Stanley College
Stanley College

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Course Overview

Acquire the skills and knowledge to gain a career in community and/or residential aged care facilities (Disability Services). Learn to provide personal care to people who may require support due to disability. Be trained in safety procedures and the legal and ethical framework of this sector.

  • Duration:

      22 weeks (includes no holidays)^
    • Work-Based Training# of 4 weeks @ 38 hours per week (total=152 hours)

  • Tuition Fee:

    • International Students:
      $5,200 + Materials Fee $300*
      Optional Add-On available:
      Ageing> (AGE) $420
    • Domestic Students:
      $2,000 + Materials Fee $0.00
      Optional Add-On available:
      Ageing> (AGE) $420
    • Easy payment plans available.

  • Mode of Study:
    The delivery methods for this course include:

    • Face-to-Face Classroom-Based Learning.
    • Practical Simulated Activities in the Stanley College Ward
    • Work-Based Training

  • Intake Dates:

    • 2024: 24 Jun, 5 Aug, 16 Sep, 28 Oct, 9 Dec
    • 2025: 3 Feb, 17 Mar, 28 Apr, 9 Jun, 21 Jul, 1 Sep, 13 Oct, 24 Nov

  • Location:

  • CRICOS Code:

Classes are rostered for 3 days per week.
Full-Time studies require students to attend a minimum of 20 scheduled course contact hours per week.
^Note: Course duration does not include any holidays, where your schedule includes a term break/holiday, this time will be added to your overall course duration.

#Work-Based Training placement must be completed full time (minimum 38 hours per week).
>Please note: Prerequisite entry requirement for AGE – students must be currently studying or have completed the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) or equivalent.

*The Materials Fee covers equipment and resources used in the delivery of your course at Stanley College.

Please familiarise yourself with the applicable Stanley College Refund and Cancellation Policy:
International Student Refund and Cancellation Policy
Local Student Refund and Cancellation Policy

Course Entry Requirements

  • Completion of Australian Year 10 or equivalent

Intermediate Level of English
IELTS Test Score of 5.0
Other recognised English Language tests such as:

  • TOEFL iBT: 35-45
  • PTE Academic: 36
  • Cambridge English: 154
  • OET: D Grade
  • Duolingo English Test: 75-80
  • CEFR Levels / Oxford Test: B1

Completion of Australian qualifications, evidence of certificate III level or above

Other Requirements

No prerequisite entry requirements exist for this course.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition is available (on application) to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, in a related area. Recognition may reduce the duration of your studies.

Job Outlook

This qualification suits students seeking employment in the following job roles:

  • Disability Services Worker
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Community Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Residential Disability Support Worker
  • Respite Care Worker

Work Based Training

During Work-Based Training, you will be able to practice your skills and knowledge in real workplace settings. This will assist you to be job-ready> at graduation. Stanley College has entered into Work-Based Training agreements with a number of employers.

All Work-Based Training is organised by Stanley College’s Employment Liaison Team in consultation with students. Before the commencement of Work-Based Training, students are also required to provide additional documentation:

  • National Police Clearance (WA)^
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) screening certificate
  • Medical Clearance may also be required
  • Evidence of Flu Vaccination
  • Evidence of COVID-19 Vaccination#
  • Driver’s Licence**

All fees/charges associated with the additional documentation listed above are not included in course tuition fees and payment is the responsibility of the student.

ˆ National Police Certificate (NPC) contains a list of a person’s disclosable court outcomes and pending charges from all Australian police jurisdictions. This includes traffic and non-police prosecuted matters. Where a student has ‘disclosable outcomes or pending charges’ then this may impact Stanley College being able to successfully place them with a Work-Based Training Host Employer, which may impact students being able to successfully complete their studies.

**Note – Working in the Community Care or Aged Care sectors, including for Work Based Training, may require you to be able to drive to be able to meet the needs of the clients. Therefore, it is recommended you have a valid driver’s licence for these courses.

# WA’s mandatory vaccination policy no longer applies, however the majority of employers providing work-based training places for this course, require students to be Fully Vaccinated = You have received at least two doses of a COVID-19 Vaccination AND a mandatory third dose when it is due (currently 3 months after 2nd dose)

> Completing a course at Stanley College, does not guarantee a migration outcome. If you decide you want to undertake further study or work in Australia, on graduation, you will need to check whether your visa allows this or whether you need to apply for a new visa by referring to for more information.

Course Content

Students must successfully complete the following units:

Unit code Unit title
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
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCDIS011 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCDIS012 Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS020 Work effectively in disability support
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
CHCCCS036 Support relationships with carer and family
CHCCCS044 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

Government Funding

For Local Students
Local students may be entitled to Youth Allowance, Austudy/Abstudy or the Pensioner Education Supplement. For enquiries, please contact Centrelink on 132 490.

Other Expenses

For other fees and expenses including Administration Fee, Health Cover, Recognition of Prior Learning, Late and Reassessment Fees click here

Further Studies

On completion of the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support, students may also pursue a CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support at Stanley College or other CRICOS registered training organisations.

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