CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Passionate about Helping People with Disability? Become a Qualified Care Assistant

Pursue a compassionate career with the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability). Ideal for empowering and supporting those with disabilities.

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Start Date
Start anytime.
Study for a minimum of 13 hours per week to complete modules in 24 months.
100% online with 160 hours of work placement, which will be completed in addition to your weekly study blocks.

Course Overview

Course Modules

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Career Outcomes

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

Course Fees Include

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Open Colleges (OC) | RTO #90796

Integrated Care and Management Training (ICMT) | RTO #90197

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Work Placement

The course contains a minimum of 160 hours of work placement. If you'd like to learn more about the work placement component of this course, please enquire now.

Course Entry Requirements

This course does not require specific formal education qualifications. However, you must be a minimum of 18 years old to enrol. Please note that this course is not open to student visa holders. For personalised assistance and more information, please enquire now.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The course provider values the diverse skills and expertise you may have gained from various sources. These experiences can be acknowledged through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. For a more comprehensive understanding of the RPL procedure or to discuss your RPL options, please enquire now.

About The Course

Passionate about Caring for People with Disabilities? Become a Qualified Disability Support Worker or Care Assistant

Do you feel a calling to support and empower individuals with disabilities? Are you seeking a career that turns your compassion into a fulfilling profession? Does making their lives much easier and more comfortable with your care and support entice you? The nationally recognised CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) is the perfect course to transform you into a qualified support worker. This is more than just a qualification; it's a pathway to a fulfilling and impactful career in the disability support sector.

This certificate course is meticulously designed with comprehensive units tailored to give you an in-depth understanding of individual support. You'll delve into crucial units such as 'Support Independence and Wellbeing', 'Communicate and Work in Health or Community Services', and 'Work with Diverse People', which are fundamental in shaping a compassionate and skilled support worker. Additionally, the course includes specialized units like 'Support Community Participation and Social Inclusion' and 'Facilitate the Empowerment of People with Disability', ensuring you are equipped to foster independence and promote positive community involvement. Moreover, the course covers vital aspects of care such as 'Follow Safe Work Practices for Direct Client Care', 'Recognize Healthy Body Systems', and 'Provide First Aid', essential for ensuring clients' and caregivers' safety and well-being. 

Upon completing this course, a variety of rewarding career opportunities await you. You will be well-prepared for roles such as Disability Support Worker, Community Care Worker, Care Assistant, Accommodation Support Worker and Residential Care Worker. These positions are more than jobs; they represent a chance to bring about positive change in the community and the lives of individuals who require compassionate support.

Are you ready to transform your passion for helping others into a meaningful career? Take the first step towards making a real difference. Enquire today and embark on a journey that promises both professional growth and personal fulfilment.


"I completed the Cert III Aged Care and Disability course at Open Colleges from January to April, and I am thrilled to share my experience with this institution. Having high hopes going in, I can confidently say that Open Colleges exceeded my expectations." - Jheny