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  • Learning MethodOnline + Work Placement
  • IntakesStart anytime
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationMax 12 months
Nationally Recognised Training

Course Overview

Accreditation: Nationally Recognised Qualification

Career Outcomes:

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Disability Support Worker

If you are looking to work in the disability sector and need a basic understanding, the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) will train you with the skills and knowledge required.

Subjects covered in this course include: meeting personal support needs, faciliating the empowerment of people with disability, and much more. See below for more information on the units covered.

There is a mandatory work placement requirement of a minimum of 160 hours for this course.

Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197) – a member of the Open Colleges Group. The testamur will be issued by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd.

Enquire now to kickstart your career in disability care!

Job Outcomes

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

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

There are no mandated education entry requirements for this qualification, per the CHC Community Services Training Package.

Students must be 18 years of age to enroll in this course.

Please see the Course Guide for full details of the requirements for enrolment in the course.


CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS023 – Support independence and wellbeing
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support
CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems
CHCDIS007 – Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS002 – Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS003 – Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS001 – Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
HLTINF001 – Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures


PLEASE NOTE – Open Colleges is a privately-run Registered Training Organisation (RTO), not government-run like a TAFE. Therefore, Open Colleges cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrolment with Open Colleges.

Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Open Colleges.

Always remember to enquire about any:

  • Discounts
  • Payment Plans

which may be available.


About the Institution

Open Colleges (RTO 90796) is an Australian education market leader with over 125 years of experience. Now an online learning market leader, Open Colleges focuses on supporting individuals to learn at their own pace.