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CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)


CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Are you ready to make a change in Australia’s community services and disability support industries?

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

The wide range of topics taught includes creating personalised care plans, learning about your legal obligations and responsibilities, and more. You’ll also earn the nationally recognised HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication certification and the HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely certification for free!

Start your new career in community services now. Sign up online for your disability support course today!


There are only a few steps left to begin your career in disability support. Don’t wait, start your Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) course right away!

A Certificate III in Individual Support has three pathways you can take. These are aged care, disability support, and a combination of the two. Make sure you’re selecting the option that best suits your goals. 

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

Get in touch with us via our enrolment form to make sure you’re eligible for this course, and a member of our student support team will be in touch to let you know. Send through any documentation they request. If successful, you will receive a letter of offer and your payment plan.

After receiving your personalised training plan, go through your theory readings. Then, pick which of the in-person practical training sessions to go to.

You must complete at least 120 hours of work experience in relevant setting. You will need to find your own work experience, but your trainer might be able to help you if you are having any difficulty.

Everything you worked for was worth it because you now have your Certificate III in Individual Support! Now all you have to do is download your certificate from your student account.


You can make a real change in the lives of Australians living with disabilities by getting a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability). In this course you will learn everything you need to know about disability support across the nine core units and six (6) elective units.


You’ll learn job-ready skills and knowledge for Australia’s disability and community care sectors in our Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) course. You’ll be taught through hands-on workshops, self-paced online readings, and an industry-specific work placement.


You’ll need to attend at least six (6) practical training sessions in person as part of your certification. This will include your free manual handling certification.


As you work towards your certificate, our experienced teachers will be there to help and guide you the entire way.


Get ready for the industry with 120 hours of work placement in a real working environment.


It’s easy to start a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability). You don’t need to have completed any other studies or work experience before enrolling. But there are some minimum requirements that all students must meet in order to be eligible, such as:


The minimum age for students to enrol in this course is 18 years old.


Students complete their online readings in their own time and at their own pace. To access them, they will require regular access to a computer and an internet connection.


As the course is delivered entirely in English, students will need to have a basic proficiency in both written and verbal English skills.


Portions of the practical training, particularly the manual handling section, will require students to complete basic manual tasks such as moving patients.


International students looking to join our Disability Support course must meet the following additional criteria: Current Passport Eligible Visa (or be willing to obtain one) Highest Qualification Certificate and Transcript (Australia and/or Overseas) Current or past Confirmation of Enrolment from another provider (if applicable) - this may be used as English evidence Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Letter of Release (or any document authorising your transfer if the student is currently enrolled in another education provider in Australia) Vocational qualifications completed within Australia (including short courses, such as first aid) Credit Transfer Application (if applicable) English Language Qualification (IELTS, PTE, or other) Recent completion (3 months) Australian ELICOS Course with a result of Upper Intermediate.

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


First Aid Course Experts’ disability support course is available at select Australian locations. At our modern Brisbane and Adelaide training venues, you’ll find the most up-to-date specialised equipment to guarantee that you’re receiving the best training in the country. 


  • (08) 8317 5113
  • Level 2/45 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000


  • (08) 8317 5113
  • Level 1, 345 Ann Street, Brisbane, QLD, 4000


As part of your certificate, you’ll need to attend at least six (6) practical classes in person. One of these is your HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Handling certification.

The goal of these sessions is to give you important, hands-on training that will help you learn the practical knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the disability support industry.

We want to give you the freedom to learn in a way that fits your schedule. As soon as you sign up, you can pick the practical lessons that work best for you.


Sign up for our Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) course online today!

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With First Aid Course Experts, you can book your course confidently, knowing that our courses are fully in line with all Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines. We’re a recognised RTO in Australia (RTO #45654 | CRICOS #03884A), and we’re committed to providing workers and the general public with training that’s both professional and affordable.

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How long it takes will rely on how quickly you finish your practical readings and your 120 hours of work placement. Most students take around six months to finish this course.

Courses for our international students can start weekly. Reach out to us to get the full schedule or to find the next start date that works for you.

Yes, you can pay for the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) course all at once. First Aid Course Experts also has flexible payment plans for international students. When you send us your enrolment request, we’ll be happy to give you more information and help you choose the best option for your needs.

Yes, individuals who have previously completed a certificate are eligible to enrol in our courses. We encourage you to contact us for specific details regarding your eligibility and the enrolment process.

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