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Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) CHC33015 Courses is a great entry-level qualification at Apt Adelaide SA with the professional skills and tools to enter the disability-support industry. This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to disability.

Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

Additionally this qualification also reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing.

Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team. The disability-care industry is growing at a rapid pace and according to the Government data, will require 50,000 new workers by 2022 which provides you an opportunity to develop a career in the industry and reach new heights and this course is the first definitive step towards that future.

What will you learn
  • 7 Core Units
  • 6 Elective Units

  • A candidate must complete a total of 13 units, 7 core units and 6 elective units. To achieve this qualification, students must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.


  • 13 Units
  • 6 months
  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
  • CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
  • CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion
  • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
  • HLTINF001 Comply with Infection Control

Note: these electives are set as per industry requirements, if you believe these are not suitable or not sufficient, then we can provide alternative electives to you. Please find a complete list of available electives here: Details/CHC33015

The qualification requires a candidate to complete a vocational placement with an approved aged-care provider. A professional work placement is a real-time, stimulating and valuable experience that enables the candidate to develop necessary skills and acumen to understand the industry, nature of the job and gain hands-on experience that can be most valuable when applying for a job. We require a candidate to gain at least 120 hours of work placement. At your work placement, you'll get practical, hands on experience under the guidance of your supervisor. Your supervisor will be someone with involvement in industry, who can mentor you during your placement. By undertaking a work placement you’ll get a chance to put the knowledge you’ve learned on your course into practice. You’ll also develop practical, on-the-job skills and could make contacts that could help you find a job once you graduate. Work placement is often the most rewarding part of a student’s course. Working face-to-face with clients and colleagues in your chosen field makes a huge difference to your career confidence.

Entry Requirement

The certificate iii in individual support (disability) does not mandate any formal educational qualification background.

The candidate willing to enroll in this course, is required to be minimal of 16 years old. The candidate under 18 years of age, is required to sign the enroll form by their parents.

Since, any disability courses involve writing assessment, communication with client during work placement, and reading and understanding care plan. Hence, it is necessary to have a proficient reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

Apt training college feels that not all candidates have the same ability of reading, writing and performing a mathematical calculation. Therefore, the college conducts an LLN test to assess your basic ability of English and Mathematics. The candidates are required to pass this test.

It is also advisable to have basic computer skills which include,

  • Internet searching.
  • Downloading and saving files from the internet.
  • Creating, saving and editing Microsoft Office documents.

It is mandatory to have a reasonable level of fitness for the candidates enrolling in certificate iii in individual support disability, for the roles and responsibility requires several physical tasks assisting clients with mobility and transfers and considerable time standing and walking, and providing personal care.

To enroll in certificate iii in individual support disability, a candidate is required to produce national police clearance, before or on commencement of the course.

Apt Training college can help the candidate in getting an online police clearance with the charge of $60 / person.

Note: The negative outcome of police clearance may affect vocational work placement.

Career Outcomes

After successful completing of certificate iii in individual support disability, you may employee as :

  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Disability Service Officer (in some jurisdictions)
  • Care Service Employee
  • Field Officer
  • Community Support Worker
  • In-Home Respite Worker
  • Persoal Care Giver
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Community Care Worker
  • Care Assistant
  • Community House Worker
  • Carer

Upon successful completion of certificate iii in individual support ageing, a candidate can articulate this study into several other qualifications such as:

  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
  • CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services
  • Other Certificate IV level programs from CHC Training Package
  • Diploma level programs from the CHC Training Package

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

What is mean by RPL?

If candidate having skills from his / her previous study, work experience or life experience, then the recognition of prior (RPL) learning may apply to that candidates.

Apt Training College must recognize the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other registered training organizations.

The course will be presented in competency-based mode and the student’s competency will be assessed at all levels according to competencies and performance criteria. The training package for each competency specifies the conditions and method of assessment. Assessment methods range from completing set tasks and activities, class attendance and participation and completion of assignments/projects.