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Certificate III in Individual Support



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  • Course Duration6 months
  • Course Unit13
  • Course Fee$1450

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

This course is a great entry-level qualification to provide you 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. This qualification 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.