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The CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability is Australia’s latest Cert 4 Disability Support Worker course. It is designed for those seeking work, or wanting to gain advanced skills for more senior roles — in community services, disability, health, and welfare support organisations that provide services to people with disabilities.
During this online course, you will gain a range of essential and advanced skills to work in the disability sector.
Gaining advanced skills in disability care is a great way to launch a new career, or grow your career in a sector that makes a huge difference to the community.
Where Can the Certificate IV in Disability Take your Career?
The CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability is the most current nationally recognised qualification. It is ideal for people both entry-level and senior roles in the sector, such as:
- Disability Support Worker
- Senior Personal Care Assistant
- Behavioural Support Officer
- Development Officer
- Residential Care Officer
- National disability insurance scheme (NDIS) support worker
- Employee coordinator (disability)
- Disability Support Job Coordinator
- Social Trainer
- Lifestyle Support Officer
- Disability Supervisor
- Local Area Coordinator
- Disability Officer (day support)
Looking at Australia’s disabled support worker job outlook will give you a glimpse of the jobs you can take on—possible tasks, salary information, skill level required, and industry growth forecast. Click on the links to explore where the Cert IV Disability can take you.
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|CHC43115||Certificate IV in Disability|
Expected Study Hours:
|12 months||Up to 990 hours (including Vocational Placement)|
|Mixed Mode (Vocational Placement Required)||Start any time for Online Self-Paced!|
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Course Delivery Options & Duration
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.
You will have up to 12 months starting from your commencement date to successfully complete the Self-Paced Online course. Students can enrol anytime during the year under this delivery method.
What Will You Learn in the Certificate IV in Disability Course?
This online Cert 4 Disability course will prepare you to start, or advance a rewarding career in the disability, aged care, 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.
These include how to empower people with disabilities, recognise healthy bodies, and work safely and how to provide individualised support of your clients with complex needs. Additionally, you will learn to facilitate community participation and ongoing skills development of people with disabilities.
Beyond that, and more broadly you will gain knowledge of the disability services, health, and community services sectors – and how to coordinate services for individuals with disabilities and their families.
Advance your passion and career, and get first-class Cert IV Disability training, today!
There are no formal entry requirements or prerequisites for this Cert 4 disability 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
Eligible students are required to:
- Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
- Provide a valid ID with his/her picture and signature
- Complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Evaluation; and
- Personal Learning Plan Evaluation before they access the course materials and start this course
- Get a positive national criminal history check
- Obtain a Working with Children or Working with people with Disability card (depending on state/territory requirements)
All students considering a self-paced, online course — should consider the following prior to enrolment:
- Their access to required internet
- Information technology skills, and access to technology and online programs
- Their experience and self-motivation to learn on their own
- Other priorities, such as work and family commitments that may impact self-paced study time
The Certificate IV in Disability is suitable for anyone looking to work in the disability sector. This includes those seeking to gain employment at an entry-level, or gain more advanced disability support skills.
After completing this course you may also consider additional training to complement your disability skills, such as:
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.
CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support
CHCDIS002 – Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS005 – Develop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCDIS007 – Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS008 – Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS009 – Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS010 – Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 – Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
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 this course, Inspire will provide:
- Access to a student account in the Learning Management System (LMS) for submission
- Learning Materials and Assessment Workbooks
- Simulations (if/where applicable)
- Project Document Templates
Resources Supplied by the Student
To complete your online disability care course you will need to:
- Where possible, access to a workplace where they can complete their assessments under supervision (Note: Inspire Education will provide a simulated pathway for students unable to secure a workplace for some assessments – for units appropriate to a 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 this CHC43115 course. This is to create a more holistic, and easy to follow learning experience — and minimise repetitive course work or assessments.
This means that you only need to complete 7 workbooks to complete your course — instead of submitting workbooks for every unit individually.
Once you complete Personal Learning Plan Evaluation, you will be provided with a training plan that identifies your Cohort.
This will take 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 for 2 years or more, who are seeking career advancement or change; also includes learners who have worked previously as disability officer/worker, lifestyle support worker, senior personal care assistant, residential care officer, behavioural support officer, or life enhancement officer, but does not have any recent industry experience; also includes learners who may be working in a disability role for their own businesses, but without any formal qualification, for at least a year; includes learners who have previously completed superseded versions of this qualification, or those who hold the CHC40312 Certificate IV in Disability or the CHC40308 Certificate IV in Disability, but does not have any relevant recent work experience. Study hours is up to 610 hours
Expert (Assessment only) – Current industry experience in the roles mentioned above for 5 or more years; includes learners who hold the CHC40312 Certificate IV in Disability or the CHC40308 Certificate IV in Disability and practising in a workplace. Study hours is up to 538 hours
Expected Study Hours
There are up to 990 study hours for this course (including Vocational Placement). These can depend on your industry experience and relevant knowledge.
Online course students can work through the course at their own pace, and complete this disability support course as fast as they like.
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)
All students must complete Vocational Placement as part of this course — to develop and practice their skills and knowledge in caring for persons with disability.
To finish this qualification, you will need to arrange your work placement with a registered and approved aged care, home and community, disability or community service provider — 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 disability training.
Your Vocational Placement Provider will need to provide access to the following:
- 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 manual handling training prior to commencing their work placement at their chosen facility. Costs for these will be met by the student.
For students planning to do their work 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 available to any learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within the qualification.
See the RPL Guide for more information on this process and how to apply.
Credit transfer is also available for those that qualify.
Once you’ve gained the Cert IV in Disability, you are now qualified for a career in the disability care sector. Career information provided by My Skills includes the following job outcomes:
- Disability Support Worker
- Disability Officer – Day Support
- Care Service Team Leader
Aged Care and Disability
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