Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability & Ageing) CHC33021

Do you feel drawn to supporting those with disabilities or the elderly? Imagine embarking on a career where every day, you have the opportunity to impact someone's life positively. The nationally recognised CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability & Ageing) offers you the chance to become qualified for that dream role. This course is designed for aspiring care professionals like you, who are committed to providing compassionate and effective care to individuals who need it the most.
Course Provider
Hader Institute of Education
(RTO 22557)
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Nationally Recognised Australian Qualification

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This is a blended course with all modules delivered online + 120 hours of work placement. 

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Upfront payment or flexible interest-free weekly payment plan from $53 per week. There is no government funding available for this course.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
12 months with self-paced learning.
This is a blended course with all modules delivered online + 120 hours of work placement. 
Career Outcomes
  • Social Educator (Disability),
  • Day Support Disability Officer,
  • Marketing Coordinator (Disability),
  • Local area coordinator,
  • Social trainer,
  • Disability Team Leader,
  • Disabilities Supervisor,
  • Project Officer,
  • Disability Support Assistant (Schools),
  • Job coordinator,
  • Disability Service Officer,
  • Senior Disability Worker,
  • Lifestyle Support Officer,
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant,
  • Community Development Officer,
  • Support Facilitator (Disability),
  • Behavioural Support Officer
Course Modules

Core Units

  1. CHCCCS031: Provide Individualised Support
  2. CHCCCS038: Facilitate The Empowerment Of People Receiving Support
  3. CHCCCS040: Support Independence And Wellbeing
  4. CHCCCS041: Recognise Healthy Body Systems
  5. CHCCOM005: Communication And Work In Health Or Community Services
  6. CHCDIV001: Work With Diverse People
  7. CHCLEG001: Work Legally And Ethically
  8. HLTINF006: Apply Basic Principles And Practices Of Infection Prevention And Control
  9. HLTWHS002: Follow Safe Work Practices For Direct Client Care


  1. CHCAGE011: Provide Support To People Living With Dementia
  2. CHCAGE013: Work Effectively In Aged Care
  3. CHCDIS011: Contribute To Ongoing Skills Development Using A Strength-Based Approach
  4. CHCDIS020: Work Effectively In Disability Support
  5. CHCDIS012: Support Community Participating And Social Inclusion
  6. CHCPAL003: Deliver Care Services Using A Palliative Approach
Course Fees Include
Course Entry Requirements

The following local entry requirements apply to ensure applicants can fully engage in the course and have the required learning capacity to meet the course requirements. Learners must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent resident. This course does not accept International Students.
  • Have completed their education to a level which is equivalent to Year 10 or has completed an AQF Certificate III level qualification.
  • Be capable of completing 120 hours of work placement (60 hours in Aged Care and 60 hours in Disability Services)
  • Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend learning materials and perform tasks related to recording workplace documents including reading and writing detailed reports, case notes, reports and other documents, interpreting workplace policy and procedure and reporting hazards.
  • Learners are required to pass the ACSF LLN test at the required level in reading, writing and numeracy
  • Have sound computer skills to navigate simple software to complete the online component of this course and must be able to use intermediate level Word features in order to produce and present word-processed documents/ reports.
  • Have access to a laptop or computer, and internet to complete the online course and attend virtual classroom sessions.
  • Have a current and clear NDIS Worker Screening Check as per your state/territory
  • Have a valid Police Check (or be prepared to obtain this prior to work placement)
  • Have the required immunisations, including COVID-19 vaccination, as required to attend the placement facility. Please note, additional immunisations may be required given Government or placement facility’s health policy changes.
  • Complete a Pre-Training Review interview either in-person or via phone/zoom. The entry requirements will be confirmed through information collected during this interview.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

This course is eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). RPL considers the knowledge and skills you have gained through your previous education and work history, attributing this to your enrolled qualification course. This may be through formal or informal training and can result in credits towards your qualification. For more information, submit an enquiry to speak with a course advisor.

Work Placement

This course includes 120 hours of work placement (60 hours in Aged Care and 60 hours in Disability Services).

Payment Plan Eligibility

Must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident living in Australia.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Hader Institute of Education

At Hader Institute of Education (RTO 45162), they recognise that education is the pathway to opportunity. As the leading online education and training provider to individuals wanting to pursue a career in Mental Health, Alcohol and other Drugs, and Counselling, they take this responsibility seriously. Mental and substance use disorder doesn’t just affect the individual, but also the wider community. As an institution that cares deeply about their fellow humans, Hader Institute of Education shows up in the education sector wholeheartedly, with a desire to create positive and lasting change. Their institution is relatively new. They knew that starting an organization at this time came with a responsibility to look beyond "business-as-usual." That’s why Hader Institute of Education is using their business to create the kind of positive change that society truly needs. This goes directly to who they are at Hader Institute of Education and why they exist - they believe in a future where everyone feels included, connected, valued, and belongs. This belief inspires their mission…through learning, community, and support, Hader Institute of Education is here to empower people to help each other on their paths to discovery and transformation. By focusing their efforts on supporting good mental health and wellbeing – through their people, learners, their industry, and the wider community – they help each other on their paths to self-discovery; together building a connected and inclusive future where they all belong. Right now, we live in times of crisis, uncertainty, and for many, self-doubt. But these times are also filled with great opportunities; to rise to the challenges we face and to demonstrate what human endeavor can achieve, especially when we work together. This is the kind of stuff that dreams are made of. When Hader Institute of Education helps people take control of their lives, they open the door to self-belief. The magic happens here. It’s where the impossible becomes possible and where people connect to the power of their dreams. If ever there was a need for people to dream of a better, more connected, and inclusive future, now is that time. If this connects with you, then come and join Hader Institute of Education's community of fellow dreamers. ‍ Together, let’s make a difference, today.
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