Course Description

Help people living with a disability to enjoy a good quality of life by providing individualised support, empowerment and community inclusion, with Open Colleges’ Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

What you'll learn

This course will train you for entry-level care work positions. During your studies you will learn:

  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Important skills to comply with infection control
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
  • Provide individualised support
  • Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Work legally and ethically
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Support community participation and social inclusion
  • Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
  • Work with diverse people
  • Support independence and wellbeing
  • Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

Why study this course?

  • You can put your learning to into practice with a structured work placement in a workplace of your choosing. 

  • You will gain a nationally recognised professional qualification that you can use to launch your career in the disability sector.

  • Studying with Open Colleges is fully flexible. Study online, in your own time and make your way through this individual support course at a pace that suits you.

If you would prefer to have the option of blending campus study with online study we have campus based options in South Australia and Western Australia, find out more here.

This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation as you may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and may be able to complete your studies faster.

Potential career outcomes

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Care Assistant
  • Community Care Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Residential Care Officer