Certificate III in Individual Support


Certificate III in Individual Support

Do you believe that we are all unique individuals with our own strengths and abilities?

Become a positive impact on the lives of people living with a disability by supporting their needs with a hands-on approach. We will provide you with the theory and practical skills to assist people in reaching their individual goals and develop independence through a person-centered approach.

You will learn how to support, meet and maintain personal care, activities related to individualised plans, contribute to skill development and maintenance.

Your Student Support

Receive great student support throughout your studies. We help you find placements with the support of our great industry partners. You will also have your own trainer/learner support service case manager assigned to you, which supports you with study plans, flexible study delivery and even after hours support.

To find out more about how we support you during your studies, click here.

How Do I Enrol?

There are only 4 easy steps to enrol into this course, click here to find out what they are.

Download our free Course Guide here. Alternatively call our office on 8462 0222 to talk to one of our Course Advisors who can assist you, or contact us by clicking the enquire button.


Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LNN) Assessment.

Career Opportunities and Pathways

The Certificate III in Individual Support gives you the experience and expertise to support people with disabilities and provides a pathway into a Certificate IV in Disability.

Successful completion of this course provides you with the opportunity to be employed in a variety of home, community or residential facility based support worker positions for individuals living with a disability. We also provide students opportunities for disability care jobs within Hessel Group, if eligible. Giving you greater chances of being employed if you study with us.

To find out more how we provide great employment opportunities click here.

Possible Jobs
  • Accommodation Support
  • Community Support
  • Disability Support
  • Residential Carer

This course has a total of 13 course units which are split up into 7 core units and 6 electives.

Students must complete a total of 120 hours (placement) as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units competency.

Core Units
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Units
CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour support
CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

In some cases, prior learning an experience can be used as evidence of your current skills and abilities. Information about how to apply can be sourced by contacting our office on 8462 0222.

Funded Program

This course is supported by the Government of South Australia. If you're eligible to receive their support, you will only need to pay a student contribution fee of $500. Once you do that, the course will be completely paid for.

To find out more about how this program is funded, or if you're eligible for it, click here.

Payment Options

You can pay your course fees by quarter or half installments.

For example, if the course itself costs $500, you may pay $125 in four payments, or $250 in two payments at a negotiable time.

If these payments options do not work for you we can always negotiate something appropriate for your circumstances.

Funding is Available for this Course

Find out if you are eligible for government subsidised funding towards your qualification


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