Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Aged disabled male being helped by male support worker.
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.

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.

What a great way to start a rewarding career!

Apprenticeship or Traineeship
Existing worker traineeship
School-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SBAT)
Industry: Education and Community Services | Health, Beauty and Fitness |
National course code: CHC33021 | WA State ID: AE05

Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course

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If you are passionate about supporting people with disability to reach their potential and live an independent life, then this is the course for you

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) you will be on a pathway to develop a career in the rewarding world of disability work. On successful completion you could find work in a variety of settings such as residential, individual support, employment, recreational/day support, advocacy and case management.

*This course includes a minimum of 120 hours of supervised work placement, where you'll be able to apply your training in a meaningful and relevant way, and gain real industry experience.


Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
Mount Lawley

This course will equip you to support people with disability to live independently, promote choice, and enable opportunities to increase independence and skill development. You will learn how to read and follow individual plans, meet the legislative frameworks, work safely and become equipped to work within the disability sector.

You will learn about skill development, community inclusion and current practices and frameworks that influence disability work.

Study in specialised facilities

SM TAFE campuses have training facilities that simulate real-life workplace settings and students can gain hands-on practice developing skills to be workforce-ready, using industry-specific equipment and following safe work practices. Our Rockingham campus has a state-of-the-art purpose-built learning facility for disability home care and aged care, with dedicated areas that emulate rooms in a modified residence or aged care facility.

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. 

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.

Our CHC33021 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 also required for practical assessments. AEATS offers this program over an average of 3 days per week for a period of 17 weeks with an additional 7 days of ZOOM delivery before completing an additional 120 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


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 qualification to undertake roles such as Disability Residential Support Worker, Home Care Disability Support Worker, or a Care Support Officer. Get the job ready skills required to provide person-centred support to those who may need extra help in their lives. Enrol today to get started in a Certificate III in Individual Support at Insight Training and kickstart your career! This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today and well into the future. Our classroom delivery is available in Joondalup, Morley and Rockingham. If you currently work in this area you can undertake a traineeship with your employer. Contact us today to find out more on 1300 046 744 

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The Traineeship delivery is one that allows a student to participate in industry undertaking a job role that provides opportunity for learning and growth. Undertaken over a period of time while the student is employed either full time or part time they build on knowledge and understanding in the industry. Our training is delivered on the job with constant support from a dedicated trainer. Face to face class sessions and on the job mentoring visits are scheduled and delivered over the period of the traineeship contract. We enhance the learning and provide opportunities for the student to complete the units while being immersed in real life work situations. Undertaking to support an individual student learning style we tailor our delivery to suit the environment and the students learning style. 

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Skills Generation offers CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support in the Disability, Ageing and Disability and Ageing specialisations. Training will be delivered prominently via live online classes – 2 x 3 hour sessions each week plus monthly practical days. A flexible timetable is provided with sessions available in the morning and evening to enable students to schedule around your work roster. As an existing worker, you may be able to complete some units of your course through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Prior to enrolment, we will discuss your current situation and existing skills to identify if RPL would be suitable. Skills Generation will then create a Training Plan for you to get your qualification ASAP. Visit skillsgeneration.com.au or call 1800 838 295 for more information or to discuss your options.

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With Australia's aging population set to grow, the need for skilled disability care professionals is more pressing. Undertaking a Certificate III as a Traineeship equips you for a promising career, combining hands-on experience with formal study, and positioning you at the forefront of quality care for older Australians.

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The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.