Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home & Community)


  • Course Code CHC33015
  • Duration 52 weeks (40 of study, 12 weeks of holidays)
  • Location Perth Campus
  • Timetable Monday and Tuesday (8.45 am—5.00 pm)
  • Self Directed Study 4-6 hours
  • Next Intake Date Monthly

Course Outline

The Certificate III in Individual Support is regarded as the entry-level qualification for people who wish to work in the aged care sector, in facilities such as aged care homes and hostels. The course provides the basic practical knowledge and understanding for work in this field. You will study a variety of units with an emphasis on the support, communication and delivery of care services. On completion of this course, you will be eligible to enter further studies in this area or apply to related employment.

Successful completion of this course may lead you to employment in occupations such as:

  • Nursing Assistant
  • Home Care Assistant
  • In-Home Respite Worker
  • Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Care Worker
  • Community Care Worker
  • Personal Care Giver

*Please note all WAIFS courses are offered via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

** This course can be assessed via RPL, distance learning and online assessment.

  • Entry Requirements

    Successful completion of year 10 (or equivalent).

    IELTS score of 4.5 (or equivalent).

  • Work-Based Training

    As a student in this course, you would undertake 240 hours in a work placement, working alongside qualified professionals and supervised by WAIFS trainers and designated supervisors at the host employer. This practical component is linked to a number of units of competency in the Certificate III.

  • Pathways/Articulation

    Successful completion of this qualification provides you with a pathway into other Certificate III and Certificate IV level qualifications in the Community Services and Health Training Packages. You may be able to receive exemptions from some subjects based on this qualification.

    For more detailed information about this course, please contact admissions@waifs.wa.edu.au.

  • International Fees

    Tuition Fee: $9,750.00

    Materials Fee: $750.00

    Uniform Fee: $100.00

    A one off $230.00 Enrolment Fee is applicable to process the Application.

    *Course fees may change. This is usually annually on 1 July and typically no more than 4%.

    **Fees on this document are quoted in AUS Dollars.

  • Domestic Fees

    Tuition Fee: $5,250.00

    Materials Fee: $750.00

    Uniform Fee: $100.00

    A one off $230.00 Enrolment Fee is applicable to process the Application.

    *Course fees may change. This is usually annually on 1 July and typically no more than 4%.

    **Fees quoted are in AUS Dollars.

    ***This course is eligible for funding. Please refer to Future Skills WA.