Certificate IV in Disability


Certificate IV in Disability

Let us provide you with the theory and practical skills you will need to start or advance your career in disability support.

A Certificate IV will provide you with the skills needed to promote a person-centered approach, work with or without direct supervision and potential to supervise and/or coordinate a small team. Become a positive impact on the lives of people living with a disability by supporting their needs with a hands-on approach. We will provide you with the theory and practical skills to assist people in reaching their individual goals and develop independence through a person-centered approach.

You will learn how to support, meet and maintain personal care, activities related to individualised plans, contribute to skill development and maintenance.

Your Student Support

Receive great student support throughout your studies. We help you find placements with the support of our great industry partners. You will also have your own trainer/learner support service case manager assigned to you, which supports you with study plans, flexible study delivery and even after hours support.

To find out more about how we support you during your studies, click here.

How Do I Enrol?

There are only 4 easy steps to enrol into this course, click here to find out what they are.

Download our free Course Guide here. Alternatively call our office on 8462 0222 to talk to one of our Course Advisors who can assist you, or contact us by clicking the enquire button.


Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment. DCSI Child Related Employment Screening, First Aid and Child Safe Environment (CSE) training are mandatory to undertake student placement.

Career Opportunities and Pathways

The Certificate IV in Disability gives you the experience and expertise to support people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing.

Successful completion of this course provides you with the opportunity to be employed in a variety of home, community or residential facility based support worker positions for individuals living with a disability. We provide students opportunities for disability care jobs within Hessel Group, if eligible. Giving you greater chances of being employed if you study with us.

Further study within university is available after completing this course.

To find out more how we provide great employment opportunities click here.

Possible Jobs
  • Accommodation Support
  • Care Worker
  • Disability Support Coordinator
  • Employment Coordinator (Disability)

This course has a total of 14 course units which are split up into 11 core units and 3 electives.

Students must complete a total of 120 hours (placement) as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units competency.

Core Units
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour support
CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service response
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
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
Elective Units
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

In some cases, prior learning an experience can be used as evidence of your current skills and abilities. Information about how to apply can be sourced by contacting our office on 8462 0222.

Funded Program

This course is supported by the Government of South Australia. If you're eligible to receive their support, you will only need to pay a student contribution fee of $500. Once you do that, the course will be completely paid for.

To find out more about how this program is funded, or if you're eligible for it, click here.

Payment Options

You can pay your course fees by quarter or half installments.

For example, if the course itself costs $500, you may pay $125 in four payments, or $250 in two payments at a negotiable time.

If these payments options do not work for you we can always negotiate something appropriate for your circumstances.

Funding is Available for this Course

Find out if you are eligible for government subsidised funding towards your qualification


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