Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Course Overview

This qualification, CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support, is specialised in Disability. You know you can seek success and thrive in the high-demand disability roles if this profession allows you to make a real difference in people’s lives. A disability support worker provides personal, physical and emotional support to people with disability and helps them feel independent and confident and a part of their community.


This course is offered in a variety of formats:


There are no entry requirements for the qualification, however, you must have:

  • USI (Unique Student Identifier) number
  • A valid and current email address
  • A completed LLN assessment (Language, Literacy & Numeracy test)
  • Have access to a reliable PC, laptop or tablet computer
  • Access to a reliable internet connection and word processing software such as Microsoft Office suite


To gain a full qualification, a total of fifteen units must be completed comprising of nine core and six elective units.

Industry Placement

It is compulsory to complete 120 hours (minimum 20 hours per week) of work placement within a disability organisation. Work placement organisations will be introduced by Brighten Institute.

Work Placement Requirements: 

  • Up-to-date vaccinations (COVID-19)
  • Clear and current National Police Check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Working with Children Check (upon request)

Career Opportunities

  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Care Worker
  • Social Activity Support
  • Residential Care Officer


Students who successfully complete all 15 units of competency will be issued with CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability). Students who successfully complete some units of competency will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the unit(s) in which they have been deemed competent. Successful completion of this course may gain you recognition towards Certificate IV in Disability Support