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Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

This qualification represents the job of community and/or residential workers who implement an individualized plan to offer person-centered support to individuals who may need assistance because of aging, disability, or other circumstances. Work entails exercising judgment and discretion when it comes to providing individualized help and accepting accountability for one’s outputs. Employees possess a variety of factual, technical, and procedural knowledge in addition to some theoretical understanding of the ideas and methods needed to offer person-centered care.

Entry Requirements:

While there is no minimum educational qualification, completing the course requirements successfully and being able to communicate well in both written and spoken English are prerequisites for working in support and care positions. Additionally, you must possess the fundamental numeracy abilities required in the industry as well as the ability to read, comprehend, and apply information.  Our training program is designed to help you advance your abilities so that you may work in this significant and expanding industry.

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Course Summary

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

Industry : Aged Care, Community Services and Disability
Duration : 1 Year
Number of Unit: 15
Certificate : Yes

Career Outcome

Once you have completed the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) you can apply for jobs within the Individual Support Industry which may include:

  • Accommodation support worker
  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Care Assistant
  • Care Service Employees
  • Care Worker
  • Community Care Worker
  • Community House Worker
  • Disability Services worker
  • Personal care giver


One of the most important aspects of this work is empowering and assisting those with impairments. Working with residential, community, health care, or NDIS clients may be part of your job description. In these settings, you will play a crucial role in assisting clients in receiving the individualized care they need to lead fulfilling lives.

Options for careers include:

  • Disability support worker
  • Personal care assistant
  • Residential care officer
  • Accommodation support worker
  • NDIS support worker


CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Course Structure

Total Units of Competency:

The CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) requires the completion of the following 13 units (including 7 core and 6 electives).


There are no prerequisites for this qualification.

Placement Arrangements

This course requires students to complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement. Students are required to find their practical placement, however, Angel Institute will provide assistance and support where needed. Placement will be completed under the supervision of the center’s supervisor. Work placement assessment task needs to be completed for each unit that a placement component.

Delivery Method:

Real Time Virtual Classroom..


1 Year


Real-Time Virtual Classroom Delivery – Training is conducted online through our learning management system



CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Training Arrangements

AIE ensures that you have a mixture of practical and theoretical components, and those classes cater a wide variety of learning styles. Additionally, workplace practices and environments will be regularly simulated and used to conduct skills-based assessments by unit requirements. Homework tasks may include research, readings from related textbooks and continuing to work on assessment tasks.

Assessment Arrangements

There are a variety of assessment methods used for this qualification including:

  • Written questions
  • Observations
  • Portfolios
  • Research

Entry Requirements

  • Prospective students must be at least 18 years of age.
  • To assist prospective students in determining whether a course is suitable and appropriate for their individual needs, Angel Institute will conduct a Pre-Training Review.
  • Required to complete the Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment, administered by and to the satisfaction of Angel Institute.
Code Unit Title Type
CHCCCS031 Provide individualized Support Core
CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support Core
CHCCCS040 Support independence and wellbeing Core
CHCCCS041 Recognise healthy body systems Core
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control Core
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core
CHCDIS011 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach Elective
CHCDIS012 Support community participation and social inclusion Elective
CHCDIS020 Work effectively in disability support Elective
CHCAGE013 Work effectively in aged care Elective
CHCAGE012 Provide Food Services Elective
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues Elective
CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)


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