Certificate III in Individual Support

Course Code: CHC33015 |  CRICOS: 0100455

With this entry-level qualification, you may jumpstart your career in disability services. Learn how to give individual support in-home and community care settings by gaining practical skills and knowledge.

Intakes from 14th November 2022 109286J

At a Glance




Gold Coast


40 wk tuition
+ 12 wk holidays
= 52 weeks


First intake 25th July 2022

Industry Trends

The number of individuals working as aged and disability carers is expected to increase dramatically in the future years, according to the Australian Government's Job Outlook program. Graduates with abilities in this area will be in high demand over the next five years, with about 179,000 job openings projected.

Potential Income

The average annual salary for Disability Support Worker jobs in Australia ranges from $60,000 to $70,000.

Career Prospects

Successful completion of this qualification may provide career opportunities including:

  • Personal Care Worker
  • Personal Carer
  • Direct Care Worker
  • Home Help Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Respite Care Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service provider

Course Details

With this entry-level qualification, you can begin your career in disability services.

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to offer individual care to persons in the home, community, or health care setting. Our Certificate III Individual Support (CHC33015) is government-approved and fully accredited.

You'll study how to promote independence and well-being, as well as gain a variety of technical skills and transferrable abilities such as communication and teamwork. This specialised course will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to encourage community involvement and social inclusion for people with impairments. Our highly qualified instructors give one-on-one coaching and assistance to guarantee you have the information and skills necessary to thrive in the profession.

Course Fees

Offshore Fee


Enrolment Fee: $250
Materials Fee: $300

Discounts may apply. Ask your Education Agent about our latest scholarships and multi-course packages

Onshore Fee


Enrolment Fee: $250
Materials Fee: $300

Discounts may apply. Ask your Education Agent about our latest scholarships and multi-course packages

Entry Requirements

Minimum Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (or foreign equivalent). Minimum age 18. Minimum English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 (overall band) or equivalent by Pearson, Cambridge, or TOEFL.

Prior to commencement, international students intending to travel to Australia must secure a student visa or temporary graduate visa. Where a student has received a CoE and visa but cannot travel to Australia, the course may commence online. Students may choose to undertake the course online outside Australia with no visa and no Certificate of Enrolment (CoE), to build a bank of AQF credits (#QualBanking) before applying for a student or temporary graduate visa.

Students will submit a pre-training assessment review to assess if the course is appropriate for their interests and abilities, plus an LLN test to determine learner needs. Additional requirements will be arranged at this point.

Units of Study

In order to achieve the CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support, students must satisfactorily complete 13 units of competency:  7 core units plus 6 elective units.

Core Units

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognise health body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

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 disability
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies

Additional Information

Course Delivery

The Capital College materials fee provides all required texts for this course, plus access to our student portal and online tools. The sequencing of delivery is:

  1. Reading course texts (online) and other learning materials;
  2. Attending face-to-face classes (currently replaced by webinars);
  3. Attending to online quizzes and case studies;
  4. Applying learning in context outside of the classroom;
  5. Online forums for information.

The following learning techniques are employed:

  1. Trainer presentations & demonstrations;
  2. Individual tasks;
  3. Contextualised case studies;
  4. Quizzes;
  5. Research;
  6. Role-plays; and
  7. Practical group work.

RPL & Credit Transfer

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)

You may be eligible for RPL if you have sufficient life or work experience to meet the requirements of one or more whole units of competency within this qualification. A fee will be quoted on application.

We recognise all Australian Qualification Framework Certificates and Statements of Attainment issued by other Registered Training Organisations in Australia. You will need to provide the original Certificate or Statement of Attainment (or a certified copy).
We charge no fee on applications for Credit Transfer under National Recognition. All applications for RPL or Credit Transfer must be made prior to the commencement of the course.

RPL assessment attracts a fee for the assessment of each unit.


Assessment will take place at a Capital College campus, or online.

Written projects will be completed by students in their own time.

All activities will be conducted by duly accredited assessors.

Assessors will provide detail of all assessment requirements in advance.

Three assessment attempts will be provided, with support. If satisfactory competence is not observed, the student may be advised to enrol in further relevant training.

What to study next?

Students who successfully complete this course may progress onto other courses such as the Diploma of Community Services, Diploma of Business, Diploma of Leadership and Management, or the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management.

Upon successful completion of the 13 units of competency in this course, students will be issued the Certificate III Individual Support qualification.

If a student does not complete the full qualification but has successfully achieved units, a Statement of Attainment will be issued upon request by the student, indicating the units completed

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