Course Overview

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.

Course Summary

Course Code:
Minimum 18 Weeks (AQF)
Award Titles:
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
Course Fee:

    Course Details

    The Cert III in Individual Support (CHC33015) is included 13 units where seven units are core units, and 6 are elective units. Cert III in Individual Support (CHC33015) is Australia’s nationally recognised and accredited qualification will equip you with clinical skill and knowledge which is your doorway for the career in Nursing.

    The total course will cover two parts, theory and supervised clinical placements for a total of 120 hours in the aged care facility.


Applicant must be a domestic student, not an International student.
Applicant must be 16 years or older and meet language, literacy and numeracy requirements.
Applicants who do not satisfy direct entry requirements above will be assessed individually based on the relevant work experience, skills, knowledge and aptitude to undertake the course.
A preliminary Language, Literacy and Numeracy test will be conducted at Hope Training College of Australia to assess the skill level of the applicant at the time of admission.
Students who fulfil the minimum standards are given admission at Hope Training College of Australia.
Photo Identification
Completed enrolment form
National Police record check

Total units

  • Total number of units = 13 Units
  • 7 core units
  • 6 elective units
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support 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
CHCDIS001Contribute 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
CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs
HLTAID003Provide first aid

Course Structure

Classroom based training

Classroom attendance – “Face to Face” – training with industry qualified trainers. This is of great assistance for those who wish to build up confidence, learn from trainers experienced in the industry and brush up their studying skills.

Practical workplace

Practical workplace training through a Vocational Placement is the focus of our course program. This practical approach to learning will prepare our students to ease into 120 hours of on the job training required to gain the qualification.

Our Training Organisation will support students to organise the vocational placement – work experience with an accredited care provider. It can be an aged care facility, health care, disability or community-based service provider.

Vocational placement is structured workplace learning, a training plan is developed to support your requirements of tasks to complete during your placement. These tasks support you to prepare for the workforce. 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.

Self-paced/ Tutorial & Online learning

Students are required to spend at least 300 hrs. of self-study from related books, referenced literature, websites etc., which will be recommended to students.

Career opportunities


Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Accommodation support worker
  • Field officer
  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Home care assistant
  • Care Assistant
  • In-home respite worker
  • Care service employees
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Care worker
  • Personal care assistant
  • Support worker
  • Community care worker
  • Personal care-giver
  • Community house worker
  • Disability service officer (in some jurisdictions)
  • Personal care worker
  • Community support worker
  • Residential care worker

Study in Aged Care I Home & Community Care

'If you’re passionate about your work in caring for the elderly or the disabled, why not grow your career in the field by learning. Certificate III in Individual Support’ has replaced both the earlier aged care and disability support courses – the ‘Certificate III in Aged Care’ and the ‘Certificate III in Disability’.

During the training period, I WAS given clear instruction and demonstration.the staff were very helpful whenever I did not understand any particular topics. on the whole, everything was excellent.

Veatrice, Adelaide