CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Embarking on a disability support course is an important first step in helping individuals with unique needs.

Being a disability support worker requires a high level of compassion, selflessness, and empathy as you contribute to the well-being of some of society’s most vulnerable members. To become a disability support worker, one needs to obtain a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

Skills Training College is a nationally registered training organisation that provides course, including disability support worker courses in Canberra and across Australia.

Whether you are currently volunteering and want to formalise your role or aspire to a career in the disability and community support sector, we have the perfect solution for you.

Our disability support course not only gives you a nationally recognised entry-level qualification, but also sets you on the path towards a fulfilling career in disability support.

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Achieving the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) opens the door to a rewarding career in disability support. This qualification spans various fields, including disability specialisation and aged care, encompassing diverse elective unit streams.

The program encompasses the procedural knowledge and hands-on skills essential for delivering client care through a person-centered approach. Recognising the individuality of each person, even those with similar disabilities, underscores the importance of tailoring care to meet specific needs.

Providing personal care demands a person-centered approach, rooted in established behavior that understands and addresses the unique needs of each individual. Throughout your journey, you’ll forge strong connections with clients, establishing an unbreakable rapport with them.

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Price: $599
Delivery: Blended (Online & In Person)

What You'll Learn

Enrolling in an individual support course is an endeavor marked by compassion and dignity. As you progress through your studies and training, you’ll not only cultivate these qualities but also acquire practical skills to customise support for each patient’s distinct needs.

Our students acquire a diverse range of knowledge, from assisting clients with medication and fostering social inclusion to building relationships through interpersonal skills. The curriculum also covers recognising healthy body systems, understanding legal responsibilities and human rights, implementing infection control policies, providing grief and loss support to patients and their loved ones, and much more.

Upon completing the course, you’ll undergo assessments, testing both your newfound skills and theoretical knowledge through practical and written assessments.


Compulsory Learning Modules:
Disability Care Elective Modules:

In addition to the above training and study units, students must complete at least 120 hours of work placement to meet their course requirements and receive a Certificate III in Individual Support. 

Eligibility & Enrollment

There are no academic or work requirements required to enrol in a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability). However, there are minimum eligibility requirements all students must first meet. To be eligible, students must:

  • Be at least 16 years old. Students under the age of 18 must submit a signed Parental Consent Form before undertaking any course with Skills Training College.
  • Have access to a computer and a reliable internet connection to complete the at-home portion of the course
  • Possess basic proficiency in written and verbal English to complete study and assessment requirements
  • Possess basic physical fitness to perform manual tasks such as moving patients
  • Students must have a USI number

Course Fees

For a limited time Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) is offered at Skills Training College Salisbury for $599! 

Using our convenient, secure online booking platform you can pay for your course today using any Mastercard or Visa credit or debit card. 

To view our full payment terms and conditions here.

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Course Delivery Method

Skills Training College’s disability courses employ a hybrid study mode, combining classroom-based learning, online theoretical readings and study, and practical work placement. All three components must be completed within a 12-month timeframe.

Practical learning sessions run from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, and attendance at a minimum of 15 sessions over three weeks is mandatory. During training, you’ll engage in practical support activities, collaborating with fellow students to enhance teamwork skills, including effective communication with both peers and patients.

For the theoretical component, you’ll undertake a series of e-readings at home in your own time. Access to readings requires your device and an internet connection, and completion time ranges from 30 to 60 hours, contingent on individual pace, skill level, and commitment.

Finally, a minimum of 120 hours of professional workplace experience in suitable community settings is mandatory. Students are responsible for finding and arranging their vocational placement, which must be conducted during their own time.


There’s nothing more rewarding than being able to provide support to someone in need. Become someone’s hero today. To express your interest in one of these courses, or for any further information, please get in contact with us.

DISABILITY Support Careers

Australia’s disability support sector comprises individuals from diverse backgrounds, united by their shared dedication to providing person-centered support and care to those in need.

