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CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support

CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support

Certificate IV in Disability Support- CHC43121

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This Certificate IV level disability course – CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support  qualification is delivered in Parramatta. It

reflects the role of individuals in a range of community settings and peoples’ homes, who provide 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 according to and may contribute to an individualised plan, and work without direct supervision. They may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

Career Outcomes

  • Social Educator (Disability),
  • Day Support Disability Officer,
  • Marketing Coordinator (Disability),
  • Local area coordinator,Social trainer ,
  • Disability Team Leader,
  • Disabilities Supervisor,
  • Project Officer,
  • Disability Support Assistant (Schools),
  • Job coordinator,
  • Disability Service Officer,
  • Senior Disability Worker,
  • Lifestyle Support Officer,
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant,
  • Community Development Officer,
  • Support Facilitator (Disability),
  • Behavioural Support Officer

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, all students will be required to have a working with vulnerable people and police check before commencing work placement.

Entry Requirements

Completion of: CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)


Completion of: CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)


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

In addition participants should meet following requirements

  • Good understanding of English
  • School certificate or equivalent (Grade 10)
  • 18 years of age
  • Must have a valid USI
  • Reading and Writing Skills (L)
  • Oral Communication skills (L)
  • Numeracy and Mathematics skills (N)

Packaging Rules
Total number of units = 10

7 core units plus
3 elective units, of which:

  • At least 2 must come from the prescribed list.
  • if not listed below, 1 unit may be from any currently endorsed Training Package

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

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 people with mental health issues
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Elective Units
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
CHCCCS026 Transport Individuals
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Note: Electives listed are what is usually offered by Capital Careers, however, if these are not suitable for your target or current work then alternative electives are available. The list of alternative electives can be found at http://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC43121

Work Placement

All students must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work experience in a regulated disability care facility or facility to be deemed competent for Certificate IV in Individual Support Disability.

How long will it take?

Duration is dependent on training delivery mode, individual experience and skills. Students are required to complete a volume of learning of 1150 hours comprising of guided learning, individual study, assessments and work placement. Generally the course will take anywhere between 6 months and a year to complete.

Delivery Options

Face to face (Sydney only)
Distance education (Australia wide)
Combination of face to face and distance education (Sydney only)

This Cert 4 disability course is delivered in Parramatta


Course Cost

$1600 ( if you are not eligible for government funding, such as NSW Smart and Skilled )

Subsidised government funding may be available for eligible students under the following initiatives

  • NSW Smart and Skilled
  • ACT Skilled Capital

Please see our funding page or contact us for more details

Please see administration fee table under policies and procedures for any additional administration fees that may be applicable to your study.

What we provide you

  • Well written and easy to follow resources via an online e-learning platform
  • Air conditioned class rooms
  • Practical sessions conducted in a simulated working environment using equipment associated with a Disability Care facility.
  • Trainers who care very much about your studies and about you!

Opportunities for Further Study

Successful completion of this program will allow participant to articulate into a number of qualifications including:

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows a person to receive recognition and credit for the knowledge and skills they have, no matter how and where they were attained, including overseas. This can include skills from previous study, work experience and life experience.

Credit Transfer

Capital Careers has an obligation to recognise Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other registered training organisations


The course will be presented in competency-based mode and the student’s competency will be assessed at all levels according to competencies and performance criteria. The training package for each competency specifies the conditions and method of assessment. Assessment methods range from completing set tasks and activities, class attendance and participation and completion of assignments / projects


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