CERTIFICATE III IN INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT (DISABILITY)
Why study this course?
Make a start in your career in the community services industry with this entry-level qualification.
The disability sector is a dynamic and rapidly growing industry with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) being a key driver. Demand for skilled workers is expected to continue well into the future.
The nationally accredited Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) will give you the skills for a rewarding career as a disability support worker in a skills shortage area.
What will you learn?
You will learn how to provide individualised support to help your clients reach their full potential, engage with their community and pursue their personal goals.
Who is this course for?
This course is for:
people who have no experience in disability support and are interested in getting into the industry
people currently working as disability support workers who do not hold a formal qualification
The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all 7 core and 6 elective units from the list below. You will also be required to undertake 120 hours of work placement in an approved setting.
7 Core Units
CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 - Support independence and well being
HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
6 Elective Units
CHCDIS001 - Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCDIS002 - Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS003 - Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS007 - Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCPAL001 - Deliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTAID003 - Provide first aid*
NOTE: HLTAID003 Provide First Aid unit is NOT delivered by HPI. You need to organise the completion of this unit with an external provider at your own cost.
Disability support worker
Residential support worker
Disability school support officer
Disability service officer
Continue your studies in:
Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home & Community)
Certificate IV in Disability
Two delivery methods are available for the course work:
Option A: Online
It is an self-paced online delivery designed for those that need a flexible learning structure. We provide our learners ongoing support throughout the learning-pathway via Email and our Discussion Forums.
Option B: Blended Delivery
It combines 12 sessions of 3-hour virtual classroom training via Zoom with self-paced learning. This process will substantially assist you in accelerating your learning and assessment pathway. Please obtain the latest timetable for the virtual classroom training before you enrol.
We clustered the CHC33015 to create a more effective and easy to follow learning experience. By grouping together similar course units, we have minimised the amount of repetitive course work you have to do to gain your qualification.
You need to complete 7 assessment workbooks containing:
Knowledge based questions
Observation and third-party evidence from work placement