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Part time -
64 weeks
15 Hours Per Week

120 Hours of Work Placement
From $3,545

Or $675 for Eligible subsidised and or Job Trainer eligible students $475

payment available

The Certificate IV in Disability provides you with the qualifications and expertise to explore career opportunities in the disability services sector.

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

  • Overview
  • Pathways
  • Course Units
  • Delivery

About this course

You will learn the necessary skills and knowledge to care for the needs of people with a disability and to enhance their ability to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance and community participation. You will graduate with the ability to work with or without supervision and have the expertise to supervise or coordinate other workers.

Studying with Enable College means you will be supported every step of the way by experienced trainers and friendly staff. Our graduates emerge with the required skills, knowledge and practical workplace experience to care for and support people with a disability in a variety of settings.

This course is also a stepping stone to further qualifications in disability services, knowledge and practical workplace experience to care for and support people with a disability in a variety of settings.

Enrolments may be subject to change when there are new releases to the Training Package.

How much will it cost me?

Fee for Service $3545.00.
Additional cost of up to $68.00 for National Police Clearance (issued through SAPOL) and DHS Checks $63.25.

Eligible subsidised $675 and or Job Trainer eligible students $475.00
This fee includes National Police clearance and DHS clearance.

A $150 re-enrolment fee applies for students who do not complete within the completion time.

Job Trainer

To qualify for a free or subsidised course under SA JobTrainer you must be a resident of South Australia, aged 16-24 years of age or currently out of work (this includes school leavers and those who have recently lost their job) or receiving an income support payment (eg, JobSeeker, Austudy, Youth Allowance).

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Entry Requirements

The following entry requirements need to be met prior to course commencement:

  • Must be over the age of 18 years at the time of course induction
  • Must hold a current Driver’s licence
  • Must be able to participate in 120 hours of work placement
  • Ability to gain clean Police and DHS clearances
  • Must be able to source and undertake work placement
  • Complete all enrolment processes as per the Enable College enrolment policy and procedure


  • Fee for Service Students
  • Meet LLN requirements by completing Enable College LLN test
  • Complete a Verbal Assessment (see Verbal Assessment Policy and Procedure – FFS)


  • Eligible Work Ready Students
  • Complete CSPA assessment and Upfront Assessment of Need (Eligible subsidised and or Job Trainer eligible students) process
  • Attend suitability interview – see Enable College Suitability and Support Needs Checklist and Verbal Assessment Policy and Procedure (Eligible subsidised and or Job Trainer eligible students)


  • Must reside in Metropolitan Adelaide
  • Students must have access to a computer, email, and internet
  • Students must have a level of physical fitness to work within the Aged Care industry.

Pathways in Individual Support

The Certificate IV in Disability provides you with the qualifications and expertise to work in the growing care industry. Our graduates emerge with the required skills, knowledge and practical work experience to care for and support people in a variety of settings.


Possible Outcomes

  • Disability Support Officer / worker
  • Job Coordinator
  • Local Area Coordinator
  • Supervisor
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service provider

Study Pathways

  • Diploma of Disability
  • Bachelor of Disability and Development Education

Course Units

This course is made up of 14 units of study, these are divided into 11 core units, and 3 elective units. Our range of electives is based on our experience, knowledge and understanding of what employers and the industry are looking for.

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using person-centred approach
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses
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
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCS024 Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder

Recognition of prior learning

If you have existing knowledge or skills relating to the requirements of this course you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). RPL may be granted for knowledge or skills obtained through prior education, training, work and life experiences.

RPL fees are $200.00

Credit Transfer

If the student has a prior Qualification or a Statement of Attainment issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework from any state or territory, the RTO will automatically give exemptions for those units of competency provided they are current. Credit transfer will be provided on the student record.

Other related courses

Certificate III in Individual Support – Ageing
Certificate III in Individual Support – Disability
Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Certificate IV in Mental Health


The course is offered as a Blended program only. Students will be required to attend Enable College to practical sessions.

Students will be supported by their trainer via email, phone calls and or by making appointments to meet
face to face.

Through our blended learning model, you will receive course materials to work through at your own pace as well as attend practical training seminars as required. As part of this course, you will also have the opportunity to experience real-life situations through work placement.

Optional study tutorials are available every Wednesday evening. Friday morning, and on arrangement with the trainer that is assigned to support the student. The assessment due date is one every 2 weeks. Whichever delivery method you choose, our experienced trainers will support you every step of the way.

  • Study on Campus
  • Work Placement
  • Study Online
  • Part Time Available

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