Enrolments for This Course Has Closed as It Has Been Superseded by the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

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Course Description

The Certificate III in Disability (CHC30408) ultimately covers how to work effectively in Australia’s disability care industry and the wider community. Our course includes training that will prepare you to perform disability care work, including complying with the safety procedures required for direct care work.

Note: All new students will now be enrolled in the latest aged care course, the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability). This new course supersedes the older CHC30408 Cert III in Disability. Click here for more information.

Where Can the CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability Care Take Your Career?

If you want to help empower people living with disabilities, then the Cert III in Disability course offers you the valuable knowledge and skills required to do so.  It is perfect for those wishing to become a:

  • Disability Support/Service Officer
  • Community Care Worker
  • Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Field Officer
  • Residential Care Support Worker

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Course Details

Course Code:

Course Name:

CHC30408 Certificate III Disability

Course Duration:

Expected Study Hours:

12 months Up to 500 hours (including Vocational Placement)

Delivery Methods:


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Course Delivery Options

Inspire Education will provide you first-class training and student support while you study your Nationally Recognised and Accredited Certificate III in Disability CHC30408.

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.

Course Duration: You will have up to 12 months from your start date to complete your course. There are no fixed semesters or study periods, so you can enrol and start your training at any time throughout the year.

What Will You Learn in this Disability Course?

Our disability course will teach you many important aspects of providing disability care in Australia. 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.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites required to enter the Certificate III in Disability. 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

Qualification Pathways

The Certificate III in Disability (CHC30408) is suitable for anyone looking to enter the disability care industry, and seeking to gain employment in a wide variety of disability care related roles.

Once enrolled in this course, you may also consider additional training to complement your disability care skills, with courses such as:

Upon completion of this course, possible further training includes:

  • CHC40312 Certificate IV in Disability

Course Units

The CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability is comprised 14 units – 9 core units and 5 electives. It is Australia’s Nationally Recognised and Accredited qualification in disability services and care, and is designed for those interested in becoming a disability support worker, community care worker, care assistant, disability service worker, personal care giver or home care assistant. Inspire Education has carefully selected the elective units to ensure the course meets the needs of a wide range of roles requiring disability care skills.

Core Units:

CHCCS411C – Work effectively in the community sector
CHCDIS301C – Work effectively with people with a disability
CHCDIS302A – Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities
CHCDIS322A – Support community participation and inclusion
CHCDIS323A – Contribute to skill development and maintenance
CHCICS301B – Provide support to meet personal care needs
CHCICS302B – Participate in the implementation of individualised plans
CHCICS303A – Support individual health and emotional well being
CHCICS305B – Provide behaviour support in the context of individualised plans

Elective Units:

CHCWHS312A – Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work
HLTHIR403C – Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
CHCDIS411A – Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
HLTFA311A – Apply first aid*
CHCAC318B – Work effectively with older people

This qualification shares some units with the Certificate III in Aged Care (CHC30212) and Certificate III in Home and Community Care (CHC30312) qualifications. After completing the Certificate III in Disability Care, you may be able to receive RPL for those units if you seek training in Aged or Home and Community Care areas.

* The HLTFA311A Apply First Aid unit is NOT delivered by Inspire Education, students must organise the completion of this unit via an external provider.

Resources Provided by Inspire

To support you in your studies Inspire will provide:

  • Online Course Materials and Resources
  • Ongoing Trainer Support via Phone and Student Messaging System
  • Multimedia Resources and Simulated Workplace Environment
  • Vocational Placement Information and Support
  • Online Forums and Student Community

Resources Supplied by the Student

To complete your studies you will need to have access to:

  • A Computer (PC or Mac) with Internet (ADSL 2+ and Google Chrome is recommended)
  • Latest Adobe Flash Player
  • Latest Adobe Acrobat Reader (Essential for Mac Users)
  • Microsoft Word 97 or later
  • A Registered Facility to completed vocational placement

Students must undergo a police check for a criminal background in order to work in this field, and may have to undertake additional manual handling training before commencing Vocational Placement.

Course Outline & Structure

Expected Study Hours: The CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability course has a nominated completion time of 500 hours (including vocational placement). This equals about 10 hours of study per week over 12 months. Since this is a self paced course, you can complete the course in less time if you like!

Assessment Methods

This course is assessed using written questions, case studies, third party observations and a practical skills journal.

Vocational Placement

To successfully complete this qualification you will need to initiate contact with a registered care facility to complete workplace-based experience in the disability care sector. This is an opportunity to solidify your practical experience and skills in working with people living with disabilities. Your placement must be at least 80 hours, up to a maximum of 240 hours.

This disability course has been specifically designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to work safely and effectively with disabled individuals, providing an opportunity for those with a passion for helping and community care to take a leading role in disability care and service.

Costs associated with completing the required Police Check, Blue Card or Working With Children Check will be shouldered by the student.

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

Recognition Of Prior Learning (RPL)

The RPL pathway 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.

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