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Are you interested in completing a course in disability support?


Support people with disability and help them increase their independence, self-confidence and community involvement

Are you interested in a rewarding career working in disability support? Our Certificate IV in Disability course has been tailored to meet industry needs and standards through comprehensive consultation with industry professionals.

Duration6 - 12 months
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
LocationsFrankston and Mornington

Certificate IV in Disability CHC43115

Course overview

This qualification prepares you for work in residential group homes, day respite centres, other community settings and in clients’ homes. During this course you will engage with local services during a work placement, where you will gain hands-on skills and knowledge.

Job outcomes

  • Personal care assistant (disability services)
  • Disability support assistant (schools)
  • Disability support worker

Entry requirements

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course. However, to enrol you must be willing to obtain a:

  • Working with Children’s Check
  • National Police Check
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check.
  • Australian Citizen

You will also need to provide evidence of your vaccination history, including COVID-19.

Course structure

This Certificate IV in Disability course is made up of 14 units of competency including 11 core and 3 elective units.

Core units

  • CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support
  • CHCDIS002 - Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
  • CHCDIS005 - Develop and provide person-centred service responses
  • CHCDIS007 - Facilitate the empowerment of people with 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

Course duration

Training is delivered 2 days a week (excluding public holidays and school holidays) in a blended model (Zoom and face to face) and is delivered between a 30 weeks model. Speak to one of our team members to confirm the duration of the upcoming intake.

Course intake

View our course calendar to see upcoming intakes for this course.

Course fees

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding for eligible individuals.

Victorian residents may be eligible for government subsidised training in Victoria under the Skills First Funding Program.

Eligibility exemptions and/or fee waivers may be available to:

  • Asylum Seeker VET Program
  • Eligibility Exemptions Initiative
  • Skills First Youth Access Initiative.

Fee schedule

Skills First funded tuition fee Skills First concession tuition fee Fee for service
Maximum tutition fee $0 $0 $6,975
Materials fee $280 $280 $280

* These fees are indicative and may change according to individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may be required for first aid certificate, police check, Working with Children Check and NDIS Worker Screening Check.

A BRACE representative will assist you in determining your eligibility and course fees, a statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided to you.

Prices and funding eligibility vary. Please view our course fees, message us below or contact us for further information.

Practical placement

Hours: 120 hours.

We organise practical placement for all our students, however students are also encouraged to seek placement where possible.

*You will need to undergo a National Police Check before you begin the practical placement. Practical placement may not be possible if a check that is carried out contains adverse outcomes. In this instance, you may not be able to complete your qualification and your employment opportunities may be affected. If you are aware of, or are concerned about anything that may appear on a Police Check, please discuss this at your enrolment interview.

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