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CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Nationally Recognised Training

Who is this program for?

This program is for people who provide support to people with disability. The program focusses on following individualised plans to provide high quality and safe person-centred support.  

This program will help you to develop your skills and confidence to provide support that helps people with disability achieve their goals. It will reinforce good practice and provide an opportunity to share and demonstrate what you already do – and be awarded with a CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability). Note: This Certificate is a pre-requisite for CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support. 

For Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees, this is the desired minimum qualification for all permanent full time and part time disability support practitioners. You can register your interest for this qualification by clicking the ENQUIRY button below.  

What content does the program cover?

This program is made up of 15 units that are tailored for people working in direct support roles in the disability sector.

Unit Code Unit Title Core/Elective
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control Core
CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support Core
CHCCCS043 Provide positive mealtime experiences Elective
CHCDIS020 Work effectively in disability support Elective
CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support Core
CHCCCS044 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCCCS041 Recognise healthy body systems Core
CHCCCS040 Support independence and wellbeing Core
CHCDIS011 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach Elective
CHCDIS012 Support community participation and social inclusion Elective
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services Core
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid Elective

Does the program have prerequisites or specific requirements?

No qualifications are necessary to participate in this program.  

There is a compulsory requirement to complete 120 hours minimum work within a disability service organisation to complete this qualification. 

As part of the enrolment process, you will complete a Skills Check to determine where you might need extra support. The program will involve reading, writing/typing, communication and numeracy skills similar to those you use at work:  

  • Read and follow policies, guidelines, individualised plans and other documentation.
  • Complete documentation such as incident reports, charts, meeting minutes.
  • Read and measure quantities of food and medication.
  • Work with schedules.

To successfully complete this program, you will also develop skills to: 

  • Complete online quizzes.
  • Accessing your learning resources, such as your learning guide.
  • Download and upload documents. 
  • Participate in online group discussions. 

How will I be assessed?

For each unit, you will complete assessment tasks. You can use your Learner Guide, CPA guidelines and other resources to help you do this. Your assessment tasks are made up of:

Online quizzes (open book).

  • Completing and submitting documentation.
  • Showing how to respond in certain situations.
  • Workplace assessment (your facilitator comes to watch you at work). 
  • Answering questions.
  • Manager interviews.

Can I get recognition for the units I have already completed?

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

You may also apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) which is a process of assessing existing knowledge and skills.

What other details do I need to know?

Duration: Approximately 12 months  

Attendance type: This program is made up of in person face-to- face days, learning/practicing on the job and online learning.  

Times: Each face-to-face day is a full day of training. You will be provided with a program calendar which shows the dates and times for your program. Attendance at the face-to-face days is mandatory. 

Location: The face-to-face sessions are delivered at Ryde in Sydney and in the Hunter area.  

Is there a cost for this program?

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government (eligibility criteria applies). Fees for your course may vary depending on your eligibility for government funding. Please contact us to discuss your application and eligibility and any fee that would apply to you.  

Please note: For Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees, CPA pays any applicable Student Fee on your behalf as your employer.  

Please note our cancellation policy below.  

What else do I need to know?

Everyone undertaking a nationally recognised course in Australia 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  

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
Mon 22 Jan 2024 at 9:00AM 13 classes 15 units Ryde Learning Centre Register
Fri 15 Mar 2024 at 9:00AM 13 classes 15 units Alpha LifeCare, Boolaroo (Hunter) Register
Wed 12 Jun 2024 at 9:00AM 13 classes 15 units Ryde Learning Centre Register
Fri 13 Sep 2024 at 9:00AM 13 classes 15 units Alpha LifeCare, Boolaroo (Hunter) Register
Thu 03 Oct 2024 15 units Ryde Learning Centre Register