Stage 2 – Year 11 or 12

SACE Credits

100 – 105

Does this subject include an exam?



Work Experience in the relevant industry and/or recommendation by VET Coordinator.

Course Content

Portside Christian College Trade Training Centre supports student learning in an equipped hospital skills lab, including two fully equipped hospital beds, hoist, sink and shower bay.  Together, this equipment enables students to learn about their use before commencing work placements.

Students complete a full Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) gaining new skills and knowledge to gain employment in the disability sector which desperately needs workers who have a passion and desire to provide care and support. The training engages learners to deliver care that places the client at the centre of service with inclusive decision-making and informed client choices about activities of their daily care and living.

Learning supports transferable skills and pathways into Enrolled or Registered Nursing, Disability Services, Aged Care – Personal Care Worker for Residential Aged Care, Community Care and Home Care Settings, Orderly – Transporting clients in an acute care setting.

Certificate lll in Individual Support (Disability) is well suited to students who have an interest in health, medicine or nursing.  Students acquire transferable skills which give them an excellent foundation for any further pathway in health they may choose in the future. It covers a range of work roles who provide assistance to health professional staff with the care of clients.

This Certificate includes 15 units, covering topics such as:

  • recognise healthy body systems in a health care context
  • meet personal support needs
  • facilitate the empowerment of older people

This Certificate also includes an Apply First Aid Course HLTAID003. Many of the skills acquired in this industry are in demand around Australia and internationally.

Course Duration

  • Full Year Course
  • 1 day per week at the Portside Christian College Trade Training Centre plus 120 hours of work placement arranged by Portside Christian College TTC in conjunction with Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation


Registered Nurse, Enrolled Nurse, Doctor/Medical Practitioner, Paramedic, Midwife, Speech Pathologist, Ward Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Assistant in Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Nursing Support Worker, Wards Person, Patient Care Attendant

  • Full completion of this certificate contributes towards an ATAR