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Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

SKU:CHC33021

Join a booming industry and gain all the skills you need for lasting success as a support worker. Graduate ready to make an impact and provide exceptional support to vulnerable people.
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  • Start studying as soon as you enrol
  • No exams, ever.
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Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Intro to Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Empower Vulnerable People

Our nationally accredited CHC33021 Certificate III Individual Support (Disability) is designed to equip you with the practical recovery-centred skills to enable you to have a long and thriving career as a Support Worker. You’ll unlock a variety of job opportunities and step into an in-demand industry.

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Job Outcomes

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

Job Skills

  • Infection control
  • Community services
  • Reporting
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Course breakdown

What you’ll learn in this course

This qualification includes a range of units designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to provide individualised support, work with diverse people and learn how to develop a rewarding and stimulating career in the Health & Community Services industry.

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

CHCCOM005
Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Communicate effectively with people
  • Collaborate with colleagues
  • Address constraints to communication
  • Report problems to supervisor
  • Complete workplace correspondence and documentation
  • Contribute to continuous improvement
HLTWHS002
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Follow safe work practices for manual handling
  • Follow safe work practices for infection control
  • Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace
  • Reflect on own safe work practices
CHCCCS038
Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
  • Demonstrate commitment to empowerment for people receiving support
  • Foster human rights
  • Facilitate choice and self-determination
CHCCCS031
Provide individualised support
  • Determine personal support requirements
  • Provide support services
  • Monitor support activities
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
  • Reflect on own perspectives
  • Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits
  • Communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations
  • Promote understanding across diverse groups
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I completed the Cert III Aged Care and Disability course at Open Space Colleges from January to April, and I am thrilled to share my experience with this institution. Having high hopes going in, I can confidently say that Open Space Colleges exceeded my expectations
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  • No exams, ever.

    We mean it. Instead, assessments range from open book multiple choice quizzes, portfolios, videos & written assessments

  • Flexible study to fit into your routine

    Study anywhere at any time with 24/7 access to your units.

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    Our courses are curated to maintain engagement across video, written content, assignments & audio.

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How quickly do you want to finish your course?

  • 18 months
  • 12 months
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  • Daily routine
  • 07:00 am - 08:00 am

    Coffee + Study

  • 08:00 am - 09:00 am

    Morning routine + commute

  • 09:00 am - 01:00 pm

    Work

  • 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

    Lunch + Study

  • 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

    Work

  • 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

    Evening routine

  • 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

    Study session

  • 07:30 pm - 08:30 pm

    Break

  • 08:30 pm - 09:30 pm

    Study session

  • 09:30 pm - onwards

    Relax

Study for a minimum 24 hours per week to complete modules in 12 months

  • Daily routine
  • 07:00 am - 08:00 am

    Coffee + Study

  • 08:00 am - 09:00 am

    Morning routine + commute

  • 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

    Work

  • 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

    Evening routine

  • 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

    Study session

  • 07:30 pm - 08:00 pm

    Break

  • 08:00 pm - 09:00 pm

    Study session

  • 09:00 pm - onwards

    Relax

Study for a minimum 17 hours per week to complete modules in 18 months

Your course may include work placement which will be completed in addition to weekly study blocks.

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Your trainer

Michelle Hay Chapman
Michelle has over 16 years of experience of working within the healthcare industry working as an Enrolled Nurse and a personal care worker. She has worked with people that have a disability within different community programs and within aged care. Michelle’s specialised skills include infection control, dementia care, palliative care and person-centred care.
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Michelle Hay Chapman

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Michelle has over 16 years of experience of working within the healthcare industry working as an Enrolled Nurse and a personal care worker. She has worked with people that have a disability within different community programs and within aged care. Michelle’s specialised skills include infection control, dementia care, palliative care and person-centred care.
Michelle has over 16 years of experience of working within the healthcare industry working as an Enrolled Nurse and a personal care worker. She has worked with people that have a disability within different community programs and within aged care. Michelle’s specialised skills include infection control, dementia care, palliative care and person-centred care.

Over the years she has also worked in General Practice, different hospitals across Southeast Queensland as an agency nurse working in the areas of mental health, palliative care, and dementia units.

Michelle has been a Trainer in adult education for over 6 years working in classrooms, workplaces, online and in secondary schools.

• Diploma of Nursing

• Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

• Diploma of Business

• Diploma of Community Services

• Certificate 3 in Aged Care

Frequently Asked Questions

How many hours of work placement do I need to do for Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

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The course contains a minimum of 160 hours of work placement. To find out what the suitable workplaces are for this course, download the course guide.

I am a full time carer for someone (mother/father/relative) - can I use this as work placement?

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Unfortunately, it is essential that students work with multiple people with different requirements. That is why work placement is so essential. Work placement must be conducted in an aged care, disability or home and community organisation. We also require a supervisor to sign off to confirm the work has been completed to the required standard.

Can I also work in aged care if I study the disability stream?

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Unfortunately, Open Colleges is unable to advise you if you can or cannot work in aged care or disability studying the opposite stream. This would be up to each organisation that you apply to, as they may or may not accept your qualification. If you would like to be able to work in either industry, we recommend that you consider completing both streams. Fortunately, we do offer CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability).

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Save 30%
$3,388.00 Save $1,452.00
was $4,840.00
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Pay as you go
Save 8%
Pay in 78 instalments over the length of your course.
$56.92 Weekly
Total course cost: $4,440.00
Save $400.00
was $4,840.00
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