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Course Description

The CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability is Australia’s latest Cert IV Disability Support course.  It is designed for those who seeking work, or that want to gain advanced skills to apply for more senior roles in the disability care sector, or health and community organisations that provide care and services to people with disabilities.

Studying Inspire’s Cert IV Disability online will give you additional skills in disability support that you may need to widen your job options, and get jobs or promotions in a range of disability, health services, and community care providers.

During this online Cert IV Disability Support course, you will gain a range of critical skills to provide advanced care for clients with disabilities.  You will learn to facilitate empowerment, ongoing skills development, and community participation in indviduals with disabilities.  Additionally, you will gain skills in how to follow person-centred behaviour supports, develop person-centred service responses, and support the independence and well being of clients.  You’ll also learn how to provide support in the home, and support relationships with carers and families.

Gaining advanced skills in disability care is such a great way to launch a new career, or enhance your career in a sector that makes a huge difference to the community.

Where Can the Certificate IV in Disability Take your Career?

Our online, Cert IV in Disability Support is current, and both nationally recognised and accredited.  People that wish to start, or enhance their career after this course, often seek roles as a senior:

  • Behavioural support officer
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Development officer
  • Project officer (life enhancement team)
  • Disability officer (day support)
  • Residential care officer
  • Disability support officer/worker
  • Senior personal care assistant
  • Employee coordinator (disability)
  • Social educator
  • Job coordinator
  • Social trainer
  • Lifestyle support officer
  • Supervisor
  • Local area coordinator

Inspire works with a range of reputable parties to market and recruit for national qualification and courses. Students of Inspire Education may be recruited by other parties under specific arrangements.

Course Details

Course Code:

Course Name:

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

Course Duration:

Expected Study Hours:

12 months Up to 990 hours (including Vocational Placement)

Delivery Methods:


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Course Delivery Options

Inspire Education (RTO# 32067) delivers the CHC43115 Cert IV in Disability online, and through Mixed Mode Delivery.  This means students complete their course at their own pace, using Inspire’s online student portal.  Delivery includes face-to-face webinars, self-paced study, directed research, and online learning and assessment materials and activities.

Online study is ideal if you want to learn according to your own schedule, and gain your qualification as fast as you can.  You can study at your own pace with full trainer support throughout your studies.  Your course materials are accessed online, so you are free to work on your course in your own time, from anywhere in Australia.

This online Cert IV Disability course can be studied from anywhere in Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth – as well as other cities, remote communities, or anywhere with internet access.

Being online, this CHC43115 course has a rolling intake throughout the year.  This means you can enrol and start your course straight away, or on your preferred start date.

Please read our policies and procedures in the Inspire student handbook before enrolling by clicking here.

Course Duration: You will have up to 12 months starting from your commencement date to complete the Self-Paced Online course.  Students can enrol anytime during the year under this delivery method.

What Will You Learn in the Cert IV Disability Course?

This CHC43115 Certificate IV in Ageing Support online Cert IV Aged Care care course will prepare you to start, or advance a rewarding career in the aged, health, or community care sector.

You will learn many core skills and knowledge to fulfil the functions of senior, disability support worker and care facilitator, plus advanced skills for use in more senior roles.

This includes gaining the skills to recognise healthy bodies, work safely with clients, and meet the individual support needs of your clients.  Additionally, you will learn to facilitate the empowerment, community participation, and ongoing skills development of people with disabilities.

Beyond that, more broadly you will gain knowledge of the health and community care sectors, and how to coordinate services for individuals with disabilities and their families.

In summary, you will gain advanced skills to work safely, effectively, and independently with persons with disabilities – so that you can fulfill your passion and help other people facilitate quality support and care services for the clients.

Advance your passion and career, and get first-class Cert IV Disability training, today!

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements or prerequisites for this course. However, it is preferred that students:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
  • Have basic computer skills

Students are required to:

  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Provide a valid ID with his/her picture and signature
  • Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Evaluation
  • Undertake a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation before accessing the course materials and commencing studies
  • Obtain a positive National Criminal History Check
  • Obtain Eligibility for Relevant Working with Children or Working with People with a Disability Check (depending on state/territory requirements)

All students considering a self-paced online course should give consideration to the following prior to enrolment:

  • Ability to access any required technologies
  • Information technology skills in accessing and using online programs
  • Experience and self-motivation to learn on their own
  • Competing pressures, such as work and family commitments, that may impact self-paced study time

Take our “Online Study Readiness Survey” to do a self-assessment! Visit the Inspire FAQ page for more info.

