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Certificate III in Individual Support - Disability


Alpine Institute

Course Overview

Free tuition is available to individuals who are eligible for government subsidised training. 

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support- Disability specialisation has been designed for those who intend to work in Community settings and client’s homes who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to disability.

The course is suited to individuals wishing to formalise existing work skills or gain a qualification in care for disabled people who are either living at home or a care facility.

Course Content

There are 13 units of competency that must be successfully completed to achieve the qualification, CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support - Disability, which includes 7 core units and 6 elective units.

Core Units

CHCCCS015         Provide individualised support

CHCCCS023         Support independence and wellbeing

CHCCOM005        Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001          Work with diverse people

CHCLEG001         Work legally and ethically

HLTAAP001         Recognise healthy body systems

HLTWHS002        Follow safe work practices for direct client care


Elective Units

HLTAID003          Provide First Aid

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 a disability

CHCHCS001        Provide home and community support services

Note: Elective units may vary depending on individual student requirements.

Training Pathways

Certificate III

HLT33015 - Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance


Certificate IV

CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support

HLT43015 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

CHC43415 - Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

CHC43115 - Certificate IV in Disability



HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing

CHC50108 - Diploma of Disability

CHC52208 - Diploma of Community Services Coordination



This course is delivered one day per week, over a one year period, with term breaks via classroom and work placement sessions.

Alternate duration and delivery schedules may be available depending on individual student needs. Please discuss your individual needs at the Pre Training Interview.

Delivery Method

This course is delivered by a combination of face-to-face teaching workshops, self-study learning materials, and ongoing tutor support and mentoring. Students are required to undertake workbook activities and self-paced learning (approximately 4 hours per week).

VETiS students are able to complete the qualification over a two year period in year 11 and year 12.

Work Placement

As a compulsory component of this course, you will be required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement in an Aged Care or Home and Community Care Service. Alpine Institute will organise placement and students are required to attend placement an extra day per week for approximately 10 weeks in Term 3. Placement timeline options can be arranged individually to meet the student’s needs, either in blocks or single days.

Placement will commence following successful completion of all units.

Students are required to provide a Police Check, First Aid Certificate, and Immunisation evidence prior to work placement.

Note: VETiS students will undertake classroom-based training in the first year and work placement in the second year.


To achieve qualification, the student will need to:

  • Successfully complete compulsory practical training and observation in the workplace for a minimum of 120 hours.
  • Successfully complete all assessment activities including allocated tasks, projects, scenarios, case studies, questions, and workbooks.


At the successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support - Disability under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

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Course Dates


Application Requirements

This course is open to candidates 17 years of age and over or Secondary School Students considering participation in VETiS program.

People with a disability are encouraged to apply for Government Subsidised training as applicable.

Candidates seeking to undertake this course must have:

  • Sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course
  • Basic computer knowledge and ready access to a computer
  • Basic internet knowledge and ready access to the internet
  • National Police Check – on commencement of this course all candidates are required to complete/have a current National Police Check within 6 months

Consideration will be given to candidates who are under 17 years of age and not currently attending school however, you must provide the following documents at the time of application:

  • Not completed Year 10 – Correspondence or Certificate signed by the Department of Education & Training, Regional Director.
  • Completed Year 10 – Correspondence, Certificate or Transition from School Form signed by the School Principal. Note: Consent must be provided by the student and the parent /carer to sight the Transition from School Form.

Process to Apply

Contact Alpine Institute to register your interest

Please call (03) 5751 9400 or click on the Apply Now button below regarding an expression of interest in this course.

Alpine Institute will send an Application Pack which includes:

  • Pre Training Review Form
  • Student Information Handbook
  • Course Information

Complete the Pre Training Review Form.

This form includes candidate details and self-assessment information and will be discussed in the Pre Training Interview.

Schedule and confirm a Pre Training Interview

Make an appointment with Alpine Institute on (03) 5751 9400 or

The Pre Training Interview will consist of the following:

  • Pre Training Review Form discussion
  • Completion of a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) Review to determine additional support needs and suitability to complete the course
  • Assessments for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), National Recognition (NL), or Credit Transfer (CT) if applicable
  • Eligibility for Government Subsidised Training

Applicants will be informed in writing and email of the outcome of their application.Successful applicants will be issued with an Enrolment Form which must be completed and returned with a non-refundable $100 administration fee. Upon receipt, a confirmation of enrolment will be issued.

Credit Transfer

The establishment of credit transfer is based on the student providing evidence of completion of the relevant units of competency.

Australian Qualifications and Statements of Attainment that have been issued by any other Registered Training Organisations will be recognised by Alpine Institute.

To apply for a Credit Transfer, Students must be able to present their original Qualification or Statement of Attainment with National codes and titles that match the current course in which they are enrolled.

Recognition of Prior Learning /RPL

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the acknowledgment of skills and knowledge obtained through formal training, work experience and/or life experience. The purpose of this process is to identify and assess previously acquired skills and knowledge against the required competency standards.

Students wishing to apply for RPL must complete the RPL application form. Course participants applying for RPL must provide evidence to the satisfaction of Alpine Institute. This evidence must clearly indicate that the applicant is able to demonstrate all the required skills and knowledge.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Course Enquiries

For further information please contact Alpine Institute, Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm

03 5751 9400


Next Training Dates

All 2019 Certificate Courses start in February, with ongoing intakes throughout the year. More information on First Aid & CPR, Short Courses and other Community Education can be found at Training Dates.

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