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Certificate IV in Disability

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.

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National Code CHC43115 Delivery Mode Face-to-face Assessment Mode Classroom & Online self-study Duration 6 – 12 months including practical placement Location Nunawading (VIC)


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Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements:

There are no prerequisites for this nationally recognised qualification.

Admission Requirements:

There are no barriers to entry based on age (other than post school students over 16), gender, social or educational background. Students need to be able bodied and have the physical capacity to undertake the practical application of the program.

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 ONCALL Training College. 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.

Pathways into Qualification

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

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This course is nationally recognised and government accredited.

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, consisting of:
    • at least 2 units from the electives listed below
    • up to 1 unit from the electives listed below, 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.

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
CHCCCS021 Respond to suspected abuse Elective
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients Elective
CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease Elective
Practical Placement

As part of the Certificate IV in Disability, there is a mandatory requirement to obtain a practical placement. Students often find placements hard to source and difficult to manage, because of this ONCALL Training College leverages our industry-based contacts to coordinate a work placement for students where they will complete 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.

If you require assistance finding work placement, please fill out the form below:

Training Delivery

Workshops run from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm on Wednesdays at our Nunawading campus.

Unit 17, 125 Rooks Road, Nunawading VIC

This course will be delivered using a blended delivery methodology. The blended methodology employed by ONCALL Training College will include an intensive face to face classroom training session including a theoretical and practical component along with online and self-study.

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

ONCALL Training College 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.

Payment Plan:

Certificate IV in Disability (14 equal payments, total payments $4,200)
Fee for service paid over $300 weekly instalments

1st Payment $300 at enrolment
2nd Payment $300 one week after first workshop
Each subsequent payment of $300 will occur every week to the completion of the payment plan.


Full Course Fees

Fee Type Student Fee Skills First Funded Fee** $140 Full Fee $4,200 Staff Fee* $2,800

* Discount applies to staff of ONCALL and partner organisations.

** Your course can be subsidised by the Victorian Government’s Skills First program.

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RTO ID: 45098

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