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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 Support course has been tailored to meet industry needs and standards through comprehensive consultation with industry professionals.

Duration6 - 12 months
Mode of deliveryClassroom and Hybrid
LocationsFrankston, Mornington Peninsula, Kingston, Monash, Greater Dandenong, Casey and Hume

CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support

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


Completion of either the following:

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability PLUS the CHCSS00125 Entry to Certificate IV in Disability Support Skill Set.


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 course is made up of 10 units of competency including 7 core and 3 elective units.

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 mental health issues

  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety


  • CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • CHCCCS036 Support relationships with carer and family
  • CHCCOM002 Communication to build relationships


Elective units in our courses may be amended for specific organisational needs. Consultation with the Education and Training Manager is required for tailored electives that align with your organisations requirements.

Course Duration

This model is delivered over a 40 week period.

Classroom model - Training is delivered 1 day a week onsite, (excluding public holidays and school holidays). Work is required to be completed outside of classroom time.

Hybrid model - 1 day a week through a combination of face to face or zoom classes (excluding public holidays and school holidays). Work is required to be completed outside of classroom time.

Speak to one of our team members to confirm the upcoming intakes on offer.

Course Intake

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

Course Fees

Government funded: $200

*Enrolment Fee includes the administration and materials cost

Self-funded: $5,437.50

Individuals ineligible for funding are obligated to cover the self-funded fee, which incorporates the enrolment fee. Eligibility criteria applies.

For additional service fees, such as re-assessment fees or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), please refer to the Student Course guide. This program is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding to eligible candidates.

For more information on eligibility criteria please click here.

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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