CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

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About this qualification

Course code: CHC33015

This program is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to work primarily in the community. You will train to work under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisational guidelines and service plans.

Once qualified as a disability care worker, you will be ready to:

  • carry out activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities of living for people with a disability;
  • carry out activities related to an individualised client plan; and
  • report directly to a supervisor.

You would not be responsible for other workers.

Entry/eligibility requirements

There are no pre-entry study or qualification requirements, but to be eligible, you must:

  • reside in Western Australia;
  • possess suitable English language, literacy and numeracy skills (e.g. you will need to be able to read, understand and communicate care requirements on a care plan); and
  • provide a copy of your passport or photo identification.

Prior to undertaking practical placement, you will be required to provide:

  • current National Police Clearance


ALTI ensures all AQF qualifications, Statements of Attainment and transcripts of results are issued in accordance with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015.

Career and study pathways

This certificate qualifies you to pursue roles such as support/care worker, care assistant, client assistant, community care worker, family support worker, home care assistant, respite care worker, nurse’s assistant, planned activity assistant, residential care worker or transport support worker.

These are all roles that require you to carry out direct care and support activities based on an individualised client plan, reporting directly to a supervisor. You would not generally be in charge of other staff.

Those with this qualification might continue on to CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability.

Duration, learning method and assessment

  • Duration: typically 6-12 months, but can be completed at a pace to suit the student.
  • Learning method: blended delivery model, including face-to-face workshops, practical hands-on training in a simulated care environment, self directed study and  at least 120 hours of work placement or on-the-job training.
  • Assessment: a combination of in-class practical and written assessments, post course assignments and an on-the-job assessment by an ALTI Trainer/Assessor.

Units of competency

  • 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 healthy body systems
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
  • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
  • CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion


  • 120 hours of practical placement

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You might already possess some of the skills or knowledge being assessed on this course. If so, you may not be required to complete one or more of the units of competency. You first need to apply to have your knowledge and skills assessed for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This must be done when you enrol on the course.

To find out more about ALTI’s RPL process, please contact our Student Support Officer on 1300 492 703.


Course Fee: $1901.25

Course Fee with Lower Fees, Local Skills subsidy, if applicable: $947.70

Course Fee with Lower Fees, Local Skills subsidy & concession card: $280.80

Resource Fee: $130

The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees.


You may be eligible for help with fees under various Government programs or a reduction of fees through credit transfer. For more information, please contact our us on 1300 492 703. The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change based upon the units chosen as part of the qualification, individual circumstances at enrolment.

The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change based upon the units chosen as part of the qualification, individual circumstances at enrolment.

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