CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients' homes, who provide training and support to empower people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing.


Work is undertaken in a range of community contexts such as community based non-government organisations; home based outreach; centre-based programs; respite care; residential services, rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; or supporting people in employment. Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.


This qualification enables students to pathway into the Diploma of Community Services.

Course Delivery

Students study this program via flexible delivery mode. Students can enrol into this program at any time during the academic year. Delivery is conducted over 18 months for flexible students from date of enrolment.

Entry Requirements

Pre-selection interview, Working with Children Check and a Victorian Police Check. Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

18 Months

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support 30 $40.00
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports 50 $40.00
CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses 135 $40.00
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability 100 $40.00
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion 60 $40.00
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach 50 $40.00
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs 90 $40.00
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40 $40.00
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance 80 $40.00
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems 70 $40.00
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care 25 $40.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships 50 $50.00
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients 100 $40.00
CHCADV002 Provide advocacy and representation services 80 $40.00
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people 50 $40.00
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people 80 $40.00
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context 80 $40.00
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs 80 $40.00
CHCCCS005 Conduct individual assessments 45 $40.00
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery 120 $40.00
CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs 100 $40.00
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs 60 $40.00
CHCCCS018 Provide suicide bereavement support 50 $40.00
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations 45 $40.00
CHCCCS021 Respond to suspected abuse 60 $40.00
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing 80 $40.00
CHCCCS024 Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder 50 $40.00
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families 70 $40.00
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships 55 $40.00
CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach 40 $40.00
CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion 60 $40.00
CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies 60 $40.00
CHCDIS006 Develop and promote positive person-centred behaviour supports 85 $40.00
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues 80 $40.00
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships 80 $40.00
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18 $25.00
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication 80 $40.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Practical task
  • Role play/Simulation
  • Written task
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $4,482
Concession $1,338
RPL Government Subsidised $1,828
RPL Concession $366
RPL Self-funded $2,742
Self-Funded $5,396

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Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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Intake Campus Course Details
2019 January Mildura Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online
2019 January Mildura Campus Full Time, Part Time
2019 February Swan Hill Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online
2019 February Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Classroom Based