Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability Specialisation)


Disability care training

A rewarding career in the Australian Disability industry is what a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability Specialisation) can offer you. This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential settings. Students will learn how to follow individualised plans and provide person-centred support. Since the conception of the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) this industry is requiring skilled, friendly, patient and compassionate workers.

Learn all aspects of care during your course and put into practice during your onsite work placement at one of our partnering disability organisations.

This certificate can lead to roles in:

  • Support worker
  • In-home Respite Worker
  • Care Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Planned Activity worker
  • Accommodation Support worker

h&h offer these courses through classroom, distance (home-based with access to one-on-one trainer support at the college), traineeship (work-based training) and Online (digital learning). You have up to 12 months to complete this course (traineeship timeframes vary, see our staff).

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Our Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability Specialisation) is composed of seven (7) core units and six (6) elective units. The units will provide you with the foundations to understand the requirements of disability care and a persons individual needs.

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Work placement

h&h arranges the work placements for students currently studying Disability Care courses at Certificate III or IV level. We have long standing relationships with many Disability organisations in Sydney which makes our students job ready and in high demand for employment.  These facilities are in areas close to public transport and many have access to onsite parking.

Placements are generally full-time (120 hours in total) and are completed on weekdays, which not only allows students an opportunity to develop their learnt skills but an experience that could lead to gaining employment.

National Police Check/ NDIS Check

Disability care is a sensitive occupation that has the responsibility of caring for and supporting the health and wellbeing of people within our community. People employed in such positions of caring are required to have a current Police check and NDIS check.

The Australian Government by enabling the Police Check requirements ensures that the health, safety, and rights of the vulnerable persons in the community are not infringed upon. Police Checks aim to strengthen the meticulous employment process for the vulnerable in Australia.

h&h trainers and staff will assist you in completing and obtaining your police check/NDIS check.

First Aid training

As part of your qualification, you will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of applying first aid in a variety of situations. This training consists of theory and practical components. The hands on delivery is one of the most popular parts of this course. First aid training is not only beneficial in disability care, but in everyday activities.

Our staff will arrange your first aid training during your course to equip you for work placement.

List of core and electives:

Core units

CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

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

Elective units

CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

HLTAID011 Provide first aid

HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Complimentary Workshops

Manual Handling

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