CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Course Details

The Certificate lll in Individual Support  qualification covers workers in the Disability sector who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to 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-centred support.

  • Carry out activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities of living for people in an aged care setting
  • Carry out activities related to an individual plan of care
  • Report directly to a supervisor and are not responsible for other workers
Course: 13 units,(7 core units plus 6 elective units) plus a minimum of 120 hours of Industry Placement
Timeline: Course Completion: maximum time 15 months
Course Payment: maximum time 40 weeks

Student Selection - Certificate lll in Individual Support

Persons with the language, literacy and numeracy skills to fulfil their job role.

Fees - Certificate lll in Individual Support


Certificate 3 Guarantee

(Qld State Government VET Investment Plan-Funded Programs)

$13.00 co-contribution fee if eligible for a training subsidy

In addition; Student is required to pay for their First-aid Certificate

Refer to the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program Fact Sheet for Students 

Eligibility for a C3G training subsidy by the QLD State Govt. includes.

  • be a Queensland resident
  • be aged 15 years or over, and no
  • longer at school (with the exception of funded VET in Schools students)
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency
  • not hold, or be enrolled in, a certificate IIl level or higher qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundations skills training)

The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III level qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career.

Applicants / Students Refer to the QLD Govt. VET Investment Plan Student Factsheet below or more information


(Qld State Government VET Investment Plan-Funded Programs)

As per nominal hours  'Student Contribution Fee' set by the Qld Govt. User Choice funding plan for traineeships and apprenticeships. Contact us for more information. 

School-based traineeships DO NOT incur any student fees.

Fee for service $2300.00 plus First Aid ($300.00 enrolment fee followed by 40 weekly payments of $50)
Face-to-face classes On application and group basis
VETiS (Schools) As per school Partnership Agreement


7 Compulsary Units
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support C
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being C
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services C
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people C
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically C
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems C
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care C
6 Electivies
CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach E
CHCDIS002 Follow establoshed person-centred behaviour supports E
CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion E
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability E
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development E
HLTAID003 Provide first aid E

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Resources - Certificate lll in Individual Support

Certificate lll in Individual Support learning resources supplied online (CTA trainers will show you how to use the online system) are included in the course cost. Additional charges will apply for printing of learning resources, if requested. Please check before enrolment.

Job Roles - Certificate lll in Individual Support

  • Support worker

Outcome - Certificate lll in Individual Support

On successful completion of all units within this qualification, participants will receive a Certificate III in Individual Support.

Course Pathway - Certificate lll in Individual Support

Students issued with the Certificate lll in Individual Support (Disability) Qualification may continue on to the:

  • Certificate IV in Disability

Student Intake - Certificate lll in Individual Support

All year (except for end of year closure)

Industry Placement - Certificate lll in Individual Support

Students enrolling in Certificate lll in Individual Support (Disability) will be required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of Industry Placement.

How is Certificate lll in Individual Support Delivered & Assessed?

You will have access to a variety of theory and practical learning resources, including industry placement, which equips you with the necessary skills to secure employment. Course resources are readily available online to ensure 24/7 access and portability to students. Throughout the duration of your studies you will be trained, assessed and supported by qualified trainers and assessors in a variety of methods which depend on your own mode of study. These may include: Skype, email, phone, online, workplace visits, third party reports by workplace supervisor/s, written workbooks, videoed training presentation and or classroom tutorials.

Centrelink Eligibility - Certificate lll in Indvidual Support

If you are eligible for assistance, contact Centrelink for details of study assistance for this course before enrolment.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - Certificate lll in Individual Support (Disability)

Have you gained knowledge and skills through your work, life experience, training or education? You may be halfway to a qualification and not realise it. Even if you have never formally studied or trained in Certificate lll in Individual Support, you may be able to have your skills formally recognised.

Recognition of your current skills and knowledge can occur through credit transferor recognition of prior learning.

What Is Involved?

As part of the recognition of prior learning process your existing skills and knowledge will be assessed against a range of industry standards in Certificate lll in Individual Support (Disability) by a qualified assessor. You can demonstrate your competence in a variety of ways including performing tasks, sharing your stories about how you carry out tasks in the work place or providing work samples and providing evidence of the mandatory 120 hours industry experience.

Credit Transfer - Certificate lll in Individual Support (Disability)

If you have completed past studies in areas related to this course you may be eligible for credit transfer. You will need to provide a Statement of Attainment matching the unit of competency you are seeking credit for.

Benefits of Applying for RPL

  • Recognition may accelerate you through your qualification
  • A qualification may assist you with getting a promotion, job security, a change in career or even a pay rise
  • Recognition helps keep your studies interesting and challenging (as you are not learning things you already know)
  • Recognition will never cost you more than the training it replaces

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