Certificate IV in Disability Support


Disability training

This qualification is designed for carers in the Disability industry that would like to advance in their career. To enrol into a Certificate IV in Disability, students must hold a completed Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) CHC33015 or CHC33021.

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 seven (7) 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.

CHC43121 has placement of 40 hours in total, these hours 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. If you’re currently working in the industry, please speak with your Trainer/Assessor regarding your placement options.

National Police Check/ NDIS Check

Disability care is a sensitive occupation that has the responsibility of caring for and supporting the health and wellbeing of people within our community. People employed in such positions of caring are required to have a current Police check and NDIS 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/NDIS check.

List of core and electives:

Section One: Theory 

Core units

CHCCCS044       Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

CHCDIS017         Facilitate community participation and social inclusion

CHCDIS018         Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach

CHCDIS019         Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs

CHCLEG003        Manage legal and ethical compliance

CHCMHS001       Work with people with mental health issues

HLTWHS003        Maintain work health and safety

Elective units

BSBLDR411         Demonstrate leadership in the workplace

CHCADV001        Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

CHCCCS010        Maintain a high standard of service

Complimentary Workshops

Palliative Care or Manual Handling

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