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 (at our Granville Campus), 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 nine (9) core units and six (6) elective units. The units will provide you with the foundations to understand the requirements of disability care and a person’s individual needs.

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Work placement

h&h assists in finding 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.

CHC33021 has placement requirements of 120 hours in total, these hours 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. If you’re currently working in the industry, please speak with your Trainer/Assessor regarding your placement options.

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

CHCCCS031         Provide individualised support

CHCCCS038         Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support

CHCCCS040         Support independence and wellbeing

CHCCCS041         Recognise healthy body systems

CHCCOM005        Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001          Work with diverse people

CHCLEG001         Work legally and ethically

HLTINF006            Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

HLTWHS002        Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective units

CHCDIS011        Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

CHCDIS012        Support community participation and social inclusion

CHCDIS020         Work effectively in disability support

CHCCCS017         Provide loss and grief support

CHCMHS001       Work with people with mental health issues

HLTAID011           Provide First Aid

Complimentary Workshops

Manual Handling

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All H&H courses/qualifications are nationally recognised. The issuing of testamurs requires compliance with all processes. When competency has been achieved, students will be issued with a Qualification or Statement of Attainment (SOA) within 21 days of college staff receiving the finalised student file.



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