Caring in the home and community
When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support you'll be on your way to a career as an aged care assistant.
This course specialises in providing home and community support services and also supports relationships with carers and families.
You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the aged care industry, caring for the elderly, enabling them to maintain independence, understanding and supporting people with dementia, safety procedures, ethical behaviour, infection control, working with cultural diversity, and workplace health and safety.
Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.
|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|
Completion of WACE General or ATAR
(Minimum C Grades) or equivalent - AQF Certificate III
This course has a mandatory work placement component that all students must complete. South Regional TAFE will assist students in finding a suitable work placement by working with our industry partners. Please be aware that industries and employers have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which has meant that some work placements have been cancelled, put on hold or student places significantly reduced. While every effort is being made to work with our industry partners to secure work placements during this unprecedented time, there may be delays in students being placed. As a result of these delays some students may take longer than the expected time to complete their course. Lecturing staff will keep all students up to date, and will inform students if this may affect them and cause a delay in finishing their course.
The training package does not specify any mandatory entry requirements into this course. However prospective students should note that a mandatory part of the course requires you to participate and complete a supervised work placement, in a suitable environment that provides the services in your selected area of
study. Before you commence work placement, you may be required to obtain a police clearance (approximately $72).
Please check when you enquire as to whether a police clearance is required for your work placement.
It is strongly recommended you also consult with your doctor about having a flu vaccination.
This qualification is designed to provide you with a range of practical skills, technical training and communication skills for a career in the community services industry:
• Nursing Assistant
• Residential Care Worker
• Aged Care Worker
Further study opportunities:
• Certificate IV in Community Services
• Certificate IV in Ageing Support