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Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability, Home and Community)

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This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to disability, ageing or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.
The qualification is highly valued by employers and our graduates are successful in gaining employment in their chosen area.

Graduates maybe employed as Disability Support Workers, Local Area Coordinators or in services that provide individual support through the NDIS, National Disability Insurance Scheme or other community services.

Best Tutors

Our tutors are ‘best practice’ and currently employed in the industry and share real life scenarios and case studies to enhance learning. Your experienced Tutor is Sharon Hardman-Vassel.


Fees include manuals from our library, classroom tutorials, tutor workplace visits, practical assessments, plus notes/handouts. Cost does not include first aid training, employers require first aid training. Industry prefers trained staff who can assist clients with medications, this is an additional unit to the qualification and can be purchased separately.

Subsidised places under Smart and Skilled are available, make an appointment with the course coordinator to check your eligibility.

Students that don’t meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility are required a Fee-for-Service cost of $3,950 (payment instalments available).


To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Students must have above average level of written and spoken English language. A current police check will be required.

Contact college on (02) 9482 1189 to arrange an appointment with the Course Co-ordinator.

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015.
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)
  • Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach (CHCDIS001)
  • Support independence and wellbeing (CHCCCS023)
  • Provide individualised support (CHCCCS015)
  • Assist clients with medication (HLTHPS006)
  • Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (CHCDIS002)
  • Support relationships with carers and families (CHCCCS025)
  • Meet personal support needs (CHCCCS011)
  • Support community participation and social inclusion (CHCDIS003)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (CHCDIS007)
  • Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)
  • Provide home and community support services (CHCHCS001)
  • Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)

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