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RTO No. 40879 | CRICOS No. 04213K 

AUCTUS Consulting Pty Ltd
Aged Care and Disability Courses Adelaide


Individual Support


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Qualification Code



Qualification Name




Qualification Code


Qualification Name

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)


With the option of adding Ageing Skill Set:




Individual Support - Ageing


Next Start Date

Standard Course (face to face)

Day classes

2 days per week, 9:30am - 3:00pm

  • 16th July (Tues/Wed) (FULL)
  • 7th August (Wed/Thur)
  • 12th September (Thurs/Fri)


Evening classes

2 days per week, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

  • 5th August (Mon/Tues)
  • 16th September (Mon/Tues)

*refer here for more dates


Fast Track Course (face to face)

Day classes

4 days per week, 9:30am - 3:00pm

  • 23rd September (Mon-Thurs)

Interested in quickly starting work in the care sector? This intensive four-day per week course is designed to quickly qualify you to be a support worker. Contact us today as places are filling fast!


Study Mode

Face to face classroom training

Online assessments (open book)

No exams!


Contact Phone

08 8337 4441



Payneham, Adelaide



Course overview

This qualification reflects the role of support workers in the community and/or residential care setting who provide 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

Course Duration:
Standard Course:
Day classes: 20 weeks
Evening classes: 24 weeks
(+ 4 weeks if adding ageing skill set)


Fast Track Course:
Day classes: 10 weeks
(+ 2 weeks if adding ageing skill set)


120 hours of supervised work placement is required in addition to all classes.


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 maintain your attendance at least 80% for the theory classes and 100% for practical training and assessment.


Access to online Auctus resources: 
Access to online training and assessment resources is provided for 8 months from the course commencement date free of charge. 
Students can request access to the resources beyond 8 months at an additional cost. Please see the fees and payments section on our website for further details.


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 Work Placement 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.  
  1. Your Availability for Placements: Students are expected to meet employers' rostering requirements and attend shifts as rostered. 
  2. Organising Placements: All placements must be approved by Auctus Placement Coordinator prior to commencement. A placement agreement will be signed by Auctus, the employer and students. Where a placement agreement has been executed, students are expected to uphold the agreement unless there are extenuating circumstances. In those situations, evidence of the extenuating circumstances will be sought from the student. If a student fails to start the placement as scheduled, and the Coordinator has to reorganise the placement, students may be charged a $500 fee.


Course fees

Certificate III in Individual Support Course Fees:

Subsidised training fee is $470.

(subject to eligibility criteria)



Individual Support - Ageing Course Fee: 
Subsidised training fee is $75.


(subject to eligibility criteria)


This fee includes:

  • HLTAID011 Provide first aid - valued at $108
  • Manual Handling training - valued at $90
  • Digital learning and assessment resources

Full fee is $6,500.

(full fee applies when you are unable to access government funding)


Materials Fees:

Digital learning materials are provided free of cost as part of your enrolment fee.

Printed materials can be purchased at a cost of $300 paid upfront.


Entry requirements

All of the following requirements apply to enter this course:
  • Must be over the age of 16 years when your course starts
  • Ability to gain a national police and DCSI clearances (including Working with Children's Check, NDIS and Aged Care Sector clearance) at your own costs
  • Participation in a suitability interview
  • Successful completion of the LLN assessment
  • Ability to participate and successfully complete Manual Handling Training
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office, internet browsing and operate an email account


See our Student Handbook for further guidance or speak to our enrolment advisor.


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



Student support

Auctus offers a range of services to assist students to achieve their goals. Please refer to our Student Handbook for further information.


Assessment methods and RPL

Available soon.


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




How Does Subsidised Funding Work?


If your training is subsidised, the South Australian Government pays part of your course fees for you. The money goes straight to your training provider, so you can focus on your training. You will be required to pay only the co-contribution.


Am I eligible?
You may be eligible for subsidised training if you live or work in South Australia, and you are:
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen
  • a permanent Australian resident, or
  • an eligible visa holder


Am I eligible if I am employed?
Yes, employment status does not impact your eligibility to access government subsidised training.


Do I need to hold a concession card to be eligible for government funding?
No, you do not need to hold a concession card.


Why do I need to complete a language, literacy and numeracy assessment when I enrol for a subsidised course?
Every learner studying in a nationally recognised training organisation must meet the criteria which includes completing the Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment as part of the requirements to access Government subsidised funding for each course they enrol in. Subsidised funding cannot be accessed without the completion of the LLN test.