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Certificate III in Individual Support


This course equips job seekers to build a rewarding career in the disability sector. It includes hands-on experience through 120 hours of work placement and provides a direct pathway to employment.

This nationally accredited qualification will prepare you for career opportunities such as community support worker, disability support worker, aged care worker and assistant in nursing.

Who is it For?

This course is delivered as a Work for the Dole program. To be eligible, you need to be:

  • Be aged 15 or older
  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder
  • Live or work in NSW
  • Have left school and have no previous qualifications at Certificate IV or higher

Given the technical nature of this course, we recommend students have language, literacy and numeracy skills at a minimum of Year 10 level or equivalent to Certificate II level.

How it Works

This course is delivered face to face over 12-18 months at MTC Australia sites and jobactive locations. You’ll complete 120 hours of work placement with an employer in the disability sector.

You will also need to complete 13 units of competency, including 7 core units and 6 elective units. Units cover topics such as supporting independence and well-being, working with diverse people and facilitating the empowerment of people with disability.

Your Next Step

To apply for this course or to find out more:

Call MTC Australia on 1300 981 901 or fill out the online enquiry form. 

You can take all the above information with you to Centrelink or your employment consultant by downloading and printing the course factsheet below.


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