Certificate IV in Disability Support

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This qualification addresses work in residential group homes, training resource centres, day respite centres and open employment services, other community settings and clients’ homes.These workers apply knowledge and skills gained through qualifications and/or previous experience to provide training and support to people with disabilities to enhance their ability to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance and community participation. These workers report to service managers and may liaise with health professionals and other service agencies.

These workers may work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a limited number of lower classified workers.

The work is not always easy, but the rewards are attractive and will bring out the best in you. Our highly qualified and experienced trainers work hand-in-hand with you to ensure you are well prepared.

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, prospective students need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at Certificate IV level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Pre-training review to ensure student has the appropriate level of Language Literacy and Numeracy to achieve the competencies. Where a test result is supplied, it must be within the last 12 months.
  • Basic computer skills.

Successful completion of this Certificate IV Disability [CHC43115] course requires the fulfilment of 14 Units of Study: 11 core units and 3 elective units.

Core units:

1.CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

2.CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behavior supports

3.CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses

4.CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

5.CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion

6.CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach

7.CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs

8.CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

9.CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance

10.HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

11.HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective units:

1.CHCCCS011 Meet personal support need

2.CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

3.CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease

Short Courses that may be useful for you:

1.22282VIC Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace

2.HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

  • Behavioural support officer
  • Development officer
  • Disability officer – day support
  • Disability development support officer (DDSO)
  • Employment coordinator (disability)
  • Job coordinator
  • Lifestyle support officer
  • Local area coordinator
  • Residential care officer
  • Senior PCA assistant
  • Social educator

Course Essentials

Course code


RTO number

RTO ID 41292
  • Duration
    52 weeks
  • Study mode
    Blended learning
  • Recognition
    Nationally recognized certificate
  • Work placement hours
    120 Hours

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