Study Areas

Aged Care and 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.

Certificate IV in Disability
The Certificate IV in Disability will prepare you to train and support people with disabilities. Empower people with disabilities to achieve greater independence and community participation.

Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme
The Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) offers hands-on experience with NDIS participants and people with a lived experience of disability.

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