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Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

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Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Join the booming Aged Care Industry in Australia with an Aged Care Qualification. Working in the aged care sector is a fulfilling and rewarding career.

Job prospects

+ Personal Care Assistant

+ Support Worker

+ Community Care Worker

+ In Home Respite Worker


+ Duration: 52 weeks

+ Work placement: 120 hours

Local students Yes

International students No

Is this funded?

Yes - Government funding is available to eligible students. Please click here to see if you qualify!

How can I study?

This qualification is delivered as a Traineeship. It is also available as blended delivery.

National code: CHC33021

Units: 7 core + 6 elective

Location: Delivered primarily in the student’s workplace

Delivery mode: Traineeship

Work placement: 120 hours

Total duration: 12 months

Government funded traineeship: $250*

Government funded concession: $50*

Self-funded: $6,700

Textbooks: $140

*This program is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding to eligible candidates. Eligibility criteria applies.

Enrolment fees include additional resources required for the program and student ID charges. For additional service fees, such as re-assessment fees or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), please refer to the Domestic Student Handbook.


There are no prerequisite qualifications required to enter this program.


Education and skills

Students must complete a Pre-Training Review, meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skill standards for this program level, and demonstrate they are a suitable candidate for this program.



You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of at least 18 years of age.

All candidates require a Unique Student Identification (USI) number. If you do not have a USI number you can apply for one online at, or you can give MCIE administration staff permission to apply on your behalf.


Students with disabilities

MCIE welcomes all people with disabilities, learning differences and medical conditions. Acceptance in this program is subject to candidates’ ability to undertake all program requirements as discussed in the Pre-Training Review, with reasonable adjustments where applicable.


Digital technology

Students must have sufficient digital literacy skills to access online content, enter answers to written questions and communicate with trainers via email, the student portal and the learning management system.


Industry requirements

Candidates may be asked to provide evidence of the following for work placement (requirements vary according to host employer policies):

  • National Police Check

  • NDIS Worker Screening

  • First Aid Certificate

  • Flu vaccination and COVID-19 vaccinations


Prior experience

Credit Transfer (CT) and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) are available. Credit Transfer is free of charge. RPL application fees are $145 per hour. Please click here for more information on RPL fees, terms and conditions.

Core units

HLTWHS002      Follow safe work practices for direct client care

HLTINF006          Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

CHCCOM005    Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCLEG001      Work legally and ethically

CHCDIV001       Work with diverse people

*CHCCCS040   Support independence and wellbeing

CHCCCS031     Provide individualised support

CHCCCS038     Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support

CHCCCS041     Recognise healthy body systems

Elective units

CHCDIS011        Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

CHCDIS012        Support community participation and social inclusion

CHCDIS020        Work effectively in disability support

CHCCCS043     Support positive mealtime experiences

CHCAGE007      Recognise and report risk of falls

CHCCCS033     Identify and report abuse

Nationally Recognised Training

This is Nationally Recognised Training,
leading to Australian Qualifications
Framework (AQF) qualification or a
Statement of Attainment.

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