CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and client’s homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours

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Occupational titles may include:
  • Support Officer
  • Day support disability officer
  • Disability team leader
  • Disability support assistant (Schools)
  • Coordinator (Disability)
  • Seniour disability worker
  • Disability supervisor
  • Disability services officer


In order to gain the certificate, 14 units must be completed for this qualification, 11 Core units and 3 Electives

This course is delivered via blended model, predominately offered using electronic based delivery;

  • Online delivery
  • One day per week workshops with trainer 1.00-4.00pm Thursdays
  • Vocational placement of 120 hours.


All learners will be offered the opportunity for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment, who consider that they have and can successfully demonstrate that they have acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning the required knowledge and skills specified in the training package. 

Learners may apply to have their knowledge and skills assessed via the RPL process and will be required to complete a RPL Application and the relevant RPL Assessment Kit.

Course Structure – CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

Unit Code

Unit Name


Provide individualised support


Follow established person-centred behaviour supports


Develop and provide person-centred service responses


Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability


Facilitate community participation and social inclusion


Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach


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


Work with diverse people


Manage legal and ethical compliance


Recognise healthy body systems


Follow safe work practices for direct client care


Facilitate the interests and rights of clients


Support relationships with carers and families


Provide home and community support services

# To receive an award for this qualification Students are required to complete all units listed above as competent and meet the requirements of the 120 hours of vocational placement within a period of 12 months.

Students will be provided with all the learner and assessment guides for each unit of competency required to complete the course.


The target learner is typically an adult wanting to build knowledge and skills in the Disability sector.  They may have completed qualifications, such as the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support , and they would like to gain knowledge, skills and experience, specifically in the disability sector . The target learner’s entry requirements for this course must:
  • be over 15 years of age, whom have finished or left secondary school
  • be an existing worker in the community services and health industry, which includes parents and unpaid carers of NDIS participants
  • undertake a National Police Check without a notable offence being listed
  • ability to undertake vocational placement, which includes manual handling tasks
  • undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Skills Indicator
  • Questionnaire and be able to satisfactorily meet the LLN requirements
  • have technological skills to undertake computer/online work and have
  • access to a computer and software with the following minimum specifications
  1. Microsoft Windows XP, or later, or Mac OS X or above
  2. Microsoft Office or equivalent
  3. Adobe Acrobat Reader
  4. Adobe Flash Player
  5. Up to date internet browser


  • Photo Identification (Drivers Licence or Passport)
  • All Completed forms from the enrolment pack
  • Unique Student Identification Number (USI)
  • National Police Check Certificate (Required before Vocational Placement can commence). (DP Training can process an application on your behalf - additional fee charged for the police check $49.90)
  • Completed Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) documentation ,
  • Transport to and from Vocational Placement Host Facility/Organisation
  • Ability to complete 120 hours as Vocational Placement


Vocational placement is structured workplace learning; a vocational placement student log book is developed to support you to meet the requirements of all tasks to be completed during your placement. Vocational Placement is an important part of the program that has been designed for students to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom to a practical level in a workplace environment. This practical approach to learning will prepare students to ease into 120 hours of on the job training required to gain the qualification


  • Sunshine Coast
  • Brisbane


*Full Program Fee: $2650 or *Fee for Service Assessment ONLY (RPL): $1500  
Funded via Investing in Skills – Higher Level Skills Funding, a Queensland Government Initiative
Please refer to And for student contribution fees -   
**Concessional co-contribution fee - $49; Non-concessional co-contribution fee - $69   

*For full fee and fee for service Assessment ONLY (RPL) deposit and payment options, please refer to Fees
policy and procedure in Student handbook –
**For co-contribution eligibility and payment requirements, please refer to Fees policy and procedure in
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Funded via Investing in Skills – Higher Level Skills Funding, a Queensland Government Initiative

The Higher Level Skills Program aims to assist individuals to gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry, or to transition to university.# Please note you must be an existing worker in the community services and health industry, which inlcudes parents and unpaid carers of NDIS participants.

Call DP Training to check if you meet the eligibility criteria, the student contribution fee # can be as little as $49 for a concession card holder or $69 for non-concession enrolment. See HLS Fact Sheet here....

For further information on the Certificate IV Higher Level Skills program, refer to

For further information regarding DP Trainings policy & procedures please refer to our student handbook.

Queensland prepares for jobs boom in transition to NDIS

As part of Queensland's transition to the national disability insurance scheme (NDIS) rolling out across Australia, 13,000 potential new workers could be needed for the disability sector in the state.

Queensland officially signed on to implement the scheme on 8 May 2016, which means that eligible residents with a disability will be able to enter the NDIS from 1 July 2016. By 1 July 2019, it's anticipated that all Queenslanders with a disability will be covered by the scheme. Read more.............

Also known as Disability Care Australia, the Government initiative aims to provide assistance with individualised plans and support, information and referral services, access to community services and activities and early intervention for people with disability.

As part of Queensland's transition to the scheme, the amount of workers in the disability sector is expected to increase significantly to cope with the new policy.

State Disability Minister Tracy Davis has welcomed the news, and says the impending demand for more workers will provide a great opportunity for those looking for work or hoping to launch a new career.

"In Queensland, the NDIS will capture twice the number of clients who receive specialist care, so it makes sense the workforce will need to increase at the same rate," Ms Davis said in a 19 September statement.

"The workforce will also need appropriate skills and training as the scheme rolls out.

"It is going to be a big challenge for the disability sector to find enough skilled workers to fill the predicted workforce shortage."


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