CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

Govt Funding Also Available *Conditions Apply


Note: This qualification CHC43115 Certificate IV In Disability has been superseded. CHC43115 can be delivered and assessed for currently enrolled students only for an extended transition period until 31 July 2024.

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


26 Weeks

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:

  • 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
  • Sufficient Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Skills/ Successful completion of the College's LLN test.
  • Basic computer skills are required, however, adequate student support is available when needed.
  • Access to a computer, tablet or mobile phone, and the Internet.

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:

Before commencing work placement, learners are required to provide:

  • A Federal Police background check (name check),no older than 6 months
  • 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, be prepared to be on their feet for long stretches of time and be mentally and emotionally healthy to respond appropriately to personal needs.

    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 Superseded
    Training Product Release Date8 December 2015

    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

    course code

    CHC43115 Superseded

    intake Dates

    Weekly Enrolment


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