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CHCSS00098 Individual Support Disability Skill Set

This is a nationally recognised qualification.

This skill set is for people working in various care and support roles in the community services sector to develops the core knowledge and practical skills required to provide person centred support to people with disability in various settings. This will complement an existing CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support. It includes 4 units:

CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

OverviewDelivery OptionsLearning OutcomesFees & ChargesPre-Requisites


Estimated duration for the three units is approximately 12 hours self-paced, 30 hours classroom + 3 hours in the workplace. The following gives a breakdown of hours by unit, including:

CHCDIS001 - 3 hours self-paced, 6 hours classroom
CHCDIS002 - 3 hours self-paced, 6 hours classroom
CHCDIS003 - 3 hours self-paced, 6 hours classroom
CHCDIS007 - 3 hours self-paced, 12 hours classroom, 3 hours workplace

Participants will be issued a Statement of Attainment on successful completion

Delivery Options

Delivered by a qualified trainer/assessor experienced in the Community Services sector.
Onsite and offsite.
Part 1 - Self paced theory
Part 2 - Face to face theory and practical simulation
Part 3 - Workplace practical skills assessment

Minimum group numbers apply

Learning Outcomes


  • current practices, philosophies and theories
  • concepts of vulnerability, power, independence and interdependence
  • assessment processes relating to ongoing skills development
  • assessments processes and protocols used by the organisation or service
  • communication needs, strategies and resources
  • principles of access and equity
  • legal and ethical considerations for working with people with disability
  • tools, equipment and other resources used in the learning process
  • various teaching and learning strategies
  • strategies for identifying and maximising informal learning opportunities
  • services and resources available to people with special needs
  • prompting, principles of prompting and fading prompting
  • strategies to create independence
  • reinforcing techniques and when and how to use them
  • motivators, de-motivators and blocks to learning
  • incidental learning and the importance of recognising opportunities for learning


  • principles and practices of positive behaviour support which focuses on the individual person
  • the social model of disability
  • the impact of social devaluation on an individual's quality of life
  • positive lifestyle enhancement strategies
  • organisation policies and procedures relating to behaviour management
  • principles of effective communication and ways to implement these to minimise behaviours of concern
  • indicators that people have unmet needs
  • factors that may contribute to behaviours of concern
  • specialist services and referral options
  • legal and ethical considerations for working with people with disability


  • rights and responsibilities of people with disability
  • principles of strengths-based practice, person-centred practice and community inclusion and best practice examples
  • strategies for strengthening options, networks and services for people with disability
  • local agencies and services, and resources to obtain community information about sporting, cultural and specific-interest groups
  • active citizenship and what this means for people with a disability
  • role of carers and/or families and/or relevant others


  • history and recent developments in disability
  • social constructs of disability and the impact of own attitudes on working with people with disabilities
  • how and when to seek support from more experienced and qualified staff
  • types of disability
  • support practices for people with disabilities
  • legal and ethical considerations for working with people with disability
  • principles of empowerment; right-based, person-centred and strengths-based approaches and practices; active support; active listening and social justice
  • strategies that assist people with disabilities to exercise their rights and support independent action and thinking, including use of technology (e.g. laptops or tablets) to facilitate choice
  • how to access and use advocacy services and complaint mechanisms
  • indicators of abuse and/or neglect in relation to people with disabilities

Fees & Charges


Funding is provided through the Higher-Level Skills program through the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT).

Students must meet eligibility criteria and pay a student contribution fee to receive this funding.

Eligibility criteria includes:

  • Must already hold a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
  • Must be an existing worker in the Community Services and Health industry in a role involving provision of direct care or support
  • Have not completed a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • Queensland permanent resident

Non-Concession $72; Concession $40

Contact Daisy Learning if you need any more information.


Participants must already hold a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support and be an existing worker in the Community Services and Health industry in a role involving provision of direct care or support.