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RTO No. 40879 | CRICOS No. 04213K 

AUCTUS Consulting Pty Ltd
Aged Care and Disability Courses Adelaide


Certificate III in Individual Support



National Code






Qualification Name

Certificate III in Individual Support



Ageing or Disability


Next Start Date

Day classes

2.5 days per week (20 hours)

  • 18th June 2024 (Tues - Fri)
  • 9th September 2024 (Mon - Thurs)


Evening classes

3 days per week (20 hours)

  • 9th September 2024 (Mon - Thurs)

Course Length

Standard Course:

27 weeks

There is a mandatory 120 hours of supervised work placement in an Auctus approved facility.


Study Mode

Blended learning

(face to face classroom training plus self-directed learning)

Online assessments


Contact Phone

Contact Email



Payneham, Adelaide, South Australia



Course overview

This qualification reflects the role of support workers in the community and/or residential care settings,  providing individualised support to people who are elderly or living with a disability.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have learnt a range of skills and knowledge to successfully work in the Australian community care sector supporting people to achieve their personal goals. This can range from supporting people in community participation, transport, personal care, skill development, assisting with meals, medical appointments, education etc.


Course structure

Course duration & study commitment

This is a blended learning program; you will be required to attend face-to-face training sessions. You should also be able to commit up to 10 hours of additional study involving research, case studies, projects and self-directed learning.


All classes are held face to face at Auctus Training Centre in Payneham.


Attendance requirement:

Our course is very structured and designed for an intensive delivery. To learn all the skills and knowledge required for a successful outcome, you must be able to attend all face to face classes. You must maintain attendance of at least 80% for the theory classes and 100% for practical training and assessment.

Work placements:

This course stipulates satisfactory completion of 120 hours of supervised work placement with registered providers. During this placement, students will be required to complete a Workplace Performance Record issued by Auctus.

We work with multiple industry partners and employers in the aged and disability sector who welcome our students for placements. We are proud that many of our students gain employment offers at the end of their placement. However, we do not guarantee a placement as organising work placement is a mutual effort between the student and Auctus. Furthermore, we will not recommend a student to an employer if they have not met the course and attendance requirements.

As a pre-requisite for work placement in the aged and/or disability sectors, employers require you to:

  • Obtain DCSI clearances which include Working with Children's Check, NDIS clearance and aged care sector clearance
  • Complete first aid & manual handling courses
  • Complete online modules such as NDIS workers orientation module, infection control etc.
  • Have a full South Australian drivers license and own a reliable car


Most employers also have vaccination requirements such as flu or COVID-19.


Auctus Placement Coordinator will assist you through the process and provide you with essential information.


Work Placements

Completion of this course is subject to 120 hours of satisfactory work placement with registered service providers. The placement is usually offered towards the end of your course. Students are also required to complete a Work Placement Record issued by Auctus. 


We work with multiple industry partners and employers in the aged and disability sectors who welcome our students for placements. We are proud that due to the high-quality training we provide, most of our students gain employment offers during their placements. 
Auctus Placement Coordinator will assist you in organising a work placement. Students are expected to meet employers’ rostering requirements and attend shifts as rostered. A full-time placement can be up to 40 hours per week.   
The Placement Coordinator will assist you through the process and provide you with essential information required to complete your placement successfully.

Course fees

Course Fees:

Tuition fee: $6,500.

(instalment plans are available to pay the tuition fee in instalments)

Work Placement related Incidental (approximately): $800

(placement incidental fees are a one time cost during your entire study period at Auctus)

Entry requirements

All of the following requirements apply to enter this course:
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Be able to obtain a national police clearance, a Department of Human Services working with vulnerable people and NDIS workers check and other relevant clearances as required by the organisations accepting the student for work placement.
  • Participate in a suitability interview prior to enrolment and be able demonstrate an enthusiasm and ability to under this qualification, with the recommendation being made by the interviewer to the CEO and/or nominee to make the final decision.
  • Be able to provide acceptable evidence of current vaccination status for Flu and COVID-19 as required by the employers and state and federal governments.  
  • Be able to complete the placement requirements of this qualification noting the workplace must be pre-approved by Auctus prior to commencement.
  • Undertake to provide themselves with the required student resources as listed in the resourcing section.
  • Ability to successfully complete Manual Handling Training
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office, internet browsing and operate an email account
  • Be competent in written and spoken English with an IELTS Score of 6 with individual band no less than 5.5 (or equivalent TOEFL or PTE). Auctus will consider other forms of English language competency on a case by case basis. Please contact our enrolment advisor at international@auctus.com.au to discuss your suitability.

Students will require

All students will be required to have the following at the time of enrolment:
  • A personal email address
  • A laptop or personal computer with Microsoft Office suite programs or similar
  • Smartphone



Assessment methods and RPL

No Exams. All our assessments are open book.
Unless otherwise stated assessment is undertaken by using a mix of the following methods as detailed in the assessment:
  • Written Assessments (include multiple choice, quizzes and written questions)
  • Projects (may also be referred to as a project, case studies, assignment, practical or task)
  • Observations (classroom, simulation and workplace)
  • Other assessment evidence as directed by your trainer

 RPL is also available upon request, please contact the Enrolment Officer at international@auctus.com.au or your Trainer.

Student support

Auctus offers unparallel student support to enable students achieve their study goals. There is in-house study support available to students throughout their course. Additionally we can counsel our students on personal challenges such as accommodation, financial hardship and health and wellbeing. We will refer students for external professional advice if required. This service is completely confidential and free of charge to our students. Please have a chat with our Student Support Office to utilise these services. You can email them on CHCsupport@auctus.com.au


Please refer to our International Student Handbook for further information.


Grow your career

This qualification enables you to study further to make a difference in more senior roles.
You can gain entry into:
  • CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support
  • CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services




Course Accreditations