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CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)


CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Course Overview

Are you ready to make a positive impact on people’s lives in Australia’s community and disability services industries?

A Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) is a fantastic way to get started in the disability and community service fields in Australia. During this nationally recognised course, you’ll learn the abilities and knowledge you need to help people living with disabilities and make a positive difference in their lives.

The wide range of topics we teach includes creating personalised care plans, learning about your legal obligations, and more. You’ll not only get the nationally recognised HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication certification when you successfully complete your training you’ll also earn a HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely certification for free!

Start your career in community services now; don’t miss your chance. Sign up for your course in disability support today!


Sign up now for our Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) course and start learning online right away! You only need to pay $100 up front; the rest is due four weeks after you complete your enrolment.

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Adelaide – Grenfell Street
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Adelaide – Grenfell Street
Level 2, 45 Grenfell Street
Adelaide 5000

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) [DOMESTIC]Enrol now to start today! Pay just $100 up front!100.00
Brisbane CBD Ann Street
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Brisbane CBD Ann Street
Level 1, 345 ANN STREET

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) [DOMESTIC]Enrol now to start today! Pay just $100 up front!100.00
Salisbury (SA)
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Salisbury (SA)
6/89 John Street
Salisbury 5108

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) [DOMESTIC]Enrol now to start today! Pay just $100 up front!100.00

Level 5, 116 Esplanade

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) [DOMESTIC]Enrol now to start today! Pay just $100 up front!100.00

Please note: Non-Australian residents need to enrol in our Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) for International Students Course. 


There are only a few steps before you can begin your career in disability support. Don’t wait any longer; begin your Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) right away!

There are three paths to choose from when studying a Certificate III in Individual Support: aged care, disability support, and a combination option. Make sure you select the one that best meets your professional goals. 

  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care)
  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability)

To sign up for your course, click the “Enrol” button next to the one you choose. After you’ve filled out your personal information (including your USI) and uploaded your ID documentation, you’ll need to pay the training fee. Once you log in to make sure everything is correct, you’re good to go!

We’ll send you the login information needed for you to access your course through our online learning portal. There, you’ll also find your personalised training plan. After that, complete the theory and the online readings, and then choose the practical lesson sessions that work best for you.

To get your Certificate III in Individual Support, you’ll need to do at least 120 hours of work experience in a suitable setting. You’ll need to organise this yourself, but your trainer may be able to help you source relevant work experience if you’re having difficulty on your own.

Everything you worked for has been worth it because you now have your Certificate III in Individual Support! The only thing left is to download your certificate from your student account.


Certificate III in Individual Support students learn the skills they need to help people who have unique needs. Your course includes nine core units that cover general support, as well as six optional units that are linked to your chosen elective stream.


Our disability support course includes self-paced online learning, hands-on workshops, and an industry work placement. This course delivery method provides students with the full range of skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the disability and community support sectors.


You can learn at a pace that you choose. Study your readings from anywhere at any time that works for you, and do so at your own pace.


To complete your course, you’ll need to attend a minimum of six (6) in-person practical classes. This includes your free HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely course.


Complete 120 hours of work-placement in a disability services setting to get ready for working in the industry.


It is simple to begin Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability). You don’t need to have completed any other study or work experience before enrolling. But there are some basic requirements that all students must meet in order to be eligible, such as:

Minimum Age

All students must be at least 16 years old. Students under the age of 18 must also submit a signed Parental Consent Form before starting their course.

Computer & Internet Access

You can only find the required theoretical readings through our online student portal. Students are not given class time for these readings, so they need to be able to access them in their own time.


All of the materials for this study will be in English, so you will need to be able to read, write, and speak English at a reasonable level to complete this course.


As part of the practical training activities, students will need to be able to perform simple physical tasks. This is especially important for the manual handling training portion which requires students to prove they can safely move a patient.

Eligibility for international students differs. Please see our Certificate III in Individual Support Course for International Students page for more details.


First Aid Course Expert’s disability support courses are offered from many of our training locations, which can be found all over Australia. So wherever you are, we’re sure to be able to offer training from somewhere near you.


To get your certificate you’ll need to attend at least six (6) in-person practical classes. One of these will be HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely. However, you can choose which sessions to attend and make sure that you’re attending classes that work best for you.


Sign up for your Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) online right now and start straight away!

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Yes. Not only is this course suitable, it has proven incredibly valuable for people who work as NDIS support workers, or who are looking to become one. Students who successfully complete this course will have the skills and experience needed to take their first steps as support workers or secure their existing career.

To sign up for this course, you do not need to take an NDIS worker background check. However, some support worker jobs may need one. Once you have your Certificate III in Individual Support and are ready to start applying, employers should say in their job listings whether or not an NDIS screening check is required. If you’re not sure, you may need to contact them directly to find out.

Sometimes. If you can show that you have already finished any of the units of competency for this course as part of another qualification, you may not have to take those sections again. Please get in touch with us and we’ll help you figure out if your past studies are valid for prior learning.

No. While some of your disability support course is done online, you need complete practical training to truly acquire the necessary skills. Because of this, there is no way to take this course online or through distance learning.

Another reason is that students must also do work experience. A simulated workplace is not a replacement for real-life training.

Yes. If you already have a job where taking this course could be seen as personal development, upskilling, or essential to keep your job, then you may be able to deduct the cost of it from your taxes. For more information, talk to your accountant, tax expert, or another relevant professional.

Yes, you can take both elective streams and get a dual award in Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability). This programme covers many different topics that are useful for helping people in both disability and aged care settings, placing your skills in high demand across the entire healthcare industry.

In Australia, the pay for people who help people with disabilities varies based on their qualifications, experience, employer, and many other factors. You can expect to make between $45,000 and $65,000 AUD a year as a disability support worker.

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