Are you looking to START your CAREER in the disability sector? This entry-level qualification will give you practical skills and knowledge you need to provide individual support to people living with a disability.
- Disability Support Worker
- Community Care Worker
- National Disability Insurance Scheme service provider
- Personal Care Worker
Job Trainer Fund
From 1 October 2021, a new focus of the JobTrainer Fund is provision of aged care, childcare, disability care and digital skills.
The JobTrainer Fund supports job seekers, school leavers and young people to access the skills and training they need to find work, re-enter the labour market or explore new work opportunities available as Queensland’s economy recovers.
Can I enrol in more than one short course or qualification?
Under JobTrainer you may only complete one qualification, but you can enrol in multiple short courses. You also can’t enrol in more than one short course or qualification at a time.
And if you have previously completed a qualification you may still be eligible to enrol in a JobTrainer short course or qualification, as JobTrainer is about offering people a chance to retrain and gain new skills and qualifications.
Am I eligible to undertake training?
To be eligible to enrol in a short course or qualification funded under JobTrainer you must:
- permanently reside in Queensland, and
- be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen, and
- have finished school or no longer be at school (including home schooled), and
- not already be enrolled in training (includes VET and higher education courses), and
- not have previously completed a qualification funded under the JobTrainer Fund, and
- either be a job seeker or a school leaver or young person.
For more information on the JobTrainer fund visit:
Full fee $3250
Job Trainer $0
Government Funding Available
Flexible Delivery Options
Study with Industry Experts
Kick start your career in the disability sector with this entry-level qualification. This course will give you the skills you need to provide individual care to people in home, community or health care settings.
You will learn how to support independence and wellbeing, gain a range of technical skills, and develop a range of transferable skills from communication to teamwork. This specialised course will give you the skills to facilitate the empowerment of people with disabilities, and support community participation and social inclusion. Akadia trainers are experienced industry experts who will be there every step of the way to ensure you have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the field.
Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work supporting people with a disability in their homes and communities, or for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service providers. It will also prepare you to undertake further studies in the community services and health sectors.
To achieve a CHC33015 – Certificate of Individual Support you must complete 13 units which are made up of 7 core units and 6 electives. You will also be required to complete 120 hours of vocational placement.
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: TO BE COMPLETED TO MEET REQUIREMENTS OF DISABILITY SPECIALISATION
CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedure
CHCCCS024 Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder
If you are not currently employed in the disability industry, course you will be required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of workplace placement to allow you to participate in and demonstrate the skills required for successful completion of your training. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. If you require assistance arranging suitable placement please contact Akadia and we will endeavour to help.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
Akadia Training does require that you complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills (LLN) assessment to determine your ability to successfully complete your training. If you believe you may experience difficulties with any aspect of LLN assessment, please talk to us and we will be able to help you.
Course Delivery | Duration
The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) is delivered within 6 – 12 months via a self-paced learning program developed to meet the individual students’ needs. Every student will have access to regular one-on-one contact with their dedicated trainer.
The time taken to complete your studies depends entirely upon how much time you can dedicate to your training.
Our trainers will make scheduled site visits to your workplace to assist you. These visits will be scheduled after negotiation with your workplace and yourself and will provide you with tuition, learning support, and conduct workplace observations. You will still be required to do some study and complete assessments in your own time.
Certificate 3 Guarantee Program
Funded by the Queensland Government, the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification.
The program also supports school students to access training and Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing free training in high priority qualifications.
Akadia Training is a Skills Assure Supplier to deliver training and assessment for the Certificate III in Individual Support under the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program.
To be eligible to enrol into the Government Funded Certificate 3 Guarantee Program you must:
- Be a permanent resident of Queensland aged 15 years or above, and
- No longer at school (with the exception of VET in school students) and,
- Not have completed or be enrolled in a Certificate III (or higher qualification), this does not include qualifications completed at school, and
- Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency.
For more information on the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program visit: www.desbt.qld.gov.au/training/providers/funded/certificate3