Studying a Certificate III in Individual Support – Disability Specialisation will help you build the skills you need for roles such as:

  • disability support worker
  • disability employment worker or consultant
  • residential care worker
  • client care assistant
  • community rehabilitation and support worker
  • mental health rehabilitation support worker
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service provider.

What will I learn?

This course is designed to teach you how to:

  • facilitate the empowerment of people with disabilities
  • support community participation and social inclusion
  • support independence and wellbeing
  • provide individual support
  • provide skills development
  • follow person-centred behaviour supports.

Your learning will be enhanced through the use of a simulated training room to allow you to practice your retail skills. The course may include practical placements, ensuring you experience the workplace hands on. Find out more in the units section.

Start date Start anytime
Course length Up to 12 months
Locations Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast
Flexible ways to study Online learning, classroom learning
Entry requirements Desktop computer or laptop, internet, email, Microsoft Office or equivalent. You will also need to have the physical ability to perform the required manual handling duties of a carer.
Costs Total cost is $1790. If you are a Queensland resident, you may be eligible for training funded by the Queensland Government, depending on your situation. View the costs section, or contact us to discuss further.

To graduate with this qualification, you will need to complete 13 units of competency. Course units are listed below:

Unit code

Unit name

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

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Recognition of prior learning and work experience

We recognise the skills and knowledge you have gained through previous study and work experience. We don’t make you re-learn what you already know.

If you are eligible for ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ you could gain credit for some of the units offered in this course. To find out more, please contact our training team.

We are flexible, supportive and affordable, and offer pathways to employment after study.

  • Simple enrolment steps

    Enrolling with us is easy. We’ll help you through the entire process so you can start studying sooner.

  • Study support

    Our team can provide study support to assist you in gaining your qualification. We will contact you regularly to check in and answer your questions.

  • Individualised study plans

    Everyone has different ways of studying and learning, and it can be difficult to know what works best for you. We’ll be there to help create a study plan that suits your needs.

  • Flexible ways to study

    This is a flexible course, which means you can complete your entire course online, or some of your course online and some in a classroom. You will also undertake practical placements, to give you hands-on experience and prepare you for a real workplace.

  • Direct pathway to employment

    After you graduate, we can help you get a job you love. We’ve been helping people with disability find work for almost 30 years, and we offer a range of employment services for job seekers.

  • Nationally accredited

    EPIC Education Assist is a Registered Training Organisation, which means you can trust that your qualification will be recognised across Australia.

If you are a Queensland resident, you may be eligible for training funded by the Queensland Government. If you are from other states or territories, you can still study a Certificate II in Business, but you will be required to pay the full fee of $1790.

If you like, you can view our current schedule of fees, including student co-contribution fees. You can also view information regarding payment terms and conditions, including refund policies. 

Queensland Government has two programs, User Choice and Certificate 3 Guarantee. Contact EPIC Education Assist to find out if you’re eligible for either funding program today.

User Choice

User Choice covers the costs of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification. It also supports school students to access training and Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing fee-free training in high priority qualifications.

Read the EPIC Education Assist Student Handbook.