Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Course Overview:

Working with people with disabilities can be a very rewarding career and this course is a great option for those wishing to gain entry into the industry. Trained and skilled disability workers are increasingly in demand in the community services industry.

As part of this course, you will learn about quality of life issues for disabled persons, skills to empower and enable clients to be part of the community and how to build networks with the disability services sector. Your study will be a combination of Aged Care, Youth Work and Children’s Services, which will provide a well rounded and diverse understanding of the disability work industry.

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Practical Experience:

You will gain hands-on practical experience by undertaking a minimum of 120 hours of vocational placement in a Disability Support setting. This course has an ideal balance of theory and practical learning to ensure your confidence when entering the workforce.

Career Outcomes

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Home Care Assistant
  • In-Home Respite Care Worker
  • Community Access Coordinator
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Community Care Worker
  • Disability Support Officer
  • Residential Care Support Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
We provide a number of options to fund your enrolment.
  • Pay in full
  • Payment plan
  • Government funding*
*Program funded by the Queensland Government, eligibility applies

Recognition of Prior Learning

We understand that you may have many skills and areas of expertise that you have obtained in different ways and these are recognised through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process, which may reduce your study duration.


Students complete a total of 13 units include 7 core and 6 electives. Electives have been packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation for aged care, disability or home and community care.

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

    Provide first aid
    Implement falls prevention strategies
  • Disability Specialisation Electives

    Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
    Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
    Support community participation and social inclusion
    Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

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Course Details

Course Code



36 weeks



Delivery Mode

  • Distance* *Domestic students only

Requirements of Enrolment

  • Completion of at least Year 10 from an Australian secondary school or overseas equivalent.
  • Successful completion of a Police Clearance and Working with Children Check/Blue Card application.
  • Medical Certificate attesting to the student’s good health.
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent (international students).
  • Minimum 18 years of age (international students).

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