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Course Description

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) is Australia’s latest Disability Care course.  It is designed for those seeking work in disability care, and organisations that provide care and support services to people with disabilities.

During this online Certificate III in Disability course, you will gain a range of essential skills you need to provide care services for a variety of people impaired by physical or mental impairment.  You will learn how to help empower people with a disability, provide home and community support services, and meet the individual needs of your clients.  Additionally, you will learn about health, supporting people’s independence and well being, as well as how to develop skills, and support social inclusion for those with disabilities.

This course page is for the Disability Care specialisation of the CHC33015 course. Click on the links below to view the:
1. Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
2. Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)

Where Can this Certificate III In Disability Care Take Your Career?

As the most current nationally recognised and accredited disability training course, this individual support qualification with a specialisation in disability care is ideal for anyone who wants a rewarding career that supports people with disabilities, in a range of community organisations and settings.

You can pursue a wide variety of roles after completing the Cert III in Individual Support course in Disability Care, including:

  • Disability Support Worker
  • NDIS Support Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Residential Care Workers
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Home Care Worker
  • Residential Youth Worker
  • NDIS Worker
  • Disability Service Officer
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Home Support Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant Role
  • NDIS Disability Support Worker
  • Aged Care Assistant
  • Private Support Worker
  • Self Employed Disability Support Worker
  • PCA Worker
  • Private Disability Support Worker
  • Accommodation support worker
  • Nursing Assustant
  • Care assistant
  • Care service employees
  • Care worker
  • Community care worker
  • Community house worker
  • Community support worker
  • Disability Service Officer (in some jurisdictions)
  • Field officer
  • In-home Respite Worker
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Residential Care Corker
  • Support Worker

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.

Course Details

Course Code:

Course Name:

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Course Duration:

Expected Study Hours:

12 months Up to 1030 hours (including Vocational Placement)

Delivery Methods:

Commencement:

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Course Delivery Options

Inspire Education (RTO# 32067) delivers the CHC33015 Cert III in Individual Support (Disability) online, and through Mixed Mode Delivery.  This means students complete their course at their own pace, using Inspire’s online student portal.  Delivery includes face-to-face webinars, self-paced study, directed research, and online learning and assessment materials and activities.

Online study is ideal if you want to learn according to your own schedule, and gain your qualification as fast as you can.  You can study at your own pace with full trainer support throughout your studies.  Your course materials are accessed online, so you are free to work on your course in your own time, from anywhere in Australia.

This online Cert III Disability course can be studied from anywhere in Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth – as well as other cities, remote communities, or anywhere with internet access.

Being online, this CHC33015 course has a rolling intake throughout the year.  This means you can enrol and start your course straight away, or on your preferred start date.

Please read our policies and procedures in the Inspire student handbook before enrolling by clicking here.

Course Duration: You will have up to 12 months starting from your commencement date to complete the Self-Paced Online course.  Students can enrol anytime during the year under this delivery method.

What Will You Learn in this Disability Course?

This Certificate III in Disability Care online course will prepare you for a rewarding career in caring and provider services to those with disabilities, and the community care sector more generally.

You will learn how to fulfil the critical functions of disability carer for a wide range of individuals. These include how to contribute as a team member in a home and community care facility, empower people with a disability, support their independence and well-being, and meet their individual support needs.

You will also learn to work in the community care sector as a whole, and gain skills to help you provide a range of diability care services.

Most importantly, you will gain the necessary skills to help families, and work safely and effectively with people that really need assistance – so that you can fulfil your passion and desire to help others.

Follow your passion – get first-class disability care training, today!

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
  • Obtain a positive national criminal history check
  • Obtain Eligibility for relevant Working with Children or Working with people with Disability Check (depending on state/territory requirements)

All students considering a self-paced online course should give consideration to the following prior to enrolment:

  • Ability to access any required technologies
  • Information technology skills in accessing and using online programs
  • Experience and self-motivation to learn on their own
  • Competing pressures, such as work and family commitments, that may impact self-paced study time

Take our “Online Study Readiness Survey” to do a self-assessment! Visit the Inspire FAQ page for more info.

Qualification Pathways

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

Course Units

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) is made up of 13 total units which covers 7 core units, 4 disability specialisation units, and 2 other elective units.

Core Units:

CHCCCS023 – Support independence and well being
HLTAAP001
– Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCOM005
– Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001
– Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001
– Work legally and ethically
HLTWHS002
– Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS015
– Provide individualised support

Disability Care Electives:

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 Elective Units:

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

Resources Provided by Inspire

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

  • Access to a student account in the Learning Management System (LMS) for submission
  • Learning Materials and Assessment Workbooks
  • Simulations, where applicable
  • Templates for completing Project Documents

Resources Supplied by the Student

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

  • 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)
  • Computer with:
    • Internet access through Google Chrome
    • MS Word, PowerPoint, or equivalent applications
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • One (1) passenger vehicle
  • At least three (3) volunteers for role-play tasks
  • Photo, audio, and video recording equipment (e.g. phone, camera, etc.)

Course Outline & Structure

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 1,030 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 1,030 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 is conducted using a combination of Questioning (e.g. written/oral questions, interviews, self-evaluation, and questionnaires), Product-based Methods (e.g. reports, displays, work samples, role plays, presentations, and outputs), Portfolio (e.g. written documents, photographs, videos, and logbooks), Direct Observation (e.g. assessments in real-time in the workplace or in a simulated off-the-job situation that reflects the workplace), and Third-Party Evidence (e.g. observation, skills workbook, workplace assessment workbook, logbook, and third-party reports)

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.

Our Vocational Placement Coordinator must ensure that the Vocational Placement Provider will provide access to the following:

  • Induction, including fire evacuation drill, use of a fire extinguisher, emergency procedures, manual handling, infection control, and the organisation’s policies and procedures
  • Equipment and resources normally used in the workplace, including patient hoists, standing filter, wheelchair, slide sheets, and other client assistive devices and mobility aids, and PPE
  • Job description and care plans
  • Work health and safety industry guides and other relevant organisation policy, protocols, and procedures
  • Information about accreditation standards
  • Access to health management plans, personal healthcare checklists, and personal healthcare diaries
  • Access to documents specific to the work context, such as:
    • Instructions for the use of equipment
    • Specific instructions for staff
    • Emergency response procedures
    • Fire safety policies and procedures
    • Security procedures
    • Relevant accreditation standards
    • Waste management policies and procedures
  • Access to the following people:
    • Three (3) people with disability
    • Colleagues

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.

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.

^To enrol now, pay only the upfront fee and take advantage of easy monthly payments for the remaining course balance. View the course information pack for complete pricing details.