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Expression of Interest in 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.

Learn practical skills and knowledge to empower people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing.

Advance your career in Disability with our Nationally Accredited Qualification.

What you will learn:
• Promote a person-centered approach
• Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
• Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
• Follow safe work practices for direct client care

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  • Entry into the Course

    In order to enrol in this course, the completion of one of the following courses apply:

    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.

  • Student Selection Process

    Our student selection process is designed to ensure that you are enrolled in the qualification that best meets your needs. The selection criteria take into account various factors when deciding upon which students will be offered places in the program including:

    • The students’ needs and desired outcomes
    • The ability and commitment of the students to complete the course
    • Eligibility requirements listed in the applicable National Training Package
    • Students existing ability in the ACSF core skills, (learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy)

    Students not meeting these requirements will be directed to more suitable qualifications or skill development programs.

  • Recommended Course Structure

    A total of ten (10) units is required to complete this qualification; seven (7) core and three (3) elective units consisting
    • at least 2 units from the electives listed in the training package
    • up to 1 unit from the electives listed, or any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units
    must be relevant to the work outcome
    All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.


    • CHCCCS044 Follow established person-centered behaviour supports
    • CHCDIS017 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
    • CHCDIS018 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centered approach
    • CHCDIS019 Provide person-centered 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


    • CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
    • CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
    • CHCCCS036 Support relationships with carer and family
  • Job Prospects

    Successful completion of CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support can lead to a range of potential career opportunities including (but not limited to):

    • Disability Support Worker
    • Residential Support Worker
    • Integration Aid
    • Respite Worker
    • Recreation Support Worker
    • Behavioural Support Officer
    • Disability Team Leader
    • Job Coordinator
    • Local Area Coordinator

    Note: job roles and titles can vary across the disability care services sector, as well as Australian states, and territories.

  • Further Qualification Pathways

    Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education in such courses such as:


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  • Clock

    12 Months

  • Location

    Online With Virtual Support

  • Money Bag

    State Funded

  • Credit Card Payment (1)

    Payment Plan Options Available

  • Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Industry Work Placement Support

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Enrol?
The enrolment process is very simple and easy!If you already know which course you want to study :
  • Click the Enrol Now button from the course page that you’re interested in and submit your application. Alternatively, you can visit one of our campus locations or call us on 1300 146 699
  • We will need to verify if you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for your chosen course, as well as see if you're eligible to access any relevant funding. Check out the details under the important information section on the course page for a list of requirements. Gathering all your supporting eligibility documents together ready to supply to us when requested will help speed up this process.
  • Once your application has been accepted and you have accepted an offer for a place in your course you will receive an enrolment email that includes all the practical information you need to know including timetables and orientation information.
If you need guidance with selecting the best course as per your career or education needs:
  • Speak to one of our course and careers advisors
What is Recognised Prior Learning?
Collaboration Learning recognises that some students have had previous experience and learning whether that be working in the industry or completion of a previous course of study. 

We are happy to discuss Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) with students. Each student requesting RPL will be interviewed and they should provide a portfolio of evidence to support their application and may be assessed on the job. On-the-job assessments can be conducted to assess current skills and knowledge.
What is a Unique Student Identifier (USI)?
A Unique Student Identifier (USI) number is a unique number that is allocated to students studying nationally recognised Vocational Educational Training (VET) in Australia. This is a government initiative that enables you to access all of your training records and results from one location allowing you to provide proof of qualification to any potential employer. USI’s are mandatory for anyone wanting to complete nationally recognised training.If you forgot or lost your USI number please call Student Support 1300 146 699 or visit https://www.usi.gov.au/contact-us/students
What is the Student Assistance Program?
The Student Assistance Program is dedicated to providing new and existing students free and confidential counselling services to help with their mental health and well-being.

As a joint initiative with AccessEAP (which also runs our Student Assistance Program), Collaboration Learning aims to help students address an array of life challenges, ideally before they become distractions that affect home life as well as studies. The service will provide access to a dedicated counseling hotline available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and 3 complimentary face-to-face counseling sessions.

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