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Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)


Make a real difference in someone’s life.

There are jobs … and then are roles where the reward is helping others live the fullest life possible.

This qualification is sought by providers in disability support and other people-centred organisations, like schools and employment agencies. But the list is expanding and the opportunity to transfer your skills across sectors is booming.

Work either one-to-one or within team environments or community settings, from assisted living quarters to your client’s home.

As this course provides basic knowledge and skills, and is considered an entry level qualification, it is the ideal springboard for graduates wanting to progress to the higher level Certificate IV in Disability.


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As attitudes towards disability and approaches to care giving evolve, demand grows for highly skilled people to deliver an increasing range of practical and personal support to a diverse client base.

This qualification targets the skills, knowledge and aptitudes required in community and/or residential care settings. Learn how to work with and support people who may require help due to disability or other reasons, and to follow individualised plans for person-centred support. Hone your interpersonal skills, develop professional judgement and discretion, and learn to identify and take responsibility for your own outputs.

This course will give you a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, plus theoretical knowledge relating to the concepts and practices required to provide ongoing person-centred support.

Job Roles

Employment outcomes resulting from the completion of this course may include working with clients who have disabilities in either residential facilities or in the client’s home.

  • Support Worker
  • Care Assistant
  • Community Care Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Assistant

Delivery Mode

  • Classroom
  • Full time
  • Part time


Assessment may consist of

  • written answers to questions
  • role plays
  • project
  • holistic assessment
  • vocational placement
  • recognition of prior learning

Evidence may be

  • written
  • audio recordings
  • video recordings
  • observation
  • Zoom recording
  • interview
  • documents

Note that part of the practical assessment for this course is assessed during the vocational placement. You must successfully pass the vocational placement to achieve an outcome of “competent” for this course.

Entry requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Students must be able to obtain an NDIS Working Clearance to be enrolled in this course. A student without the NDIS Working Clearance cannot complete the vocational placement and, therefore, cannot complete the qualification.

All students will engage in a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) activity to evaluate potential support requirements. Students who are funded are required to complete an alternative and similar activity.


Course consists of 13 units … 7 core units and 6 electives. Assessment activities will include holistic assessment activities as well as 120hr (minimum) vocational placement at which you will demonstrate your learned skills.


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
CHCDIS003Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs


Note that the following does not form part of the course, however they are required for students to be eligible for vocational placement:

  • First Aid Certificate – included in the course fee
  • Manual Handling Certificate – included in the course fee
  • In some jurisdictions you will also need to complete Responding to Abuse and Neglect training to be permitted to work with minors (ie <18yo). Where this is the case, the training fee also included in the course fee.


Fees vary due to government funding options available for some courses. Please contact us to confirm course fees.

Options may include:

  • Fee for Service
  • Concession
  • SkillingSA
  • Smart and Skilled
  • JobTrainer


  • Full time – up to 6 months

In full time mode, classes are 2 days per week (9:30 – 3:00) and a further day per week to complete assessments – i.e. 3 days per week over 20 contact weeks plus a mandatory 120hr vocational placement.


  • Traineeship

Course is also offered as a traineeship which is delivered in an on-the-job mode.

Why this course

Make a difference

Gain the skills needed to provide support or advocacy for people who are vulerable or disadvantaged.


Learn how to develop trust and facilitate sharing of emotions.

Understanding community issues

Learn how to analyse community problems to better understand root causes and plan effective interventions.

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