Ageing (Individual Support)
The aged care sector is growing in Australia and worldwide and there is demand for workers in a variety of roles within residential facilities, private homes and within the community.
Develop the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience to work in both residential aged care and community-based facilities in jobs such as support worker and individual care worker, right through to team leader or support coordinator.
You will receive a minimum of 120 unpaid hours of industry experience fully coordinated by CIT. This industry placement will give you the hands-on skills to be ready for employment.
Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) | CHC33015
Applicants who hold or are applying for studies with CIT on a 500 visa are not eligible to study in the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) in semester 2 2023.
Certificate IV in Ageing Support | CHC43015
A new training package will be introduced for the Certificate IV qualifications in 2024.
TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 1 year
Certificate III: 6 months Certificate IV: 6 months
2023 Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July)
Certificate III $7,450 per semester (Total qualification tuition fee)
Certificate IV $7,450 per semester (Total qualification tuition fee)
Certificate III: Material fees: $375, Police Check: $50, Working With Vulnerable People Check: $135 approx., Polo shirt: $45.
Certificate IV: Material fees: $300.
*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 may happen annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. 2024 fees are subject to change.
- Year 12 Certificate (or equivalent)
Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry with relevant practical work or other professional experience. Please refer to Entry Requirements for more information.
Students must 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)
- Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162
Students also require 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.
Before any industry placements can commence, you will need to provide a letter of fitness, a National Police Check and evidence of required vaccinations. You will be advised if an ACT Working with Vulnerable People card is needed. Current information will be provided at Information Sessions. CIT teachers will arrange all placements.
Course Subjects - Certificate III
Course Subjects - Certificate IV
Likely Job Outcome
Certificate III: Support worker, personal carer, care worker, carer, nursing assistant, respite worker.
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.
Pathways to Further Study
Because CIT offers nationally recognised qualifications accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to most universities within Australia and receive credit towards a degree, even where formal credit transfer arrangements are not in place; however, this is not a guarantee.
We advise you speak directly with your chosen university in relation to credit transfer, entry requirements and their application process.