Individual Support (Ageing)


Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
CRICOS: 090579M | National ID: CHC33015

Certificate IV in Ageing Support
CRICOS: 090580G | National ID: CHC43015

Aged Care

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Certificate III: 6 months | Certificate IV: 6 months


Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2018

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2019


CIT Bruce

Tuition Fees

2018*: Semester 1 - $6,850 | Semester 2 - $6,850
2019*: Semester 1 - $7,050 | Semester 2 - $7,050

*Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases happen annually in line with CIT’s fee pricing review. 2018 and 2019 fees subject to change.


The aged care sector is growing in Australia and worldwide as our lifespans increase and our needs become more complex. Within the industry, there is demand for workers in a variety of roles within residential facilities, in private homes and running day activities.

During CIT’s Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), you will develop the skills and knowledge to work in both residential aged care and community-based facilities in jobs such as support worker, day activity worker, client services officer and individual care worker. This is augmented with 120 hours of work placement. This is organised by CIT. A CIT teacher supports students during work placements.

The Certificate IV qualification is designed for people who have already completed the Certificate III or are currently employed in the community sector. The Certificate IV in Ageing Support places an emphasis on developing the skills and knowledge required to provide and coordinate home and community support up to a team leader or coordinator level.

There are 120 hours of work placement in each program. This is organised by CIT and is delivered as three separate weeks within the semester. A CIT teacher supports students during work placements.

Entry Requirements

ACT Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent OR Adult entry | Students must also meet one of the following English requirements: IELTS – 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0) | TOEFL iBT– 46 | PTE Academic – 42 (minimum of 36 in each band) | TOEFL PBT – 527 | Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162 | An expressed interest in working with older people in a residential setting. Applicants may be interviewed to demonstrate interest in complex client support, policies and procedures of residential aged care and supervision of other workers or a small team.

Extra Fees

Certificate III:
Material fees: $375
Textbooks: $100
Stationary $100
Police Check: $45
working With Vulnerable People (WWVP) Check: $80
Polo shirt: $45 (optional)
First Aid Certificate: $120 - $150

Certificate IV:
Material fees: $300

Course Subjects

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
CRICOS: 090579M | National ID: CHC33015

National ID Subject Name
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Certificate IV in Ageing Support
CRICOS: 090580G | National ID: CHC43015
Study only 8 subjects following Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

National ID Subject Name
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCHCS002 Coordinate and monitor home based support
CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace

Job Opportunities

Certificate III: support worker, personal carer, care worker, carer, respite worker and client services officer.

Certificate IV: coordinator, team leader, support worker, service coordinator, day activity officer.

Teaching Methods and Assessment

Modes of study include:

  • Simulated Work Environment (SLE) where students will practice skills and perform assessments prior to industry placements, for example, personal care, manual handling.
  • Industry placements (work experience)
  • Self-directed learning
  • On-line learning and student engagement through e-Learn
  • Classroom delivery

Students must complete class work, assignments, practical components and project work throughout a course. They may then be assessed using a combination of these tasks. Assessment outcomes may be based on demonstrating competence in various practical skills, successfully completing theory based quizzes and assignments and projects, or a combination of all four assessment methods.

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