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CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

If you would like to work in supervisory role in the disability sector, this qualification prepares you with the skills and knowledge to 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.

Course OverviewCareer OpportunitiesDelivery OptionsRecognition of Prior Learning (RPL)Entry RequirementsFees & ChargesPathway to Further Study

14 units of competency are required to complete this aged care certificate.
11 Core units and 3 Elective units.

C CHCCCS015 Provide individual support
C CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centered behaviour supports
C CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centered supports
C CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
C CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
C CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centered approach
C CHCDIS010 Provide person-centered services to people with disability with complex needs
C CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
C CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
C HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
C HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
E CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
E CHCCCS023 Support independence and well-being
E CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships

Career Opportunities

Specific job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors, however, possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Behavioural support officer
  • Development officer
  • Disability officer – day support
  • Disability support officer – worker
  • Employment coordinator (disability)
  • Job coordinator
  • Lifestyle support officer
  • Local area coordinator
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Project officer (life enhancement team)
  • Residential care officer
  • Senior personal care assistant
  • Social educator
  • Social trainer
  • Supervisor

Delivery Options

The anticipated time to complete the course is up to 18 months through self-paced learning and classroom workshops.

Care Academy QLD will work with you or your organisation to meet your learning and development goals, by providing tailored, flexible solutions.

These completion times may vary depending on the delivery mode, the individual learner and whether or not RPL credits apply.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Both formal and informal skills, knowledge and experience may be recognised as prior learning and could help you avoid duplication of training in areas you are already competent.

It could be used to identify what training you may need to complete the qualification.

Some examples of prior learning include:

  • Previous formal learning
  • Work experience
  • Life experience
  • Personal experience

Contact Care Academy QLD to see how RPL may be able to assist your study.

Entry Requirements

    • Must be Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
    • Completion to year 12
      OR acceptable English language, literacy and numeracy skills
    • Be working in a direct support role in a residential or community setting.

Individual support is available for learners who face barriers to participating in accredited learning.


Fee for Service

Total Course Cost: $3999 includes student resources

Higher Level Skills Program

Course funding is available by the Department of Education and Training (DET) for eligible students.
Contact Care Academy QLD to find out whether you qualify.

Student Contribution Fee
Under the Higher Level Skills Program funding students are required to pay their Student Contribution Fee.
For students who do not hold a concession card, the fee is $350 less credit transfers ($25 per unit).
For students who do hold a current concession card, the fee is $210 less credit transfers ($15 per unit).

Payment Plans
Ask our helpful team at Care Academy QLD if you need any more information regarding a payment plan.

Pathway to Further Study

This course covers units from the National Training Package, so students may receive recognition towards other community services sector qualifications including, Certificate IV in Ageing Support,  Certificate IV in leisure and Health, Diploma of Disability or Diploma of Nursing