CHC43115 / 0101715

Certificate IV in Disability

Course Overview:

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.

This course has a minimum of 15 supervised scheduled face to face course contact hours on campus per week as well as 5 distance / online education hours per week. This comes to a total of 20 hours per week. Students are also required to undertake reading, activities, research, assessments and homework.

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Practical Experience:

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

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

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.

Entry Requirements:

All students are required to have a working with children check (Blue Card) prior to undertaking their work placement.

  • 16 years old or above
  • Completion of Year 12 / High School overseas or AustralianYear 11 or equivalent
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent
  • Pass CB LLN test
  • Successful completion of a Blue Card application.
  • Medical Certificate attesting to the student’s good health.


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

CHC43115 / 0101715


31 weeks


Domestic / International

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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