Qualification Pathways

The Certificate IV in Disability is suitable for anyone looking to work with the disability sector, and seeking to gain employment at an entry level. Once enrolled in this course you may also consider additional training to complement your disability skills, such as:

Course Units

The CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability is made up of 14 total units which covers 11 core units and 3 elective units. These have been carefully selected to ensure that the course meets the needs of a wide range of roles requiring disability care and support skills.

Core Units:

CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support
– Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
– Develop and provide person-centred service responses
– Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
– Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
– Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
– Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
– Work with diverse people
– Manage legal and ethical compliance
– Recognise healthy body systems
– Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units:

CHCCCS023 – Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS025 – Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001 – Provide home and community support services

Resources Provided by Inspire

To support you in your online disability care course Inspire will provide:

  • Access to a student account in the Learning Management System (LMS) for submission
  • Learning Materials and Assessment Workbooks
  • Simulation, where applicable
  • Templates for completing Project Documents

Resources Supplied by the Student

To complete your online disability care course you will need to provide:

  • Where possible, access to a workplace where you can complete your assessments under a supervisor (Note: Inspire Education will provide a simulated environment for students unable to secure a workplace for their assessments – for units applicable under simulated pathway only.)
  • Computer with:
    • Internet access through Google Chrome
    • MS Word, PowerPoint, or equivalent applications
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • At least four (4) people for role-play tasks (friends, family members, colleagues, etc.)
  • Photo, audio, and video recording equipment (e.g. phone, camera, etc.)

Course Outline & Structure

Inspire Education has clustered the CHC43115 to create a more effective and easy to follow learning experience. By grouping together similar course units, we have minimised the amount of repetitive course work you have to do to gain your qualification.

This means that you only need to complete 7 workbooks to complete your course instead of studying and submitting requirements for each unit individually.

As part of your enrolment, you will be asked to complete a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation. You will then be provided with a training plan that identifies your Cohort, taking into account your existing level of relevant knowledge and skills. The amount of training and support required for each learner will vary on these 4 Cohorts:

  • Beginner (Full Study Model) – Limited relevant knowledge or skill in the competence contained in this qualification. No recent related industry experience. Study hours is up to 990 hours
  • Intermediate (Partial Study Model) – Moderate relevant knowledge and skill with limited recent related industry experience. Study hours is up to 790 hours
  • Advanced (Partial Recognition Pathway) – Extensive relevant knowledge and skill with recent related industry work experience of 1 year or more. Study hours is up to 610 hours
  • Expert (Assessment only) – Current industry experience of 2 or more years and extensive relevant knowledge and skill. These candidates are recommended to undertake a full recognition pathway. Study hours is up to 538 hours

Expected Study Hours: There are up to 990 study hours for this course (including Vocational Placement), depending on your industry experience and relevant knowledge

Assessment Methods

Assessment is conducted using a combination of Questioning (e.g. written/oral questions, interviews, self-evaluation, and questionnaires), Product-based Methods (e.g. reports, displays, work samples, role plays, presentations, and outputs), Portfolio (e.g. written documents, photographs, videos, and logbooks), Direct Observation (e.g. assessments in real-time in the workplace or in a simulated off-the-job situation that reflects the workplace), and Third-Party Evidence (e.g. observation, skills workbook, workplace assessment workbook, logbook, and third-party reports)

Vocational Placement

All students are required to complete Vocational Placement as part of this course to help you develop your skills and knowledge in caring for persons with disability.

To gain your qualification, you will need to initiate contact with a registered and approved aged care, home and community, disability or community service facility and undertake a minimum of 120 hours and a maximum of 240 placement hours. This allows you to gain practical industry and workplace experience where you will be taught how to apply the lessons you learned during your training.

The Vocational Placement Coordinator must ensure that the Vocational Placement Provider will grant you access to:

  • A workplace in a Registered Support or Home Care Facility, or a similar Registered workplace/environment, which can provide you with:
    • Suitable facilities, equipment, and resources
    • Organisational guidelines
    • Relevant policies and procedures
  • Three (3) people with disability
  • Three (3) people to support in the workplace

To view what is required by your Vocational Placement Provider, click here >> Vocational Placement FAQs

Note: Students are required to complete a Police Check and additional manual handling training prior to commencing their vocational placement at their chosen facility. Any costs will be shouldered by the student. For students planning to do their vocational placement, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommends immunisation for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and influenza.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The RPL pathway is offered to any Learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within this qualification. This can include any previous training (formal or informal) of previous life or work experience.

The RPL process is really straightforward, simply indicate on your enrolment form that you would like to apply for RPL and once your enrolment is confirmed, you will receive an RPL pack to help with evidence collection. Your trainer will also call to go through any potential RPL opportunities you may have.

See the RPL Guide for more information on this process and how to apply.

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