Certificate III in Individual Support

Disability Specialisation


The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability Specialisation) has become the entry level qualification for a rewarding career in the Disability Care industry.

This qualification offers individuals an introduction to all aspects of providing support work to people living with a disability in group homes and in their own homes.

Students will gain a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the ideas and practices required to provide individualised support to help clients reach their full potential , engage with their community and pursue their personal goals.

This course is designed for existing workers without a current qualification or individuals new to the industry wanting a career change and want to become involved in a community care setting

Course Delivery
This course is generally delivered over 56 sessions for 70 weeks. Mixed mode delivery which includes classroom and self-paced learning.

Licencing and Regulations

Entry Requirements
Students must 17 years of age or above. Students are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy assessment and face to face interview prior to enrolment. A current police check and working with children check is required prior to commencement of course. Up to date immunisations including Influenza vaccination is required prior to work placement. Course Requirements Students must have a genuine empathetic attitude towards the older, frail or disabled person. We will supply each student with one shirt at course commencement once the student has paid a fee of $30. It is a compulsory requirement of work placement to be identified as a WRCC student through wearing of the WRCC student work placement shirt. Local health industry employers will be utilised to provide students with a minimum of 3 weeks of workplace learning and assessment. Clinical placement is mandatory, and students will be required to keep a formal record of a minimum of 120 work placement hours.

Student Fee
This course is subsidised by the NSW Government for eligible students
Student contributions are applicable and range from $1,450 to $1,750
Concession contribution to eligible students $240
Exemptions apply

WRCC Full Fee


Course Structure

7 Core units:
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

6 Elective units:
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
CHCDIS001 - Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCDIS002 - Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS003 - Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS007 - Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability 

Upcoming Programs

Name Course Start Date Course End Date
C3DISAQTUES- 02C $0.00
C3DISSSTTH2020C $0.00

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