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Certificate III in Individual Support - Disability


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Course Overview

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support – Disability, reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people with a disability to:.

  • achieve greater independence
  • being more involved in the community
  • gaining employment, and
  • improved wellbeing


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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Career Opportunities

Occupational titles may include:

  • Personal Carer
  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Community Carer
  • Healthcare Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Homecare Worker

Training Pathways

Certificate III

  • HLT33015 - Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
  • HLT33215 - Certificate III in Health Support Services
  • HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Certificate IV

  • HLT43015 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
  • CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC43415 - Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
  • HLT47315 - Certificate IV in Health Administration


  • HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled – Division 2 Nursing)
  • CHC52015 - Diploma of Community Services


This course is delivered 2 days per week, over a 6 month period, with term breaks.

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 7.5 hours per week).

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


Disability Elective Units
  • 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
Other Elective Units:
  • CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
  • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

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

Work Placement

As a compulsory component of this course, you will be required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement within a Disability Service. Alpine Institute will organise work placement. 

Placement will commence following successful completion of theory assessments of units.



To achieve the qualification, the student will need to:

  • Successfully complete compulsory practical training and observation in the workplace of a minimum of 120 hours.
  • Successfully complete all assessment including Written Assessments, Case Study, Simulation/Observation, Online Quiz and Oral Assessment. 

Course Dates

  • 8th February 2021
  • 12th July 2021

Course Fees

Concession $ 178.65

Government Subsidised $ 500.40

Full Rate $4,111.15

  • Please refer to Fee Schedule for Fee Type and Course Fee breakdowns.
  • Course Fees include all materials and resources required including 1 x polo shirt. There is a non-refundable amount of $100.00 required to secure enrolment, this amount counts towards your overall course cost.
  • You may be eligible for government funding through the *Skills First Program incentives.
  • This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

Entry Requirements

Candidates seeking to undertake this course must have:

  • National Police Check – on commencement of this course all candidates are required to complete/have a current National Police Check within 6 months.
  • Immunisation Evidence – Students are required to complete the Alpine Health immunisation status form prior to Enrolment.
  • First Aid Certificate – Students must present a current First Aid certificate prior to Enrolment.

Course Enquiries

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

03 5751 9400

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