This course is the standard entry qualification for people who want to work in residential Aged Care, and is a nationally recognised qualification.
How to Apply
Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course.
For International Students please visit International Courses.
Possible job roles personal care worker, home care assistant, care worker, in-home respite worker, personal care attendant, care assistant, personal care giver, community care worker, community house worker, residential care worker, community support worker, support worker
Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.
Qualifications & Skills Covered
Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
This course provides skills for work primarily undertaken in residential aged care facilities under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisational policies, guidelines and service delivery plans. It is also accepted by various community based service providers. 13 units must be completed, 7 core units and 6 elective units.
To achieve this qualification, students must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.
This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.
To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession