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

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
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $195.00
Retain Course Items*** $140.00

* 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
  • very good literacy and numeracy skills
  • good computer skills
  • good communication skills
  • a current national police check prior to placement

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.

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)



Note: The duration 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
  • Good level of English – reading, writing and verbal


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

Successful completion will enable you to apply for further studies in related health courses including 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 Benetas. 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). 

Last updated: February 18, 2019 02:12pm