Disability (Individual Support)
Providing expert care and support to people with disability is a growing and key role in Australia, and there is demand for workers in a variety of roles within residential facilities, private homes and within the community.
Develop the skills, knowledge and hands on experience to perform all the functions of a disability support worker or progress to the Certificate IV and gain the ability to provide, coordinate and supervise home and community support programs.
You will receive a minimum of 120 unpaid hours of industry experience fully coordinated by CIT. This industry placement will give you the firsthand skills to be ready for employment.
Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) | CHC33021
TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 6 months
Certificate III: 6 months
2024 Semester 1 (February) Semester 2 (July)
2024: Certificate III $7,830 per semester (Total qualification tuition fee)
*Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small tuition and material fee increases may occur annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. Fees are subject to change.
- Year 12 Certificate (or equivalent)
Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry with relevant practical work or other professional experience. Please refer to Entry Requirements for more information.
- IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0)
- PTE Academic - 42 (minimum of 36 in each band)
- Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162
Course Subjects - Certificate III
Likely Job Outcome
Certificate III: Support worker, personal carer, care worker, carer, nursing assistant, respite worker.
Teaching Methods and Assessment
Modes of study include:
- Simulated Work Environment (SLE) where students will practice skills and perform assessments prior to industry placements, for example, personal care, manual handling.
- Industry placements (work experience)
- Self-directed learning
- Online learning and student engagement through e-Learn
- Classroom delivery
Students must complete class work, assignments, practical components and project work throughout a course. They may then be assessed using a combination of these tasks. Assessment outcomes may be based on demonstrating competence in various practical skills, successfully completing theory-based quizzes and assignments and projects, or a combination of all four assessment methods.
Pathways to Further Study
Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) (6 months)PLUSDiploma of Nursing (18 months)ORCertificate III in Individual Support (Disability) (6 months)PLUSCertificate IV in Community Services (12 months)PLUSDiploma of Nursing (18 months)ORCertificate III in Individual Support (Disability) (6 months)PLUSCertificate IV in Community Services (12 months)PLUSDiploma of Community Services (12 months)
Because CIT offers nationally recognised qualifications accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to most universities within Australia and receive credit towards a degree, even where formal credit transfer arrangements are not in place; however, this is not a guarantee.
We recommend you speak directly with your chosen university in relation to credit transfer, entry requirements and their application process.