Certificate III In Individual Support (Disability) Byron Community College

Thanks for adding:

Proceed to Checkout

Continue browsing


Certificate III In Individual Support (Disability)

Certificate III In Individual Support (Disability)
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015.
  • Provide first aid (HLTAID003)
  • Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (CHCDIS002)
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)
  • Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach (CHCDIS001)
  • Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (CHCDIS007)
  • Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)
  • Support independence and wellbeing (CHCCCS023)
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures (HLTINF001)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Provide individualised support (CHCCCS015)
  • Support community participation and social inclusion (CHCDIS003)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Gain the skills for a rewarding career as a disability support worker through our Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

Studying this course in disability care, you’ll gain the minimum requirements to work in the community with people with a disability. This growing sector offers flexible opportunities, including roles working in homes or supported accommodation.

You’ll learn in the classroom and through workplace training, with every student undertaking an in-depth work experience in a host facility.

In the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), you’ll learn the crucial skills for working as a disability support worker. These include:

  • Disability care and support
  • Personal care methods
  • First aid
  • Ethical framework
  • Industry knowledge

Learn more about this rewarding course below.

Entry Requirements

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification

Course Duration & Hours

  • Two days a week in class sessions 9.00am – 4.00pm (some of this class time will include practical work placement)
  • This course requires you to undertake at 120 hours mandatory work experience in a host aged care facility. We will provide relevant forms and details of the local facilities for students to organize their work experience
  • Extra day of class one week to complete First Aid Certificate conducted by Parasol EMT
  • Home study equivalent to a full time course is required to complete this program
  • Engagement in work experience, in-class and home based learning activities are all required for successful completion
  • Held at the Mullumbimby Campus

Course Fees

  • Smart & Skilled Scholarship: $0
  • Smart & Skilled Concession: $240
  • Smart & Skilled Full Fee: $1,450
  • Standard Concession fee: $2,500
  • Standard Full fee: $2,700

This course is Austudy Approved. Full time workload would be 21 hours per week for 12 weeks.

Payment Plan
Course fees are paid in instalments scheduled throughout the duration of the course. Fee schedules for individual courses are outlined on the enrolment paperwork available through the college administration team.

Smart and Skilled funded places may be available for these qualifications
Please call the college for more information on 02 6684 3374

Subsidised Training under Smart and Skilled

This course is being offered as a subsidised course to eligible students under the NSW Government Smart and Skilled program. Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It’s helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers. Many of our full qualifications have full or part fee subsidies available for eligible students.

To apply for a Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarship place you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent residency or humanitarian visa status
  • Live or work in New South Wales
  • Be aged between 15-30 years of age
  • Provide evidence of your concession-eligibility

To apply for a Smart and Skilled Concession (S&S Concession) place you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent residency or humanitarian visa status
  • Live or work in New South Wales
  • Provide evidence of your concession-eligibility

To apply for a Smart and Skilled Full Fee (S&S Full Fee) place you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent residency or humanitarian visa status
  • Live or work in New South Wales

Applications for these subsidised* places are limited so a funded place cannot be guaranteed.

You Will Learn

  • personal care methods
  • communication skills
  • documentation
  • first aide
  • dementia care
  • industry knowledge
  • functions of the human body
  • ethical framework
  • palliative care
  • infection control procedures
  • WH&S
  • disability care and support

Your Learning Experience

  • Learn the fundamentals of the Aged Care Industry
  • Develop skills to perform personal care needs to clients such as showering, feeding, grooming, pressure area care, toileting
  • Identify elderly abuse and other WH&S issues
  • Learn how to attend to a client with dementia
  • Develop a variety of communication strategies
  • Learn effective infection control methods
  • Hands on work experience within local care facilities
  • Learn how to apply palliative care

Career and Employment Opportunities Include:

  • Accommodation support worker
  • Field officer
  • Assistant in nursing
  • Home care assistant
  • Care assistant
  • In-home respite worker
  • Care service employee
  • Nursing assistant
  • Care worker
  • Personal care assistant
  • Community care worker
  • Personal care giver
  • Community house worker
  • Personal care worker
  • Community support worker
  • Residential care worker
  • Disability service officer
  • Support worker

Student Story: Kristin Fleet Certificate III in Individual Support

Student Policies and Procedures

See Student Handbook


From the 1st of January 2015, any student enrolling in an Accredited Training course will be required to obtain a USI. The USI helps to keep your training records and results together in an online account which is controlled by you. You can logon to the USI website and follow the simple instructions online to create your USI. This then needs to be provided to the College at the time of enrolment.

Important Information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you. Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Click here to read our Refund Policy