Certificate III in Individual Support | genU Training | RTO 5553 Certificate III in Individual Support | genU Training | RTO 5553
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Turn caring into a career

For anyone in wanting to enter the ever-growing disability sector, this could be the qualification you’ve been seeking. Learn to provide support that is focused on each individual, implementing care plans personalised for their needs. Be better able to provide care in community or residential settings, empowering and supporting people living with disability to live their best lives. Combining practical, technical and procedural knowledge, you’ll graduate with an understanding of the concepts and practices of person-centered support. This course is the pre-requisite for CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support.

You’ll gain valuable professional experience through a 120 hour work placement which will allow you to put your theoretical learning into practice.

To be awarded CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), a student must successfully complete a total of fifteen (15) units of competency.

Core units

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health and community services
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
  • CHCCCS040 Support independence and wellbeing
  • CHCCCS041 Recognise healthy body systems
  • CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support

Elective units

  • CHCDIS011 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
  • CHCDIS020 Work effectively in disability support
  • CHCDIS012 Support community participation and social inclusion
  • HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
  • CHCCCS044 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
  • CHCCCS033 Identify and report abuse

Learners will be issued with a statement of attainment for all successfully completed units.

Work placement

To achieve this qualification, a student must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement.

When you study with genU Training, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

Study requirements

Students will need to demonstrate that they have the appropriate:

  • Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills
  • Communication, documentation and research skills
  • Physical capacity for manual handling (this is relevant to disability and aged care courses)
  • Access to a laptop or desktop computer, with basic digital literacy skills

Students undertaking blended and/or online training will require intermediate computer skills such as internet browsing, email, word processing, and presentation software.

Workstation setup

You will need a quiet space for study that has stable internet connection. You will also need:

  • Web camera, microphone and speakers
  • Smartphone
  • Earbuds or headphones
  • Zoom video conferencing software.

Please note: You will need to turn your camera and microphone on, as required when using video conferencing.

What will you learn?

This nationally recognised qualification is your pathway to a fulfilling career in the disability sector. Graduate with the skills to make a real difference to people who need assistance due to disability.

Where could your skills take you?

  • Disability Support Worker
  • Disability Day Services Practitioner
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Respite Support Worker
  • Social Trainer
  • Integration Aide

What could you study next?

  • CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support
  • CHC42021 Certificate IV in Community Services
  • CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

genU Training partnering with Torrens University Australia

Torrens University Australia is offering genU Training graduates a 15% scholarship for units of study in the following courses:

  • Diploma of Health and Wellbeing
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Community Services)
  • Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling)
  • Bachelor of Applied Public Health
  • Diploma of Nutrition
  • Bachelor of Nutrition

Email studynext@genu.org.au to find out more.

Student tuition fees are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. In addition to tuition fees, there may also be other charges such as material or amenities fees. A genU Training staff member can help you determine your course fees. A statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided prior to enrolment.

For full details of genU Training’s course fees please visit our Fees page.

Fees – South Australia

Concession Fee (Subsidised Training) Standard Fee (Subsidised Training) Fee For Service
$AUD 470.00 $AUD 893.00 $AUD 3,196.00

This training is supported by the Government of South Australia. Eligibility criteria apply, to check your eligibility visit www.skills.sa.gov.au.

Fees – Victoria

Victorian residents may be eligible for government subsidised training in Victoria under the Skills First Program. Am I eligible?

Concession Fee (Skills First Program) Standard Fee (Skills First Program) Fee For Service
$AUD 0.00 $AUD 0.00 $AUD 3,196.00

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible individuals.

Fees – Tasmania

Jobseeker with Healthcare card Jobseeker fee Fee For Service
$AUD 0.00 $AUD 306.00 $AUD 3,196.00

This training is subsidised by the Department of State Growth, Tasmania.

Jobseekers are defined as people who are out of work, people who are underemployed, and those looking to upskill or gain new skills outside their current employment.

genU Training offer CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) in a variety of study modes and times:

On campus (day) – Study face to face (in a classroom setting)

  • 1 day per week: 9:30am – 4:00pm

Virtual Training Room (day or night) – Study in real time online with instructor-led sessions via video conferencing, supplemented with guided activities via the Learning Management System (eLearning)

  • 1 day per week: 9:30am – 4:00pm
  • 1 night per week: 5:30pm – 9:00pm

NB: All study modes require students to undertake additional activities, including research activities, reflections and assessments via the Learning Management System (LMS).

Time zones:  Local state time zones are observed

Please select your preferred course location and date from the list below.

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If you need support to complete your application, we are happy to help. Simply call 1300 582 687 or contact us online. 

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) Release 1

Course Code:

Study Mode:
On-campus (day) or Blended delivery (day or night) via virtual training room with 8 on-campus sessions

Course Length
11 months

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