Certificate IV
in Disability (090801K)

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community services 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.


Duration 26 weeks including holidays & 120 hours
of work placement
AQF Level 4
Course Delivery Face-to-Face

Areas of Study

  • Healthcare Management
  • Community Service

Course Entry Requirements

International Students
  • Students must be 18 years or above
  • Have a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent.
  • Complete a Pre-Enrolment Review prior to enrolment
  • Complete an online language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment (on campus)
  • Basic -intermediate level of computer skills
  • Completed education level of year 12 or equivalent
  • Proficient in English International Students require either an
    • IELTS level of 5.5 or above with no band under 5.0 or
    • TOEFL 46 (internet-based) or
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) 42 or
    • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 162 or
    • OET score of B for each test component
Domestic Students
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Satisfactorily completed Year 12 or equivalent
  • Be able to read and comprehend course requirements
  • Has completed CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
  • Have an intermediate understanding of computers and the internet to assist with conducting research and complete assessments

Work placement requirements

  • Hold a Working with Children Check
  • Hold a National Criminal Police Check
  • Are physically, mentally & emotionally healthy to respond appropriately to personal needs
  • First Aid Course certificate
  • HHA Certificate (Hands Hygiene Australia)
  • NDIS Course Certificate
  • An up to date Vaccination record

Course Structure

This qualification consists of 14 units of competency that is made up of 11 core units and 3 elective units.

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

CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

Career opportunities

Possible career opportunities relevant to this qualification include:

  • Development Officer
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
  • Social Educator
  • Employment Co-ordinator (disability)
  • Disability Support Officer / worker
  • Behavioural Support Officer

Pathways for Further Education

This qualification provides a pathway for students to continue their studies and enhance their skills through CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services.

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