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CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

If you are passionate about supporting people with disability to reach their potential and live an independent life, then this is the course for you.

Over 4 million people in Australia have some form of disability. That’s 1 in 5 people. This may be any condition that restricts a person’s mental, sensory or mobility functions. It may be caused by accident, trauma, genetics or disease. A disability may be temporary or permanent, total or partial, lifelong or acquired, visible or invisible. People with disabilities are living a lot longer as medical support and resources are readily available in Australia.

Therefore, the demand for skilled workers is greater now than ever before. This qualification delivers the skills and knowledge required for working in the community and/or residential settings providing person-centred support to people with disabilities in everyday living tasks, recreation and leisure, accommodation support, skills development, recreation and respite care .

Take advantage of the growth in this sector by enhancing your skills and experience with our Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

Why choose us?

Carers Queensland is a nationally recognised Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID 32047). We have 30 years of experience in the community sector and operates as Australia’s largest NDIS partner. Our course is specifically tailored for carers, we understand what you need to succeed, and we have the tools to help you do it. We offer nationally recognised education, offering you an interactive and hands-on approach to learning.

1 Information sourced from Australian Network on Disability – https://www.and.org.au/pages/disability-statistics.html

This comprehensive qualification gives you nationally accredited skills and includes vocational placement, to give you real-life experience in the sector. Learn how to communicate effectively, provide person-centred assistance to people who require care and facilitate the empowerment of people with disability. This course could see you move into a role in a variety of settings within the sector.

Career outcomes include but not limited to:

  • In-Home Respite Worker
  • Nurse’s Aide
  • Care Service Employee
  • Food Services Deliverer
  • Disability Service Officer
  • Care Worker
  • Community House Worker
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Community Care Worker
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Family Support Worker

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course; however successful enrolment into this course will require that you:

  • Have basic computer skills (e.g. the ability to access and use a word processing application, email and internet).
  • Can deal with physical demands of manual tasks (e.g. bending, squatting, kneeling, and repetitive movements, carrying) for direct support work during Vocational Placement and have the ability to be on your feet for extended periods of time, both walking and standing.
  • Are eligible to obtain a Working With Children Check (Blue Card) – further information on who is disqualified from applying for a blue card is here: https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/disqualification.html
  • Are willing to obtain a National Police Check Clearance Certificate – Information on this check is here – https://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/services/criminal-records/national-police-checks

Please note that Carers Queensland will cover all costs for obtaining the above external checks required to complete your study. As part of your course induction, you will need to declare that you are eligible to obtain the relevant checks.

Training is delivered in face-to-face at one of our offices in the Brisbane region (including Ipswich, North Lakes, Camp Hill, Lutwyche). Note: Location is dependent on demand.

In addition to the scheduled face-to-face sessions, students will need to undertake personal study and vocational placement

Total course duration is 10-12 months. 1 day per week (9am-3pm) over 24 weeks, followed by 120 hours of vocational placement.

We are currently accepting expressions of interest for our next intake scheduled for 2019/2020. If you are interested in studying with us, please complete the enquiry inbox at the bottom of this page or contact us directly using the contact information provided on this page.

This course is made up of 13 units of competency: 7 core units and 6 elective units that we have chosen which link directly to the disability sector.

Code Name Type
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support Core
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being Core
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems Core
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core
CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach Elective
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports Elective
CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion Elective
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability Elective
CHCCCS024 Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder Elective
CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies Elective

Carers Queensland will make every attempt possible to assist you in securing a vocational placement opportunity. Further information can be found on the Vocational Placement Fact Sheet here:


The Certificate 3 Guarantee program supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification. The program is funded by the Queensland Government.

Total Co-Contribution Fees

Concession Non-Concession Fee for Service
$50 $100 $2,995

For further information on the Certificate 3 Guarantee program and eligibility requirements, please see here:


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