CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

National ID: CHC33015 State ID: AA67
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This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

If you are passionate about supporting people with disability to reach their potential and live an independent life, then this is the course for you

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) you will be on a pathway to develop a career in the rewarding world of disability work. On successful completion you could find work in a variety of settings such as residential, individual support, employment, recreational/day support, advocacy and case management.

This course includes a supervised work placement, where you'll be able to apply your training in a meaningful and relevant way, and gain real industry experience.


The following people will be entitled to a concession rate on the half price course fees under Lower fees, local skills.

  • All students aged 15-24 years
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding:
    • a pensioner concession card;
    • a repatriation health benefits card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs; or
    • a Health Care Card
  • Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution
  • Secondary school-aged persons, not enrolled at school.

If you are not eligible, please see our Skill sets page.

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.

  • Support people with disability to move towards a more independent and self-determined life
  • Communicate, network and work with relevant people to ensure the person is supported in all aspects of their life
  • Work and develop relationships within a team

I have the following attributes:

  • Committed, reliable, proactive and confident in working with people with disabilities
  • Tactful, patient, flexible and understanding
  • Able to cope with challenging situations
  • Able to work as part of a team

Follow the link to find further information to help you make an informed choice about the suitability of this course.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

Prior to enrolment into this qualification, please consider:
•    If you are under 18 years of age
•    Any criminal conviction as it will appear on your National Police Certificate (compulsory to obtain)
•    Any difficulty in communicating with either workers or clients. (I.e. difficulty with written or spoken English)
•    Difficulty with the manual tasks involved in personal care work, including lifting (e.g. 'bad back')
•    Ability to set aside between four and five days/week for attendance at classes, work placement and study
•    Likelihood of finding it difficult or distressing to provide personal care such as toileting and bathing for clients of any gender and varying ages
•    Ability to attend your work placement regularly and reliably

As part of this course you will complete a 120 hour supervised work placement in a facility providing services to disabled clients. 

In order to start your work placement you will need the following:

  • Police clearance (approx. $72)
  • Polo shirt (approx. $29)

Including vaccinations - you will also need to provide proof of immunisation against:

  • Influenza (annual)
  • Chicken pox (Varicella)
  • Hepatitis B (first immunisation)

Typical Timetable

Full-time - 3 days per week on campus for 15 weeks followed by 4 week full-time industry placement.

Please note NMT also offers a partnership program with industry - 5 weeks intensive on campus program followed by 2 days per week industry placement plus 1 day per week on campus for the remainder of the semester.

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately five hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

On your first day you should bring your North Metropolitan TAFE confirmation of enrolment, your student ID and stationery (pen and exercise book).
As a student you will also have additional costs associated with your study, for example, you will need to obtain a National Police Clearance, and you will need to pay for stationery, printing and other materials required for your assignments.

Other job titles may include:

  • Disability Service Officer
  • School Support Officer (Disability)
  • In Home Respite Worker | Residential Care Worker | Residential Support Worker
  • Home Care Assistant | Residential Aide 
  • Care Assistant | Care Worker | Care Service Employee
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Community House Worker
  • Planned Activity Assistant
  • Transport Support Worker

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees until 31 December 2021. The “annual fees cap” means that full-fee paying students will only pay a maximum of $1,200 (plus resource fee) and concession-fee paying students or those aged 15-24 years will only pay up to $400 (plus resource fee). Please see below an approximate estimate of what you will pay on enrolment.

Annual Full fee

Tuition fee
Resource fee
923.40 130.00 1053.40


Annual Concession fee

Tuition fee
Resource fee
273.60 130.00 403.60

These fees are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis.

  • Fees might differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
  • Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
  • Fees are payable at enrolment each semester for the units enrolled for that period. Some year-long courses might have a bigger fee load in the first semester.
  • Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible. 
  • For secondary school aged persons (in 2021, students born on or after 1 July 2003 who are at least 15 years old) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2021 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees.
  • Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses (such as short courses), or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.).
  • Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms and students personal equipment.
  • The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
  • VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.
  • Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.

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