CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)


Are you passionate about providing care to those with a disability? The Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) provides students with the skills needed to enter a career in the disability support sector in care settings. A career in disability support is both challenging and rewarding. At AICE we support our students from enrolment to completion by providing industry-expert trainers, and hands-on training that prepares you for work in your new career.

In this course, you’ll learn how to implement client-centred care that focuses on the importance of empowerment in the care process. Life with a disability can be challenging, and support workers play an important role in the quality of life of thousands of Australians each day.

Graduates of this program are equipped to provide specialized care to clients with disabilities in roles from residential care AINs and personal care attendants, to community support workers providing in-home care to clients of all ages.

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualized plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability, or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical, and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support. This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to work primarily in residential facilities and disability support centres under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organization guidelines and service plans. 

These workers: 

  • Carry out activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities of living for people in an aged care or disability support setting; 
  • Carry out activities in accordance with individualised plan; and 
  • Report directly to a supervisor and are not responsible for other workers. 

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. 

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. 

Course Duration

1 Year 

Course Delivery

The course is provided through trainer led classroom mode of delivery which include the following; 

  • Face to face (classroom) delivery 
  • Self-paced structured e-learning 
  • Simulation based training 

Assessment methods include the following:

  • Simulated based assessment 
  • Summative assessments 
Entry Requirement

There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course. However, it is strongly advised that individuals complete lower-level qualifications and/or acquire industry experience prior to enrolling in the course. 

AICE has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its ‘Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses’ to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.    

  • Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above   
  • Applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 3 for all indicators. 
  • It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.  

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply. 

Additional Requirements For Work Placement
  • A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP) / NCC will be required for all practical placements. 
  • Working with children Check 
  • Current Vaccination/Immunization Certificate and Proof of Immunity  
Qualification Requirements

Students must complete a total of 13 units including 7 core units and 6 elective units listed below.  

Core Units

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support 

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services 

CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being 

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems 

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care 

Elective units

CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach 

CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports 

CHCDIS003 Provide home and community support services 

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability 

HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs 

Students enrolled in this course must complete a mandatory work placement of 120 hours. Note: students are required to source their own work placement.

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Pathways to Further Study

Candidates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the community sector such as;

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support 

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability 

HLT47315 Certificate IV in Health Administration 

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing 

HLT57715 Diploma of Practice management 

Employment Outcome

After successful completion of the program, the candidates may gain employment in aged care service center, disability support center, residential group homes, training resource centers, day respite centers and open employment services, other community settings and clients’ homes. 

Occupational titles may include: 

  • Personal care worker in an aged-care facility 
  • Home and community care worker 
  • In-home respite personal care worker 
  • Respite worker 
Course Fees

Concession – $0.00* 

Non-concession – $0.00* 

* Please note that the below eligibility criteria will apply to be eligible for free training; you must have left school*, have your primary place of residence in Western Australia, and are either: 

  • an Australian citizen; or 
  • a permanent visa holder; or 
  • a visa sub-class 309, 444, 785, 790, or 820; or 
  • a bridging visa E holder (subclasses 050 and 051) who has made a valid application for a visa subclass 785 or 790; 
  • Ukraine citizens who are holders of a visa subclass 449 or 786; 
  • Afghan citizens who are holders of a visa sub-class 449; or 
  • Holders of a bridging visa who are eligible to work and who have made a valid application for a subclass 866. 
  • a dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457 
  • a bridging visa holder who has made a valid application for a visa subclass 866; or 

Year 12 school students who are leaving school can access a subsidised training place from 23 October 2023. 

First Nations people, young people, people out of work or receiving income support, unpaid carers, people with disability, and women facing economic insecurity are particularly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity for fee free training. 

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Campus Location

Head office: ‘Mezzanine Level’ 109 St Georges Terrace | Perth | WA 6000

Course Start Dates

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Course Duration : 1 Year
AQF Level : 3
Course Delivery : Face to face
Campus : Perth

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Government Funded Course
Free in '23
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