Hammond Institute

CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Duration :              12 Months

Delivery Mode:      Face to Face, Blended, Workplace / Traineeship

Start Date:              Enrol Anytime

Recognition:           Nationally Recognised Training

Quality Assurance : As a registered training organisation (RTO) Hammond Institute operates within the Vocational Education and Training Quality Framework (VETQF) and the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) delivering nationally recognised qualifications and units of competency.

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

  • Community Care  or Case Manager
  • Community Care or Case Coordinator
  • Community Worker
  • Community Program Coordinator
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Care Assistant / worker
  • Residential Care worker
  • Community Support Worker

There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into this course. Students may enrol directly in the diploma level course without completing lower ranked qualifications.

Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

Students must satisfy the following age, english and other requirements:

  • Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above
  • Undertake Pre-Training Review
  • Undertake LLN test: Learning (ACSF Level 2), reading (ACSF Level 2), writing (ACSF Level 3), oral communication (ACSF Level 3) and numeracy (ACSF Level 2) are desirable to participate in the course
  • Police Check – Students undertaking this course are required to provide a current Police Check with no disclosures.
  • It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.
Government Funded Fee* Government Funded Concession Fee** Administration Fees Fee for Service
$0 $0 $80 $6,500

For current fees for Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) please refer to our Course Fees page.

*To be eligible for Victorian government subsidised training fees, the candidate must meet the Skills First eligibility criteria.

**If you are studying in a Diploma or above qualification you are not eligible to have a concession applied to your tuition fees.

**Under the Indigenous Completions Initiative, Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander students pay only the concession tuition fee for government subsidised training at all qualification levels (including at Diploma and above).

Delivery methods:
The range of delivery methods may include, but not limited to the following:

  • lectures / Instructions
  • pre-reading
  • demonstrations and modelling
  • practice opportunities
  • brainstorming activities
  • group discussions
  • guided facilitation of individual or group learning activities, group work or project-based case studies


Delivery Structure:

  • Delivery structure is comprised of classroom training sessions, structured learning such as training support, learning activities, self-paced (to allow the learners to absorb and reflect on their learning), workshops and work placement.
  • The unit of competency will be delivered and assessed as stand-alone unit.


Delivery Locations:

  • Dandenong
  • Werribee
  • Craigieburn
  • Melton
  • Box Hill

Notes: Additional locations may be allocated to meet a group of learner cohort’s needs and based on demand (if practicable for Hammond Institute)

CHC42015 – Certificate IV in Community Services
CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support
CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability

Assessment method may include:

  • Knowledge Questions
  • Written Assignment & Case studies
  • Workplace Assessment
  • Log Book
  • Projects / Research Reviews

All assessment will be conducted in accordance with the Training Package requirements, Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence (https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards/chapter-4/clauses-1.8-1.12)

To achieve this qualification the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work placement as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency if a student is unable to find appropriate work placement, Hammond Institute will assist in finding the work placements.

13 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 7 core units
  • 6 elective units

Core Units:

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

Electives- DISABILITY Specialisation (4 units)

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
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services

Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.

Hammond Institute does not use brokers or deliver this course through third party arrangements.

Job Facts

  • $900
    Weekly Pay
  • 175,800 workers
    Employment Size
  • Very Strong
    Future Growth
  • Lower skill
    Skill level rating
  • 36.2% Full-Time
    Full-Time Share
  • 77.1% female
    Gender Share

Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Community Worker visit Job Outlook