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Individual Support


Australia’s population provides a large cross-section of the community needing individual support and care. Additionally, there are more and more opportunities to work with older people across a broad spectrum of areas.

If you are committed to caring for the elderly and helping them to improve their health, well-being and independence, you can gain the knowledge and skills needed for a career in individual support and aged care.

These courses are for people:

  • working in this field who want a qualification
  • who want to work in this field.

There are courses are in:

  • individual support
  • home and community care

You will find work in:

  • aged care facilities
  • hostels
  • supported residential services
  • day care centres
  • local government agencies

Gain skills and knowledge in:

  • the ageing process
  • assisting older people with daily living
  • caring for people with dementia
  • workplace health and safety
  • risk management
  • culturally sensitive and inclusive practice
  • networking skills and opportunities
  • advocacy
  • working in teams
  • referral
  • caring for younger people with disabilities
  • communication with clients and colleagues
  • medication
  • individual support
  • safety procedures for direct care work.

We have fully equipped on-site practical rooms at the Preston campus providing students with the opportunity for skills development in a ‘real-life’ settings.

Certificate III in Individual Support
The Certificate III in Individual Support is a nationally recognised qualification that will give you the practical skills and knowledge to work within the Aged Care sector, to provide a professional level of dignified and meaningful life.

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