Tuition FEE: $0* for eligible funded applicants

The student contribution fee is comparable to free TAFE


Certificate III Individual Support (Ageing & Disability)

Our individual support course will give you the knowledge and essential skills needed to care for and support older people and people with disability that are unable to care for themselves.

A monthly payment plan is available for this course! 

Subject to availability.

Certificate III Individual Support (Ageing & Disability)


Certificate III Individual Support – Ageing & Disability (CHC33021)

Start Date

23 Feb 2024 (Intake 1)


Program Length

10 – 12 months


2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123


Study Mode

Classes 1 day a fortnight. Some online learning. Work placement.


Certificate III Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) – CHC33021

Course Overview

The aim of this course is to prepare the student entering the healthcare industry to safely and effectively work with people who need assistance in the community and residential aged care facilities.

The skills gained through this qualification enables care workers to follow an individualised care plan and provide person centred care and support.

We can deliver this qualification or standalone units at your work site subject to the number of applicants at your site. Please enquire with Student Services and/or the course coordinator.

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Certificate III Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) – CHC33021

Course Details

Entry Criteria

Students entering the course must meet the required entry criteria, educational standards and administrative requirements as per Mayfield Education’s Student Entry and Administration Policy and Procedure.

Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age or over.
  • Attend a course information session at Mayfield Education.
  • Attend and complete a pre course assessment including a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LNN) robot on site at Mayfield Education.
  • Attend a pre training interview at Mayfield Education.
  • Have basic computer skills and access to a personal computer device including internet to enable connectivity with learning resources.
  • Have COVID 19 vaccination history.
  • Be able to provide the below checks within the first 8 weeks of the course:
    • A current and clear National Police Check.
    • A current and clear Working with Children Check.
    • Healthcare category A immunisation record including flu vaccination. These are listed on the Department website.
    Training Program

    Total number of units = 15
    9 core units
    6 elective units

    Core Units

    CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support
    CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
    CHCCCS040 Support independence and wellbeing
    CHCCCS041 Recognise healthy body systems
    CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
    CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
    CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
    HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
    HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care


    Elective Units

    Group A electives – AGEING specialisation 
    CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia
    CHCAGE013 Work effectively in aged care
    CHCPAL003 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

    Group B electives – DISABILITY specialisation 
    CHCDIS011 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
    CHCDIS012 Support community participation and social inclusion
    CHCDIS020 Work effectively in disability support


    This course takes approximately ten to twelve months to complete.

    The delivery mode is comprised of face to face, online learning and 120 hours of work placement.

    Classes run 1 day a fortnight from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

    The course has 30 days of face-to-face training from 9.30am to 3:30pm

    Intake Dates

    Intake 2 2023

    • Commencement date: 23 Feb, 2024

    Students are assessed against specific performance criteria for each unit of study. At Mayfield we have engaging ways of learning and assessment which includes journal writing, case studies, group presentation, assignments, role play, online learning, self-paced learning packages, short answer and multi-choice questions.


    This course is a nationally recognised certificate.

    Learning Pathway

    Once successfully completed, this course leads to an entry to HLT54121-Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled Nursing), subject to meeting entry criteria.


    Government funded* applicant

    Tuition Fee: $0*
    (Government funding: Skills First subsidy *$8.75/hour)

    Student Contribution Estimate Fee: $1,358
    (Includes: Course Material Fees: $250, Course Retained Items: $928, Student Service Fee: $ 75, Course Education Levy: $105)

    Initial Course Deposit via electronic Transfer: $250

    Monthly Direct Debit Instalment Payment Plan: Available
    Complete direct debit form

    Full Fee applicant

    Tuition Fee: $7,145

    Student Total Course Estimate: $8,403
    (Inclusions: Course Material Fees: $150, Course Retained Items: $928, Student Service Fee: $75, Course Education Levy: $105)

    Initial Course Deposit via electronic Transfer: $250

    Monthly Direct Debit Instalment Payment Plan: Available
    Complete direct debit form


    The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

    Fees are indicative, may subject to change of government policy and this may occur during the course.

    Fee instalment plan is available.

    * Government funding eligibility criteria applied.

    Book An Information Session

    Information Session Information sessions for this course are coming soon. Let us know if you would like us to contact you with updates.


    Ready to enrol for the course?

    STEP 1: Attend the information session

    STEP 2: Submit an online course application form