CHC30408 – Certificate III in Disability

CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability

Course description

This qualification addresses work in the community and/or residential facilities under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans.

These workers:

  • Carry out activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities of living for people with a disability
  • Carry out activities related to an individualised plan
  • Report directly to a supervisor and are not responsible for other workers.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Accommodation support worker • Field officer
  • Assistant in nursing* • Home care assistant
  • Care assistant • In-home respite care worker
  • Client assistant • Nursing assistant*
  • Community access coordinator • Personal care assistant
  • Community care worker • Personal care giver
  • Community house worker • Personal care worker
  • Community support officer • Residential aide
  • Disability service officer • Residential care officer
  • Disability support officer • Residential care support worker
  • Disability support worker • Support worker
  • Family support worker • School support officer **

*Not relevant in some jurisdictions     **Working with children with disabilities

Course duration:

Blended learning:

Students will have 3 blocks of supported face to face workshops and 1 week blocks of practical placement, the course duration is 9 weeks in total.


Successful completion of this course will require the completion of 14 units, this comprises of 9 core units and 5 electives. A large number of elective units are available enabling students to select elective units relevant to their field of interest.

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

Elective units:

  • Group A WHS electives one unit must be selected for disability work
  • CHCWHS312A Follow safety procedures for direct care work
  • HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

Group B electives – recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

  • HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Group C elective for special consideration

  • CHCDIS411A Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication


Other relevant electives:

Electives may be selected from one or more groups. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

CHCAC410B Collect technical data to support client health care plan (Note pre-requisite HLTAP301B)

  • CHCAD401D Advocate for clients
  • CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships
  • CHCCS310A Support inclusive practice in the workplace
  • CHCCS311D Deliver and monitor services to clients
  • CHCCS312A Use electronic learning materials
  • CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
  • CHCCS425B Support health professional
  • CHCCS426B Provide support and care relating to loss and grief
  • CHCDIS313A Support people with disabilities who are ageing
  • CHCDIS409B Provide services to people with disabilities with complex needs
  • CHCGROUP302D Support group activities
  • CHCICS304B Work effectively with carers
  • CHCICS306B Provide basic foot skin and nail care
  • CHCICS401B Facilitate support for personal care needs
  • CHCICS402B Facilitate individualised plans
  • CHCICS406B Support client self-management
  • CHCICS407B Support positive lifestyle
  • CHCICS408B Provide support to people with chronic disease
  • CHCLD315A Recognise stages of lifespan development
  • CHCLLN403A Identify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively
  • CHCNET301D Participate in networks
  • CHCORG406C Supervise work
  • CHCPA301B Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • HLTAID003 Apply first aid
  • HLTFS207C Follow basic food safety practices
  • HLTFS309C Oversee the day-to-day implementation of food safety in the workplace HLTFS310C Apply and monitor food safety requirements


  • CHCCS305C Assist clients with medication (Note pre-requisite HLTAP301B)
  • HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context

Working with older people:

  • CHCAC317A Support older people to maintain their independence
  • CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people
  • CHCAC319A Provide support to people living with dementia

 Working with people with mental health issues:

  • CHCMH301C Work effectively in mental health
  • CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues

Organisational support:

  • BSBWOR204A Use business technology
  • CHCADMIN302D Provide administrative support
  • CHCINF303B Contribute to information requirements in the community sector
  • CHCORG322B Contribute to implementation of service delivery strategy

Oral health:

  • CHCOHC303B Use basic oral health screening tools
  • CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health
  • CHCOHC402A Support and encourage clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care
  • CHCOHC404A Recognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issues
  • CHCOHC406B Provide or assist with oral hygiene



  • Minimum age for participants is 16 years with basic spoken English, current police check and a blue card
  • Certificate validity


Certificate remains current indefinitely as long as you:

are currently working in the disability sector and maintain a current first aid certificate (full course every 3 years and CPR annually)



A combination of workbook, scenario assessment, logbook, observation and classroom discussion.



Certificate III: CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability



Funding is available. Taylormade First Aid Solutions Training Australia will help students to access funding, where applicable, through Certificate 3 Guarantee government funding

Non-funded – $2600



To book or for further information please contact:

Taylormade First Aid Solutions Training Australia – Registered Training Organisation 31326


Frank Major Training Director on 0402 788 406

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