This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

After completing this course, you could consider roles such as a disability support worker.

Employment Industries:

Upon completion of the course, some of the possible industries for employment can include:

Health Care and Social Assistance

Education and Training


The Certificate III in Individual Support - Disability (CHC33015) will consist of the following 7 core units and 6 elective units.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate III in Individual Support- CHC33015.

Core Units

Unit CodeUnit Description
CHCCCS015Provide individualised support (WP)
CHCCCS023Support independence and wellbeing (WP)
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care (WP)

Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit Description
CHCDIS001Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCDIS002Follow established person centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS003Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS007Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (WP)
CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and families
BSBCUS301Deliver and monitor a service to customers


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Non Funded Fees

Student Fees
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Cert 3 Guarantee Fees

Funding TypeNumber of UnitsStudent Co-Contribution FeeCost per Unit
Funding TypeStudent Fee


We provide our Individual Support training courses out of our fully equipped college in Maryborough:

385 Kent St, Maryborough, Queensland, 4650


We provide our Individual Support training courses at the following location:

8 Lady Mary Tce, Gympie, Queensland, 4570


Our Individual Support training courses can also be studied from the following location:

40 Charles St, Townsville, Queensland, 4814


We deliver our courses on an ad-hoc basis from our Ingham campus. Please contact us to find out when the next courses are scheduled:

Ingham Disability Support Services,
5 Palm Terrace, Ingham, Queensland, 4850

Charters Towers

We deliver our courses on an ad-hoc basis from our Charters Towers campus. Please contact us to find out when the next courses are scheduled:

Gold City Bowls Club,
68/70 Mary Street,  Charters Towers, Queensland, 4820

We currently don't have any entry requirements for this course. 
Please get in touch with us if you would like to know more . 

Am I eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee Funding?

We are able to offer our courses under the Certificate 3 Guarantee which is a government-subsidised training program for eligible students living in Queensland.

The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification. It also supports school students to access training and Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing free training in high priority qualifications.

Visit the government website to learn more and to find out if you are eligible or get in touch with us and we can offer you advice and support on any information regarding this.


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