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CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Qualification Description
This course is designed for workers in the community and/or residential setting. Providing the knowledge and skills for those wishing to provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with a disability to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and well-being.
This nationally recognised and accredited training course is ideal for those who are currently in or wish to launch a career as a:
  • Community care worker or assistant
  • Home respite care worker
  • Individual carer or support worker
  • Residential support worker
  • Disability support worker
  • Coordinator
  • Team leader
  • Personal carer
Course Structure and Resources
There are a variety of delivery options including employment based, correspondence and face to face dependent on your situation and availability. Phone and email support are available.  All courses are competency based and all resources are supplied by METS.
Options for study
Option 1: Traineeships - you need to be employed within the Disability sector on a permanent basis (full time or part time) to undertake a Traineeship (other conditions apply) The course cost is subsidised by the Government for eligible participants although a compulsory enrolment fee applies (concessions and exemptions may be available)
You must be an Australian Citizen or permanent resident (some visa’s are acceptable and other conditions apply) contact METS or your local apprenticeship centre for more information.
Option 2: Fee for Service (Self funded) – for those who are not eligible or simply do not wish to participate in a Traineeship, you can still complete the course as a Fee for Service learner. You can be employed by a Disability/Community Organisation as a permanent, casual or volunteer and you will need the co-operation of the service to comply with the practical components of the course. You can choose to start this course at any time throughout the year.
Skills Recognition
Learners may have attained knowledge and skills in the workplace and/or competencies in one or more units.  RPL (recognition of prior learning) is available for each unit of competency based on relevant workplace experience, formal training or other expertise relative to the sector.
Duration of the course
Trainees - 24 months for a fulltime employee 36 months for a part time employee
Fee For Service (Self funded) – an enrolment period of 2 years will be given, extensions can be applied for however further enrolment fees will apply.
Fees & Charges
Trainees will need to have the full support of their employer for their training. METS will discuss responsibilities with your employer and then proceed to organise an Apprenticeship Centre to complete the necessary documents.  METS will then begin the enrolment process.
Trainees classified as New Entrant will be charged an annual enrolment fee.  NSW State Training Services have instructed RTO’s to collect this compulsory fee. Concessions and exemptions may apply.
Fee for Service learners must submit a completed enrolment form with the enrolment fee and purchase a minimum of 3 units to commence then you can choose to pay as you go or purchase clusters of units (maximum up to $1000) Call METS to discuss.
Course Outline 
13 Units of Competency. All of these competencies must be successfully completed to gain the Certificate III in Individual Support(CHC33015).


Provide individualised support


Support independence and wellbeing


Communicate and work in health or community services


Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach


Follow established person-centred behaviour supports


Support community participation and social inclusion


Communicate using augmentative and alternative strategies


Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability


Work with diverse people


Work legally and ethically


Recognise healthy body systems


Respond to suspected abuse


Follow safe work practices for direct client care

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*Learners interested in Ageing or Home and Community Care Focus - 
Please call METS on 02 9838 0567 for more information regarding enrolment.

What Happens Next?

Now you know that you'd like to start or continue on your training journey; please find our pre-enrolment and consumer protection information here.​

Enrolling in our courses


To get started, email your completed Enrolment Pack​, along with a copy of your ID to our friendly METS team at

Last Modified: 12/02/2018 9:16 AM