Certificate III in Individual Support 

Start your career in disability or aged care

Start a fulfilling new career in the community services, disability or aged care industry with a Certificate III in Individual Support! 

This nationally recognised qualification will give you the practical skills and knowledge required to provide person-centred support for people with disability and the elderly in both home and community environments.


AQF Level

Certificate III

Course Duration

6 - 18 months depending on mode of delivery

Delivery Method

Classroom or Online

Total Number of Units


Work Placement

120 hours

Support Worker, Aged Care Worker, Personal Care Giver or similar

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Entry requirements

Students must have standard Language, Literacy and numeracy skills and will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment at Certificate III level. A current Police Check is a requirement before the commencement of practical placement.



Classroom delivery 2-3 days a week, plus 120 hours of work placement.
Online study options available.


Funding eligibility

In New South Wales you may be eligible under this qualification for Smart & Skilled funding.

​In Queensland, you may be eligible under this qualification for Certificate 3 Guarantee Skilling Queenslanders for Work Initiative.


Course Locations

Locations are available upon request. Please speak to our friendly training team for more information


Units of competency


Follow safe work practices for direct client care


Work legally and ethically


Communicate and work in health or community Services


Work with diverse people


Support independence and well being


Provide individualised support

Recognise healthy body systems



Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability

Contribute to ongoing skills development using strength base approach



Follow established person centred behaviour supports

Support community participation and inclusion



Support relationships with carers and families

Provide home and community support services


Graduate stories

Jacky  |  Skilling Queenslanders for Work participant - Brisbane

I completed my training with breakthru in January 2018. The course was a Certificate III in Individual Support. The trainer was the best I have ever had, as she made the course so interesting and hands on. The trainer's visits and feedback while on practical work placement was super supportive and by the end of the course, I was employed!.

What may be surprising to people reading this is I am in my 60’s!! and have found my dream job!

The three R’s - The Right course, the Right Trainer and the Right Company!! Thankyou breakthru! Life can begin in your sixty’s!

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