CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support Disability, Home and Community

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability, Home and Community)


This course is for those who wish to work or currently work as a care/support worker in a community and/or residential setting providing person centred support for people with disability.

This qualification requires successful completion of 15 units of competency consisting of 7 core units and 8 elective units. The elective units have been selected based on industry best practice, industry requirements and the specialisation and work outcome, therefore, an additional eight (8) elective units have been included requiring completion of 15 units in total.

To achieve this qualification, students must have completed at least 120 hours of direct support work in a facility providing disability support services. This will be arranged by the team at AICE as part of the program.

Core Units   

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

Elective Units

  • 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
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
  • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
  • CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Delivery Method and Duration

This course is delivered through a face to face model consisting of:

  • Classroom based sessions comprising theory and practical training, two (2) days per week over 17 consecutive weeks followed by;
  • Mandatory work placement & assessment at least 120 hours of direct support work
  • Post-work placement revision and de-brief, one (1) day after the completion of the work placement hours.

Where assessments have not been completed entirely in the classroom, students will have one (1) week from completion of each applicable classroom session to submit the completed assessment.

This qualification is typically completed over 22-26 weeks, however, the actual duration will be dependent on the students:

  • Existing skills and knowledge
  • Industry experience
  • Existing qualifications/certificates 
  • Language, literacy and numeracy requirements
  • Work placement schedule and attendance

Entry/Eligibility Requirements

Prior to entry/commencement students must participate in a pre-course meeting and undertake an online language, literacy and numeracy assessment. 

Students must: 

  • Possess sufficient English language, literacy and numeracy skills which includes being able to accurately read and interpret workplace documents such as care plans, safety policies and procedures including safety signs, dangerous goods classifications and prepare written reports.
  • Provide photo ID
  • Provide a USI

Prior to undertaking practical placement, you will be required to provide a:

  • National Police Clearance
  • Working With Children Check
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • Relevant vaccination evidences

Training and Assessment Requirements

Students are required to:

  • Attend 100% of the course. Students who miss the course, or part of it, are responsible for arranging to cover what was missed, in their own time.
  • Undertake some post-course session study and complete assessments that are not completed during the course session. This may include reading and carrying out research in your own time.
  • Be physically able to perform the tasks required of direct care including manual tasks.
  • Wear comfortable appropriate clothing to classes including enclosed footwear for practical training (work placement may require you to wear a uniform)

Assessment evidence can be gathered from a variety of sources and will include some or all of the following:

  • Recognition of Prior Learning and/or credit transfer
  • Summative and formative assignments
  • Written reports and/or portfolio assessments
  • Scenarios and/or case studies
  • Written/oral questions
  • Workplace observation assessments

Work Placement

Please note that placements are full-time or part-time, unpaid and rostered according to standard industry shifts.

Fees and Charges

Course cost:  $2500

Payment plans are available, for further information please contact us.

Please ensure you read our Student Handbook for further information on our policies and procedures, fee information, terms and program conditions.

Study and Career Pathways

On successful completion of the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability, Home and Community) participants may progress to the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support.

If you are not already employed in the health care sector, our parent company, St Jude’s may be able to assist with possible employment opportunities.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Currency Competency (RCC)

You may apply to have formal study and / or skills and knowledge assessed for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) / Recognition of Current Competency (RCC). Students are provided the opportunity for RPL during the pre-course meeting.


On successful completion of this course students will receive a nationally recognised qualification for CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability, Home and Community).  


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