Home and Community (Individual Support)
If you enjoy playing a key role in the lives of others, a career in home and community support could be for you.
This rewarding course will give you the skills and knowledge to work in home and community care. The Certificate IV further develops these skills, placing an emphasis on the knowledge and experience needed to provide and coordinate home and community support at a team leader or coordinator level.
You will receive a minimum of 120 unpaid hours of industry experience fully coordinated by CIT. This industry placement will give you the firsthand skills to be ready for employment.
Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) | CHC33015
Certificate IV in Ageing Support | CHC43015
Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) stream and Certificate IV in Ageing Support qualifications will not be offered 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: Material fees: $375, Working With Vulnerable People Check: $135 approx., Police Check: $50, 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 tuition and material fee increases may occur annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. 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.
- 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 need an expressed interest in working with people requiring support in a home and/or community setting.
Before any industry placements can commence, you will need to provide a letter of fitness, National Police Check, ACT Working with Vulnerable People card and evidence of required vaccinations. 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 IV: Community care worker, home care worker, support worker, carer, driver, respite carer.
Certificate III: 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
- Online 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 proving 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.