College Australia

Domestic Students


Certificate III in Individual Support

(Ageing and Disability)

Step into a rewarding career and make a real difference to the lives of those in need, as you support them with high-quality health, welfare and care services within a healthcare environment.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Study online

Qld Government

Available as
a traineeship

Pay per unit

Workplace practical requirements

What can I expect?

This qualification will set you up to work within the care sector with the skills and knowledge required to build your career in supporting roles. Suitable for those already working in the industry or those who wish to enter the care sector, designed to diversify your career options by specialising in both:

  • Ageing
  • Disability

With this qualification, you’ll learn various strategies to support those in need, including providing health, welfare, and care services. You will also discover how to support and enhance the independence and wellbeing of those in your care and empower individuals while building strong communication skills.

Career opportunities – where
will my studies lead me?

Accommodation Support Worker

Aged Care

Disability Services Support Worker



Support Services

With a Certificate III in
Individual Support, you will:


Gain the skills and knowledge you need to apply for individual support roles within home, community, and healthcare environments.


Open a career pathway into roles in community services and health care in the fields of aged and disability care.


Create the opportunity to progress your career to other roles within community services and healthcare industries through undertaking further studies.


Turn your passion for caring for others into reality in a role that creates job satisfaction.


Discover how to facilitate the empowerment, independence, and wellbeing of those in your care.

Entry requirements

Not applicable.

Eligibility requirements

Students are required to provide us with the following security clearances when they enrol:

  • National Police Check or Blue Card and Yellow Card

Workplace practical

Students who are not currently working within a personal support role are required to undertake a minimum of 120 hours of unpaid vocational placement in an approved workplace to complete their qualification. For more information, click here or call one of our friendly crew on

07 3255 0506

Course Duration


months full time


months part time

Nationally Accredited Qualification

Recognised by the Australian Government as meeting a set of standards that provide vocational outcomes and lead to employment

Pathways to University


Rolling Enrolment

Enrol anytime

Learning Method

Study online at your own pace on any device

Live Webinars

Coming soon!

Fees and Payment Options:

Course fees:



Pay $1500 upfront
and Pay $477 at completion

Pay Per Unit

Administration Fee of


upfront (non-refundable)

Total units: 15
Fee per unit: $132



Pay 50% upfront ($647.50)
and 50% upon completion ($647.50)

Administration fees are non-refundable. Each unit will require payment before the release of your next unit.

For more information, please refer to our Fees, Charges & Refund Policy.

You will be required to follow your training plan. This will be discussed and agreed upon at induction. If you do not meet the obligation of the agreed timeframe, other charges may be applicable. Maximum time frames are subject to volumes of learning and qualifications being superseded.

Further charges may be applied if student obligations are not met in accordance with the agreed timeframes stated in the student training plan, discussed and determined at induction. Maximum time frames are subject to recommended study load and potential nationally authorised changes to qualification criteria.

Subsidised fee –
Certificate 3 Guarantee funding


Co-contribution Fee


per unit
Total Units


Total Cost



Co-contribution Fee


per unit
Total Units


Total Cost


Certificate 3 Guarantee funding via the Queensland Government’s Skills Assure Program supports ELIGIBLE* students in obtaining their first post-school Certificate III qualification. Students will be required to make a co-contribution fee (listed above) before starting their course. For further information, see

*Eligibility criteria apply to receive subsidised course fees and concessional status. See our funding brochure and complete the funding eligibility form below to find out more.


Traineeships combine training with working in a real job with a real wage for a real boss. Trainees complete a nationally recognised qualification while learning valuable skills at work and under the guidance of a training organisation. For more information, click here.

Employers may benefit from state and Australian Government incentives for employing a trainee. Please visit this link for further information:

Qualification Structure:

A total of 15 units must be completed:


Core Units

Provide Individualised support

Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support

Support independence and wellbeing

Recognise healthy body systems

Work legally and ethically

Communicate and work in health or community services

Work with diverse people

Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control


Elective Units

See your preferred specialisation to see relevant elective units:

Ageing Electives

Provide support to people living with dementia

Work effectively in aged care

Deliver care services using a palliative approach

Disability Electives

Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

Support community participation and social inclusion

Work effectively in disability support

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.



Apply for the course you want with College Australia by completing the quick and easy online Enrolment Form. Click on the link below and choose the relevant qualification. When we receive your application, we will send you an email regarding the pre-enrolment eligibility requirements, including a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment, Recognition of Prior Learning application and an outline of documentation required for your enrolment to proceed.


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.

RPL students
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!

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