At the heart of this industry lies the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme), a government initiative that offers funding and financial assistance to individuals living with disabilities. The scheme has witnessed substantial growth, escalating the demand for disability support workers.

Becoming a support worker is a role not suited for just anyone. It demands someone exceptional, capable of caring for another human being, serving as their hero, and confronting the daily challenges associated with disability support.

Career prospects for disability support workers are currently at an all-time high, with the job market expanding daily. The following are potential job roles available to those who have completed a disability course:

These positions serve as entry-level roles for those who have recently finished a disability course. With a few years of experience, skills development, and additional training, there are opportunities for career advancement and climbing the professional healthcare ladder.

This marks the initial step in your journey, and the destination is entirely within your control.


Skills Training College is a leading registered training organisation offering the country’s best courses across the hospitality, health, security and construction industries. Trusted by thousands of Australians annually, we’re one of the premier training organisations in the country making education and training affordable for people from all walks of like.

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The average salary for a disability support worker in Australia varies between employers. On average, disability support workers can expect a salary of around $36.73 per hour.

Yes. If you are already working in a role where undertaking such training could be considered self-education, upskilling, or necessary for maintaining your position, then this course may be considered tax deductible. Speak with your accountant, tax specialist, or other relevant professional body for further information.

Often, yes. However, the difficulty of disability support work varies based on an individual’s skills, experience, and the specific needs of the clients. Providing direct client care through established person-centred behaviour often requires patience, empathy, and the ability to provide physical and emotional support.

The work may involve assisting clients with daily activities, implementing care plans, helping support community participation, and promoting independence for people with disabilities. Additionally, the role may require flexibility and the capacity to handle challenging behaviors.

This kind of work is not for everyone. However, for someone truly empathetic and willing to make sacrifices, it is equally rewarding.

If you’re interested in evolving your disability support career through ongoing skills development, further study is a valuable consideration. Healthcare is a diverse industry, and disability support is only one facet; it’s not overly difficult to move into other roles or fields. Some areas of further study include the following:

  • Aged care industry. An aged care course is most similar to a disability support course. Both are completed through a Certificate III in Individual Support, but through alternate elective streams.

  • Manual handling. Healthcare offered requires moving patients safely, a skill taught in a manual handling courses.

  • First aid. First aid provides a wide range of skills useful to disability support positions, as well as all other walks of life. CPR is one such notable skill.

  • A blue card. A working with children check is essential to expanding your healthcare career to work with children. Please note this course is not offered through Skills Training College.

  • A Certificate IV is the next step after a Certificate III level, and there are many opportunities each instructing students with different health skills. An advanced diploma affords similar opportunities. Currently, Skills Training College does not offer any Certificate IV courses in healthcare.

Finding work, work placement, or volunteer opportunities in disability support varies based on your career goals. Online searches can help you identify care facilities where volunteers are in high demand, offering you an entry point into the industry. Practical placement in a facility may lead to volunteer or employment opportunities. Your course trainer may also be able to point you in the right direction for work placement or employment opportunities.

No. While a portion of your disability support course is completed online, practical training is essential for acquiring the required skill sets. As a result, online training or distance learning for this course is not available.

Another reason online training is not possible is because this course requires students to complete work placement in a real world setting. A simulated workplace environment is not an acceptable substitute for actual workplace training.

In some circumstances. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency for this course as part of another qualification and are able to provide us with appropriate evidence you may be not be required to retake those portions of the course. Please contact us to discuss this further, and we can help you determine whether your previous studies are acceptable for recognition of prior learning.

You do not need to take an NDIS worker screening check to enrol in this course. However, certain job roles that will be available to you after completion of your course may require one. Once you’ve received your Certificate III in Individual Support and are ready to start applying for relevant positions, potential future employers should state whether they need an NDIS screening check, or you can reach out to them if you’re not sure.