Ageing and Individual Support

Discover the rewarding world of health care

Support workers assist individuals in achieving better health. They are involved in a range of health care activities that are designed to provide care to people with acute, chronic and complex health conditions.  A career in health care can be extremely rewarding and enable you make a difference in the lives of others. You’ll be entering a growing industry that is essential to the support of individuals, families and communities.

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Our work is all about building up a relationship with a person and their family.KatieCHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Career options and study pathways

The CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support develops the knowledge and skills required to support people in a community, residential or aged care setting.

Career outcomes include:

  • Disability Carer
  • Aged Care Worker
  • Individual Carer and Support Worker
  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Community Care Worker or Assistant
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Home Respite Care Worker

The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support develops skills for practice completing specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community-based environments.

Career outcomes include:

  • Care Team Leader
  • Residential Care Worker 
  • Support Worker (Community Services) 
  • Care Supervisor 
  • Accommodation Support Worker 
  • Personal Care Worker 
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Day Activity Worker 

On successful completion of the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support or the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support and subject to meeting entry requirements, you may progress to the HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing.

Healthcare traineeships

Local Aged Care facilities in the Bega Valley, Liverpool, Southern Highlands and Wollongong regions are now seeking new traineeship employees. A traineeship allows you to commence work and get paid while you study a nationally recognised qualification.

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Information sessions

UOW College holds online information sessions prior to each intake throughout the year. These sessions are designed to give you the information you need about choosing courses and studying at UOW College.


Setting you up for success

Study and course help
Personal support and wellbeing
Access to UOW campus facilities
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Steps to apply

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Our stories

Learning more about what its like to study Ageing and Individual Support at UOW College from our students.