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Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

7.5 months | Blended Learning | Evening or Daytime Classes
Enrolments Open | FREE*

Are you interested in studying a course where you will gain the key skills needed to care for people with disability?



Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) (CHC33015) provides the skills and training necessary to fulfill a care role in aged, disability and other person-centred support settings.

The units of study provide students with foundational skills and knowledge to work in the aged, disability and home and community care industry. Students learn to work with individuals to support their independence and wellbeing, in their homes or in community settings.

This stream specialises in disability, equipping students with additional key skills specific to care provided to people with disability.

Upon completion of placement, support to find employment in your field can be provided.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must be 18 years or older
  • Year 11 or equivalent certificate of senior secondary education or must meet the Language & Literacy testing requirements
  • If your level of English is insufficient, a suitable course can be organised
  • All successful applicants will be required to undertake a police check at their own expense to meet workplace regulatory requirements before commencement of practical placement

Assessment Methods

  • Questioning (oral or written)
  • Portfolios, projects and reports
  • Workplace (observation/demonstration tasks)
  • Written assessments
  • Role plays
  • Research tasks
  • Third-party feedback
  • Self-reflection and evaluation

Education Pathways

  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Service
  • HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

Career Pathways

  • Personal Care Worker
  • Residential Care Worker
  • In-home Respite Worker
  • Community Care Worker



Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) runs for 7.5 months  (not including school holidays, public holidays and practical placement).

  • Face to face delivery with 120 hours of mandatory work placement
  • Online delivery with 120 hours of mandatory work placement
  • Blended delivery which can include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources, however some face to face modules of study are required. Blended delivery also includes 120 hours of mandatory work placement.

This course is delivered across Victoria.

Units of Study

Code Title
Core Units


Provide individualised support


Support independence and well being


Communicate and work in health or community services


Work with diverse people


Work legally and ethically


Recognise healthy body systems


Follow safe work practices for direct client care



Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach


Follow established person-centred behaviour supports


Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability


Support relationships with carers and families


Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

*Course Fees

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Training services are provided to eligible individuals with Funds made available by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments.

Individuals with disability are encouraged to access the training subsidised through the Skills First Program.

Enrolment in a government funded place may impact on your ability to access future government funding.

Further Information

Enrolments and enquiries welcome at any time, classes are ongoing and individually paced. If you don’t see a date or time that suits you, contact us to explore flexible learning options – including online learning.

Next Step

Interested in studying a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) with WCIG, but want more information? Our expert training team can answer any questions you have to help you make the next step.


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