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643 Spencer St, 3003 West Melbourne, Vic
Phone: (130) 036-8883

Aged Care Course Broadmeadows


Certificate III Individual Support

CHC33021 Aged Care Course Broadmeadows


Our CHC33021 – Certificate III in Individual Support is an aged care course in Broadmeadows, designed for those wanting to help care for vulnerable people that need assistance. To work in aged care, you should possess a sense of compassion and empathy with strong communication skills that will allow you to make that vital connection with those you will be taking care of. Our Cert 3 in Individual Support course has been designed to suit the Ageing, Home, and Community Care streams. Whilst completing your Certificate 3 in Individual Support or after completion of the aged care course in Broadmeadows you may wish to undertake further aged care short courses such as palliative care, medication, and infection control.

Course CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Delivery Options Classroom based, or

Blended: Live Online learning + Assessor Visits, or

Workplace delivery
Start DateInformation sessions online Monday - Thursday
Duration12 months average

Students who meet the Skills First eligibility criteria can access low Tuition Fees for this course.

Study this course for Low-fee

You could have the majority of your tuition fees covered, thanks to the Victorian Governments Skills First Funding Program.

General Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Evidence of citizenship/residency, you must be either:
    • an Australian citizen;
    • a holder of a permanent visa; or
    • a New Zealand citizen
  2. You can enrol in a maximum of 2 funded qualifications and
    2 funded skills sets in one year
  3. You can undertake up to 2 funded programs at one time
  4. You must not be enrolled in school (including government, non-government, independent, Catholic or home school or the Commonwealth SEE program). University is OK!

To determine eligibility and to learn more please click here.
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CategoryAvailabilityTuition Fee
Skills First FundedYes$250
Skills First Funded ConcessionYes$50
Fee for ServiceYes$4,000
Material Fee – Paper ResourcesYes$150

Tuition fees are GST free.

The course fees and costs depend upon whether you are eligible for a Government subsidy, with funds made available by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. To check your eligibility, please visit our fees and funding page here.

Material Fees

Material fees are not charged if you select digital materials. Paper resources can only be selected if you are joining a classroom based delivery of your course. If you are enrolling in a blended/online course you will automatically receive digital resources. Material fees are inclusive of GST and are only applicable for paper resources.

There are many diverse roles in Community and Health industry that you would have several further study options available after completing the Individual Support – Ageing, Home and Community Care and Disability streams.

Job Outcomes

  • Personal care assistant

  • Home carer

  • Community or resident support worker

  • Nursing assistant

Further study

MCFE does not offer the following courses but they can be considered as your next step after completing this certificate:

  • Certificate IV Ageing Support

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To be successful in this course the following must be met:

Application Participate in an Information Session & Pre-Training Review
Enrolment Form
Digital LiteracyAccess to a computer or smart device and the internet to complete your studies
Language Literacy and NumeracyAQF Level 2
Not Applicable
AvailabilityOne day a week for 4 hours
Ability to undertake 120 hours placement at aged care facility
OtherPolice Check Meet Industry Vacination Requirements

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12 months average duration

30 Sessions

  • 23 X 4 Hour Theory Sessions

  • 6 X 6 Hour Classroom-Based Practical Skills Sessions

  • 1 X 8 Hour First Aid Class

  • 2 X 2 Hour Assessor Workplace Visits

  • Written and oral questions

  • Projects

  • Observations of skills

Recommended 15 hours of self-paced learning per week
120 hours of direct support work in at least one aged care, home and community, disability or community service organisation

Unit CodeUnit TitleType
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health and community services Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCAGE013Work effectively in aged careElective
CHCDIS020Work effectively in disability supportElective
HLTINF006Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and controlCore
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client careCore
CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleCore
CHCCCS038Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving supportCore
CHCCCS031Provide individualised supportCore
CHCAGE011Provide support to people living with dementiaElective
CHCCCS040Support independence and wellbeingCore
CHCCCS041Recognise healthy body systemsCore
CHCCCS001Address the needs of people with chronic diseases Elective
CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issuesElective
HLTAID011Provide first aid Elective
HLTAID009Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation Optional Elective

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Fees and funding

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. The course fees/costs depend upon eligibility for a Government subsidy, via the Skills First Funding Program.  Using a funded place can affect your access to future funding. If you are not eligible for funding the course fees will be the “Fee for Service” rate.

Student Handbook

Please read the MCFE student handbook here, which includes:

  • Application Pre-training review and enrolment process; including USI information

  • Fees and charges/statement of fees; including refunds, concession, eligibility for Skills First Funding, and how this can affect future enrolments in funded courses

  • Privacy statements

  • Student support

  • Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer options

  • Online service standards

  • Assessment methods and instructions

  • Job and employment

  • Code of conduct

  • Complaints and appeals

  • Completions & certificates

  • Deferrals and withdrawals

  • Third parties that may be relevant to my enrolment

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