Certificate IV in Disability Course Code: CHC43115

Jobs in Disability

Certificate IV in Disability Course Code: CHC43115

Become a team leader, service coordinator, or manager in disability support

Our Certificate IV in Disability will help you grow your skills and knowledge in disability support. Get qualified for a diverse range of roles and environments, including day centres, respite facilities, residential group homes, open employment, homes, and communities.

Get paid to help others and make a real difference as a support worker with highly sought after skills and experience in a growing industry. You’ll be equipped to empower people with a disability, encourage community participation, be an advocate, support social inclusion, and lead a team.

This qualification includes training from industry experts and real-world experience through practical placement. You’ll graduate with skills in practical care and leadership, equipping you to provide advanced care and even work as a supervisor or manager.

Get job ready in months

Get qualified in 36 weeks*

This course gets you from unqualified to qualified in as little as 36 weeks*.

Get hands-on experience studying at Field

Hands-on experience

120 hours of on-the-job training means you get highly sought after, real-life skills before you graduate.

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Course code
Nationally recognised
36 weeks*
Study load
  • Camberwell
  • West Footscray
  • Geelong
Next intake
Now taking enrolments
  • In-person
  • Practical placement
Practical placement
120 hours (we'll help you get this sorted)

Why study Cert IV in Disability with Field?

  • We specialise in training for disability support – and we know what it takes for you to succeed in this growing industry
  • We offer flexible training options – with multiple locations, you can design a training plan that fits with your family and work commitments
  • You’ll get complementary training – this course gives you access to First Aid, CPR, Manual Handling, and Infection Control training at no extra cost
  • You’ll get skills for life – and the confidence to deliver support and care that meets your clients’ and employer’s expectations
  • You’ll get job ready – 55% of our students are offered employment or are employed before they even get their certificate (source: 2017 Field student statistics)

When you finish your training, you’re going to be in demand! With your new skills, here are some of the job opportunities open to you.

  • Accommodation support worker
  • Behavioural Support Officer
  • Community Development Officer
  • Day Support Disability Officer
  • Disabilities Supervisor
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Disability Team Leader/Supervisor
  • Home care support
  • In-home respite worker
  • Job coordinator
  • Lifestyle Support Officer
  • Marketing Coordinator (Disability)
  • Project Officer
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Senior Disability Worker
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant
  • Social Educator (Disability)
  • Support Facilitator (Disability)

Certificate IV in Disability includes a total of 14 units (including 11 core and 3 electives).

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

CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCLAH002 Contribute to leisure and health programming
CHCLAH003 Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs

Our course fees vary depending on your circumstances at the time of enrolment. You may be eligible for government funding. Payment plans are also available.

Please call us on 1300 360 185 to confirm whether you’re eligible for funding.

Type Tuition Fees* Material Fees**
Government funded  $119 $245
Concession*** $23.80 $245
Full fee $3990 $245

Remember these aren’t your final fees. When you enrol, your fees will be calculated individually. Other fees may also apply (for example, if you need your certificate printed or mailed, or if you need to reschedule training or assessment). For more information on fees, funding, refunds, and more, head to our Student Info page.

* The student tuition fees published here are subject to change based on individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Please consider these fees an indication of what you can expect to pay.

** Material fees are an additional cost on top of your tuition fees. They may change, depending on individual circumstances.

*** Government funded concession.

There are no prerequisites for enrolling in this course. But you will need basic language and literacy skills. We’ll do an LLN (Language literacy and numeracy) assessment to make sure you can read instructions and write basic reports.

Before you start your practical placement, you’ll also need a clear and current Police Check (within 1 year of issue) and a Working with Children Check (WWCC). Don’t worry, we’ll help you get these sorted.

We deliver the Certificate IV in Disability with a mixture of classes and practical on-the-job training. You’ll get ongoing coaching and mentoring from experienced trainers and you’ll graduate with the skills you need to start work right away.

*Duration is indicative only and may vary dependent on individual circumstances.

This course includes at least 120 hours of practical placement. After you enrol, we’ll help you find and secure suitable practical placement.

You’ll be assessed on competency using a range of measures, which may include:

  • Demonstrations (for example, role playing, simulations, scenario, face to face or on-the-job observation)
  • Supplementary evidence (for example, signed letters, references, or log books from your supervisor)
  • Multiple choice questions (includes multiple choice, true/false and tick a box questions)
  • Written assessments (includes short answer questions, case studies, reports and projects)
  • Oral discussions and interviews with your trainer (either on the phone or face-to-face)

If you can provide evidence of relevant experience working in the industry or you’ve completed some of the units previously, you may be able to get credit or RPL towards this qualification. This might accelerate your qualification and reduce your fee. You can ask us about RPL or credit transfer when you enrol.

Your trainers are industry experts and still work in the industry. This means that you get up-to-date training and expertise that’s relevant right now. You can expect your trainers to be professional, friendly, and supportive.

Although this qualification will train you for a range of jobs, you don’t have to stop here. After you graduate, you can choose to continue your study and grow your skills with:

  • Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • Diploma of Applied Science (Developmental Disabilities)
  • Bachelor degree in Disability

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