CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

1800 308 762

Certificate IV in Disability

Lächelnde Physiotherapeutin vor Gruppe Senioren im Pflegeheim hält Daumen hoch
The only disability in life is a bad attitude!

Course Overview

This disability support course is suitable for people with care or community service experience looking to formalise skills, or those are employed in/or want work in, the disability sector. This qualification addresses work in many settings including; residential group homes, training resource centres, day respite centres and open employment services, other community settings and client’s homes.

By completing this qualification, you will have the skills and knowledge to provide training and support to people with disabilities; enhancing their ability to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance and community participation.

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • A written application form
  • Over 18 years old at the time of enrolment
  • Successful completion of LLN assessment
  • Identification Documents
  • A Photo ID

Why should I study this course?

This course will prepare you for working as a disability support worker in a client’s home or a community organisation. You’ll help people with an intellectual or physical disability, by empowering them to become more independent and self-reliant, so they can participate in community activities. People working at this level may be a supervisor or manage the performance of other team members.

This qualification includes:

  • Facilitating an environment to empower people with disabilities
  • Providing care and support to those with a wide range of disabilities
  • Working with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

What is the Course Structure?

This course consists of 14 units, 11 units are core and 3 units are elective. Students must successfully complete all units to gain their qualification.

Training delivery consists of formal structured training and assessment of the practical application of the theoretical knowledge acquired through the structure training over the duration of the training program.

Minimum 20 hours weekly study which may comprise of 12 hours of classroom based study; 8 hours of home study.


Full Time: 52 weeks
Part Time: Up to 2 year


This course can be delivered in number of ways, please contact IETS to discuss your preferences.


Contact us for more information


14 Units of Competency

Career Choices

  • Disability Support Worker
  • Lifestyle Support Officer
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant
  • Development Officer
  • Behavioral Support Officer

Course Pathways

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake a range of Diploma level qualifications within the CHC Training Package, or other Training Packages.

The course contains a minimum of 120 hours of work placement. Your work placement will need to be completed in Australia within a professional disability service, such as a group home or respite centre.

You may also be required

  • National police certificate
  • Volunteer or Student Declaration
  • Health screening and any necessary vaccinations
  • Understanding of the Code of Conduct for the Department of Health in your state or territory

What Units am I gaining knowledge in?

Core Units
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Units
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

Assessment Method

Assessment is based on competency (the ability to demonstrate specific skills).All assessments are to be submitted electronically unless otherwise stated by your trainer.

Funding Opportunities

Course fees can vary by state and are based on a number of different factors. Please refer to our Funded Courses pages for more information, or call us to discuss the most appropriate funding or payment option for you.

Enquire Now

Request Enrolment Pack

Join our Newsletter