Course Code: CHC43115

Certificate IV In Disability

CRICOS Code: 104834D


Note: This qualification CHC43115 Certificate IV In Disability has been superseded.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 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:

      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, 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 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 Superseded
        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 9, 310 King Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000


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

        course code

        CHC43115 Superseded

        intake Dates

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