College Australia

Domestic Students


Individual Support – Disability Skill Set

Build on your expertise with specific skills and knowledge to support a career in caring for people with disability.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Study online

Qld Government

Not available as a traineeship

Pay per unit

Workplace practical requirements

What can I expect?

The Individual Support – Disability skill set is perfect for those already working within a community care or aged care role that desires to further their education in supporting people with disability.

You will discover how to contribute to ongoing skills development by allowing the person in your care to make their own life choices. Working with each person’s unique strengths to build their self-confidence, understand and apply individual plans into activities, and encourage them to be active and participate in the community, focusing on social inclusion and health and well-being.

Career opportunities – where
will my studies lead me?


Disability Services Support Worker

Assistant Community Services Worker

Aged Care Worker


The Individual Support Disability Skill
Set is for you if:


You want to support the empowerment of people with disability


You already work in community services and want to advance your career with specialised skills that support the care of people with disability


You want to develop your existing skills and knowledge, especially with person-centred behavioural support, to minimise behaviours of concern, positively affecting the day to day life of people with disability.

Entry requirements

Students are required to:

Students are required to have the following:

  • hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in Community Services, Health or related field


  • have skills equivalent to the qualification requirement validated through a recognition of prior learning process.

Funding requirements

Students must be a New or Existing Worker in the Community Services and Health Industry in a role involving the provision of direct client care or support. Students must already hold a Certificate III in Individual Support (or equivalent).

Workplace practical

Students may be required to undertake practical workplace tasks in an approved workplace/environment to complete this skill set qualification. This will be discussed with your Educator or CA Mentor.

Course Duration



Nationally Accredited Qualification

Recognised by the Australian Government as meeting a set of standards that provide vocational outcomes and lead to employment

Pathways to University


Rolling Enrolment

Enrol anytime

Learning Method

Study online at your own pace on any device

Live Webinars

Coming soon!

Fees and Payment Options:

Course fees:



Pay $377 upfront


Pay 50% upfront ($188.50)
and 50% upon completion ($188.50)

Subsidised fee –
Higher Level Skills Funding:


Co-contribution Fee


per unit
Total Units


Total Cost



Co-contribution Fee


per unit
Total Units


Total Cost


Higher Level Skills Funding via the Queensland Government’s Skills Assure Program supports ELIGIBLE* students to obtain certification in Certificate IV or higher qualifications. The aim is to assist individuals in gaining the higher-level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in priority industries or transition to university to continue their studies. Students will be required to make a co-contribution fee (listed above) before the commencement of their course. For further information – see 

*Eligibility criteria apply to receive subsidised course fees and concessional status. See our funding brochure and complete the funding eligibility form below to find out more.

Skill Set Structure:

A total of 4 units must be completed:



Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

Support community participation and social inclusion

Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

We aim to help our students as much as possible. That’s why you can apply for and start your study journey in three easy steps.



Apply for the course you want with College Australia by completing the quick and easy online Enrolment Form. Click on the link below and choose the relevant qualification. When we receive your application, we will send you an email regarding the pre-enrolment eligibility requirements, including a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment, Recognition of Prior Learning application and an outline of documentation required for your enrolment to proceed.


Meet your mentor

We will call you to confirm details, discuss eligibility, workplace and assessment requirements and ensure everything is correct.

This interview forms part of your orientation into your course and will allow you to ask further questions.

You will then be required to make payment.

Once payment is received, we will then send you the Confirmation of Enrolment (COE). This Includes details of your Educator and your Training Plan outlining the units you are undertaking and due dates


Commence your studies

You will receive an email with your login details. Remember these details and bookmark the login URL in your browser. Logging in will give you access to your first unit in the online portal.

Start on your first unit.

RPL students
Your Educator will contact you to progress the RPL process if you are undertaking this pathway.

Congratulations. You’re on your way to completing your new qualification!

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