CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Upcoming Courses:

  • Date: 12 October – 4 November 2020

This is a pre traineeship course.

  • Days: Mondays, Wednesdays
  • Times: 9.30am to 2.30pm
  • Venue: CA Care, Chittaway Hall, 72-76 Geoffrey Road, Chittaway Point


Kick start your career in the disability sector with the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

This entry level qualification is ideal if you are looking to make a difference, and if you are looking for a meaningful and rewarding career in an expanding industry area.

You could be one of the many disability support workers who make a valuable contribution to the daily lives of many thousands of people with a disability across Australia.

You will learn how to provide individualised support to empower, assist with skill development and support people with a disability, recognise healthy body systems, work with diverse people, support independence and wellbeing, work legally and ethically and follow safe work practices.

This course is designed for workers in the community and / or residential setting who provide individualised support to people with a disability.

Possible job outcomes include:

  • care support worker
  • care service employee
  • personal care assistant
  • community care worker
  • support worker.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work placement.


The 13 units of competency that comprise the qualification include:

  • 7 core unit plus
  • 6 elective units

For a list of units available for selection please click here.  Please note units available for selection will lead to the award of the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) qualification.


This program is available to people who are already employed in the disability sector in a community and / or residential setting who will have the opportunity to apply their learning practically in the workplace and complete practical assessment tasks.

Applicants must have the functional capacity and fitness to perform the tasks and duties necessary for work in the disability sector. In order to complete the practical components of this program applicants must demonstrate a level of maturity and discretion.

Applicants are required to have adequate literacy, numeracy and communication skills to comprehend the learning material provided, complete the assessment work / perform the tasks necessary.

Applicants must have access to an appropriate workplace environment that will allow them to undertake activities that involve following an individualised plan to undertake daily personal care tasks to support people with a disability.

Students who successfully complete this qualification could progress their studies to CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability.

Study modes for this qualification include:

Employment based traineeship – An employment based traineeship allows for delivery on the job with a Trainer and Assessor conducting workplace monitoring and assessment. Duration – 12 months full time (part time traineeships also available). Eligibility criteria applies.

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Self-paced learning – Allows students the flexibility to study at times that are suitable for them, whilst working to designated unit due dates. Generally, the timeframe given to self-paced students to complete this qualification is 12 months. Students can work through learning material independently knowing that a dedicated Trainer and Assessor will guide them through the training and assessment process and be available for support when required. This mode of study suits students who have good time management skills and who don’t need structured face to face sessions. Access to a workplace is needed for successful completion of this qualification.

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