Certificate III in Individual Support (VIC only)
If you possess a sense of compassion and empathy, and would like to pursue a career based on helping others in your community, then this CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification from Melbourne College of Further Education (MCFE) could be an ideal first step for you.

This is a specialised aged care course that aims to equip individuals with the necessary skills to provide assistance to vulnerable individuals. As a Cert 3 individual support worker, it is important to have a strong sense of compassion and empathy, along with effective communication skills that enable you to connect with those under your care.

MCFE's CHC33021 Certificate III Individual Support was once known as the Certificate III in Aged Care. This course is designed to provide comprehensive training that ensures graduates are well-prepared to meet the challenges of the aged care sector and excel in their roles as caregivers.

The course also features 120 hours of practical work placement in an approved aged care facility, where students will have opportunities to gain practical experience and confidence required to hit the ground running in your new aged care role.

This course is covered by the Victorian Government's Skills First Funding Program and eligible students will be able to study this course with low fees. Please enquire to see if you qualify for government funding.


CHC33021 Melbourne College of Further Education
Career FAQs
  • Awarded by

    Melbourne College for Further Education (RTO: 21340)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III, VET

  • Study mode

    On Campus

  • Payment options

    Payment PlanUpfront paymentVIC Skills First Funding

  • Duration

    12 months

  • Start date

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Location


  • Course fee

    Price may vary

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.