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CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

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Do you want a job in a growing industry?

Gain a qualification that can lead to employment.

If you would like to help people with a disability make positive changes to their lives, our Certificate IV in Disability is for you.

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.

On completion of this course, you will have the skills, knowledge and confidence to support people with intellectual, sensory or physical disability, enhancing their ability to achieve greater levels of independence and community participation.

Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

Features and benefits

  • bestchance Training has several industry partners providing placement opportunities with a residential and community care organisation.
  • Are you feeling overwhelmed by big institutions or returning to study after a long break? bestchance Training has small class sizes and provides the following support services to students:
    • Homework Club – All students can access the free 3 day per week club for additional support.
    • Conversational English – Support for students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
    • Prepare for Employment – Teaches students skills to become more employable.
  • bestchance Training has a dedicated team of highly experienced and qualified Trainers who are experts in their field.
  • Classes occur within school hours.
  • We are a not for profit organisation and have been in operation since 1895. We also provide 167 Early Childhood Education & Care Programs across Victoria to 6,500 children and families per year.

Call us on 1300 224 644 to come to an information session.

Frequently Asked Questions

A learner who has successfully completed the Certificate IV may seek career opportunities in the following areas:

Disability officer, Behavioural Support officer, Employment Co-ordinator, Lifestyle Support officer, Residential Care officer, Supervisor, Project officer (life enhancement team).

Further training pathways include:

  • CHC52015- Diploma of Community Services
  • CHC53415- Diploma of Leisure and Health
  • CHC53315- Diploma of Mental Health

This course is delivered 2 days per week face to face in the classroom over 12 months.  Classes are from 9:30- 3pm. Learners are required to complete 120 hours of practical placement with an industry provider.

Learners also undertake some self-directed learning where they will complete workbook tasks, projects, research and assessments outside of class hours.

This course is undertaken as a combination of class based teaching, work placement and independent learning tasks. Assessments includes a mix of theory assessments including multiple choice, short answers and projects as well as observations of you demonstrating practical tasks in class room, simulated workplace and whilst on placement.

Students are required to attend classes as timetabled and allow time for additional independent study. Work placement totalling 120 hours is a requirement for successful completion of the course. Placement is conducted over 2 x 2-week blocks as per course schedule.

Learners can also engage with their course teachers after class from 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm via individual appointments, as well as via telephone and/or email. Learners also have access to support teachers (as per the Course Schedule) and administration staff as required.

All learners can access the FREE 3 day per week homework club for additional support where required.

Glen Waverley, Pakenham and/or Wyndham

Contact us to attend an information session to ensure your eligibility.

This course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with disabilities to apply for this training.

Student requirements:

  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Appropriate level of literacy and numeracy skills
  • All learners must hold a Working With Children’s Check.

bestchance Training offers low course fees in comparison to other registered training organisations – to find out how much this course costs click here.

We run this course all year round – please visit our course calendar for our latest course dates.

This course includes a total of 14 units – 11 core units and 3 elective units.

  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • CHCDIS002 Follow established person centered behavior 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
  • CHCCCS024 Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder
  • CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families

After completion of this qualification, participants may continue their education with the Diploma of Community Services.

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