CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability

Course Information

Qualification Name Certificate IV in Disability
Qualification Code CHC43115
Course Duration:   Over a 52 weeks period
Study Mode Blended delivery (Full-time or Part-time)
Tuition Fee This course is subsidised through SA Government WorkReady for eligible participants. Eligibility and subsidy criteria apply. Check your eligibility at www.skills.sa.gov.au
Tuition Gap Fee:  $500 (student Contribution)
Fee for Service: $3,545.00 (self-funded)

Course 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-centered approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

Additional Requirement

To achieve this qualification, the students must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

Course outcomes

This course aims to provide students with the requisite knowledge,This qualification is designed to reflect the role of employees who perform duties such as:

  • Disability officer - day support
  • Disability support officer/worker
  • Employment coordinator (disability)
  • Residential care officer
  • Senior personal care assistant

Admission Criteria:

  • Must be minimum of 18 years old
  • Have sound language, literacy and numeracy skills in order to undertake this course (Contact IIBIT for a LLN test).
  • A current and valid National Police Check (dated within 12 months) is a mandatory requirement for this program. All applicants are advised that they will be required to produce an acceptable NPC on or prior to the commencement of the program (Contact IIBIT to apply for a police check).
  • Manual handling (Contact IIBIT)
  • Have a USI or obtain a USI refer https://www.usi.gov.au/students

Language Literacy and Numeracy requirements

This course involves reading learning content and undertaking a range of assessments and engaging in group’s discussions.   Candidates will be required to undertake extensive written communications therefore we require that all candidates who will undertake this course to have adequate core skills of being able to learn, read, write, take part in oral communication and numeracy which are all underpinned by LLN skills and embedded in this unit of competencies as Foundation Skills.  Candidates will be required to complete this course undertake a short LLN Test prior to enrolment.

Preferred Pathways:

Pathways into the qualification:

Preferred pathway for the candidates considering this qualification include

CHC33015 Certificate in Individual Support.

Pathways from the qualification:

The further study pathways available to students who undertake this qualification include CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services with any other RTO.


Delivery Modes

Blended delivery:

(Workshops + self-directed online learning)

This delivery mode includes approximately 7 x 2-day workshops covering key theoretical concepts and practical elements using small group and individual learning activities. Workshops are delivered at appropriate intervals as agreed. Each workshop is followed by a period in which the student undertakes self-directed learning including work on the completion of learning activities and preparation of assessment tasks. Workshop details are covered in the study plan.

Work Placement:

To achieve this qualification, the student must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency. Workplace visits are scheduled where our IIBIT trainer has direct contact with the student and employer to provide the relevant training. Competency is demonstrated following completion of assessment tasks administered by our trainer in the workplace that is aligned to the scope of work required for the qualification. IIBIT will ensure employers have the relevant physical resources and equipment necessary for training and assessment.

Teaching methods focus on classroom based face-to-face training, which includes lectures and practical tutorials. Classes are small in size and lecturers focus on individual student needs during the learning process.


Qualification Structure:

14 competency units are required to attain Certificate IV in Disability CHC43115

11 Core units plus and 3 Elective units

We aim to equip our graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to successfully satisfy the demands of the workplace.

Unit Code Unit Name core/Elective
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support core
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports core
CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses core
CHCDIS007 Facilitate empowerment of people with disability core
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion core
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach core
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people core
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance core
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems core
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care core
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people Elective
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia Elective
CHCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing Elective

Delivery Locations


L6, 127 Rundle Mall,
Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia

Phone: +61 8 8203 9000