CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

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.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

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

Blended Learning (combination of class based and Zoom sessions) – In order to meet NSW Health recommendations on social distancing in the workplace, Essential Skills Training has adopted a blended learning approach. Theory based units will be delivered as online Zoom sessions. Practical units that require the physical demonstration/observation of skills will still be scheduled as in-class workshops. All students will be scanned with a non-contact infrared thermometer upon arrival. Classrooms and thoroughfares are regularly sanitized with risk management practices in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all staff and students. (Next intake 2021)

Distance Learning –  Learning materials and assessments are issued to students in hard copy or via email to study in their own space with access to trainers and administration support via; phone, email or scheduled support sessions.

Online – Enrol at anytime! Students can access learning materials and submit their assessments via our online learning management system (Axcelerate). Support will be offered via ZOOM web conference sessions, and monthly phone support from a dedicated trainer.


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

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Full course cost – $5,000
NSW Smart and Skilled Subsidised – $240 up to $2,320
VIC Skills First

* Payment plans are available

Upcoming Courses

Course Start Date Course End Date Location
22/02/2021 14/03/2022 Essential Skills Training and Recruitment
25/03/2021 30/05/2022 Essential Skills Training and Recruitment
24/06/2021 30/07/2022 Essential Skills Training and Recruitment
16/09/2021 30/04/2022 Essential 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.

BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services