Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Jobs and Skills WA: Community services and disability care courses
Start a career where you get to care for others — FEE FREE!

This course will set you up to be job ready for a career in disability support. This is a highly rewarding area of work, and it offers a fantastic range of job and career opportunities.

A new version of this course is now available here

You'll gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the disability support industry, caring for and enabling people with disability to maintain their independence. Care can take place in the home or community, a specialised facility, or assisted living. 

Apprenticeship or Traineeship
Existing worker traineeship
School-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SBAT)
Industry: Education and Community Services
National course code: CHC33015 | WA State ID: AA67

Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course

To find out more about doing this course at a WA TAFE college, select one of the TAFEs listed below to read their course descriptions. You'll also be able to see at which TAFE campus/es the course is delivered.

If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.

Provide support and empower people with disabilities. 

This course will enable you to start your career in disability support. You will gain the skills and knowledge required  to provide care and support to people with disabilities enabling them to maintain their independence. You will have the opportunity to find work in a variety of settings including residential, individual support, home care, advocacy, case management and day support. 

When you complete this course, you will be ready for a career in individual support. You will have the skills and knowledge to follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to disability or some other reason, in the community and/or residential setting. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support. 

South Regional TAFE is transitioning this qualification to the new training package in 2024. Students will be enrolled into the new units developed to meet current and future industry needs. Fees may vary for courses transitioning to the new training package. 

Choose a private training provider that delivers this course

This course is available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are also funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider's website for further information about the course and how to enrol.

Certificate III in Individual Support – choose from either Disability or Ageing specialisation.   This program is designed for people working with, or interested in working with people in the community and/or residential facilities. You will gain skills, knowledge and understanding of how to provide person-centred care to those living with a disability or aged people who need assistance with their everyday life.  This is a nationally recognised training course and consists of face to face training and on the job practical activities with ongoing support. Activ Pathways offer flexible delivery options throughout WA – including metro and regional locations. Government funded places for this qualification may be available under the Priority Industry Training and Traineeship funding models, subject to eligibility. 

Delivery locations


Students undertaking this qualification through the Participation - Work Readiness Program will attend face to face classes 2 times a week over 26 weeks. The students have access to AICE Training Facilities, and access to a suite of e-learning material, scheduled learning support with Trainers, online interactive discussion through student portal or TEAMS. These resources are provided to students for access during and outside work hours. Our program will take you from beginner to a professional and qualified support worker, providing person centred support for people with a disability. Some eligibility conditions apply. Contact us on 08 6373 2425 to find out more.

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This traineeship is the entry level qualification to work as a Disability Support Worker. Conducted predominantly on the job, our trainers will provide one on one support to achieve competency. Supported by our online learning environment, trainees will have access to recorded lecture content, learning resources, videos and case studies. All trainees have access to a Student Support Officer in addition to their trainer to assist them through their learning journey. Call us on 9273 3033 to discuss how we can create a traineeship to suit your trainee and workplace.

Delivery location


Make a real difference in people’s lives! If you love working with people and making a real difference to people’s lives, then a career as a support worker is the perfect job for you! A Support Worker provides personal, physical and emotional support to older clients or clients living with a disability and assists them with daily tasks such as showering, dressing, shopping, preparing food, outings and social activities, increasing their quality of life. This qualification sets you up for a rewarding career in aged care, community home care, disability care or community-based home care organisations. Training is offered through the traineeship model, where you earn while you learn on the job, or through classroom-based training and work placement at our training centres. An experienced, local ATC Work Smart Trainer/Assessor will support you every step of the way and lead you to success. You will be able to contact your Trainer when you need them, plus they regularly visit you in the workplace to offer guidance and support across our delivery regions in Perth, Peel/Mandurah, South West and Great Southern. This qualification is part of the government's FEE FREE initiative where you won’t pay any course fees from the 1st January 2024. Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, please contact us at 1300 177 337 or visit our website for further information. 

