CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


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.


Work is undertaken in a range of community contexts such as community based non-government organisations; home based outreach; centre-based programs; respite care; residential services, rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; or supporting people in employment. Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.


Pathway into Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or Diploma of Community Services.

Course Delivery

Mildura campus: This program is delivered by flexible and classroom based delivery. Workshops are 2 days per week - Wednesdays and Thursdays. Traineeships: Duration is dependent on the student's progression through the units. 18 month's duration – Enrolment can occur at any stage of the year. Swan Hill: This course is delivered 3 days per week over 11 months. Student's are required to complete at least 120 hours of practical placement during their studies.

Entry Requirements

Must be 18 years at commencement of study, a completed course application form incorporating a Pre-Training Review, and an interview with an enrolling officer. Students must obtain a satisfactory Police Clearance Certificate and Working with Children Check (must be supplied prior to enrolment), an NDIS Workers screening check must to completed before placement. Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals. Blended Delivery (Part Time): Students must be currently working in the disability industry.

Expected Time to Complete

18 Months

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support 30 $35.00
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports 50 $35.00
CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses 135 $35.00
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability 100 $35.00
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion 60 $35.00
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach 50 $35.00
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs 90 $35.00
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40 $35.00
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance 80 $35.00
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems 70 $35.00
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care 25 $35.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCCCS005 Conduct individual assessments 45 $35.00
CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies 60 $35.00
VU22448 Work effectively with a national disability insurance scheme participant 40 $0.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Written task
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $4,404
Concession $1,241
RPL Government Subsidised $1,835
RPL Concession $367
RPL Self-funded $2,753
Self-Funded $5,322

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Intake Campus Course Details
2021 February Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Classes Monday Tuesday & Wednesday
2021 February Swan Hill Campus Part Time, Blended Delivery, Full Year, Fridays, 9.00AM to 3.00PM
2021 June Swan Hill Campus Part Time, Blended Delivery, Full Year, Mondays & Fortnightly Workshops, 5.00PM - 8.30PM