CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Assisting individuals with unique needs requires exceptional sensitivity, generosity, and understanding.

Enrolling in a disability support course is an important first step towards providing high-quality care to some of the most vulnerable members of society. To achieve this level of commitment, one must obtain a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

Skills Training College is a highly regarded registered training organization that offers top-notch disability support worker courses in Melbourne. Whether you’re already volunteering in the field and looking to make it official or seeking a rewarding career, we have the ideal solution for you.

Upon completion of our disability support course, you will earn a nationally recognised entry-level qualification and take the first steps towards a fulfilling career in the disability sector.

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Completing an Individual Support course can assist you in starting a rewarding career in disability support. This qualification covers various fields, including disability specialisation and aged care, which are part of different elective unit streams.

This qualification reflects the practical skills and procedural knowledge required to provide care services to clients who require support through a person-centred approach. Every individual is unique, even if they live with the same disability, and therefore, personal care should be tailored to a patient’s unique needs.

Providing personal care requires established, person-centred behaviour. It involves supporting individuals by understanding who they are and how to address their specific needs. Along the way, you will inevitably build strong partnerships with your clients and develop an unbreakable rapport with them.

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

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

What You'll Learn

When you enroll in an Individual Support course, you’ll need to possess qualities like compassion and dignity. During your studies, you’ll learn how to enhance these traits while also gaining practical skills that will help you provide personalised support to each patient.

Our program covers a wide range of procedural knowledge, including assisting clients with medication, promoting social inclusion, building strong interpersonal relationships, recognising healthy body systems, understanding legal responsibilities and human rights of patients, implementing infection control policies, providing grief and loss support to patients and their loved ones, and much more.

You’ll be tested on your newly acquired skills and theoretical knowledge through practical and written assessments upon course completion.


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 Melbourne 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 offers disability courses in a hybrid study mode that combines classroom-based learning, online theoretical readings, and practical work placement. All three components must be completed within 12 months of each other.

For the practical learning sessions, you need to attend a minimum of 15 training sessions over three weeks. These sessions run from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. During the sessions, you’ll learn practical support activities and collaborate with other students to develop your teamwork skills and communication.

The theoretical component requires you to complete a series of e-readings at home in your own time. To access the readings, you need a device and an internet connection. The estimated time to complete this section is between 30 and 60 hours, depending on your pace, skill level, and commitment.

Finally, you must complete at least 120 hours of professional workplace experience in appropriate community settings. You need to find and arrange your own vocational placement and complete it in your 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 who are united in their dedication to providing person-centred support and care to those who require it the most.

The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme), a government program that provides funding and financial aid to people living with disabilities, lies at the heart of this industry. The scheme has witnessed tremendous growth in recent years, resulting in a surge in demand for disability support workers. 

However, becoming a support worker is not something that anyone can do. It necessitates a special person who is willing to take care of another human being, be their hero and face the challenges associated with disability support every day.

Career prospects for disability workers have never been better, and the job market is expanding to welcome more workers every day. Here are some of the potential job roles available:

These positions represent entry level roles available to those who have recently completed a Certificate III in Individual Support.

With a few years of experience, ongoing skills development, and some extra training, you can expect to go further in your career and climb the professional healthcare ladder.

This is just the first step on your journey, the destination is up to you.


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.