Certificate IV in Disability 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 well-being. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.
To achieve certificate IV in disability, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of vocational placement as detailed in the training package requirements.
Occupational titles may include:
- Disability supervisor
- Disability services officer
- Support officer
- Disability Team Leader
- Disability support assistant (Schools)
- Coordinator (disability)
- Day Support Disability officer
- Senior disability worker
Certificate IV in Disability is delivered via blended model, predominately offered using electronic-based delivery, with Trainers/Assessors being available Monday – Friday between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm through email and/or telephone.
- Rolling intake, start anytime!
- Online delivery for 10 units of competency
- Workplace logbook of at least 120 hours
- Simulated workshops held at our training locations, if required (as timetabled)
- The opportunity to attend weekly trainer-led study support sessions via Zoom for the duration of your course
- Self-paced (up to 12 months to complete)
All learners will be offered the opportunity for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment, who consider that they have and can successfully demonstrate that they have acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning the required knowledge and skills specified in the training package. Learners may apply to have their knowledge and skills assessed via the RPL process and will be required to complete an RPL Application and the relevant RPL Assessment Kit.
- If you consider yourself to already have the knowledge and skills for the qualification, any person currently working in the industry has the opportunity to apply for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment-only pathway.
- You will be required to successfully demonstrate that you have acquired the required knowledge and skills specified in the training package through formal, non-formal and informal learning. To demonstrate your knowledge and skills assessed via the RPL process, please take our skill assessment below and select RPL on your enrolment form.
Take a 60 sec Skill Assessment Check Now to determine your eligibility for RPL.
This course is delivered via our DP Learning@Home Program, offering a mixture
- block or day release for apprentices
- a combination of the above
This course is delivered online Nationally.
Class-based or practical training may be delivered at the locations below.
DP Training Campus
- Brisbane – 162 Abbotsford Road, Bowen Hills QLD 4006
- Gold Coast –Level 3, Unit 7, 52 Davenport Street, Southport QLD 4215
Other training and meeting rooms
- Adelaide – 97 Pirie Street, Adelaide, SA 5000
- Sydney – Level 17, Angel Place, 123 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000
- Melbourne – Level 10, 440 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
The target learner is an Existing Worker in the Community Services and Health industry (disability), which includes parents and unpaid carers of NDIS participants. The target learner’s entry requirements for this course must:
- be over 15 years of age, who have finished or left secondary school
- must hold the Certificate III in Individual Support (or superseded qualification)
- be an existing worker in the Community Services and Health industry, which includes parents and unpaid carers of NDIS participants
- obtain a security clearance*
- ability to undertake vocational placement, which includes manual handling tasks
- undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Skills Indicator questionnaire
- have technological skills to undertake computer/online work and have access to a computer and software with the following minimum specifications – Microsoft Windows XP, or later, or Mac OS X or above/ Microsoft Office or equivalent/ Adobe Acrobat Reader/Adobe Flash Player/Up to date internet browser
*Security Clearances: Some qualifications require a security clearance (e.g., police check, valid blue card and/or yellow card) in order for the student to be eligible to undertake practical and/or vocational placement. Additionally, individual host organisations may have different requirements regarding vaccinations. Please discuss these with our Administration Team during the enrolment process and/or refer to the DP Training website for more information. Please note there are mandatory vaccination requirements within each state and it is up to the student to ensure they are complying with their own state, territory legislation and workplace organisation policies and procedures.
Please be advised the following documents will be required to be submitted with your enrolment:
- Proof of ID: Colour copy of Passport or Driver’s Licence.
- Unique Student Identification Number (USI)
- Evidence of the Certificate III in Individual Support (or superseded qualification) and be an Existing Worker in the Disability industry sector, which includes parents and unpaid carers of NDIS participants.
- Colour copy of Certificates and Statement Results for any previously attained or partially completed qualifications completed in or recognised in Australia If you do not hold a USI Number or have forgotten your USI Number, please visit the link provided below: https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-usi
- Course Fee – $2850
- RPL assessment – total assessment fee $1500, then if applicable , $100 per unit of gap training capped at 10 units
A $250 deposit is required prior to commencing training and assessment, with weekly, fortnightly and monthly payment plans to pay the remaining fees.
Certificate IV in disability is made up of 10 units of competency (7 core, 3 electives) which reflect the needs of industry.
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|CHCCCS044||Follow established person-centred behaviour supports|
|CHCDIS017||Facilitate community participation and social inclusion|
|CHCDIS018||Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach|
|CHCDIS019||Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients|
|CHCCCS036||Support relationships with carer and family|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships|