Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Duration Up to 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeCHC33015
TAFE SA CodeTP00836
Example Career ProfileAged or Disabilities CarerAged or Disabilities Carer
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This course is the standard entry qualification for people who want to work in disability support, and is a nationally recognised qualification.



Campus / Delivery Study Mode Application
Adelaide CityOn & Off CampusOpening May 2018
Barossa ValleyOn & Off CampusOpening May 2018
BerriOn & Off CampusOpening May 2018
Mount BarkerOn & Off CampusOpening May 2018
Mount GambierOn & Off CampusOpening May 2018
Murray BridgeOn & Off CampusOpening May 2018
NoarlungaOn & Off CampusOpening May 2018
Port LincolnOn & Off CampusOpening May 2018
Port PirieOn & Off CampusOpening May 2018
SalisburyOn & Off CampusOpening May 2018
Victor HarborOn & Off CampusOpening May 2018
WhyallaOn & Off CampusOpening May 2018

Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills as part of course counselling before enrolling.
    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
    If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.
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    How to Apply

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    Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    Possible job roles include Personal Care Assistant.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) (CHC33015)
    This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to disability. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support. 13 units must be completed, 7 core units and 6 elective units. To achieve this qualification, students must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


    This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.