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Support and empower people with disabilities

Are you passionate about working with people with disabilities? Gain the skills and knowledge required to assist in lifestyle support, individual health, emotional wellbeing and community participation. This qualification addresses work in the community and/or residential facilities under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans. Course details

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Workplace/TAFE: up to 18 months

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From 1 January 2015 if you are undertaking a nationally recognised program at TAFE Queensland you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Learn all about the USI and how to get your USI for your study.

Course snapshot

Key dates

Workplace Any time Workplace/TAFE

Entry requirements

Students must be employed as an apprentice or trainee and have a signed Registered Training Contract, stating TAFE Queensland South West is the Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).

The Queensland Government's Apprenticeships Info website provides information about apprenticeships and traineeships (including school-based) in Queensland.

For further information about probationary periods for this trade qualification, visit Queensland Training Information Service (QTIS).


Delivered in workplaces throughout Queensland

Resources required

You will require access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online systems, and a computer (laptop or tablet preferably) with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at a number of TAFE Queensland locations.

You will also require a valid email address, personal stationery (pen and paper), and are required to wear closed-in, non-slip shoes when at TAFE for clinical workshops or attending the workplace. You will also be required to hold or obtain a Yellow Card prior to commencing your studies.


As a traineeship this program is delivered full time up to 18 months or school based and part-time up to 4 years (48 months). As a trainee you will undertake training in your workplace and if required on-site at TAFE . For workplace training, your teacher will support your workplace learning with a variety of methods, including workplace visits, email and telephone assistance. 



The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 13 units in total, including 7 core units and 6 elective units.

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services Core
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing Core
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems Core
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach Elective
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Elective
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families Elective
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability Elective
CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion Elective
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports Elective


The elective units available may vary between locations, delivery modes and intakes.

Eligible apprentices and trainees who meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a student contribution fee of $1.60 per nominal hour. For more information on the number of units funded for this course visit Queensland Training Information Service (QTIS).

Nominal hours for each unit will be outlined in the agreed training plan, which will be provided to the employer and apprentice or trainee, at the time of induction.

Non-funded apprentices and trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. The student and employer contribution fee will be outlined in the training plan and agreed to, prior to the commencement of training.

Federal incentives may be available for employers, apprentices and trainees. Visit the Australian Apprenticeships website for more information.

Students are encouraged to view the TAFE Queensland Student Fees Policy prior to enrolment.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship, please give us a call.


CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Job prospects

  • Support Worker
  • Disability Worker

Are you ready to enrol?

If you are already employed as an apprentice or trainee, let your employer know that you want TAFE Queensland South West to be your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO), then contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre to organise your training contract.

If you aren't employed yet, contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre or a job service agency for help getting a job. Alternatively, contact us on 1300 914 754 for further information on how we can help you make great happen.

For information about your rights and responsibilities as a student, check out the student handbook and refund policy


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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 7 November 2017

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