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Have a passion for working with people with disability?

Learn the skills to assist a person to self direct their support needs while providing the core supports required and while supporting social, emotional, health and wellbeing. To achieve this qualification the candidate must demonstrate at least 120 hours of Vocational Placement as appropriate to this qualification. Course details

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Bowen, Cairns, Townsville (Aitkenvale)

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Part time: 6 months / 2 days per week

Course details


  • Full Fee $3,400 - $3,470
  • Subsidised $684 - $754
  • Concession $102 - $169

Cost details

1300 656 959

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How to enrol

Key dates

Bowen Any time Blended
Cairns Part time / 2 days per week Classroom
Townsville (Aitkenvale) Part time / 2 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements; however it is recommended that students have completed Year 10 or relevant skills and knowledge with basic computer skills and access to the Internet.  Students must be have a Blue and Yellow card upon enrolment.

Working with Children check (Blue Card): Volunteers and trainee students who work with children and young people must hold a blue card as this work falls into the category of regulated employment. Blue cards for volunteers and trainee students are valid for three years and there is no application fee, unless the trainee student is a paid employee. A volunteer or trainee student must not commence regulated child-related work until they hold a valid blue card.  Disability workers are required to hold a current First Aid certificate.  Students undertaking compulsory placement in this program will be required to undergo a Working With Children Check and apply for a Blue Card. Students must have a Blue Card before commencing study.

Under the Disability Services Act 2006, a current blue card holder who has an agreement (written or unwritten) with a Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services funded non-government service provider or an NDIS non-government service provider to work at a place where disability services are provided to adults, must apply for a positive exemption notice (a yellow card exemption).

Student must have the following prior to enrolling into the course: Blue Card and Yellow Exemption Cards. A first aid certificate is also recommended prior to undertaking Vocational Placement..


98-158 Queens Road
Bowen QLD 4805

Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Townsville (Aitkenvale)
266 Ross River Road
Aitkenvale QLD 4814

Resources required

Students must have basic computer skills and are required to have access to computer with Internet and Microsoft Office software.  Students are encouraged to "Bring Your Own Device" and connect to the TAFE Queensland wireless network - tablet, laptop, USB.

If required, additional resources can be borrowed from your local TAFE Queensland campus or your local Library.  Students must wear appropriate clothing and enclosed shoes when doing practical work in the simulated lab.


Bowen campus: This course is delivered in Block training modes.

Cairns campus: This course is delivered face-to-face two days per week;Tuesday and Thursday 9.00am – 3.30pm.

Townsville (Aitkenvale) campus: This course is delivered face-to-face three days per week,  Monday 12:30pm - 3:30pm and Wednesday 9am - 12pm with a VC  session on Tuesday morning followed by self directed study in the afternoon.


Students who are not currently working in the industry are required to complete Vocational Placement for this program - placement of 120 hrs.

Important Information

Students must review Entry Requirements prior to enrolling.


13 units are required to complete this qualification; 7 core and 6 elective units.

All Group B electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support Core
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing Core
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems Core
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs Elective
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues Elective
Group A electives – Disability specialisation
CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach Specialisation
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports Specialisation
CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion Specialisation
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability Specialisation
VPC Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme If not working in the sector


Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland North has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 656 959. We're here to help.

Prices are subject to change.

$3,400 - $3,470


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$684 - $754


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$102 - $169


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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

You can receive a subsidy towards one certificate III qualification from a list of eligible courses. The amount provided depends on the demand for skilled workers in your chosen industry.

You're eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee if you:

  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Live in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate 3 or higher level qualification.

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You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Job prospects

  • Disabilities Services Officer
  • Community and Personal Service Worker
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Aged or Disabled Carer

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

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Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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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 31 January 2018

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