Supported self-paced course
Course Dates
Supported self-paced: Monthly intakes, apply any time
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

Do you have a passion for helping people? Would you like the work you do to positively impact others' day-to-day lives? Undertaking a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support with selectability Training will teach you how to work with a diverse range of people, provide one-on-one care to those clients and contribute to their ongoing personal development.

Those with this qualification can work within the NDIS sector which continues to grow and is in need of more skilled workers, providing students with a promising career pathway.

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 your own outputs.

Career opportunities include:
Care assistant / worker
Community / Disability support worker
In-home respite care worker / giver
Nursing assistant
Lifestyle Support Worker
School support officer


12 weeks (approx.)


Supported self-paced

Course Frequency

Monthly intakes

Course Fees

Subsidised- $640 (Qld only)
Subsidised Concession - $440 (Qld only)
Full Fee - $3,900

Work Placement

120 hours (non-mandatory)

Course Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Students must be at least 18 years of age
  • Complete the pre-entry Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) indicator assessment  - or provide a copy of a prior qualification at Certificate level 3 or above
  • Students must produce a current National Police Check with ‘discloseable’ outcomes presented to selectability Training, prior to placement. Students may apply for a Blue and Yellow Card Exemption at the time of enrolment.

Training commitments

Course Duration: 12 weeks (approx.)

Placement: 120 hours of work placement (non-mandatory)

Delivery mode: Supported self-paced

Access to learning

selectability Training provides all learning resources via its modern and easy-to-use Learning Management System. 

To complete this course, we suggest that each potential student has basic computer skills such as sending an email, using a printer and scanner, using Microsoft Office programs, and internet skills to undertake online research.


Face-to-face students will have access to selectability Training laptops and internet connection during class times. Special requests for printing can be made through staff. 

Subsidies & payment options

Queensland Government subsidy

You will no longer be eligible for a government subsidised training place under the Certificate 3 Guarantee once you complete a certificate III level vocational qualification.

Certificate 3 Guarantee funding

The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career.

It 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.

For this course the subsidy could bring your cost of study down from $3,900 to $640 or $440 (Concession)

Certificate 3 Guarantee eligibility requirements:

  • must be a Queensland resident;
  • aged 15 years or over who is no longer at school (with the exception of VET in Schools students) and is 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;
  • must not have a certificate III level or higher qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundations skills training;
  • must not be enrolled in a certificate III level or higher qualification.

Ask your accountant if you are eligible to claim your self-education costs as a tax deduction.


User Choice Funding

Apprenticeships and traineeships combine training with working in a real job, with a real boss, for a real wage.

Apprentices and trainees work towards the completion of a nationally recognised qualification while learning valuable skills at work and under the guidance of a training organisation.

Talk to our team about your eligibility.


How and when fees are charged

Subsidised training

The student co-contribution fee is charged upfront prior to enrolment, or by agreement we can offer a payment plan through our payment partner Debit Success. The co-contribution fee is divided by the number of units in the chosen course. Example:

13 units x $33.84 = $440 (the co-contribution fee)

All units in a course or program are commenced at the 'Start of Study' which is the commencement of the course. 

Fee for service training

Fee for Service is applicable to students who aren't funded by the Queensland Government, and the full cost of the course is payable by the student. Students may enter into an agreement with our payment partner Debit Success and elect to have their nominated bank account charged through direct debit.

Payments by direct debit are progressively charged over the duration of the course, ordinarily spread over 13 fortnightly payments. Student's may make additional upfront payments, which will be deducted from their course fees, if they so choose.

The maximum amount we can charge prior to the Start of Study is $1,500. The full details and fees and charges for the service are provided on the Debit Success form available through our admin team.

Payment Plan

We can offer a payment plan through our payment partner Debit Success.

Talk to our friendly team to select the right payment plan for your situation.

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Upfront payment

Prior to the commencement of your course you may pay your fees as an upfront payment at the selectability Training office or over the phone.

EFTPOS, all major credit cards and cheques are accepted.

Career Pathways

Graduate job opportunities

Completing a Certificate III in Individual Support can potentially lead to a variety of employment opportunities.
These can include:

  • Care assistant / worker
  • Community / Disability support worker
  • In-home respite care worker / giver
  • Nursing assistant
  • Community Access Coordinator
  • Planned activity assistant
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Lifestyle Support Worker
  • School support officer (working with children with disabilities)
  • Disability Service Officer
  • Transport Support Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Food Services Deliverer
  • Home care assistant 
  • Field officer
  • Disability service officer

Units of Competency


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


BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor services to customers

BSBINM301 Organise workplace information

BSBWOR301 Organise personal workplace information 

CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion

HLTINF001  Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures