Certificate IV in Disability

Course Overview:

This course is designed for those who wish to apply their knowledge and skills to provide training and support to people with disabilities to gain greater levels of independence, self reliance and community participation. This qualification is aimed at those wishing to gain entry into team leader and management positions in the disability services industry.

You will develop skills in team work, programming and protocols, liaising with external parties and developing client care skills with a customer-focused model of care.

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Practical Experience:

You will gain hands-on practical experience by undertaking a minimum of 120 hours of vocational placement in a Disability Support setting. This course has an ideal balance of theory and practical learning to ensure your confidence when entering the workforce.

Career Outcomes:

  • Behavioural Support Officer
  • Development Officer
  • Disability Officer
  • Disability Employment Coordinator
  • Lifestyle Support Officer
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant
  • Social Educator
We provide a number of options to fund your enrolment.
  • Pay in full
  • Payment plan
  • Government funding*
*Program funded by the Queensland Government, eligibility applies

Recognition of Prior Learning:

We understand that you may have many skills and areas of expertise that you have obtained in different ways and these are recognised through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process, which may reduce your study duration.



Core Units
  • CHCCCS015
    Provide individualised support
  • CHCDIS002
    Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
  • CHCDIS005
    Develop and provide person-centred service responses
  • CHCDIS007
    Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • CHCDIS008
    Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
  • CHCDIS009
    Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
  • CHCDIS010
    Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG003
    Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • HLTAAP001
    Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTWHS002
    Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Units
  • CHCADV001
    Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
    Assist clients with medication
    Provide First Aid

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Course Details

Course Code



36 weeks



Delivery Mode

  • On Campus
  • Distance* *Domestic students only

Requirements of Enrolment

  • Successful completion of a Police Clearance and Working with Children Check or Blue Card application.
  • Medical Certificate attesting to the student’s good health.
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent (international students).

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