Duration of course

Flexible duration: 6-12 months

Delivery method

Hybrid delivery: virtual, face to face, online and self-paced program

Entry requirements


Work placement

120 hours required

Nationally recognised

Funding may be available

Subsidised Prices

First qualification

Second Qualification



Non-subsidised prices


Funding may be available

We offer various state and territory subsidised training programs to assist you with course fees.

Course structure

Core Units  
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCC0M005 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* *Subject to change
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
CHCAGE002 Facilitate falls prevention strategies
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Frequently asked questions

For those studying in a classroom/virtual classroom environment :

  • 6-8 hours of home study plus classroom hours
  • pre-reading is essential before attending classes
  • additional 120 hours of work placement
  • 15-20 hours of self directed study per week

Like choosing any area of study the choice is a personal one for you to make. Aged Care is a rapidly expanding industry where demand for workers will increase as the Australian population increases. The knowledge and
skills required by an Aged Care worker are increasingly being respected by the population as a whole.

  • 6-8 month period (self- directed) – online, work placement
  • 6-8 month period (blended) – 14 face to face/virtual classes with two practical assessments and work placement
  • For face to face classes, these may be scheduled in Wollongong, Milton, Sydney and other IRT locations in NSW and ACT.

Yes, 120 hours of work placement is required in an aged care centre. IRT Academy will assist in organising work placement but can’t guarantee work placement in areas where IRT does not have an aged care centre.

You will be assessed in a number of ways. These methods may include:

  • Virtual and face-to-face classroom sessions
  • Group discussions
  • Practical activities and projects
  • Written questions and research exercises
  • Practical observations in a simulated environment and the workplace
  • Role-plays

Find out everything you need to know, including information about course fees and refunds.

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Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)


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Discover the IRT Academy difference

Whether it’s starting a new career, upskilling your current job or educating your team, IRT Academy can help.

Strong experience

We have been a registered training organisation delivering accredited and non-accredited aged care courses for over 25 years.

Guaranteed work placement

We offer guaranteed and arranged work placement in of our IRT Aged Care Centres in order for you to complete your required hours of placement. 

Industry experts

Our expert educators have extensive experience working in the industry and training aged and home care staff.

Career pathways

Streamline your learning to employment opportunities by learning with a provider who is also an employer.

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