Delivery locations

Perth Metro
Great Southern
South West

Our CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) qualification is a nationally recognised pathway into the disability care industry and is designed to develop multi-skilled workers for the broad range of services supporting people with disabilities within residential and community settings.
This specialisation of disability has been designed for individuals who want to work in the disability related fields including NDIS support work.
Students who complete this qualification are able to provide support and in person care to people with disabilities in a variety of settings including people’s homes, residential facilities, day centres and more broadly within the community.
Australian Employment & Training Services (AEATS) delivers a combined Classroom and ZOOM delivery program for the convenience of students in front of a live trainer. Some classroom attendance is also required for practical assessments.
AEATS offers this program three days per week for a period of 12 weeks before completing an additional 160 hours of workplace assessment. AEATS has a broad range of Disability settings which its dedicated placement coordinators utilise for quality practical placement opportunities.
If you are considering undertaking this qualification please talk to our enrolment team who will explain in further details the requirements of the course, pricing and commencement dates. AEATS offers this program on a weekly rolling enrolment program meaning you can commence your course straight away after meeting the enrolment criteria and supply of essential information. Please visit www.aeats.com.au for further information.

Delivery location


This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

Funded through PIT and Equity programmes

Delivery location

East Perth

The CHC33015 course is an entry level program that is required to work within facilities, community homes and hospital environments. At SERO, we offer two specialisations, depending on the type of clients you would like to care for after receiving your certificate, such as:*Ageing and *Disability. You can also complete your Certificate III in Individual Support with multiple specialisations. Completing the units from another specialisation will increase the duration and cost of the certificate, however, having more than one area of expertise diversifies your skill set and career opportunities. 

Delivery location

On site

The Cert III Individual Support course is delivered by WANT facilitators who have disability and community service experience and the course content reflects the current compliance framework including NDIS requirements. Facilitator-led learning sessions are delivered in person and are followed a couple of weeks later by online facilitator check-ins, to ensure students are progressing with assessments and understand the course content. Assessments are based on the workplace practices, allowing students to complete tasks relevant to their role using their workplace policy, planning tools and processes; this workplace link is supported by the WANT workplace observations. Students have access to the interactive, engaging, online learning and assessment resources 24/7 and WANT support is available via email, phone and online. WANT provide group sessions and can also develop customised courses for service providers who have 6 or more students enrolling in the course.

Delivery location


Health Link Training provides training and assessment to new and existing workers of NDIS organisations.  Traineeships maybe available with employer funding if the eligibility criteria is met.  In addition Priority Industry Training is available for this nationally recognised qualification. We train onsite using the organisations' policies, procedures and forms applicable to the units to add value to the training for the organisation.  This qualification is FEE FREE.

Delivery locations


Are you ready to make a difference in someone’s life?

Discover your rewarding career in the Disability sector and learn from our industry experts to obtain the qualifications to undertake a role such as a Residential Disability Care Worker or a Disability Service Officer.

Get the job ready skills required to provide person-centred support to help empower and support people who live with disabilities. Enrol today to get started in a Certificate III in Individual Support at Insight Training and kickstart your new career!

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. We have flexible affordable payment plans!

This qualification is delivered in a classroom environment or under a traineeship. Our campus locations are Morley, Joondalup & Rockingham

Contact us today to find out more: 1300 046 744.


Delivery locations


Disability workers make a positive impact to the lives of disabled people in our community. Our course provides training to workers looking to work in community homes or day care centres. This is the qualification you need to launch your career as a Disability Care Worker. Studying your qualification through us ensures that you will learn the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be confidently job ready. You will gain practical hands-on experience during this course in areas such as: providing personal care, assisting with mobility needs, identifying and reporting hazards and much more. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to gain employment within the disability care industry. This course is delivered in a classroom environment through face-to-face delivery. The duration of classroom delivery is 40 weeks. Work experience placement is in addition to this. Classes will be held 1 day per week with flexible days. You are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours practical placement. Generally your work placement will be completed on conclusion of the classroom delivery. My Flex Training will organise your work experience for you. 

Delivery location

South West

Acquire the skills and knowledge to gain a career in community and/or residential aged care facilities. Learn to provide personal care to people who may require support due to disability. Be trained in safety procedures and the legal and ethical framework of this sector. This course is delivered over a period of 16 weeks including work-based training for 4 weeks which is organised by Stanley College. This course is available at our West Perth, Mirrabooka and Perth City Campus.  For further information including eligibility requirements, please contact us at 6371 9999 or visit our website.

Delivery locations

West Perth


If you are driven to providing help to those in the community that are most in need, enrolling in a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) course is one way you can use your passion for the benefit of others. This Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to provide individualised support and person centred care (PCC) to those who require support through either ageing, disabilities or other hindering factors. Providing support to others is one of the most rewarding careers there is and to begin this journey a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) is a perfect start.

Delivery location

Bibra Lake

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