Course Description

alffie's CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) reflects the role of Disability Support Workers in community and residential settings who follow individualised plans to provide person-centred support. Support is provided to people  who are living with a disability, including elderly people who are no longer able to perform certain tasks due to age.

Because the role of a Support Worker involves working very closely with clients, it’s a role that requires compassion, patience, discretion and judgement. It’s important for Support Workers to have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge; as well as theoretical knowledge of how to best provide person-centred support.  In this course, you’ll learn all the necessary skills and knowledge needed to provide high-quality care.

What you'll learn 

Throughout this course, alffie's team will assist students to develop skills and knowledge that will enhance their ability to work confidently, effectively and safely in a variety of health and community services environments. Topics covered include:   

  • Communicating and working with diversity in health and community services settings  

  • Following safe working practices for direct client care 

  • Complying with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 

  • Participating in work placement 

  • Working legally and ethically 

  • Recognising healthy body systems  

  • Supporting independence and wellbeing 

  • Providing individualised support to people with disability 

  • Facilitating the empowerment of people with disability 

  • Following established person-centred behaviour supports  

  • Supporting the community participation and social inclusion of clients 

  • Contributing to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach 

Why study this course? 

  • Throughout this course, alffie's team will assist students to develop skills and knowledge that will enhance their ability to work confidently, effectively and safely in a variety of health and community services environments. 

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

  • As part of work placement, students will gain 120 hours of industry experience. Please note, alffie will assist students with the work placement process but cannot guarantee practical placement. 

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 Manager
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Respite Care Worker