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Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Course Code: CHC33015

Is this course suitable for you or your organisation?

  • This course is available:
    • for individuals - enquire to register your interest for our next semester intake.
    • for group bookings at your venue or ours and can be customised to suit your organisation’s learning needs.

Why choose this course?

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centered support to people who may require support due to disability, age or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support.

This course aims to provide participants with the skills and knowledge:

  • To provide assistance to best support individuals who have a disability

  • All training best supports workers to include a full range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge within a person centered approach.

    On successful completion of this course you will be awarded with a Certificate III in Individualised Support (Disability).

    At Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Certificate III is the desired minimum qualification for all disability support practitioners.

  • What content does the program cover?

    Our course is a blend of face to face training, online learning and learning in the workplace.

    Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) consists of 13 units of competency (7 core units and 6 elective units)

    Core units


    Elective Units



    Provide individualised support


    Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths – based approach


    Communicate and work in health or community services


    Support community participation and inclusion


    Support independence and  well being


    Follow established person centred behaviour supports


    Follow safe work practices for direct client care


    Meet personal support needs


    Recognise healthy body systems


    Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability


    Work with diverse people


    Assist with the monitoring and modification of meals and menus according to individualised plans


    Work legally and ethically


Does the program have any pre requisites?

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

Computer literacy skills are required as well as access to a computer/laptop and internet

To discuss whether this is the right course for you, please enquire below.

Do I get recognition for the units I have already studied?

Yes, you can apply for a credit transfer for units of competency you have already done.

You may also apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) where you can demonstrate skills and knowledge you already have.

How will course work be assessed?

  • Formal assessment is a requirement of nationally recognised training.

  • You will need to commit to personal study time to complete assessment requirements.

  • All learning and assessment materials are provided for you throughout the course.

  • Successful completion of assessments must be completed to be eligible for the certificate.

A range of assessment methods are used including:

  • Tasks completed by you in your own time
  • Tasks completed in face to face sessions
  • Observation of on-the-job performance
  • Online assessments

What is the cost?

The Full fee is $2,100*

* For Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees, your employer pays the student fee.

You will be invoiced in two stages;

Stage 1. Beginning of course

We will invoice you for a commencement fee of $1,100 at the beginning of the course.  Please note our cancellation policy below.

Stage 2. The remainder of the course fee will be invoiced at half way point of the course.

* You may be eligible for funding provided by the NSW Government, in partnership with the Commonwealth Government.  Please enquire below. 

How long is the course? 

This course duration is approximately 7 months

Where is the course held?

The face to face sessions are held at the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Ryde Learning Centre. 

What else do I need to know?

Everyone undertaking a nationally recognised course Australia wide is required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).  Your USI will link to an online account that will contain all your nationally recognised training records and results from 2015 on. You will need to supply your USI to us as your Registered Training Organisation.

For more information see www.usi.gov.au

Basic computer literacy skills are essential and you will need access to a computer or laptop.

How do I apply?

To apply for certificate III in Individualised Support please register below.

Where can I get more information?

Contact: The Training Alliance Team 
Email: training@cerebralpalsy.org.au 
Phone: +61 2 9975 8715

Cancellation conditions apply

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Course Dates

Please select your course date.

Start DateLocationCost
Tue 17 Apr 2018 at 9:30AM 1 class 13 units Ryde Register