Course Code: CHC43115

Certificate IV In Disability

CRICOS Code: 104834D

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 person-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.


52 Weeks (40 weeks of tuition and a maximum of 12 weeks holiday breaks)


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

    • 18 years or older
    • Satisfactorily completed year 12 or equivalent
    • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
    • 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 Requirements:

      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 supports CORE UNIT
      CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses CORE UNIT
      CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability CORE UNIT
      CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion CORE UNIT
      CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach CORE UNIT
      CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs CORE UNIT
      CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people CORE UNIT
      CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance CORE UNIT
      HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems CORE UNIT
      HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care CORE UNIT

      CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery ELECTIVE UNIT
      CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs ELECTIVE UNIT
      CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing ELECTIVE UNIT

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

      Training Product Status Current
      Training Product Release Date8 December 2015

      Duration 52 weeks ( Full Time Study (40 weeks of tuition and a maximum of 12 weeks holiday breaks)

      Campus Location

      Level 1, 55 Swanston Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000


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

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