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Aged Care Traineeship

Aged Care Traineeship

CHC33021 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and disability)

Aged Care is a career that makes a difference in the lives of older people and an industry with a shortage of skilled workers.

  • Earn while you learn
  • Get qualified for aged care
  • Free for eligible participants*
  • Course runs minimum 12 months

Course Information

In this traineeship you will combine on the job training with an aged care employer and classroom training with Djerriwarrh. The traineeship is free for eligible participants* and you may be offered ongoing work with the host employer at the completion of the program.

You will be introduced to all aspects of a carers’ role including personal care, well being and assistance with daily activities. On successful completion of the traineeship you will achieve the CHC33021 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and disability).

We have traineeships starting regularly. Contact us for current information about dates and times.

Career Pathway

This traineeship may lead to paid work in a residential aged care facility or with an In Home Care provider.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements however applicants must undertake a pretraining review to determine if the program is suitable and appropriate for them.

The traineeship is open to people from all walks of life. We encourage you to apply if English is not your first language, if you have a disability, if you are indigenous and whatever your age, gender or sexuality. We also encourage you to apply if you are completely new to this industry.

Course Details

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Course Units

Core Units
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005 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
Ageing Elective Units:
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

General Elective Units:
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

Course Fees

Course Fees for 2024


Government Contribution

Tuition fee Tuition
(per hour)
Full fee paying $0.00 $8,505.00 $9.00
Government subsidised $8,505.00 $210.00 $0.22
Government subsidised – Concession $8,505.00 $210.00 $0.22

* Training is delivered with the support of Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding, subject to the eligibility of the individual. Click here to check eligibility