CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support – Disability Specialisation

Assist others with a Disability by completing the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability Specialisation).

This course is perfect for entry-level workers seeking to provide personal support to individuals with a Disability through a person-centred approach in a variety of settings, including residential facilities, home care, nursing homes, hospitals, and community or disability-based organisations.

Start a rewarding career and support the disabled with the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability Specialisation).  

You will gain the knowledge and confidence required to support people with complex needs and provide person-centred care to meet individuals needs.

This course includes extensive trainer support from industry experts, delivered via a combination of online and face-to-face sessions. The hands-on components take place in the face-to-face sessions and will provide you with the skills required to properly care for and manage the needs of people with disabilities.

You will also learn to:

  • Communicate and work in the health or community services
  • Work with diverse people
  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Work legally and ethically
  • Provide first aid
  • Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Support independence and wellbeing
  • Provide individualised support
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
  • Contribute to the ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
  • Support community participation and social inclusion

Career Opportunities:

Community Services is one of the fastest-growing sectors in Australia with an estimated 50,000+ new jobs to be created within the industry by 2020 (Source: joboutlook.gov.au).

Some of our articles discussing job opportunities in the sector include “Want to Start a Career in Community Services?” and “Working in the Community Services sector- the diversity of roles“.

Job Roles Include:

  • Disability Support worker
  • Support worker
  • Personal Carer
  • Personal care worker
  • Direct care worker
  • Home help worker
  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Respite worker
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service provider

Qualification Pathways

After completing this course, other studies which may be of interest could include the CHCSS00069 Advocacy Skill SetCHC32015 Certificate III in Community ServicesCHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services, CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability or the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services. Our Diploma courses also provide credit towards University via formal agreements with Western Sydney University, Griffith University and the University of Southern Queensland.

A number of subjects in course are also contained in other Community Services and Counselling courses. Our team can discuss which credits apply across courses, reducing the time and cost to you of attaining further qualifications.

How do I Enrol?

Our enrolment process is easy! You can enrol any time and start studying shortly after enrolment.

  • Phone 1300 887 991 and our Course Consultants will answer your questions and help complete your enrolment or subscription, or
  • For full course enrolments, fill out the online Application Form, or
  • For Corporate (10+ enrolments), contact our Enterprise team on 0411 597 927 or enter your details here.

You may be required to provide completed documentation and Identification to complete your enrolment or complete a Core Skills assessment to help ensure the course is suitable for you.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must:

  • be age 16 or over at enrolment, have successfully completed Year 10 or equivalent or be of mature age;
  • have demonstrated proficiency in English;
  • be able to commit at least 17 hours a week of learning time plus assessments and workplace practicals;
  • have access to an internet-connected computer with a webcam.

Course Accreditation

This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).

Professional Development

This course can be undertaken by subscribing to the Australis Community Services Subscription Program for Professional Development purposes in which case you simply learn the course materials, however, do not complete the assessments.

Delivery & Support

This course’s delivery method is via Blended Delivery.

The program is delivered primarily online, which includes live online sessions. These “virtual” classrooms and chat sessions provide direct regular access to industry experts and other learners. Attendance at live sessions is usually optional but strongly recommended.

In addition, the course includes a mandatory face to face component where you are required to attend and participate in one
or more classroom sessions, practical placement or clinics at specified locations/dates throughout the course.

Practical Placement

To graduate you must complete 120 hours of placement in direct support work for a disability care community services organisation. It is your responsibility to source placement but we will provide support where possible.

To undertake placement you will require the ability to show empathy and build relationships.

To complete placement you will:

  • Need an appropriate uniform e.g. navy polo shirt, black pants, non-slip enclosed shoes
  • Potentially require a Blue Card for interacting with clients under 18 or if required by placement organisations
  • Potentially need to travel to venues, and work after hours shifts as agreed with placement providers

Course Duration

Your initial enrolment provides access to the course for 6 months.

Your actual completion time will vary depending on how much time you commit to your study and what knowledge you already have. If you require longer than 6 months you can apply to extend access via our unique monthly Rolling Re-enrolment option (additional fees apply).

Tuition Fees & Payment Options

Option 1: Payment Plan

$2,880 via an interest-free payment plan of $240 per month for 12 months. Click here for more about Payment Plans.

For Corporate (10+ enrolments) programs and pricing please contact our Enterprise team on 0411 597 927 or enter your details here.

Option 2: Subscription/Per Subject

As this course has a classroom component, you will need to speak to a Course Consultant on 1300 887 991 before using Subscription. For more details on Subscription, you can also click here.