CHC33021 – Certificate III in Individual Support


12 months
Face-to-Face, Workplace Based, Blended

Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to work within the Disability Service Sector.


This qualification reflects the role of individuals in the community, home or residential care setting who work under supervision and delegation as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, following an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

Career Opportunities

  • Lifestyle Support Officer
  • Community Development Officer
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Behavioural Support Officer
  • Disability Support Assistant (Schools)
  • Day Support Disability Officer
  • Disability Worker
  • Social Educator (Disability)
  • Support Facilitator (Disability)
  • Social Trainer
  • Local Area Coordinator
  • Disability Service Officer

Units of Competency

In order to gain the CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, a student must successfully complete a total of fifthteen (15) units of competency, comprising of:

  • Nine (9) core units,
  • Six (6) elective units, of which:
    • at least 3 units from those units listed under Group A or B on
    • the remaining units from any of the Groups A, B or C on

Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Individual Support.

Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation as outlined below.

Provide individualised support
Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
Support independence and wellbeing
Recognise healthy body systems
Communicate and work in health or community services
Work with diverse people
Work legally and ethically
Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
Follow safe work practices for direct client care


Packaging for each specialisation

All Group A electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

All Group B electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

All Group A and all Group B electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability).

Work effectively in disability support
Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
Support community participation and social inclusion
Assist with communication using augmentative and alternative communication methods
Support people with autism spectrum disorder
Support relationships with carer and family

Entry Requirements

The are no entry requirements for this qualification.

However, Integrity Education Group requires students to be over 18 years of age at the course commencement. Students will need to complete work-placement for this course, and therefore, must be able to obtain a satisfactory National Police check and Working With Children check.


Integrity Education Group also requires all prospective students to undertake a formal pre-training review (PTR) and language, literacy and numeracy assessment to determine the suitability and readiness of the student for the program.  During the this process, the Integrity Education Group staff will ensure the following are discussed/determined:


  • Career and educational aspirations
  • Suitability for the intended program and subsequent industry
  • Literacy and numeracy capabilities
  • Digital capability and capacity

Delivery & Assessment

To ensure we cater for all our student needs, students will have the choice of delivery methods, including:

Face to face on campus classes

Virtual (online classes)

A blend of both face to face on campus classes and virtual classes

All assessments can be completed online or in paper base format, and all practical assessments will be completed in the workplace or specially designed simulated environment.

Integrity Education Group will monitor your activities to ensure reasonable progress is being made, and our highly qualified and supportive trainers and assessors will be there to provide any additional support you may need outside of class time.

Credit Transfer

In order for us to award a credit transfer a student will need to provide us with a Statement of Attainment that listed the exact unit and code that matches the unit in the qualification they wish to credit transfer.  If the unit code or name do no match exactly then a student may wish to apply for recognition of prior learning.

Recognition of Prior Learning

In order for us to award RPL, a student need to provide sufficient evidence of prior study and/or work experience that demonstrates their skills and knowledge in unit of competency.  RPL will require students to complete a portfolio of evidence and participate in a competency conversation and practical demonstration.  RPL does incur an addition cost of up to $450 per unit.

Fees & Funding

The applicable amount of fees depends on individual circumstances at the time of enrolment e.g. whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full fee-paying place.

For more information, refer to the course fees.

Government Subsidised
Integrity Education Group is offering Government subsidised places to students under the Skills First program and the Job Trainer Initiative for eligible students. Check your eligibility

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