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10 Months
975 Hours
From $3,545

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The Certificate IV in Disability is aimed at people who have existing qualifications in disability care or those already working in the Disability Care industry and looking to advance their career.

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

  • Overview
  • Pathways
  • Course Units
  • Delivery

About this course

The Certificate IV in Disability focuses on work in residential group homes, training resource centres, day respite centres, open employment services, other community settings and clients’ homes. Students graduate with the skills and expertise to provide training and support to people with disabilities and as a result enhance their client’s ability to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance and community participation. In addition to this, graduates are qualified to:

  • Report to service managers and liaise with health professionals and other service agencies.
  • Work without direct supervision.
  • Supervise or coordinate a limited number of lower classified workers.

How much will it cost me?

Fee For Service:

Prices start from $3,545.00.

A range of Weekly or Fortnightly Payment Plan. (Charges may apply)

This course is also subsidised through WorkReady supported by the  Government of South Australia.

Check here for the subsidised fee.

Eligibility and subsidy criteria apply for getting the subsidised fee.

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Entry Requirements

This course requires successful completion of the Core Skills Profile for Adults. (CSPA)
For more information, visit https://www.acer.org/cspa/ for an overview.

This course requires the ability to apply for a DCSI – working with Children and Vulnerable Adults employment screening. Upon enrolment, Enable College will notify you to complete an application. This will be an additional cost to your course unless advised differently in writing.

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 workplace experience to care for and support people in a variety of settings.


Possible Outcomes

  • Behavioural support officer
  • Development officer
  • Disability support officer / worker
  • Job coordinator
  • Lifestyle support officer
  • Local area coordinator
  • Project officer
  • Residential care officer
  • Senior personal care assistant
  • Social educator
  • Social trainer
  • Supervisor

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. You will also be expected to complete 120 Hours of Work Placement.

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCDIS002  Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS009  Facilitate ongoing skill development using a 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
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
BSBINM201  Process and maintain workplace information
CHCCCS006 Facilitate Individual Service planning and delivery
CHCCCS001  Provide home and community support services
CHCCCS011  Meet personal Support needs

What if I have studied before?

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.

If granted, you may be eligible for credit towards this course, allowing you to finish your study sooner.


The Certificate IV in Disability is offered as both full time and part time through our blended learning model. As part of this course, you will also have the opportunity to experience real life situations through work placement.

Full-time training: This usually allows you to complete your course in a shorter amount of time and involves a workload of around 40 hours per week. There is also an expectation that Assessment Activities for one Unit of Competency will be submitted for assessment each week.

Part-time training: This option will take more time to complete than the full-time option. The workload is generally around 20 hours per week  There is an expectation that Assessment Activities for one Unit of Competency will be submitted for assessment each fortnight.

In Class Learning

This form of learning allows you the benefits of working with a Trainer/Assessor face to face on our campus (31 Franklin Street, Adelaide). Learning materials are provided to you to work through in class, and complete remaining questions in personal study. Not all units available as in class option*

External Learning

Learning materials are provided to you to work through at home. As Units of Competency are successfully completed we will send you the next units for the course.  Whilst most of the course can be completed this way you will still be required to attend specific Practical Sessions/workshops and your Work Placement.

Blended Learning

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. This form of learning allows you the benefits of also working with a Trainer/Assessor face to face.

Whichever delivery method you choose, our experienced trainers will support you every step of the way. You are able to change your mode of study under most circumstances throughout your enrollment as your needs change.To find out the best option for you to study Disability, call Enable College and speak with one of our course advisers today.

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

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I would like to thank the team for all the assistance every time I had questions in relation to my studies.

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