Certificate IV in Disability


Disability training

This qualification is designed for carers in the Disability industry that would like to advance in their career. When you enrol with h&h you will be trained by industry professionals that have worked in the Disability sector as managers or direct carers for many years, they are passionate about the industry and empowerment within this sector.

You will develop skills to encourage staff and carers, providing professional support through quality care. Empathy and compassion are qualities this course will teach you. Being able to put yourself in another person’s shoes and build a true connection.

Learn all aspects of care during your course and put into practice during your onsite work placement at one of our partnering disability services.

This certificate can lead to roles in:

  • Lifestyle Support Officer
  • Team Leader
  • Disability Support Assistant
  • Project Officer
  • Direct Carer
  • Disabilities Supervisor
  • Day Support Disability Officer

h&h offer these courses through classroom, distance (home-based with access to one-on-one trainer support at the college), traineeship (work-based training) and Online (digital learning). You have up to 12 months to complete this course (traineeship timeframes vary, see our staff).

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Our Certificate IV in Disability is composed of eleven (11) core units and three (3) elective units. These units will provide you with theoretical and practical components to successfully complete your qualification. They have been chosen from industry consultation and the needs of the associated job roles.

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Industry fact – There has been 16,076 service providers register and become active since the conception of the NDIS scheme in Australia. (1)

Work placement

h&h arranges the work placements for students currently studying Disability courses at Certificate III or IV level. We have long standing relationships with many disability services in Sydney which makes our students job ready and in high demand for employment.  These facilities are in areas close to public transport and have access to onsite parking.

Placements are generally full-time (120 hours in total) and are completed on weekdays, which not only allows students an opportunity to develop their learnt skills but an experience that could lead to gaining employment.

National Police Check

Disability is an occupation that has the responsibility of caring for and supporting the health and wellbeing of our vulnerable individuals. Caring for such people is a full-time and sensitive job. People employed in such positions of caring for our clients are required to have a current Police check.

The Australian Government by enabling the Police Check requirements ensures that the health, safety, and rights of the vulnerable persons in the community are not infringed upon. Police Checks aim to strengthen the meticulous employment process for the vulnerable in Australia.

h&h trainers and staff will assist you in completing and obtaining your police check.

List of core and electives:

Core units

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

CHCDIS008 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance

CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach

CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs

CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

Elective units

CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families

CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people

Complimentary Workshops

Palliative Care or Manual Handling

For more information on the training package requirements for this qualification


https://data.ndis.gov.au/explore-data (1)

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