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CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Certificate III in Individual Support – Disability – CHC33021

cert 3 individual support disabilityThis course in Disability – CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support Disability is delivered at Parramatta. It

reflects the role of individuals in the community, home or residential care setting who work under supervision and delegation as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, following an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

These individuals take responsibility for their own outputs within the scope of their job role and delegation. 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.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

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


Career Outcomes

  • Senior Personal Care Assistant,
  • Care assistant,Accommodation Support Worker,
  • Residential Support Worker,
  • Community Access Coordinator,
  • Community care worker,
  • Community House Worker,
  • Residential Care Worker,
  • Food Services Deliverer,
  • Transport Support Worker,
  • In Home Respite Worker,
  • Disability Service Officer,
  • Care Worker,
  • Client Assistant,
  • School Support Officer (Disability),
  • Family Support Worker,
  • Care Service Employee,
  • Planned activity assistant,
  • Residential aide,
  • Field Officer (Community Services),
  • Nurse’s Aide,Home care assistant

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to Certificate III in Individual Support Disability at the time of publication. However, all students will be required to have a working with vulnerable people and police check before commencing work placement.

Entry Requirements

  • Good understanding of English
  • School certificate or equivalent (Grade 10)
  • 18 years of age
  • Must have a valid USI
  • Reading and Writing Skills (L)
  • Oral Communication skills (L)
  • Numeracy and Mathematics skills (N)

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 15

9 core units plus
6 elective units, of which:

  • All electives from Group B must be chosen for disability specialty.
  • if not listed below, 1 unit may be from any currently endorsed Training Package at Certificate III level or above OR any accredited course at Certificate III level.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core Units

CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
CHCCCS040 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS041 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Disability Specialisation Elective Units

CHCDIS011 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCDIS012 Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS020 Work effectively in disability support

General Elective Units

HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support


Electives listed are what is usually offered by Capital Careers, however, if these are not suitable for your target or current work then alternative electives are available. The list of alternative electives can be found at http://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC33021

Work Placement

All students must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work experience in a regulated disability care facility or facility to be deemed competent for Certificate III in Individual Support Disability.

How long will it take?

Duration is dependent on training delivery mode, individual experience and skills. Students are required to complete a volume of learning of 1200 hours comprising of guided learning, individual study assessments and work placement. Generally the course will take anywhere between 6 months and a year to complete.

Delivery Options

Face to face (Sydney only)
Distance education (Australia wide)
Combination of face to face and distance education (Sydney only)

We deliver this disability support course in Parramatta

Course Cost


Please see administration fee table under policies and procedures for any additional administration fees that may be applicable to your study.

What we provide you

  • Well written and easy to follow resources via an online e-learning platform
  • Air conditioned class rooms
  • Practical sessions conducted in a simulated working environment using equipment associated with an Disability Care facility.
  • Trainers who care very much about your studies and about you!

Opportunities for Further Study

Successful completion of this program will allow participant to articulate into a number of qualifications including:

  1. CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  2. CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability
  3. CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services
  4. Other Certificate IV level programs from CHC Training Package
  5. Diploma level programs from the CHC Training Package

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows a person to receive recognition and credit for the knowledge and skills they have, no matter how and where they were attained, including overseas. This can include skills from previous study, work experience and life experience.

Credit Transfer

Capital Careers has an obligation to recognise Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other registered training organisations


This Certificate III in individual support disability course will be presented in competency-based mode and the student’s competencywill be assessed at all levels according to competencies and performance criteria. The training package for each competency specifies the conditions and method of assessment. Assessment methods range from completing set tasks and activities, class attendance and participation and completion of assignments / projects.

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