Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Course Code: CHC33015

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The Cert III in Individual Support (Disability) is Australia’s latest disability training course. It is ideal for those who want to develop their career in the disability care industry by gaining the latest nationally accredited qualification for care givers and support workers.

This course includes training that will prepare you to perform disability care work, including complying with the safety procedures required for direct care work. It supersedes the CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability.


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Where Can the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) Take Your Career?

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) course is the latest nationally accredited and recognised for those who wish to empower people living with disabilities. It is designed to prepare you for a career in disability care through the following job roles:

  • Care Service Employee/Worker
  • Community Care Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • In-Home Respite Worker
  • Nursing or Home Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Giver/Worker
  • Residential Care Worker

CHC33015 Course Delivery

This training course is delivered via Self-Paced Online Learning. As a student of this online individual support course, you can start your study any time in the year and study during your own free time to complete your qualification at your own pace.

The online disability care course come with full trainer support to ensure that you will have the necessary assistance to finish your study.

This course is delivered through Online Learning. This is an effective and popular method that allows you to study online at your own pace and at times that suit you. We accept online enrolments Australia wide, so you can study with us whether you live in a remote area or a major city like Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane or Perth.

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Course Duration: This Disability Care specialisation of the Certificate III in Individual Support course has a duration a 12 months. Enrolments are open year-round.


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What Will You Learn in the Individual Support for Disability Course?

The Certificate III in Individual Support online course will prepare you for a rewarding career in the disability, community, or residential care industry.  As part of this disability care course you will develop tools to help you become a great disability carer, such as how to support people living with a disability through community participation and creating an empowering environment.

You will learn how to fulfil the critical functions of disability support workers as care givers for disabled individuals and the elderly in your community or in registered home care facilities. These include how to recognise the signs of a healthy body, provide appropriate care and support to the disabled, and communicate and function in the health and community services industry.

In the Disability specialisation of the CHC33015, your additional focus will be on how to help in developing the skills of your clients, encourage community participation and inclusion, and empower those with disabilities.

Course Outline & Structure for Disability

Inspire Education (RTO# 32067) has clustered the CHC33015 to create a more effective and easy to follow learning experience. By grouping together similar course units, we have minimised the amount of repetitive course work you have to do to gain your qualification.

This means that you only need to complete 6 workbooks to complete your course instead of studying and submitting requirements for each unit individually.

You will complete a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation as part of your enrolment. You will then be provided with a training plan that identifies your Cohort, taking into account your existing level of relevant knowledge and skills. The amount of training and support required for each learner will vary on these 4 Cohorts:

  • Beginner (Full Study Model) – Limited relevant knowledge or skill in the competence contained in this qualification. No recent related industry experience. Study hours is up to 1030 hours.
  • Intermediate (Partial Study Model) – Moderate relevant knowledge and skill with limited recent related industry experience. Study hours is up to 830 hours.
  • Advanced (Partial Recognition Pathway) – Extensive relevant knowledge and skill with recent related industry work experience of 1 year or more. Study hours is up to 610 hours.
  • Expert (Assessment only) – Current industry experience of 2 or more years and extensive relevant knowledge and skill. These candidates are recommended to undertake a full recognition pathway. Study hours is up to 449 hours.

Expected Study Hours: There are up to 1030 study hours for this course (including Vocational Placement), depending on your industry experience and relevant knowledge. Online course students can work with their own schedule and complete their training faster.

Assessment Methods:  Assessment methods for this course include a variety of written questions, projects, case studies, observation and a skills journal to give you maximum opportunity to develop your knowledge in individual support and specialise in disability care.

CHC33015 Course Units

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) is made up of 13 total units. This covers 7 core units, 4 disability specialisation units, and 2 other elective units.

Core Units (7):

CHCCCS023 – Support independence and well being
– Recognise healthy body systems
– Communicate and work in health or community services
– Work with diverse people
– Work legally and ethically
– Follow safe work practices for direct client care
– Provide individualised support

Disability Care Electives (4):

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

Other Electives (2):

CHCCCS025 – Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001 – Provide home and community support services

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements or prerequisites for this course. However, it is preferred that students:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
  • Have basic computer skills

Students are required to:

  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Provide a valid ID with his/her picture and signature
  • Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Evaluation; and
  • Undertake a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation before accessing the course materials and commencing studies


To support you in your online individual support (disability) course Inspire will provide:

  • Access to a student account in the LMS for submission
  • Tutorial Documents for Navigating the LMS
  • Training Plan
  • Face to Face Webinar Schedule and Registration
  • Pre-recorded Webinars
  • Learning Materials and Assessment Workbooks
  • Simulations, where applicable
  • Templates for completing Project Documents

To complete your online disability care course you will need to:

  • Have a computer with an Internet access with a reliable speed of at least 5mbps
  • Have Google Chrome (recommended browser)
  • Have MS Word, PowerPoint or equivalent applications.
  • Have Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Have one (1) passenger vehicle
  • Have at least one (1) volunteer for role play tasks
  • Have video-recording equipment for role-play assessments/tasks
  • Where possible, access to a workplace where they can complete their assessments under a supervisor*

*Note: Inspire Education will provide a simulated environment for students unable to secure a workplace for their assessments – for units applicable under simulated pathway only.

Vocational Placement

All students are required to complete Vocational Placement as part of this course to help you develop your skills and knowledge in caring for persons with disability.

To gain your qualification, you will need to initiate contact with a registered and approved aged care, home and community, disability or community service facility and undertake a minimum of 120 hours and a maximum of 240 placement hours. This allows you to gain practical industry and workplace experience where you will be taught how to apply the lessons you learned during your training.

You can see what is required by your Vocational Placement Provider here >> Vocational Placement FAQs

Note: Students are required to complete a Police Check and additional manual handling training prior to commencing their vocational placement at their chosen facility. Any costs will be shouldered by the student. For students planning to do their vocational placement, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommends immunisation for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and influenza.

Qualification Pathways

The Cert III in Individual Support enables you to pursue job roles in the disability industry. After completing this course, you should also consider enroling in the following courses to further enhance your career and professional development:

Graduates of this course are also eligible to enrol in the CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability. This course allows you to advance your career and pursue roles including Assistant Hostel Supervisor, Care Supervisor, Care Team Leader, Day Activity Worker, Hostel Supervisor, and Program Coordinator – Social Programs.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is available to any learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within the qualification. See the RPL Guide for more information on this process and how to apply.

Inspire works with a range of reputable parties to market and recruit for national qualification and courses. Students of Inspire Education may be recruited by other parties under specific arrangements.

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