CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Taking a disability support course is a vital first step toward helping people living with unique needs. It takes an incredible depth of compassion, selflessness, and empathy to take on a career in health or community services and to work with some of society’s most vulnerable people.

Demonstrating this commitment to high-quality care begins with earning a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

Skills Training College is a leading registered training organisation, and we’re proud to provide the best disability support worker courses Perth has to offer.

Whether you already provide support as a volunteer and are looking to make it official, or if you want to gain access to a rewarding career in health or community services, we have your answer.

Upon successful completion of our disability support course, you earn a nationally recognised entry level qualification, and take your first steps toward a new career in the community services industry.

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Completion of a Certificate III in Individual Support can help you begin a new and fulfilling career in disability support. There are multiple fields that this qualification covers, including disability specialisation and aged care, which are part of different elective units streams.

This qualification reflects the procedural knowledge and practical skills required to provide care services to clients who require support through a person-centred approach. No two people are alike, even if they live with the same disability, and this means tailoring care towards a patient’s unique needs.

Personal care requires established, person-centred behaviour; to support individuals by understanding who they are, and how to address their unique needs. Along the way you’ll 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

Enrolling in a Certificate III in Individual Support requires compassion and dignity. During your studies and training you’ll enhance these traits while also learning the practical skills required to tailor support to every patient’s unique needs.

Our students gain a range of procedural knowledge, from how to assist clients with their medication, aiding with social inclusion, building relationships through their interpersonal skills, recognising healthy body systems, understanding their legal responsibilities and the human rights of patients, enacting infection control policies, providing grief and loss support to patients and their loves ones, and much more.

Upon course completion, you will be tested on your newfound skills and theoretical knowledge through both practical assessments 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 Perth 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 are provided through a hybrid study mode which combines classroom based learning, online theoretical readings and study, and practical work placement. All three of these components must be completed within 12 months of one another.

The practical learning sessions begin at 9am and run until 5pm, Monday to Friday. You must attend a minimum of 15 of these sessions over three weeks. During your training you’ll be exposed to practical support activities, and work with other students to develop your teamwork skills, such as the ability to communicate effectively with each other and with patients.

For the theoretical component, you’ll be required to complete a series of e-readings at home in your own time. To access your readings, you’ll require your own device and an internet connection. The time to complete this section is between 30 and 60 hours approximately, however the exact length of time depends on each student’s own pace, skill level and commitment.

Finally, you’ll be required to complete at least 120 hours of professional workplace experience in appropriate community settings. You must find and arrange your own vocational placement and this must be performed 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 is comprised of individuals from all walks of life, bound by their shared commitment to provide person-centred support and care to those most in need.

At the centre of the industry is the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme), a government program which provides funding and financial support to people living with disability. The scheme has experienced exponential growth in recent years, increasing the need for disability support workers.

Becoming an individual support worker is not something just anyone can do. It takes someone special to look after another human being, to be their hero, and to confront the challenges associated with disability support everyday.

Career opportunities for disability workers have never been higher, and the job market is growing to welcome more every day. Here are some of the potential job roles open to those who have completed a Certificate III in Individual Support:

These positions represent entry level roles available to those who have recently completed a disability course. With a few years of experience, 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.


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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.