Supported self-paced course
Course Dates
Apply/Enroll anytime
(Study commencement dates are not until January 2024)
CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability)

Do you believe we all deserve dignity, care and support as we age? Make a difference by becoming a disability and/or aged care worker and help our vulnerable people stay involved in social situations, retain the freedom to enjoy their own environment longer and help facilitate their rights.

The previous Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) has been superseded by this version. Enrolments for this course are open now, however, study commencement date will not be until January 2024. 

Career opportunities include:
Care assistant / worker
In home respite worker
Nurse's aide
Lifestyle Support Worker
Residential Support Worker

This course is a Nationally Accredited course and is considered an approved course for Centrelink student payment purposes. You may be eligible to receive student payments, for more information see and contact Services Australia directly.


6 Months - Full Time
12 Months - Part Time


Fully online

Course Frequency

Apply anytime

Course Fees

Subsidised - $640 (Qld only)
Subsidised concession - $440 (Qld only)
Full fee - $3,900 

Work Placement

120 hours

Course Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Students must be at least 18 years of age
  • Complete the pre-entry Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) indicator assessment.
  • 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: 6 months (full time) 12 months (part time)

Placement: 120 hours of work placement required

Delivery mode: Online, 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. 

Online study requirements:

In order to successfully complete a self-paced course it is recommended you have access to the following:

  • Stable internet connection with a minimum download speed of 3mbps. 
  • An email account – can be created through Yahoo, Hotmail and Gmail,
  • Microsoft Office (2010 version or later) – must include Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Current version of a web browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox,
  • Latest version of Adobe Reader,
  • Desktop computer, laptop or tablet.
  • Printer and scanner (optional)

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.


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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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
  • Support worker

Units of Competency


CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support

CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support

CHCCCS040 Support independence and wellbeing

CHCCCS041 Recognise healthy body systems

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

HLTWHS006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control


CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCAGE013 Work effectively in aged care

CHCPAL003 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

CHCDIS011 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

CHCDIS012 Support community participation and social inclusion

CHCDIS020 Work effectively in disability support