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Certificate III in Individual Support

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Aged care workers play a significant role in Australian society, working in a field that cares for and gives dignity and meaning to the lives of older people. With an ageing population, it is projected that job opportunities in aged care in...

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
9 months full-time
Course Code
CHC33015, 094460E
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Sep

About this course

A career with meaning

Aged care workers play a significant role in Australian society, working in a field that cares for and gives dignity and meaning to the lives of older people. With an ageing population, it is projected that job opportunities in aged care in Australia will almost double over the next five years, with nearly 180,000 openings predicted. People with empathy, patience, a professional attitude and a drive to improve lives are in high demand. Graduates from Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Individual Support and can expect strong career prospects in this consistently growing sector.

Learn vocational skills

Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Individual Support is designed to provide quality training in individual support across the ageing and aged care sector with a program delivered by highly experienced staff in hands-on settings. You will also develop the professional and personal qualities required to provide high quality care to those who need it most. Melbourne Polytechnic provides fully-equipped practical learning spaces, including a state-of-the-art simulation room. Our industry connections mean that you will also receive practical experience with a supervised industry placement, so you're ready to enter the industry with confidence.

Graduate ready to change lives

Graduates of this qualification will be confident and well prepared to work effectively with people in a wide range of care settings. Your career options include working in residential aged care, for local government agencies or in the home and community care sector. Employment prospects for graduates are strong, and you can feel confident that you'll be entering the industry with a widely recognised and highly regarded qualification.

Entry requirements

  • all applicants must be 18 or over
  • please note a satisfactory Police Check is mandatory for placements
  • you will need adequate language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills appropriate for the demands of this course

Study locations

Greensborough

Career pathways

You will be qualified to work in an aged care facility or in the Home and Community Care Sector.

  • Aged Carer
  • Disability Support Worker

Credit for prior study or work

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.