Course Code: CHC43121

Certificate IV In Disability Support

CRICOS Code: 114188B

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.


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


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)
  • 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 work, projects, case studies, logbooks and observations. Students are required to do 120 hours of work placement.

    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 6.0 or equivalent
    • 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 Requirements:

      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 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 inclusion CORE UNIT
        CHCDIS018 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a personcentred approach CORE UNIT
        CHCDIS019 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs CORE UNIT
        CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance CORE UNIT
        CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues CORE UNIT
        HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety CORE UNIT

        CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients ELECTIVE UNIT
        CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery ELECTIVE UNIT
        CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support ELECTIVE UNIT

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

        Training Product Status Current
        Training Product Release Date23 November 2022

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

        Campus Location

        Level 9, 310 King Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000


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

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