Course Outline

Working with people with disabilities is some of the most fulfilling work you can do. The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) means the demand for workers has never been higher. A Certificate IV in Disability provides a clear and dedicated pathway into the sector with immediate employment opportunities. Completion of this nationally recognised certificate enables you to work in the disability sector anywhere in Australia in amazingly diverse and rewarding roles.

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and client’s 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.

Student must already hold the Certificate III in Individual Support (or superseded qualification) and be an Existing Worker in the Disability industry sector, which includes parents and unpaid carers of NDIS participants – subsidy amounts and conditions apply to new students from 13 January 2020.
Final date for new student enrolments and Transition period end date – 31 July 2024.


National Code CHC43115 Delivery Mode Blended Delivery Assessment Mode Classroom, Online and Self-study Duration 6 – 12 months including practical placement Location Strathpine, QLD | Station Road Burpengary Qld


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Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements:

Student must already hold the Certificate III in Individual Support (or superseded qualification) and be an Existing Worker in the Disability industry sector, which includes parents and unpaid carers of NDIS participants – subsidy amounts and conditions apply to new students from 13 January 2020.
Final date for new student enrolments and Transition period end date – 31 July 2024.

Student should have foundation skills at the ACSF levels listed below.  This is tested during our Pre-training review. Each student is required to complete the Language, Literacy & Numeracy assessment to determine what level they are currently working at & if they are suitable to proceed with this qualification. Where students do not have skills, they may be provided with additional support to develop their literacy and numeracy skills to this level if appropriate, or alternatively they will be provided information on other more appropriate courses.

USI Requirements:

Learners are required to comply with Evidence of enrolments at the time of enrolment at time of enrolment with DIVTEC Training and Further Education. Students are required to provide appropriate forms of IDs to confirm their eligibility to enroll in this course. Students are required to apply for unique student identification (USI) number while their study period in Australia and this information will be handed to the students at the time of orientation. (

IT Requirements:

This qualification requires a basic understanding and use of computers and the internet.  Support will be provided as required to develop the students’ skills.

Course Structure

To successfully achieve the CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability, fourteen (14) units must be completed which are made up of:

  • 11 core units
  • 3 elective units

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

With the Units that have already been completed in the (CHC33015) Certificate III in Individual Support, you will receive credit towards those Units.

Unit Codes Unit Name Core/ Elective
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports Core
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support 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 person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance Core
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems Core
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well-being Elective
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services Elective
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs Elective
Practical Placement - MANDATORY

The Certificate IV in Disability has a mandatory requirement to obtain a practical placement. Students often find placements hard to source and difficult to manage.

DIVTEC Training and Further Education can solve this this for you!

Through its industry partners we can coordinate and place our students where they will complete the mandatory 120 hours. This practical placement will not only assist in developing work-ready skills but will also help to consolidate the skills and knowledge for some units that you study.

Training Delivery

This course will be delivered using a blended delivery methodology. The blended methodology employed by DIVTEC Training and Further Education will include a supported online classroom training session including a theoretical delivery, followed by face-to-face practical component under the trainer’s support and supervisions.

The practical component is conducted at DIVTEC’s Simulated training centre located at 10 Station Road Burpengary Qld.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities could include training and support to promote independence and community participation, which may be provided as part of activities and programs in a variety of settings, including residential and Centre-based programs.

The following employment pathways are available to students who complete this qualification:

  • Disability Officer – Day Support
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Care Service Team Leader
  • Care Supervisor (Aged Care)
  • Coordinator of Volunteers (Services to Older People)
  • Leisure and Therapy Assistant.


The following occupations relate to this qualification.

  • Behavioural Support Officer
  • Community Development Officer
  • Day Support Disability Officer
  • Disabilities Supervisor
  • Disability Service Officer
  • Disability Support Assistant (Schools)
  • Disability Team Leader
  • Job Coordinator
  • Lifestyle Support Officer
  • Local Area Coordinator
  • Marketing Coordinator (Disability)
  • Project Officer
  • Senior Disability Worker
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant
  • Social Educator (Disability)
  • Social Trainer
  • Support Facilitator (Disability).
Payment Plan

DIVTEC Training and Further Education offers you a Payment Plan, which enables you to pay for the course over its duration. Your first instalment is required as part of the enrolment process. Following commencement, you will be debited electronically each week until the completion of your payment plan.

For more details about the Payment Plan option please contact 3855 9215 or email: [email protected]


All Programs (Government Subsidised and Full Fee)

Fee Type Student Fee Public (Government Subsidised) - Co-Contribution Fee $168 - Non-concessional | $84 - Concessional Full Fee for Service (Non-subsidised) $4,800 Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) $2,000

Co-contribution Fee:

A Student Contribution Fee is the cost of the training and assessment services. It must be made by you, the student, or by a third party such as your employer.

Concessional Student Requirements:

  • Hold a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependant of a person
    who holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card and is named on the card;
  • Provides DIVTEC Training and Further Education with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the student, his or her partner, or the person of whom the student is a dependant, is entitled to concessions under a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card;
  •  Is Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;
  •  Has a disability; or
  • Is an adult prisoner.


Check Your Eligibility for Subsidised Training and Requirements


RTO ID: 32535

Nationally Recognised Training
This training course is a Nationally Recognised Certificate and meets AQF standards.

DIVTEC Training and Further Education has met the Government’s requirements to provide subsidised training. This gives vocational education and training (VET) students, parents and employers confidence that the training delivered by DIVTEC Training and Further.

This Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115) is subsidised under the High Level Skills funding arrangement with the Skills Assure Supplier contract that DIVTEC Training and Further Education has with the Government. Students must meet the eligibility criteria to access the subsidised training.