Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centered support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. 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-centered support.
- Accommodation Support Worker
- Food Services Worker (Aged Care)
- Personal Care Giver
- Respite Care Worker
- Residential Care Worker
- Care Assistant
- Residential Support Worker
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, all students will be required to have a working with vulnerable people and police check before commencing work placement.
- Good understanding of English
- School certificate or equivalent (Grade 10)
- 18 years of age
- Must have a valid USI
- Reading and Writing Skills (L)
- Oral Communication skills (L)
- Numeracy and Mathematics skills (N)
Total number of units = 15
7 core units plus
8 elective units, of which:
- All electives from Group B must be chosen for disability specialty.
- if not listed below, 1 unit may be from any currently endorsed Training Package at Certificate III level or above OR any accredited course at Certificate III level.
Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
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: Electives listed are what is usually offered by Capital Careers, however, if these are not suitable for your target or current work then alternative electives are available. The list of alternative electives can be found at http://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC33015
All students must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work experience in a regulated aged care facility to be deemed competent for this qualification.
How long will it take?
Duration is dependent on training delivery mode, individual experience and skills. Students are required to complete a volume of learning of 1200 hours comprising of guided learning, individual study assessments and work placement. Generally the course will take anywhere between 6 months and a year to complete.
Face to face (Sydney only)
Distance education (Australia wide)
Combination of face to face and distance education (Sydney only)
Government funding may be available for eligible students to undertake training as part of a traineeship.
Please contact us for more details and to check your eligibility.
Please see administration fee table under policies and procedures for any additional administration fees that may be applicable to your study.
What we provide you
- Well written and easy to follow resources via an online e-learning platform
- Air conditioned class rooms
- Practical sessions conducted in a simulated working environment using equipment associated with an Disability Care facility.
- Trainers who care very much about your studies and about you!
There are no such formal requirements for this course. You must have a good understanding of the English language as course material is only available in English.
You must be of a mature age (at least 18 years of age).
To enroll in this course, you should hold at least NSW school certificate or an equivalent qualification.
Unique Student Identifier (USI)
As of 1 January 2015 all students enrolled into a nationally recognized VET course will need to register for a Unique Student Identifier (USI). The USI will make it easier for students to find and collate their VET achievements. Creating a USI is free.
To create your USI, please follow the link below: www.usi.gov.au
Opportunities for Further Study
Successful completion of this program will allow participant to articulate into a number of qualifications including:
- 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
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows a person to receive recognition and credit for the knowledge and skills they have, no matter how and where they were attained, including overseas. This can include skills from previous study, work experience and life experience.
Capital Careers has an obligation to recognise Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other registered training organisations
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.