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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 designed for workers who provide support for people with disability in an individual or group setting. This might be under direct or regular supervision and is always within clearly defined organisation guidelines.Individuals can register their interest by clicking 'enquire below'. We also offer this course for in-house groups and we customise to meet your organisation’s learning needs.

For Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees, Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) is the desired minimum qualification for all Disability Support Practitioner/ Workers, you can register your interest for the next semester intake by clicking 'enquire below'.

Why choose this course?

Training Alliance has extensive experience, expertise and commitment supporting people with disability to achieve their immediate and long term goals. Our experience, expertise and commitment provides a solid platform for this course. It equips workers with the skills, knowledge and experience to work closely with people with disability, supporting them to fulfil their individualise plans, with a person-centred approach.

The course involves developing worker’s skills and confidence to use their discretion and judgement when providing individual support and to take responsibility for their own work. It also provides the factual, technical, procedural and theoretical knowledge and skills relevant to the disability sector.

The units offered through Training Alliance tailor the course for people working in the disability field, in a direct support role such as Disability Support Practitioner or Worker.

What content does the program cover?

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

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) consists of 13 units of competency (7 core units and 6 elective units). Training Alliance has selected the following units for delivery:

  • Unit Code

    Unit Title

    Core / Elective

    CHCCCS015

    Provide individualised support

    Core

    CHCCOM005

    Communicate and work in health or community services

    Core

    CHCCCS023

    Support independence and  well being

    Core

    HLTWHS002

    Follow safe work practices for direct client care

    Core

    HLTAAP001

    Recognise healthy body systems

    Core

    CHCDIV001

    Work with diverse people

    Core

    CHCLEG001

    Work legally and ethically

    Core

    CHCDIS001

    Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths – based approach

    Elective

    CHCDIS003

    Support community participation and inclusion

    Elective

    CHCDIS002

    Follow established person centred behaviour supports

    Elective

    CHCCCS011

    Meet personal support needs

    Elective

    CHCDIS007

    Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

    Elective

    HLTAHA019

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

    Elective

Does the program have any pre requisites?

No qualifications are necessary to participate in this course.

A reasonably high level of oral communication skills to work with clients and their families from diverse backgrounds and with diverse needs, as well as health care professionals and organisation managers is required.

As part of the enrolment process all applicants must complete a Skills Check to determine where you might need extra support with:

Explaning complex ideas and communicating with a range of people in plain English

•Reading and following Organisational procedures, individual care and support plans and other documentation

•Recording changes in client behaviours, support activities and client activities

•Measuring quantities of food or medication

•Reading time in a range of formats, such as digital, analogue or 24 hour time

•Performing basic calculations

To successfully complete this course, you also will require basic computing skills. This includes:

•Creating, saving and editing Microsoft Office documents.

•Accessing and searching the internet.

•Downloading and saving documents from websites.
•Uploading documents through websites.

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

For Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees the following pre-requisites apply

•Permanent full time or part time employee
•Completion of all CPA orientation and induction training as outlined in the CPA Training Guide
•Approval from your manager

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?

You are required to complete a set of structured assessment tasks for each module you undertake. These tasks provide evidence that you have understood the training and applied it in the workplace. Satisfactory completion of all assessment tasks is required before a credential can be awarded.


This means that in order to attain the qualification, you need to do more than just attend the training.  You will need to commit to personal study time to complete assessment the requirements.

Examples of the evidence typically requested from students as part of their assessment tasks include:

•Answers to knowledge-based questions and questions demonstrating application of the required knowledge
•Completion of case studies
•Descriptions of how to respond to various scenarios in the workplace

Work Placement: 120 hours minimum work within a disability organisation is compulsory for this qualification.

Upon graduation, you will be awarded with CHC33015 Certificate III in Individualised support (Disability)

What is the cost?

The Full fee is $2,100*


Please note: 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 Smart & Skilled 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 9 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 CHC33015 Certificate III in Individualised Support (Disability) 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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