Do you have a genuine interest in caring for older people? Then our course in individual support will help you gain essential, person-centred skills and knowledge to care for, and support, older people living in residential and aged-care facilities.

In this health course, you’ll learn how to provide physical and psychosocial support for older people, including how to:

  • support people who may be living with dementia and/or other illnesses
  • provide palliative care
  • prevent falls
  • support independence and wellbeing
  • develop communication skills in health and community services

You’ll understand how to comply with the accreditation requirements in the aged-care sector. You’ll be ready to deliver outstanding customer service and support to older people.

During our individual support course, you can benefit from the opportunity to do a work placement with leading industry aged-care providers.




National Code CHC33015
CRICOS Code 090743D
Study Areas Health Programs
Study Level Certificate III
Course Type International TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
International Fee $8,110.00
Free TAFE^ $0.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $195.00
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies

^ This course is on the 2019 Free TAFE list - find out more.

* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

You must have:

  • successfully completed Year 10 or equivalent
  • a mature disposition and a genuine interest in the care of older people
  • a current National Police Check, evidence of Immunisation Requirements: 'Category A' Health Care Worker, prior to placement (i.e. Diphtheria/Tetanus; Poliomyelities; Measles/Mumps/ Rubella; Varicella Zoster Virus (Chicken Pox); Hepatitis B; Mantoux Test, Flu vaccine.)

Note: Box Hill Institute only accepts enrolments from International students who are 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement.

A minimum IELTS overall score of 6.0 (Academic). A minimum TOEFL score of 550 for paper examination;213 for computer based and 79 for Internet based, or approved equivalent.

For other accepted tests, please visit the English Language Requirements page.

January and July

Full time: 6 months (3 days per week for 25 weeks including practical placement)

Studies will include a minimum of 120 hours of practical placement in residential aged care settings.

Note: The duration or structure of this course may change. Training packages may have changed since the publication on website. If changes have occurred, new students will be enrolled in the new course.

Box Hill

You will be required to provide evidence of:

  • a current National Police Check
  • immunisation requirements: ‘Category A’ Health Care Worker
  • a good level of English – reading, writing and verbal communication 

Successful completion will enable you to apply for further studies in related health courses including in Certificate lV in Ageing Support Certificate IV in Disability, Certificate IV in Allied Health or the Diploma of Nursing.

Direct entry. See how to apply or contact the international office.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

This course may provide you with aged-care employment opportunities in local government, community organisations and aged-care facilities and private nursing homes. As part of your work placement, most students will have the opportunity to work with leading aged care providers. On completion of your course, you may be offered employment by your workplace provider.

Completion of 13 units of competency (7 core and 6 electives). 

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CHCCOM005 COMMUNICATE AND WORK IN HEALTH OR COMMUNITY SERVICES 30.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

CHCAGE001 FACILITATE THE EMPOWERMENT OF OLDER PEOPLE 50.0

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CHCPAL001 DELIVER CARE SERVICES USING A PALLIATIVE APPROACH 60.0

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CHCAGE005 PROVIDE SUPPORT TO PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA 65.0

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CHCAGE002 IMPLEMENT FALLS PREVENTION STRATEGIES 40.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

HLTAID003 PROVIDE FIRST AID 18.0

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CHCCCS015 PROVIDE INDIVIDUALISED SUPPORT 30.0

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HLTWHS002 FOLLOW SAFE WORK PRACTICES FOR DIRECT CLIENT CARE 25.0

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CHCCCS011 MEET PERSONAL SUPPORT NEEDS 60.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

CHCDIV001 WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE 40.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

HLTAAP001 RECOGNISE HEALTHY BODY SYSTEMS 70.0

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CHCCCS023 SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELLBEING 80.0

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CHCLEG001 WORK LEGALLY AND ETHICALLY 55.0

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