CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

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Course Details
Qualification Code & Title CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
CRICOS Code 111231F
Qualification Description 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, 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.
Requirements To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in

Total number of units = 14

  • 11 core units
  • 3 elective units
Learner characteristics and target group Target groups for the CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability are international students who are:

  • Seeking to pursue a career in disability support.
  • Seeking to enter a new industry sector
  • Seeking a pathway to higher-level qualifications.
Delivery mode Face-to-Face as well as in the workplace
Delivery site Suite 4 ,Level 3/15 Moore Street, Canberra
Course duration 52 weeks

This qualification will be delivered over 44 weeks of training and assessment and a total 8 weeks of term breaks.

Entry requirements Students entering this course at Mid City College must meet the following entry requirements:

Age Requirement

Students must be a minimum age of 18 years or above at the time of course commencement.

Academic Requirements

To enter this qualification, applicants should have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or an international secondary school year which is equivalent to Australian Year 12) with satisfactory results or Students may have had work and study experience if they have already completed a relevant qualification such as the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support.

English Language Requirements

To enter this qualification, applicants must also meet English Language Requirements – IELTS overall score of 5.5 or TOEFL IBT 46 or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 162 or PTE Academic 42 or equivalent (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:

  • Minimum five (5) years of study in English in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Britain, America, South America or Ireland.
  • Successfully completion of an English Placement test.
  • Completed a recognised ELICOS program and achieved an English Proficiency level of upper intermediate or equivalent.
Pathways Employment may include, but not limited to,

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

Further Study Pathway

Potential employment options are in a range of disability work roles. Roles may also have a leadership function.
Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services and a range of other community services related Diplomas.

Course credit Credit and/or RPL can be provided for those with existing skills and knowledge allowing such students to complete the course in a shorter timeframe.
Units of Competency
Unit Code Unit Title Core/ Elective
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems Core
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support Core
CHCDIS002 Follow established person centred behaviour supports Core
CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses Core
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability Core
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion Core
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person centred approach Core
CHCDIS010 Provide personcentred services to people with disability with complex needs Core
BSBWOR204 Use business technology Elective
CHCADV002 Provide advocacy and representation services Elective
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services Elective
Work placement
This qualification requires the work placement of 120 hours is completed as per training schedule.
Facilities and Equipment
The following facilities, equipment and resources will be used to deliver and assess this qualification:
  • Training rooms, including desks, chairs, whiteboard and overhead projector
  • Computers with Microsoft Office and access to the Internet.
  • Learning and assessment materials as outlined in this TAS.
Assessment materials comprise of:
  • Assessor Marking Guide and Assessment Mapping
  • Student Assessment Tasks
  • Other Supporting Resources