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CHCSS00098 Individual Support - Disability Skill Set~

Aged Care and Disability

Next intake To be advised
DurationFull-time: 5 Months

Course description

This skill set is used in conjunction with the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) to ensure that students gain a CHC33015 Certificate in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability) qualification. This enables them to graduate and work in both the aging and disability sector.

~ This course is in transition.

The course code, title, units and content may change in future. Further information will be provided on The Gordon website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

Possible career outcomes

Working as a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) and/or a disability support worker in both the aged care and disability sector, if combined with CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing Specialisation).

Applications & attendance

Applications for this course are not currently open.

Please contact customer service on 52250538 during business hours to discuss upcoming intake dates.

Please contact Customer Service on 5225 0800 to discuss upcoming intakes.


Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course.

  • Applicants must be 17 years and over at the time of course commencement.
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Year 12 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3.

  • Additional Course Specific Requirements – Police Check, Working with Children Check, Mandatory Vaccinations, NDIS check, Pre-Requisite Course or Units etc.
  • Completion of the CHCSS00098 Individual Support- Disability Skill Set requires students to hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in Community Services, Health or related field, or have skills equivalent to the qualification requirement validated through a recognition of prior learning process. In order to meet this requirement, students must complete the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support prior to being issued the CHCSS00098 Individual Support- Disability Skill Set. This will be achieved through the completion of all units within the dual specialisation.
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Free TAFE. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Pre-training review

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

Selection mode

Core Units Code Hours
Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach CHCDIS001 40
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability CHCDIS007 100
Follow established person-centred behaviour supports CHCDIS002 50
Support community participation and social inclusion CHCDIS003 60


Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on work
  • Workplace Tasks
  • Exam
  • Written assignments
  • Team Projects    

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.00 per hour 250 AUD $0.00 AUD $2,625.00
Standard Tuition AUD $0.00 per hour 250 AUD $0.00 AUD $2,625.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $10.35 per hour 250 AUD $2,588.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Materials AUD $60.00
Education Levy AUD $37.50


All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 1/11/2023 8:02:10 AM