CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support – Disability

Course Information

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. 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. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of vocational placement.

Course Duration – 12 Months

Occupational titles may include:

  • Disability Support Worker
  • Care Worker – Disability
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Giver – Disability
  • Personal Care Worker – Disability

This course is delivered via blended model which includes;

  • Two days’ classroom based training two days per week 8.30am – 4:30pm for 10 weeks
  • One day per week Trainer led support with trainer 9.00am – 3:00pm
  • Self-directed study
  • Online delivery for four units of competency
  • Vocational placement of at least 120 hours

Course Structure – CHC33015 Certificate III Individual Support

In order to gain the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support, 13 units of competency must be completed for this qualification.

Unit Code Unit Name
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths based approach
CHCDIS002Follow established person centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

# To receive an award for this qualification Students are required to complete all units listed above as competent and meet the requirements of the 120 hours of vocational placement within a period of 12 months.

Students will be provided with all the Student training & assessment materials for each unit of competency required to complete the course.

Course Entry Requirements

The target learner is typically people whom are new to the disability sector and whom do not have community sector experience. The target learners and entry requirements for this course must:

  • be over 15 years of age, whom have finished or left secondary school
  • undertake a National Police Check without a notable offence being listed
  • ability to undertake vocational placement, which includes manual handling tasks
  • undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Skills Indicator questionnaire
  • have technological skills to undertake computer/online work and have access to a computer and software with the following minimum specifications
    • Microsoft Windows XP, or later, or Mac OS X or above; Microsoft Office or equivalent and Adobe Acrobat Reader/Adobe Flash Player and up to date internet browser

Enrolment Requirements

  • Photo Identification (Drivers Licence or Passport)
  • All Completed forms from the enrolment pack
  • Unique Student Identification Number (USI)
  • National Police Check Certificate (Required before Vocational Placement can commence). (DP Training can process an application on your behalf – additional fee charged for the police check $49.90)
  • Completed Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills Indicator
  • Ability to complete 120 hours as Vocational Placement

Vocational Placement

Vocational placement is structured workplace learning; a vocational placement student log book is developed to support you to meet the requirements of all tasks to be completed during your placement. Vocational Placement is an important part of the program that has been designed for students to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom to a practical level in a workplace environment. This practical approach to learning will prepare students to ease into 120 hours of on the job training required to gain the qualification. All students undertaking vocational placement will be required to organise their own transportation to and from the vocational placement host organisation’s facility.


  • Cairns / Atherton
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Brisbane


*Full Fee for Service Program Fee: $2150
*Fee for Assessment ONLY (RPL): $1500
Funded via Investing in Skills – Certificate 3 Guarantee, a Queensland Government Initiative

The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification. It also supports school students to access training and Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing free training in high priority qualifications.

Call DP Training to check if you meet the eligibility criteria, the student contribution fee can be as little as $65 for a concession card holder or $95 for non-concession enrolment. See C3G Fact Sheet here....

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