CHCSS00098 – Individual Support – Disability Skill Set

Do you work in community services and want to expand your career into supporting people with a disability? An Individual Support – Disability Skill Set can help open up opportunities to step into disability support workers and similar roles, without taking time off your current position.

What are Disability Skill Set courses?

A skill set is a nationally recognised addition to your existing certification, allowing you to develop the necessary skills to legally, safely and empathetically work with people with disabilities. They are ideal for people who have already attained certification to work in individual support or similar support roles but wish to increase their knowledge and skills in more specialisations.

The CHCSS00098 – Individual Support – Disability Skill Set can open pathways to a career as a:

  • Disability Support Worker
  • Community Care Worker

And more.

Disability Support Training Skill Set Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a CHCSS00098 – Individual Support – Disability Skill Set, you must already hold a CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support, or the equivalent. This means students must be new or existing workers in the Community Services and Health Industry in a role involving the provision of direct client care or support. You may or may not already have a specialisation in another area of Individual Support, such as aged care.

Disability Support Worker Course Details

During your disability support worker course, you will need to complete four 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


Funding Options for Short Courses for Disability Support

With the high demand for workers in disability care, subsidised training is available via the Queensland Government Higher Level Skills program. The program is available to workers and practitioners with pre-existing skills, knowledge and certification to allow them to advance their current abilities.

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Price Per Unit:

Non-concessional: $5
Concessional: $2

To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills program, you must:

  • Be aged 15 years or older.
  • No longer be at school.
  • Permanently resides in Queensland.
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or be a New Zealand citizen.
  • Not hold (and not be enrolled in) a certificate IV or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.
  • Hold a Certificate III in Individual Support (or equivalent) and be a new or existing worker in the Community Services and Health Industry in a role involving provision of direct client care or support (including parents and unpaid carers of NDIS participants).


On-Campus & Online Disability Training with Aurora Training Institute

Want to upskill into disability support work but concerned about balancing study with work and life? With our flexible class times at Aurora Training Institute, there is time for everything you need to get done and your study.

Our blended online and on-campus training methods allow you to work your study around your job and other life commitments, while still being able to advance your career in individual support. You have a choice of our Townsville, Toowoomba and Gold Coast campuses, as well as our online study options.

Want to learn more about your options? Apply now or contact our team at Aurora Training Institute.


At a glance


Blended Delivery


Flexible Class Times

Career Opportunities

Support Worker, Community Care Worker, Disability Support Worker


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