CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, 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.

Disability Care Courses

The course is industry and nationally recognized and is delivered by Stirling Institute of Australia (21132).

Career Pathway

Students can go into a range of employment or further study options, including the following courses:

Disability officer Day Support
Disability Support Officer/ Worker
Senior Personal Care Assistant
HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

Entry Requirements

Prospective students are required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) assessment and a Pre- Training Interview, administered by and to the satisfaction of Stirling Institute of Australia.

Practical Placement

Students are required to undertake 120 hours of supervised practical placement with an approved provider that provides services to people with disabilities. Students are required to find their own practical placement, however, SIA will provide assistance and support where needed.
Students must have a valid Police Check.


Estimated duration of 35 tuition weeks allowing sufficient time to develop the necessary skills and knowledge in each unit.

Mode of Study

On Campus

Core Units

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care (core)
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people (core)
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems (core)
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance (core)
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (core)
CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses (core)
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support (core)
CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies (elective)
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people (elective)
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs (core)
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (core)
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach (core)
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion (core)
HLTAID003 Provide first aid (elective)

Course Fees

Fees applicable only to those who do not qualify for Skills First funding.

lease visit http://www.skills.vic.gov.au/victorianskillsgateway/Students/Pages/vtg-eligibility-indicator.aspx to determine whether you are eligible.

Standard Course Fee: $6,216

*Prices are dependent on the RTO delivering the course at the time.

Payment plan options available for all accredited courses through the relevant RTO.