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Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) (Traineeship)

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Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) (Traineeship)

Join the booming Aged Care Industry in Australia with an Aged Care Qualification. Working in the aged care sector is a fulfilling and rewarding career.

Job prospects

+ Personal Carer

+ Aged Care Worker

+ Accommodation Support Worker

+ In-Home Respite Worker


+ Duration: 52 weeks

+ Work placement: 120 hours

Local students Yes

International students No

Is this funded?

Yes - Government funding (including JobTrainer) is available to eligible students. Please click here to see if you qualify!

How can I study?

This qualification is delivered as a Traineeship. It is also available as classroom delivery.

  • National Code: CHC33015

  • Units: 7 core + 6 electives

  • Location: Training and assessment are conducted primarily at the trainee’s workplace

  • Delivery Mode: Workplace

  • Duration: 52 Weeks

  • Assessment: Written, simulated and workplace-based practical observations

  • Prior experience: RPL & Credit Transfer is available


Students must have access to a computer or laptop to complete the course.

Government Funded: $130 (Concession $26)*

Traineeship: $130 (Concession $26)^

Full Fee: $6,700

Textbook: $100

Enrolment fees include additional resources required for the course and student ID charges.  For additional service fees, such as re-assessment fees, please refer to the Domestic Student Handbook.

This course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding, to eligible candidates.
* Eligibility criteria applies. 
^Eligibility criteria apply. Trainees may be eligible for State and/or Federal Funding. 

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Education/Core Skills

Students must complete a Pre-Training Review, meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skill standards for Certificate III level study and demonstrate that they are a suitable candidate for this course.

Age at Commencement

It is recommended that students have attained the age of 18 by the course commencement date.

Special Needs

MCIE welcomes people with disabilities to apply. Approval will be subject to the person being able to undertake all tasks and requirements of the course.


All participants require a Unique Student Identification (USI) number. If you do not have a USI number you can apply for one online at or you can give MCIE’s admin staff permission to apply on your behalf.

Digital Technology

Students are required to have sufficient information technology skills to access the online learning content, enter answers to the questions in the written assessment and communicate with their trainer via email, the student portal and/or through the learning management system.

This training is delivered with Victorian & Commonwealth Government funding. *Eligibility criteria applies. To see if you qualify for Government funding, feel free to contact us.

RPL and Credit Transfer are available. Fees apply. Please see our website for more information on fees and terms and conditions. Refer to the Domestic Student Handbook or MCIE’s website for more information.

MCIE Work-placement Officers will facilitate the work placement for students into an aged care environment.

Candidates may be required to provide evidence of the following for work placement (requirements vary according to host employer policies):

  • Working with Vulnerable People Check

  • National Police Check

  • Current First Aid Certificate

  • Statutory Declaration

  • Flu Vaccination and COVID-19 Test

Core Units

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002  Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures.

Nationally Recognised Training

This is Nationally Recognised Training,
leading to Australian Qualifications
Framework (AQF) qualification or a
Statement of Attainment.

The reviews

Great experience with MCIE

Rated 5 out of 5
March 23, 2022

A great training organisation to do a traineeship in Melbourne with. Thank you MCIE! I am now working as a Personal Care Assistant.

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