This skill set addresses the skills and knowledge required to provide entry level support for basic client care for a range of roles and purposes required within the aged care and disability support sectors. The support provided in client care will be predominantly non-direct, with some basic direct client care, in order to maintain the safety of both the learner and client in care.

This skill set is for individuals who use introductory care practices to support fully qualified carers within an aged care or disability support environment. Candidates who complete this skill set would be equipped with the skills and knowledge required to undertake job tasks to support fully qualified carers, such as making beds, providing assistance to maintain a clean environment and communicating with carers as part of the support service.

Australian citizens

This course is delivered over 1 week.

Week 1

4 days online learning plus 4 days undertaking self-directed online learning

  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the workplace

Intakes TBA

Mayfield uses a combination of assessments including on-line quiz, short answer questions, demonstrations and work place assessments.

This is an accredited short course and at successful completion participants will receive a Nationally recognised skills set.

Successful completion of this skills set provides credit towards the Certificate III in Individual Support and other qualifications that allow for selection of these units.

Free entry – no fees.

Mayfield uses blended learning which is a combination of online learning and site based practical workshops conducted at the Hawthorn East campus.

Mayfield Education

2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123

  • Certificate III in Individual Support
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Start date(s)

Intakes TBA

Program length

Around 1 month


Mayfield Education Hawthorn

Study mode

4 days theory on-site + 4 days online


(03) 9882 7644