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Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability and Ageing)


Nationally Recognised Courses

Course Information

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work Involves using discretion and judgment in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support. In order to undertake your practical placement and secure employment in the future you are required to obtain a current clear Victorian Police Check and Working with Children Check card. If you have any concerns please speak to our friendly staff.


Direct pathway from this qualification includes Certificate IV in Ageing Support, Certificate IV in Leisure and Health and Certificate IV in Disability.

Course Mode

The course is conducted in a classroom, with self-paced research, study components and requires an industry placement. Assessment is based on competency; this will involve a combination of assessment methods. These assessments are written assignments, discussion, interviews, workplace projects, role play and practical demonstrations. The various delivery methods have been designed following consultations with industry, learners and other stakeholders.

Training will be conducted at the Bellarine Training and Community Hub – 1 John Dory Drive Ocean Grove or at one of our selected learn local Neighbourhood Centre under the auspice of Bellarine Training and Community Hub within your community.

You will be required to complete 120 hours of unpaid practical placement during or at the end of the course. Bellarine Training and Community Hub will source a placement that meets the requirements of the learner.
A learner who is currently working within the industry of the area they wish to study, The learner may be offered the course as a self-paced off site study option. The learner will have at a minimum fortnightly contact with a qualified trainer.

Venue, Dates & Times

  • Ocean Grove

  • Information Session - Enroll Now

  • Start Date - 16th April 2024

  • Days: Tuesday & Thursday

  • Times: 9am - 3pm

  • Geelong West

  • Information Session - 18th April at 1pm

  • Start Date - 2nd May 2024

  • Days: Thursday & Friday

  • Times: 9am - 3pm

  • Vines Rd Community Centre

  • Information Session - 18th April at 10am

  • Start Date - 2nd May 2024

  • Days: Thursday & Friday

  • Times: 9am - 3pm

Time Frame

Daytime: 36.5 weeks x 2 days per week plus 120 hour student placement within an Aged Care facility

BTACH Student Services

Our aim at BTACH is

  • Provide quality training meeting the needs and outcomes of our learners
  • To offer smaller classes
  • To provide the best opportunities for students to interact with the trainer
  • To allow for flexible training and learning
  • To encourage student participation in discussions
  • To provide a safe non-threatening nurturing environment for learning

Units of Study

Unit CodeUnit NameCore/ElectiveNominal Hours


Work effectively in aged care




Communicate and work in health or community services




Provide support to people living with dementia




Support independence and wellbeing




Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support




Follow safe work practices for direct client care




Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control




Provide individualised support




Recognise healthy body systems




Work with diverse people




Deliver care services using a palliative approach




Work legally and ethically




Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach




Support community participation and social inclusion




Work effectively in disability support




The assessment methods include:

  • Observation of simulated workplace tasks and /or work placement
  • Written and oral questioning
  • Projects
  • Role play
  • Case studies
  • Others as deemed appropriate


Bellarine Training and Community Hub will endeavour to find appropriate placement for all students undertaking training, where on the job experience is a requirement of the course.

Employment Skills

This qualification incorporates employability skills; skills that apply across a variety of jobs and life contexts and including:

  • Communication
  • Team work
  • Problem solving
  • Initiative and enterprise
  • Planning and organising
  • Self management
  • Learning

Course Cost

The student tuition fees are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.  Fees may also change in line with Government fees and charges policy.  Fees listed below are inclusive with no hidden costs, and no more to pay.  $100.00 enrolment deposit is required at time of booking to confirm enrolment.  Payment plan options are available for students enrolling in our courses with fortnightly payments required.  Students must meet funding and concession eligibility to claim.  Where students are to attend placement OGNC trainers will organise these placements in consultation with the student.






$ 100

$ 100


$ 300

$ 300


$ 400

$ 5,400

Eligibility for Government Funding

The Victorian Training Guarantee

The Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG) is making vocational education and training more accessible to people who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already hold.

This entitlement to a Victorian government subsidised place in recognised national training can be accessed at any time and will continue to be available for training at successively higher levels.

For all enrolments, individuals accessing the Victorian Training Guarantee will only be eligible to commence a maximum of two courses/qualifications at the same Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level in their lifetime. Individuals will also only be eligible to commence a maximum of two accredited courses with the title ‘Course in…’ in their lifetime.

Please contact one of our enrolment team to assess if you are eligible for VTG funding.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015, if you are undertaking nationally recognised training delivered by a registered training organisation, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). You only need to apply once and you keep the USI for your lifetime.

To apply for your USI please click below

Victorian Student Number (VSN)

The Victorian Student Number (VSN) is a student identification number that will be assigned by the Department of Education and Training (DET) to all students in government and non-government schools, and students in Vocational Education and Training Providers.

The number, which is unique to each student, will be used as a key identifier on a student’s records, and will remain with the student throughout his or her education, until reaching the age of 25.

The VSN provides DET with the capability to accurately detect patterns of student movement through, and departure from, the Victorian education and training system. It improves the collection and analysis of timely and accurate data about education in Victoria.