Certificate III in Disability Online

Course Code: CHC30408

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The online Certificate III in Disability (CHC30212) is ideal to begin or advance a career in caring for the disabled.

It is Australia’s nationally accredited training course for those who are seeking to get into positions such as Disability Support Worker, Personal Care Giver and other related roles. This formal qualification will help you turn your passion for supporting the elderly and other people with disabilities into a rewarding career.

Gain Australia’s Leading Disability Care Qualification

The Cert III in Disability (CHC30408) is one of the top qualifications today in the disability and community care industry. This nationally accredited course is complete with the different essential skills that disability carers need to address the needs of  the country’s ageing population.

The online CHC30408 is delivered through self paced distance learning, which allows you to enrol and study no matter where you are in the country. You can access the resources you need to complete your course from any state or territory in Australia including remote areas and major cities like Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. You will be supported all throughout your study by Inspire Education‘s expert trainers who you can call or message whenever you need extra guidance.

This disability training course is ideal if you want to get into roles such as Disability Service Officer, Residential Support Worker, Care Assistant, Home Care Worker, Community Carer and similar positions.

Online Cert III in Disability: What Will you Learn?

After you complete the Certificate III in Disability, you will have learned how to confidently perform the duties of a Disability Carer. This covers both the practical skills used daily in the disabled, community and aged care industries and the knowledge theories behind them.

You will learn how to work effectively with people with disabilities, including how to help them develop and maintain their skills during their current physical condition. This course will teach you about the community sector and how it works so that you can provide personal support to your clients and maintain a nurturing environment that empowers them.

Communication is an important part of providing disability care services and you will learn how to use alternative or augmentative strategies depending on the needs of your client. Since every person would have their own set of needs, you will participate in carrying out individual plans for clients, including those from different cultures.

CHC30408 Course Units

There are 14 total units in this training course. This is made up of 9 core units and 5 elective units.

As a nationally accredited qualification, the Certificate III in Disability features core units that enable you to work in a variety of roles in the disability and community care sectors. Elective units were specifically chosen to give you increased flexibility to confidently carry out the job responsibilities of individual support workers.

Core Units:

CHCCS411C – Work effectively in the community sector
CHCDIS301C – Work effectively with people with a disability
CHCDIS302A – Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities
CHCDIS322A – Support community participation and inclusion
CHCDIS323A – Contribute to skill development and maintenance
CHCICS301B – Provide support to meet personal care needs
CHCICS302B – Participate in the implementation of individualised plans
CHCICS303A – Support individual health and emotional well being
CHCICS305B – Provide behaviour support in the context of individualised plans


CHCWHS312A – Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work
HLTHIR403C – Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
CHCDIS411A – Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
HLTFA311A – Apply first aid*
CHCAC318B – Work effectively with older people

*Take note that HLTFA311A – Apply First Aid is not delivered by Inspire Education. Students need to contact an external first aid training provider to complete this unit and fulfill the course requirements.

Vocational Placement

Earning hands on work experience is an important part of the Certificate III in Disability. To fulfill this requirement and gain your formal qualification, you must complete a minimum of 80 hours and a maximum of 240 hours in a registered care facility.

The valuable firsthand work experience you will gain during your placement hours is an important opportunity to apply the skills you’ve learned and learn how the health care industry functions. This allows you to be more confident when you apply for job positions after you graduate from the course.


The Certificate III in Disability has no formal prerequisites or requirements.  It is recommended that you possess Year 10 English or its equivalent because literacy and language skills are important among disability support workers. Basic knowledge in computers is also recommended.

Students are required to pass a background check by the police before being able to work in the aged care industry. Additional training in manual handling may also be necessary before you can begin your Vocational Placement.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available for students who already have the competencies taught by the Cert III in Disability. RPL dependent on your ability to provide evidence to support your claims.

You can apply for RPL by submitting an enrolment form and expressing that you wish to apply for full or partial recognition. Your trainer or an RPL Assessor will reach out to you to explain how the process works and what evidence you need to submit.

Online Disability Course Training Schedule

Inspire Education’s online disability course is available throughout the year from anywhere across Australia. This delivery method allows you to start working towards your qualification and begin meeting your career goals without waiting for course dates. You can enrol and start studying anytime by accessing the resources on the online student portal.


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