Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115) CRICOS CODE 0100803

Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115) CRICOS CODE 0100803

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

Course Highlights

As part of this course, you will take part in the following activities:

  • An organised industry work placement (minimum 120 hours)

  • Participate in practical activities in our simulated training environment

  • Provide first aid CPR Training

Entry Requirements

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, candidates need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at Certificate IV level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Minimum of IELTS 5.5 with no individual component score less than 5.0 or equivalent

  • Over 18 years of age at the commencement of the course.

  • Pre-training review to assess individual needs and that the individual can demonstrate ACSF working level 3 for all indicators.

  • Basic computer skills

Additional Requirements

  • A satisfactory National Police Check (NPC) and where a student has resided in another country from the age of 16, as a permanent resident or citizen, they will be required to provide a Statutory Declaration.

  • Immunisation certificate – not all facilities have this as a mandatory requirement but students should be prepared to attain this immediately, if required.

  • A Working with Children Check.

Employment Opportunities

The following employment opportunities may be available to students who complete this qualification:

  • Disability Officer Day Support

  • Disability Support Officer/Worker

  • Senior Personal Care Assistant

Practical Placement Hours

All students will be required to complete a minimum of 120 hours work placement in an approved workplace in the disability sector.

+ Course Fees

Course Fees: $12,000 ($11,750 Tuition fees, $125 enrolment fee (non-refundable), $100 material fee and $25 polo shirt fee) payment plans available – see link for full course fee structure

Note: The student tuition fees as published are subject to change.

+ Delivery

This course is delivered face to face in a classroom environment with a combination of interactive workshops and opportunities to participate in practical application of skills and knowledge through, practical industry based simulated training activities and workplace participation.

Mode of study

On Campus – Ringwood

2019 June Intake : 3 days per week : Monday – Tuesday – Thursday 9:00am to 4:10pm


Duration is 50 weeks (including 10 weeks of holidays) allowing sufficient time to develop the necessary skills and knowledge in each unit. 120 hours work placement in a suitable workplace e.g. aged care, home and community or community service organisation.

Units of Competency

  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)

  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)

  • Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)

  • Manage legal and ethical compliance (CHCLEG003)

  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (CHCDIS007)

  • Develop and provide person-centred service responses (CHCDIS005)

  • Provide individualised support (CHCCCS015)

  • Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies (CHCDIS004)

  • Coordinate services for older people (CHCAGE003)

  • Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs (CHCDIS010)

  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (CHCDIS002)

  • Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach (CHCDIS009)

  • Facilitate community participation and social inclusion (CHCDIS008)

  • Provide first aid (HLTAID003)


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