CHC43121 – Certificate IV in Disability Support
This qualification 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-centered 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.
Potential Career Outcomes
- Family Support Worker
- Disability Support Worker
- Support Facilitator (Disability)
- Senior Personal Care Assistant
- Disability Team Supervisor
Who could enrol:
Learners who have completed any of the below:
- 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.
This qualification includes 10 units of competency which comprises of 7 core and 3 elective units. Elective units have been carefully selected based on the industry consultation to ensure the learners achieve the desired vocational outcomes of the course.
Units of Competency:
- 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 need
- CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
- CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
- HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
- CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
- CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
- CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs
The above elective units have been selected based on the industry requirements and in relation to the vocational outcome. REACH for Training may consider offering other preferred elective units based on the applicable training package requirements.
Up to 20 weeks (excluding holidays).
Study commitment required:
We recommend a learner would require a minimum of 35-45 hours of commitment per week to complete this qualification. This includes participation in class, homework and self-study, work placement hours, assignment activities and assessments.
Training delivery method:
Training is delivered in a blended mode including mixed mode, scheduled face-to-face learning in class and online learning activities.
Written assessment, Practical exercises, Role Plays, Case studies, Projects, and Workplace Observations.
Minimum of 18 years
- Completed Year 10 or equivalent; or
- Minimum 1-year experience communicating in English
Completion of LLN Assessment at Level 4 of Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).
- Completed Year 10 or equivalent; or
- Completed a Certificate III or higher level qualification.
This qualification requires working in a Disability Organisation environment which may involve:
- working for long hours standing and walking
- frequently engaging in manual handling tasks i.e., bending, squatting, kneeling, carrying, and repetitive movements for direct support.
This course is offered in a blended mode and the learning resources are accessible online through our Learning Management System (LMS). To ensure access to the learning resources, you would require:
- A personal computer/laptop/tablet or any mobile device
- Appropriate software e.g. Microsoft Office to engage with the learning and assessment
- High speed internet connectivity
- Audio/video/visual tools to engage with the interactive video materials
- Basic computer skills to engage with the LMS and in live online learning sessions
Valid USI number is required. Ask us if you require any assistance in creating it on your behalf.
- Valid and current email address
- NDIS Check
- National Police Check
- Working with Children Check or Working with Vulnerable People Check
This course requires you to complete a mandatory work placement of 180 hours within an approved Disability Organisation. This is to ensure that a learner has adequate opportunities of learning, practicing and demonstrating their skills in the workplace according to the industry standards and based on the units of competency. .
At REACH, our learners are responsible for finding a suitable workplace facility to undertake the mandatory work placement. However, our Student Support team is available to assist with strategies for identifying a suitable venue.
Approval of the facility:
Once identified, our Work placement Coordinators verify the suitability of the venue to ensure our learners will get opportunities of learning and practicing the required tasks.
- Work Placement Agreement between REACH and the Employer;
- Insurance Certificate for undertaking work placement;
- Work Placement Logbook and other related materials.
Learner to organise:
- Any other evidence requested by the employer e.g., proof of vaccination etc.
Undertaking work placement:
Prior to the commencement of the work placement, learners are informed about:
- the workplace, their policy and procedures and the do’s and don’ts;
- the requirements of the work placement and the activities to be undertaken;
- the evidence to be recorded in the Work Placement Log Book.
REACH acknowledges that our learners may require flexibility in how they pay their fees.
To support our learners, we offer a structured Payment Plan which could be discussed
You have the flexibility to make payments as per an agreed amount and duration. Please note that REACH does not accept any payment of fees over $1500 at a time.
If you enrol under a government subsidised option, your fees will be in accordance with the funding requirements as defined by the relevant funding body.
Please speak to the enrolment officer for further details.
*If you are not eligible for government funding, please contact our support team for other options
Flexible Training Options
- Classroom based
- Workplace based
Our National Presence
- Greater Sydney region
- Hunter & Maitland region
- Riverina region
- ACT – Belconnen, Queanbeyan
- WA – Mandurah, Perth
*Not all courses are offered from all locations. Please check at the time of application.
Learn from the Experts
All trainers are experienced industry practitioners.
Government Subsidised Training
*Not all courses are offered under all of the above mentioned government subsidised options. Please check at the time of application. Eligibility criteria apply.