CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and client’s 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 this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of vocational placement as detailed in the training package requirements.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Support officer
  • Disability Team Leader
  • Disability support assistant (Schools)
  • Coordinator (disability)
  • Day Support Disability officer
  • Senior disability worker
  • Disability supervisor
  • Disability services officer

This course is delivered via blended model, predominately offered using electronic based delivery;

  • Online delivery
  • One day per week Trainer led workshops with trainer 1.00pm-4.00pm Thursdays
  • Vocational placement of at least 120 hours.


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 a RPL Application and the relevant RPL Assessment Kit.

Course Structure – CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

In order to gain the certificate, 14 units must be completed for this qualification, 11 Core units and 3 Electives

Unit CodeUnit Name
CHCCCS015Provide 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
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services

# To receive an award for this qualification Students are required to complete all units listed above as competent and meet the requirements of at least 120 hours of vocational placement within a period of 12 months.

Students will be provided with all the learner and assessment guides for each unit of competency required to complete the course.

Course Entry Requirements

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, whom have finished or left secondary school
  • must hold the Certificate III in Individual Support (or superseded qualification)
  • be existing workers in the Community Services and Health industry, which includes parents and unpaid carers of NDIS participants
  • undertake a National Police Check without a notable offence being listed
  • 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

Enrolment Requirements

  • Photo Identification (Drivers Licence or Passport)
  • All Completed forms from the enrolment pack
  • Evidence of current employment in the sector
  • Evidence of the Certificate III in Individual Support (or superseded qualification) Unique Student Identification Number (USI)
  • National Police Check Certificate (Required before Vocational Placement can commence). (DP Training can process an application on your behalf – additional fee charged for the police check $49.90)
  • A genuine interest in the Community Services, Health and Disability Sectors
  • Completed Language, Literacy and Numeracy documentation
  • Ability to complete 120 hours as Vocational Placement

Vocational Placement

Vocational placement is structured workplace learning; a vocational placement student log book is developed to support you to meet the requirements of all tasks to be completed during your placement. Vocational Placement is an important part of the program that has been designed for students to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom to a practical level in a workplace environment. This practical approach to learning will prepare students to ease into 120 hours of on the job training required to gain the qualification. All students undertaking vocational placement will be required to organise their own transportation to and from the vocational placement host organisation’s facility.


  • Sunshine Coast
  • Brisbane


*Full Program Fee: $2650
*Fee for Service Assessment ONLY (RPL): $1500
Funded via Investing in Skills – Higher Level Skills Funding, a Queensland Government Initiative

The Higher Level Skills Program aims to assist individuals to gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry, or to transition to university.# Please note you must be an existing worker in the community services and health industry, which inlcudes parents and unpaid carers of NDIS participants.

Call DP Training to check if you meet the eligibility criteria, the student contribution fee # can be as little as $49 for a concession card holder or $69 for non-concession enrolment. See HLS Fact Sheet here….

For further information on the Certificate IV Higher Level Skills program, refer to

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