The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability) is designed to provide training to entry level workers who want to work in residential aged care facilities, community care, disability care, community based organisations and hospitals.
This qualification reflects the role of individuals in the community, home or residential care setting who work under supervision and delegation as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, following an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.
These individuals take responsibility for their own outputs within the scope of their job role and delegation. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support
The course combines both theory and practical training, with the bulk of the learning and assessment in the workplace where learners will be practising newly acquired knowledge through delivery of skills in areas relating to personal care, assisting people to maintain independence in their home of choice and provide welfare and support services to assist some of the most vulnerable people in the community.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
ASTC is not responsible for arranging work placement for learners.
Vocational placement (workplace experience) can only be applied for after you have met all mandatory entry requirements.
This may vary between workplaces but may include:
Related Industry Sectors
Job Roles and Employment Outcomes
For information on:
Individual Support (Disability and Aged Care) vaccination/immunisation please refer to the following websites:
NSW Health https://www.health.nsw.gov.au
Aged care | Australian Government Department of Health and AgedCare
National Police Check please refer to the following website:
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.
This qualification is available under the Government Funded NSW Smart & Skilled Program. For more information, please visit the NSW Smart & Skilled website HERE or call 1300 772 104.