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CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability

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CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability


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.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Duration / Completion

“The course is expected to be complete in 60 weeks which including mandatory 120 hours of work placement and holidays with study load of 20 hours per week”.

Course Structure

Students are required to complete 14 Units of Competency for this qualification.

Unit Code   Unit Titles C/E (Group)
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Grp 1/E
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems Grp 2/C
CHCDIS002 Follow established person centred behaviour supports Grp 2/C
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Grp 2/C
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support Grp 2/C
CHCDIS005 Develop and provide persons centred service responses Grp 3/C
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability Grp 3/C
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion Grp 3/C
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person centred approach Grp 4/ C
CHCDIS010 Provide person centred services to people with disability with complex needs Grp 4/ C
CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies Grp 4/ E
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance Grp 5/ C
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Grp 5/ C
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people Grp 5/ E


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Intake Dates

There is no set course commencement dates meaning individuals can enrol and commence their chosen course at any time

Course Outcomes

  • 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
  • Report to service managers and may liaise with health professionals and other service agencies
  • May work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a limited number of lower classified workers.

Job Roles / Career

  • Behavioural support officer
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Development officer
  • Project officer (life enhancement team)
  • Disability officer – day support
  • Residential care officer
  • Disability support officer / worker
  • Senior personal care assistant
  • Employment coordinator (disability)
  • Social educator
  • Job coordinator
  • Social trainer
  • Lifestyle support officer
  • Supervisor
  • Local area coordinator

Entry Requirements
There are no formal entry requirements to this qualification. The students must meet following entry requirements of Ahead education:

Prior to commencement of training the student in a pre-training interview must be assessed as meeting the following criteria

  • The student must be over 18
  • The student must not have a criminal conviction that will appear on their National Police Clearance. Must hold a current National Voluntary Police Check (no more than 1 month prior to commencement of training
  • The student must be able to communicate with either workers or clients. (i.e. difficulty with written or spoken English must meet ASCF level 3 of literacy requirements)- Foundation skills required to enter this course are as follows. Foundation skills’ is the term used to cover the Australian Core Skills Framework plus the Core Skills for Work Framework. There are 11 foundation skills:
    • Initiative and enterprise
    • Learning
    • Numeracy
    • Oral communication
    • Planning and organising
    • Problem solving
    • Reading
    • Self-management
    • Teamwork
    • Technology
    • Writing

The student must be able to complete manual tasks involved in personal care work, including lifting (e.g. ‘cannot have a bad back’).

The student must be available to attend 120 hours of block work placement hours (see propose training program later in this document)

Pathways from the Qualification
Participants completing the Certificate IV disability can consider the Diploma of Disability

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)

Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) by providing evidence that they have the required skills and knowledge in the specific areas of competency through work /industry experience and/or completed eligible assessments in an equivalent or higher qualification. Appropriate credit transfer may be granted to eligible students against each unit of competency on evidence to successful completion of the same unit in an equivalent or higher nationally endorsed qualification. Students with credit transfers or recognition of prior learning will finish the course in a shorter duration and are advised to consult appropriate authorities/bodies for applicable criteria if they are planning further study or stay in Australia

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit. (Source: AQF)

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications. (Source AQF)


On successful completion of this course the student would be awarded CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability which is nationally recognised qualification. This could help student gain entry into career paths or higher education in Business stream. Students who do not complete all units may be eligible for a Statement of Attainment in partial completion of a CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability.

How to Apply

  • Download the Student Enrolment Form, then complete and send it with the necessary documents by post or email.
  • Complete the Online Application Form and attach the necessary documents.
  • Visit our RTO and then apply directly.

For additional information about how to apply for this program, please contact office.