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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

Course Dates

Course dates to be confirmed, minimum numbers apply.

Note: Course codes, titles, units, and content may change in the future and all students will be strategically enrolled in courses which will be completed in advanced and before any new qualification is implemented, therefore a transition process will not apply.  Further information will be provided on our website and upon enrolment. 


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

Course Dates

February and July 2022

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

HLTINF001           Comply with infection prevention and control policy & procedures

Other Elective Units:

CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families

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


This course is delivered with 18 weeks of online learning with support tutorials, 7 simulation days and 120 hours of work placement, over a 6 month period.

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

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. 

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 36 months.
  • Immunisation Evidence – Students are required to complete the Alpine Health immunisation status form prior to Enrolment. Current COVID-19 Vaccination is a requirement. 
  • First Aid Certificate – Students must present a current First Aid certificate prior to Enrolment.
  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy - Course applicants must complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.

Course Fees

Subsidised with Concession - $335.95

Subsidised Standard - $1279.75

Full Rate $4139.75

  • 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.

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


  • HLT54121 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled – Division 2 Nursing)
  • CHC52015 - Diploma of Community Services

Course Enquiries

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

03 5751 9400

[email protected]

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