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

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

Planning to study the Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) in Melbourne, Victoria? Working in the Aged Care, Home and Community sector is a fulfilling and rewarding career.

Job prospects

+ Personal Care Assistant

+ Aged Care Worker

+ Accommodation Support worker

+ Clerical Worker

+ In-Home Respite Worker

+ Care Service Worker


+ Duration: 38 weeks

+ Work placement: 120 hours

Local students No

International students Yes

How can I study?

This course is available to study on campus. Call us to discuss your study options.

  • National Code:CHC33015

  • CRICOS Code: 102278K

  • Units: 13 units (7 core + 6 electives)

  • Location: Level 9, 250 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 3000

  • Delivery Mode: This qualification is delivered through a blend of formal face to face classes at MCIE campus and online self-paced learning (15 hours classroom delivery and approximately 5 hours online learning per week)

  • Assessment: Methods for assessment include written Q&A, observations, research assignments and projects

  • Duration: 38 weeks (including holidays)

  • Prior Experience: Recognition of Prior Learning & Credit Transfer are available

  • Tuition Fee: $9,300

  • Materials Fee: $300

  • Administration Fee: $200

  • RPL Application Fees: $145 per hour

This nationally recognised course is ideal if you are looking to develop your career in the highly rewarding aged and community care industry. You could become a…

  • Personal Care Assistant

  • Aged Care Worker

  • Accommodation Support Worker

  • Clerical Worker

  • In-Home Respite Worker

  • Care Service Worker

There are no pre-requisite units for this qualification.

An English Language proficiency level of one of the below:

  • IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent internationally recognised exam result in line with DHA regulations or

  • satisfactorily completing ELICOS at Upper Intermediate level from a NEAS endorsed English Training Centre or

  • completion of secondary studies equivalent or higher to an Australian Year 11 qualification from an
    English-speaking country or

  • completion of MCIE English Placement Test with an overall score of 5.5 or above

  • other tests like PTE, TOEFL and OET are also considered equivalent for direct entry into MCIE VET courses

Other entry requirements include:

Academic: Completion of senior high school or equivalent to the Australian Year 11 of education

Regulatory: A current and valid passport, A valid study visa that covers the duration of study for the course

Age at Commencement: MCIE will not accept overseas students who would be under 18 years of age at the time of proposed commencement

Special Consideration: Students who have completed one year of study in Australia (Cert III, AQF Qualification or above) are exempt from submitting Year 11 qual or equivalent + IELTS results

Classroom Training

Training is delivered face-to-face by qualified trainers and students are required to attend each scheduled class. The trainer will moderate the learning pace, method and sequence appropriate to student learning needs. Learning methods will vary and can include case studies, project based learning, multimedia presentations and instruction, group discussion; and on-line discussions and participation using social media groups.


Assessment tasks and strategies cover a wide range of methods and may include the creation of specific written documents, projects or reports, formal questions (multiple choice, short and long answer), practical demonstrations, small or large group tasks, oral presentations, problem-solving tasks, and case studies. (Broadly classroom assessments have two or three assessment tasks for each unit of competency). Students are provided with task assessment instructions including the task due date.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) are available. Please click here for more information on fees, terms and conditions.

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
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Nationally Recognised Training

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

The reviews

Great course!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 23, 2021

The best to anybody interested in doing aged care. I would definitely recommend it.

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