Individual Support - Ageing Skill Set
Add value to your on-the-job skills, supporting your career path towards a supervisory position that cares for people with more complex needs.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Not available as a traineeship
Pay per unit
Workplace practical requirements
What can I expect?
The Individual Support – Ageing skill set will support career diversification for people working in the community or disability sectors by developing skills and knowledge to help the ageing community.
You will build a solid understanding of the needs and aspirations of older people while building on your knowledge of support work. You will achieve this understanding by learning the importance of choice for an individual and how to build relationships. You will develop strategies and communication techniques for working with people with dementia and looking after their personal support in a dignified and respectful manner.
Career opportunities – where
will my studies lead me?
Assistant Community Services Worker
Aged Care Worker
The Individual Support Aging
Skill Set is for you if:
You have the drive to support the empowerment of older people in a community setting
You already work in community services and want to advance your career with specialised skills that support the care of older people
You want to develop your existing skills and knowledge, especially in determining ageing support requirements, maximising participation for people with dementia and providing personal support.
Students are required to:
Hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in Community Services, Health or related field
Have skills equivalent to the qualification requirement validated through a recognition of prior learning process.
Students must be a New or Existing Worker in the Community Services and Health Industry in a role involving the provision of direct client care or support. Students must already hold a Certificate III in Individual Support (or equivalent).
Nationally Accredited Qualification
Pathways to University
Study online at your own pace on any device
Fees and Payment Options:
and 50% upon completion ($188.50)
Subsidised fee –
Higher Level Skills Funding:
Higher Level Skills Funding via the Queensland Government’s Skills Assure Program supports ELIGIBLE* students to obtain certification in Certificate IV or higher qualifications. The aim is to assist individuals in gaining the higher-level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in priority industries or transition to university to continue their studies. Students will be required to make a co-contribution fee (listed above) before the commencement of their course. For further information – see desbt.qld.gov.au/training/providers/funded/higher-level-skills
Skill Set Structure:
A total of 3 units must be completed:
SKILL SET UNITS
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
Meet personal support needs
Provide support to people living with dementia
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!
We aim to help our students as much as possible. That’s why you can apply for and start your study journey in three easy steps.
Meet your mentor
We will call you to confirm details, discuss eligibility, workplace and assessment requirements and ensure everything is correct.
This interview forms part of your orientation into your course and will allow you to ask further questions.
You will then be required to make payment.
Once payment is received, we will then send you the Confirmation of Enrolment (COE). This Includes details of your Educator and your Training Plan outlining the units you are undertaking and due dates
Commence your studies
You will receive an email with your login details. Remember these details and bookmark the login URL in your browser. Logging in will give you access to your first unit in the online portal.
Start on your first unit.
Your Educator will contact you to progress the RPL process if you are undertaking this pathway.
Congratulations. You’re on your way to completing your new qualification!