Individual Support (Disability)

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CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Study Locations: Tweed Heads, NSW, or Distance (Australia-wide)

Delivery mode: Blended (face-to-face/online) or Distance (online)

Duration: The expected duration of this course is over a 14-month period consisting of terms, with 3 units of competency delivered each term. Classroom based learning consists of 1 day per week during terms (includes assessment activities) with flexible self-paced learning.

Intakes: 15 April, 8 July, 30 September (our terms follow Queensland school terms)

What you’ll pay: Full-fee $3,500 – flexible payment plans available

Course Description

Making a difference to another person’s life is one of the most rewarding things a person can do – and that’s something disability support workers do every day. 

Embark on a fulfilling career as a compassionate care-professional with this entry-level qualification. Gain the knowledge and practical skills to provide individual support in the home and in a community-care setting.

This qualification will give you job-ready skills to start a rewarding career in disability services. Learn how to promote well-being, empower independence, and make a meaningful difference to the lives of individuals with disabilities. 

Get qualified with an organisation that knows the ins and outs of caring for the most vulnerable in the community.

Today 450,000 NDIS participants receive support from over 11,600 active NDIS providers employing around 270,000 workers across 20 occupations. By 2024, around 500,000 participants will require support from almost 353,000 workers.

*Source: Department of Social Services / NDIS National Workforce Plan 2021-25

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work supporting people with a disability in their homes and community, or for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service providers. It will also prepare you to undertake further studies in community services.

Employment pathways: Disability Support Worker, Community Support Worker, Respite Care Worker, Residential Support Worker, Lifestyle Support Assistant, Community Care Assistant or Personal Care Worker.

Join us in Tweed Heads, NSW and enjoy a blended style of learning – face-to-face and online. Reach out directly to your trainers and get the answers then and there, mix with other students and be present for live demonstrations. 

For those who live further afield, our other option is distance, where you will have a regular online class (Zoom) with catch-up recordings if needed. Our experienced online trainers are also available via email and phone to guide you through the course. 

Whatever way you decide to study, we will support you from pre-enrolment to completion. We care about your learning journey. 

This course also requires you to undertake 120 hours of mandatory work placement. Our Student Coordinator can help you organise work placement or you can organise your own placement. We have a partnership with our sister organisation, Momentum Collective, to provide work placement opportunities in Northern New South Wales and South East Queensland.

There are no formal entry requirements for CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability). Where a student has no previous Australian qualification, a Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment will be required to be completed prior to acceptance into the course. It is recommended you have basic skills, access to a computer and are also able to obtain a National Police Clearance, NDIS Worker Screening and meet any required evidence of vaccination status.

The course combines both theory and practical skills. All students at MCA are well supported by our Student Coordinator, and qualified Trainers and Assessors.

You will learn: 

  • The specifics of providing individualised support to a person with a disability
  • How to support independence and wellbeing
  • The skills to offer personal care, behavioural support, and assistance with medication
  • How to assist people to maintain independence in their home 
  • Provide support services and community access to those experiencing social isolation.

Download our course brochure for information on the 15 units of competencies required to successfully complete this course. 

Find out more, download our course brochure HERE



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Phone: 1300 506 710 or email: [email protected]

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