieve real personal satisfaction through your work. Aged care work is rewarding in itself and provides the opportunity to meet a wide variety of older people.

This course includes 120 hours of supervised work placement, where you'll be able to apply your training in a meaningful and relevant way, and gain real industry experience.

Half-price

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills program, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.

^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.

  • Empower or re-enable older people
  • Work with people from different cultures
  • Work and build relationships within a small team
  • Implement effective communication strategies
  • Learn the effects of dementia and the management of any related changes
  • Enjoy providing quality support for people who are frail aged or living with disabilities
  • Empathetic with a strong sense of compassion and respect for individuals
  • Patient, discrete and committed to the rights of elderly people
  • Calm disposition and loving attitude
  • Reliable, motivated and flexible
  • Good time management skills

Follow the link to find further information to help you make an informed choice about the suitability of this course.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

Prior to enrolment into this qualification, please consider:
•    If you are under 18 years of age
•    Any criminal conviction as it will appear on your National Police Certificate (compulsory to obtain)
•    Any difficulty in communicating with either workers or clients. (I.e. difficulty with written or spoken English)
•    Manual tasks are involved in personal care work, including lifting
•    Ability to set aside between four and five days/week for attendance at classes, work placement and study
•    Likelihood of finding it difficult or distressing to provide personal care such as toileting and bathing for clients of any gender and varying ages
•    Ability to attend your work placement regularly and reliably
 

Work placement for all programs is 120 hours.

At Mt Lawley campus, in partnership with industry you will learn through class work, simulation and early immersion into the work place. You'll begin with eight weeks full-time on campus and then students will move to two days per week industry placement plus one day per week on campus for the remainder of the semester.

At Midland and McLarty campuses full-time students will attend classes on campus for approximately 14 weeks and then complete 3 weeks of work placement.

In order to start your work placement you will need the following:

  • Immunisations and to provide evidence of vaccinations (cost will vary depending on your doctor and what vaccinations are needed)
  • Police clearance (approx. $72)
  • Polo shirt (approx. $29)

At Midland and McLarty campuses full-time students will need to attend class three days per week, for approximately 14 weeks followed by three weeks of work placement.

At Mt Lawley campus we offer a partnership program with industry. You'll begin with eight weeks full-time on campus and then move to two days per week industry placement plus one day per week on campus for the remainder of the semester.

In addition to the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately five hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

Work placement for all programs is 120 hours.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

On your first day you should bring your North Metropolitan TAFE confirmation of enrolment, your student ID and stationery (pen and exercise book).
As a student you will also have additional costs associated with your study, for example, you will need to obtain a National Police Clearance, and you will need to pay for stationery, printing and other materials required for your assignments.

Other job titles may include:

  • In Home Respite Worker
  • Care Service Employee | Care Assistant | Care Worker
  • Residential Care Worker | Residential Support Worker
  • Residential Aide | Home Care Assistant

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

Study options and next steps

Click on your preferred option below to get started with your application.

Semester 1, 2022

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2022
Where Midland
How On Campus
Fee
Tuition fee Resource fee Total fee
General $834.30 $130.00 $964.30
Concession $247.20 $130.00 $377.20

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822

  

Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2021 (fees are subject to change in 2022). Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T  1300 300 822

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2022
Where Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
How On Campus
Fee
Tuition fee Resource fee Total fee
General $834.30 $130.00 $964.30
Concession $247.20 $130.00 $377.20

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822

  

Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2021 (fees are subject to change in 2022). Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T  1300 300 822

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2022
Where Mount Lawley
How On Campus
Fee
Tuition fee Resource fee Total fee
General $834.30 $130.00 $964.30
Concession $247.20 $130.00 $377.20

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822

  

Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2021 (fees are subject to change in 2022). Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T  1300 300 822

Semester 2, 2021

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2021
Where Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
How On Campus
Fee
Tuition fee Resource fee Total fee
General $834.30 $130.00 $964.30
Concession $247.20 $130.00 $377.20

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822

  

Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2021 (fees are subject to change in 2022). Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T  1300 300 822

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2021
Where Midland
How On Campus
Fee
Tuition fee Resource fee Total fee
General $834.30 $130.00 $964.30
Concession $247.20 $130.00 $377.20

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822

  

Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2021 (fees are subject to change in 2022). Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T  1300 300 822

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2021
Where Mount Lawley
How On Campus
Fee
Tuition fee Resource fee Total fee
General $834.30 $130.00 $964.30
Concession $247.20 $130.00 $377.20

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822

  

Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2021 (fees are subject to change in 2022). Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T  1300 300 822

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