Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

National Code: CHC33015
TAFE SA Code: TP00836


Develop the skills to support individuals with disability, living in the community and/or supported accommodation. Learn about independence and wellbeing, communication, working with diverse people, legal and ethical requirements, healthy body systems and safe work practices.

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6 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Aged or Disabilities Carer

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course

Total Fees for the 6 month course
Fee Free

This course is part of the Fee Free TAFE initiative. Fee Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and South Australian Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place before the enrolment process and will include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.

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Full Fee

This course also has an additional cost of $33.00 for Vocational Placement T-Shirt.

    • The Commonwealth Department of Health has made it mandatory for all students undertaking work placements in residential aged care to have a COVID-19 vaccination from 17 September 2021. If you are not vaccinated a residential facility may not be able to offer you an aged care placement. This will impact on your ability to complete your qualification.
    • Students are required to complete a 6 hour manual handling course with an upfront fee of $154 and also a 3 hour Manual Handling update for $99.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Accommodation support worker, personal care worker, home care worker, disability support worker, community house worker, in-home respite worker, community care worker, disability service officer, personal care assistant, carer, residential support worker, community worker, support worker, school support officer.

    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 course covers independence and wellbeing, communication, working with diverse people, legal and ethical requirements, healthy body systems and safe work practices. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 7 core units and 6 elective units plus you 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.

    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2021 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Communicate and work in health or community services 30
    Follow safe work practices for direct client care 25
    Provide individualised support 30
    Recognise healthy body systems 70
    Support independence and wellbeing 80
    Work legally and ethically 55
    Work with diverse people 40


    Name Nominal Hours
    Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 25
    Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach 40
    Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability 100
    Follow established person-centred behaviour supports 50
    Provide First Aid 18
    Support community participation and social inclusion 60
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