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Certificate IV

in Disability

Our CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ 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. This course promotes the person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and maybe required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team. 


Upon successfully completing this nationally-recognised qualification, you will be able to:

  • Identify safe work practices for direct client care.

  • Facilitate the rights, interests and empowerment of people
    with disability

  • Provide person-centred services to people with disability with
    complex needs


Successful completion of the CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability may lead to employment opportunities, including:

  • Aged Care Activity Worker

  • Care Service Team Leader

  • Care Supervisor

  • Disability Support Worker

Please note: This course provides skills and knowledge to the industry standard, but does not guarantee a job.



There are no entry requirements for this qualification however prior to enrolment, students are required to provide their;

  • WWCC (Working with Children's Check),

  • National Police Check clearance certificate,

  • Unique Student Identifier, and

  • Photo identification.

Prospective students may be required to complete a language, literacy and numeracy assessment. All requirements are subject to change at any time as per amendments to the Public Health Orders.



We use a range of assessment methods for this qualification, including:

  • Short answers;

  • Projects;

  • Activities; and

  • Workplace Observation or Observation in a Simulated Workplace.


This training program includes a minimum of 120 hours of industry work placement.




This qualification can be completed in twelve months. The volume of learning offered by Work Savvy Training may vary per student depending on their existing skills and knowledge. More experienced students are likely to complete the course in a shorter period of time. The duration may vary depending on Credit Transfer [CT] or Recognition of Prior Learning [RPL]. Students can apply for CT or RPL at the time of enrolment



Delivery of training may take differing forms, including Face-to-Face and Online, dependent on the requirements of the Client or the needs of the cohort.

This qualification will be superseded by July 2024. Any training or work placement not completed prior July 2024 will result in students being transitioned to the revised qualification. As part of this transition, you may be required to completed additional training and assessment. You will be advised prior to applying any additional fees or requirements. Note, the revised qualification includes an entry requirement.

Units of Competency

(C) – Core unit; (E) – Elective unit

This qualification consist of 14 units of competence. Please call Work Savvy Training
for enquiries about customisation and contextualisation.

  • CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients (E)

  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support (C)

  • CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families (E)

  • CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (C)

  • CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred services
    response (C)

  • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (C)

  • CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion (C)

  • CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred
    approach (C)

  • CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability
    with complex needs (C)

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people (C)

  • CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance (C)

  • CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative
    partnerships (E)

  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems (C)

  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care (C)

Fees & Charges.


This course is available on a fee-for-service basis:

  • $6,000

  • Work Savvy does not accept upfront payments of more than $1,500. If a student’s fee is more than this amount, the support of a flexible payment plan will be offered to students.

  • Deferment Fee (administration charges) $50

  • Replacement of Testamur/ statement of attainment / Qualification Certificate $50

  • Repeat of unit (Third attempt onwards Per unit) $150

  • RPL assessment Contact us for a quote


Please note: courses fees and additional charges may change from time to time, please check with Work Savvy staff for updates.


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