CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

Course Description

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 per-son-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

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


22 Weeks - Full Time Study

Further Study Pathway

After completing this qualification, individuals may undertake further studies in disability work including the 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:

  • Classroom based training
  • 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
  • Applicants who have completed a minimum of Year 11 or equivalent or
  • Sufficient Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Skills/ Successful completion of the College's LLN test.

Applicants with no formal qualifications and who are commencing within or have experience with people with disability within a Community Services industry may also be considered for entry into the Course.

Additional Requirement:

All applicants are required to submit to a Federal Police background check (name check) before commencement of the learners' work placement.

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

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support CORE UNIT
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supportsCORE UNIT
CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responsesCORE UNIT
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disabilityCORE UNIT
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusionCORE UNIT
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approachCORE UNIT
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needsCORE UNIT
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse peopleCORE UNIT
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical complianceCORE UNIT
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systemsCORE UNIT
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client careCORE UNIT

CHCCCS006Facilitate individual service planning and deliveryELECTIVE UNIT
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needsELECTIVE UNIT
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeingELECTIVE UNIT

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

Training Product Status Current
Training Product Release Date8 December 2015

22 Weeks - Full Time Study

Campus Location

Level 1, 55 Swanston Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000

Contact Us

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

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