CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to prepare you for a fulfilling profession as a disability support worker. It will allow you the opportunity to provide support to individuals with an intellectual or physical disability, having the ability to  empower individuals to be what they want to be.

Career opportunities for this role include:

  • Disability support officer / worker
  • Residential care officer
  • Senior personal care assistant
  • Lifestyle support officer
  • Behavioural support officer

Delivery modes

Distance/Online –  Our distance/online delivery mode is where you learn in an asynchronous manner i.e., you work at your own place and never undertake a class face-to-face with a trainer and other students. You will have access to your learning resources and submit your assessments through our online learning management system aXcelerate, and your learning is supplemented with email or telephone contact with a trainer.

Blended – A combination of trainer led workshops (either in the classroom or remotely in the virtual classroom environment) and distance learning components. This model offers flexibility but also the benefits of face-to-face delivery.

Pre-entry requirements
A competent level of literacy and numeracy is required to complete this qualification.


For a list of available units, please download the course brochure. Please note that any pre-scheduled programs will have set electives.

Work Placement

To achieve this qualification you will be required undertake a mandatory 120 hours of work placement with a suitable employer.

This program is targeted at those already working in the Disability sector. In order to achieve the 120 hours of compulsory work experience, you can use your current workplace to log the hours for this course, whilst supporting people to enhance their independence and well being.


Full course cost – $5,000
NSW Smart and Skilled Subsidised – $0 up to $2,320
VIC Skills First

* Payment plans are available

Enrolment Process

Student enrolments are completed via an online application, language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment and pre training conversation. This allows us to ascertain if this program is suitable for each individual and if additional support is requirement during training.

* Please note the LLN assessment is on online quiz and is not suitable for completion on mobile phones. As part of the application process you will not be charged any fees until we have been able to assess your eligibility for funding. A $0 amount will be show in the online application, an Essential Skills team member will inform you of the price as part of the enrolment process. A deposit will be required to finalise your enrolment.
Distance/Online enrolments can commence any time of the year.

Upcoming Courses

Course Start DateCourse End DateLocation
01/03/202230/05/2023Essential Skills Training and Recruitment
14/06/202230/08/2023Essential Skills Training and Recruitment
18/08/202230/06/2023Essential Skills Training and Recruitment
17/11/202225/02/2024Essential Skills Training and Recruitment

Further study

On completion of this qualification you may like to further your education and job prospects by completing any of the following qualifications.

BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services