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New Course - Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability and Ageing)(CHC33021)

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability and Ageing) (CHC33021)

8.5 months, including work placement
Face to Face or Online or Blended Learning | Enrolments Now Open

Do you want to work within a community or residential setting, provide support to the ageing or disabled and keen to gain an accredited qualification?



Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability and Ageing) (CHC33021) course provides the skills and training necessary to fulfill a care role in aged, disability and other person-centred support settings. The units of study provide students with foundational skills and knowledge to work in the aged, disability and home and community care industry. Students learn to work with individuals to support their independence and wellbeing, in their homes or in community settings. This stream specialises in disability, equipping students with additional key skills specific to caring for people in a variety of settings. Upon completion of placement, support to find employment in your field can be provided.


8.5 months, including work placement.


Enrolments and enquiries welcome at any time, classes are ongoing and individually paced. If you don’t see a date or time that suits you, contact us to explore flexible learning options – including online learning.

Assessment Methods

  • Questioning
  • Demonstration/observation
  • Portfolios, projects and reports
  • Written assessments
  • Role plays
  • Research tasks
  • Third-party feedback
  • Self-reflection and evaluation
  • Workplace demonstration, observation and associated tasks

Education Pathways

  • CHC43021 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC42021 Certificate IV in Community Services

Career Pathways 

  • Personal Care Worker
  • Residential Care Worker
  • In-home Respite Worker
  • Community Care Worker


  • Face to face delivery with 120 hours of mandatory work placement.
  • Online delivery with 120 hours of mandatory work placement.
  • Blended delivery which can include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources, however some face to face modules of study are required. Blended delivery also includes 120 hours of mandatory work placement.

Program Structure

The Training Package states that to complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability and Ageing) course you need to complete 15 units of competency, as listed below:

Code Title
Core Units


Provide individualised support


Facilitate the empowerment of older people


Support independence and wellbeing


Recognise healthy body systems


Communicate and work in health or community services


Work with diverse people


Work legally and ethically

Ageing Specialisation


Provide support to people living with dementia


Work effectively in aged care


Deliver care services using palliative approach

Disability Specialisation


Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach


Support community participation and social inclusion


Work effectively in disability support

*Course Fees

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Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding is available. Eligibility criteria apply.


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Further Information

Please visit our website for course calendars, information about student support, student welfare, and complaints and appeals.

WCIG recognises and awards credit transfers where applicable.

A nationally recognised Certificate will be issued after successful completion of the course.

Next Step

Interested in studying a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability and Ageing) with WCIG, but want more information? Our expert training team can answer any questions you have to help you make the next step.

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