College Australia

Domestic Students


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)

Study online

Qld Government

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Funding requirements

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).

Workplace practical

Students may be required to undertake practical workplace tasks in an approved workplace/environment to complete this skill set qualification. This will be discussed with your Educator or CA Mentor.

Course Duration



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 50% upfront ($188.50)
and 50% upon completion ($188.50)

Subsidised fee –
Higher Level Skills Funding:


Co-contribution Fee


per unit
Total Units


Total Cost



Co-contribution Fee


per unit
Total Units


Total Cost


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 

*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.

Skill Set Structure:

A total of 3 units must be completed:



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.



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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