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Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Course Outline

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.

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National Code CHC33015 Delivery Mode Face-to-face Assessment Mode Classroom & Online self-study Duration 6 – 12 months including practical placement Location Nunawading (VIC)

Course Details

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Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements:

There are no prerequisites for this nationally recognised qualification.

Admission Requirements:

There are no barriers to entry based on age (other than post school students over 16), gender, social or educational background. Students need to be able bodied and have the physical capacity to undertake the practical application of the program.

Student should have foundation skills at the ACSF levels listed below.  This is tested during our Pre-training review.  Each student is required to complete the Language, Literacy & Numeracy assessment to determine what level they are currently working at & if they are suitable to proceed with this qualification.  Where students do not have skills, they may be provided with additional support to develop their literacy and numeracy skills to this level if appropriate, or alternatively they will be provided information on other more appropriate courses.

USI Requirements:

Learners are required to comply with Evidence of enrolments at the time of enrolment at time of enrolment with ONCALL Training College. Students are required to provide appropriate forms of IDs to confirm their eligibility to enroll in this course. Students are required to apply for unique student identification (USI) number while their study period in Australia and this information will be handed to the students at the time of orientation.

IT Requirements:

This qualification requires a basic understanding and use of computers and the internet.  Support will be provided as required to develop the students’ skills.

Credit Transfer & Recognition of Prior Learning

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already achieved the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning. This learning could be gained through a formal qualification, non-accredited training or on the job learning at your workplace, also known as recognition of prior learning (RPL).
To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning that is:

  • Current
  • Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
  • Nationally recognised units of competency

There are no fees for credit transfer applications. The recognition of prior learning (RPL) fee is $500 per unit. For more information, please refer to the Credit Transfer and RPL policy and procedure.

Pathways into Qualification

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

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Pathways from Qualifications

Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to:

  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
  • CHC40313 Certificate IV in Child Youth and Family Intervention
  • CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health
  • CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
  • CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and other Drugs
  • CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work
  • CHC40513 Certificate IV in Youth Justice
  • CHC40313 Certificate IV in Child Protection
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Course Structure

To successfully achieve the CHC33015 – Certificate III Individual support, thirteen (13) units must be completed which are made up of:

  •  7 core units
  •  6 elective units, consisting of:
    • At least 4 units from the electives listed below, at least 2 units must be from those units listed under Groups A, B or C
    • Up to 2 units from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package or accredited courses – these units must be relevant to the work outcome
    • All group B electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Unit Codes Unit Name Core/ Elective
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support Core
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being Core
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work effectively 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 care work Core
CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

Elective (Disability)

CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behavioural supports

Elective (Disability)

CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion

Elective (Disability)

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability

Elective (Disability)

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs Elective
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control and policies and procedures Elective (Disability)
Training Delivery

Workshops, 9am – 4.30pm 1 day a week

This course will be delivered using a blended delivery methodology. The blended methodology employed by ONCALL Training College will include an intensive face to face classroom training session including a theoretical and practical component along with on-line and self-study.

Practical Placement

As part of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) there is a mandatory requirement to obtain practical placement. Students often find placement hard to source and difficult to manage. Because of this, ONCALL Training College leverages our industry-based contacts to coordinate work placement for students where they will complete 120 hours.

This practical placement will not only assist in developing work-ready skills, but will also help to consolidate the skills and knowledge for some units.

If you require assistance finding work placement, please fill out the form below:

Requirements at the Time of Study

This qualification requires a basic understanding and use of computers and the internet. Support will be provided as required to develop the student’s skills.

All students are required to wear enclosed shoes and appropriate work clothing.

Assessment Arrangements

The Assessment methods used in the assessments are:

  • Observation
  • Knowledge Questions
  • Projects
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Case Studies
Additional Support

ONCALL Training College offers support services to any students who have questions or difficulties regarding the training as well as their future career development. Students with disabilities are encouraged to enrol in the course and will be appropriately supported.

Career Outcomes

Employment opportunities could include training and support to promote independence and community participation, which may be provided as part of activities and programs in a variety of settings, including residential and centre-based programs.

The following occupations relate to this qualification.

  • Disability support worker
  • NDIS support worker
  • Care Assistant
  • Accommodation support worker
  • Personal carer
  • Community care worker
  • Field officer


The following employment pathways are available to students who complete this qualification:

  • residential group homes
  • training resource centres,
  • day respite centres,
  • open employment services
  • other community settings and in clients’ homes.
  • Respite Care Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service provider

Note: Information provided as a guide only. Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service.

Payment Plan

ONCALL Training College offers you a Payment Plan, which enables you to pay for the course over its duration. Your first instalment is required as part of the enrolment process. Following commencement, you will be debited electronically each week until the completion of your payment plan.

Payment Plan:

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) (13 equal payments, total payments $3,900)
Fee for service paid over $300 weekly instalments

1st Payment $300 at enrolment
2nd Payment $300 one week after first workshop
Each subsequent payment of $300 will occur every week to the completion of the payment plan.


Full Course Fees

Fee Type Student Fee Skills First Funded Fee** $130 Full Fee $3,900 Staff Fee* $2,600

* Discount applies to staff of ONCALL and partner organisations.

** Your course can be subsidised by the Victorian Government’s Skills First program.

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RTO ID: 45098

Nationally Recognised Training
This training course is a Nationally Recognised Certificate and meets AQF standards.

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