Certificate IV in Disability

General Description: 

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.

Career Opportunities: 
  • Behavioural Support Officer
  • Community Development Officer
  • Day Support Disability Officer
  • Disabilities Supervisor
  • Disability Service Officer
  • Disability Support Assistant (Schools)
  • Disability Team Leader
  • Job coordinator
  • Lifestyle Support Officer
  • Local area coordinator
  • Marketing Coordinator (Disability)
  • Project Officer
  • Senior Disability Worker
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant
  • Social Educator (Disability)
  • Social trainer
  • Support Facilitator (Disability)
  • Course Duration: 

    Typically this training course requires between 0.5 months -1 year to complete, determined by your own special circumstances and also the mode of study which you select. For example, if you were to do this program online and routinely allocate time and energy to complete the activities and assignments every week you may finish the course well ahead of the time.

    Method of Study: 
    • Online; E-Learning
    • Blended Learning
    • Workbased Learning
    • Distance
    • RPL
    • Fee For Service (Payment Plans available)
    • In-class study provides a structured studying experience and conventional face-to-face contact with your trainers and peers.

    • Online, Correspondence and Distance Education training courses give you the ability to study from just about anywhere, at any time when!

      This is great should you need flexibility and aren't able to commit to taking part in regular classroom sessions. You have the ability to study at your own tempo and finish your study course based on your own agenda. Contact us today to confirm which study technique may perhaps suit you best.


    There are no formal prerequisites for this qualification.

    Recognition of Prior Learning: 

    Recognition is available (on application) to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, in a related area. Recognition may reduce the duration of your studies (Subjective to evidence provide, mapped and assessed against the required unit/s of competency)

    To apply for RPL, please submit documentation in portfolio form for evaluation by AusCHS assessors.


    Competency determination is made after all relevant evidence is gathered. AusCHS is receptive to evidence gathered from a variety of sources including our own assessment processes. AusCHS assessment processes include:

    • Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Transfer
    • Written/Oral Questions
    • Written reports/Portfolio Assessments
    • Scenarios
    • Role Plays
    • Projects
    • Case Studies
    • Log Book
    • Workplace Assessments

    On successful completion of this program learners can progress to CHC50108 Diploma of Disability.


    Total number of units = 14
    11 core units

  • 3 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 2 units from the electives listed below
  • up to 1 unit from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome
    All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

    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

    CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
    CHCADV002 Provide advocacy and representation services
    CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
    CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
    CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
    CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
    CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
    CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
    CHCCCS005 Conduct individual assessments
    CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
    CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs
    CHCCCS008 Develop strategies to address unmet needs
    CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service
    CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
    CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
    CHCCCS018 Provide suicide bereavement support
    CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
    CHCCCS021 Respond to suspected abuse
    CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
    CHCCCS024 Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder
    CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
    CHCCCS026 Transport individuals
    CHCCCS027 Visit client residence
    CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
    CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
    CHCDIS006 Develop and promote positive person-centred behaviour supports
    CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    CHCDIV003 Manage and promote workplace diversity
    CHCEDU001 Provide community focussed health promotion and prevention strategies
    CHCEDU003 Provide sexual and reproductive health information to clients
    CHCEDU004 Develop, implement and review sexual and reproductive health information programs
    CHCEDU005 Work with clients to identify financial literacy education needs
    CHCEDU006 Improve clients’ fundamental financial literacy skills
    CHCEDU007 Provide group education on consumer credit and debt
    CHCES311B Work effectively in employment services
    CHCES411A Collect, analyse and apply labour market information
    CHCES415A Monitor and improve contracted employment services
    CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
    CHCHCS002 Coordinate and monitor home based support
    CHCINM001 Meet statutory and organisation information requirements
    CHCLAH001 Work effectively in the leisure and health industries
    CHCLAH002 Contribute to leisure and health programming
    CHCLAH003 Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs
    CHCLLN001 Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs
    CHCMGT001 Develop, implement and review quality framework
    CHCMGT002 Manage partnership agreements with service providers
    CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
    CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
    CHCPAL002 Plan for and provide care services using a palliative approach
    CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
    CHCPRT002 Support the rights and safety of children and young people
    CHCSET001 Work with forced migrants
    CHCSOH001 Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
    CHCVOL003 Recruit, induct and support volunteers
    CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people
    HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
    HLTFS207C Follow basic food safety practices
    HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
    HLTHPS007 Administer and monitor medications
    HLTOHC001 Recognise and respond to oral health issues
    HLTOHC002 Inform and support patients and groups about oral health
    HLTOHC003 Apply and manage use of basic oral health products
    HLTOHC004 Provide or assist with oral hygiene
    HLTOHC005 Use basic oral health screening tools
    HLTOHC006 Apply fluoride varnish
    HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
    HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
    BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
    BSBFLM306 Provide workplace information and resourcing plans
    BSBINM201 Process and maintain workplace information
    BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships
    BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace
    BSBMGT406 Plan and monitor continuous improvement
    BSBWOR204 Use business technology
    TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
    TAEDEL404A Mentor in the workplace

  • Course Fees: 

    Total Fees- $3500
    Valid till 31/10/2015
    Please inquire by emailing or contacting 1300600888 for the special promotion price
    Payment Plan Available*
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