CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support

Govt Funding Also Available *Conditions Apply*

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a range of community settings and peoples’ homes, who provide 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 according to and may contribute to an individualised plan, and work without direct supervision. They may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.


26 Weeks

Further Study Pathway

After completing this qualification, individuals may undertake further studies in CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services.

Employment Opportunities

Job titles may include:

  • Disability support officer / worker
  • Disability officer - day support
  • Lifestyle support officer
  • Senior personal care assistant
  • Behavioural support officer
  • Development officer
  • Project officer (life enhancement team)
  • Residential care officer
  • Employment coordinator (disability)
  • Social educator
  • Job coordinator
  • Social trainer

Mode of Study

The mode of study includes:

  • Online and face-to-face training (Blended delivery)
  • Practical application during work placement (120 hours)
  • Self-study during the duration of the course

Note: The work placement will be organised by the College at the approved disability support care facilities where the College has an agreement with.

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods include written tests, case studies, projects, logbooks and observations.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

A learner may be to apply for RPL if they have gained competency from work, other programs, courses, life experience or training provided at work that is relevant to the course. The College recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Successful completion of Year 10 or equivalent
  • Successful completion of the College's Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test
  • Completion of: CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) OR Completion of: CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) OR Completion of: CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability PLUS the CHCSS00125 Entry to Certificate IV in Disability Support Skill Set.
  • Basic computer skills are required, however, adequate student support is available when needed.
  • Access to a computer, tablet or mobile phone, and the Internet.

Additional Requirement:

Before commencing work placement, learners are required to provide:

  • A Federal Police background check (name check),no older than 6 months
  • An NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • A Working with Children Check
  • A First Aid Course Certificate
  • An NDIS Worker Orientation Module Certificate
  • Evidence of up-to-date relevant vaccination
  • Applicants must be physically capable of doing general lifting and be prepared to be on their feet for long stretches of time.

    Nationally Recognized Training

    Course Contents/ Units of Competency

    CHCCCS044 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports CORE UNIT
    CHCDIS017 Facilitate community participation and social inclusionCORE UNIT
    CHCDIS018 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a personcentred approach CORE UNIT
    CHCDIS019 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needsCORE UNIT
    CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical complianceCORE UNIT
    CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issuesCORE UNIT
    HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safetyCORE UNIT

    CHCADV001Facilitate the interests and rights of clientsELECTIVE UNIT
    CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and deliveryELECTIVE UNIT
    CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief supportELECTIVE UNIT

    *Elective units have been selected by the College in consultation with industry experts.

    Training Product Status Current
    Training Product Release Date23 November 2022

    26 Weeks - Full Time Study

    Campus Location

    Level 9, 310 King Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000

    Contact Us

    Phone: 0061-3-9629 3693
    Fax: 0061-3-9629 7146

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