Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

The move into education in community services at Patrick’s College Australia (PCA) was initiated in response to a growing need for adequately trained care staff in aged care facilities and home support services in Australia. Following on from almost 100 years in business education, the College decided that its Pastoral Care Mission and Values would also suit the delivery of the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing). Patrick’s accepts students to train in the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) provided they are comfortable and genuinely enthused to care for some of the most vulnerable people in our society. We are looking for people who sincerely respect the dignity of the human person and would like to positively contribute to a revitalisation of aged care / individual support training and delivery in Australia. If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you.

Career Pathways

The Certificate III in Individual Support qualification provides many opportunities for persons who are interested in a role in caring for the people who need support in the community, or aged care facilities. The course leads to career pathways such as:

  • Care Worker
  • Aged Care Assistant
  • Community Support Worker

Course Cost

The cost for this course is $6,620

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website: or you can call on 131 241 for further information.

  • Enrolment: $240
  • First qualification: $1,450
  • Non-government subsidised fee: $6,620

Course Overview

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) course will give you the necessary qualification to work in an industry desperately short of qualified staff. The course will give you the skills and knowledge to gain meaningful employment in an aged care facility or for a provider of home care services. The course consists of 13 Units of Study and 120 hours of Mandatory Work Placement.


Provide individualised support
Communicate and work in health or community services
Support independence and wellbeing
Work legally and ethically
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Work with diverse people
Recognise healthy body systems
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
Address the needs of people with chronic disease
Provide loss and grief support
Meet personal support needs
Work with people with mental health issues

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