Our CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support will provide you with a nationally recognised qualification that is highly regarded within the sector. This course will prepare you for work as a direct care worker, or supervisor, helping and supporting clients so that they can reach their full potential.

Qualification reflects on role of individuals in a range of community settings and peoples’ homes, who provide 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 according to and may contribute to an individualised plan, and work without direct supervision.

Nationally Recognised


Work placement/ industry experience

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Delivery Mode
  • Classroom Based
  • Workplace
  • Distance Learning
  • Virtual/Blended
Course Duration

12 months

Entry Requirement

Students are required to undertake the Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment and Pre -Training Review. This will assist to determine candidate’s suitability and relevance for the course and identification of any support required.

  • Completion of: CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) (or)
  • Completion of: CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) (or)
  • Completion of: CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability PLUS the CHCSS00125 Entry to Certificate IV in Disability Support Skill Set.

National Police Check required before undertaking work placement.

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support

Career Opportunities
  • Social Educator (Disability)
  • Day Support Disability Officer
  • Marketing Coordinator (Disability)
  • Local area coordinator
  • Social trainer
  • Disability Team Leader
  • Project Officer
  • Job coordinator
  • Disability Service Officer
  • Senior Disability Worker
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant
  • Support Facilitator (Disability)
Education Pathways
  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support (Release 2)
  • CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs (Release 2)
  • CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health (Release 2)
  • CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services
Funding, Eligibility and Course Fee

Students who undertake classroom-based or blended training may be eligible for Commonwealth and Victorian Government Funding(Skills First previously known as Victorian Training Guarantee). Use our easy Eligibility Checker to find out if you’re eligible for Victorian Government Funding. Funded places are limited, so be sure to make a timely application!

For more information, refer to the Course fee.

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This course has 10 units of competency:

  • 7 core units
  • 3 elective units
Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
CHCCCS044 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports Core
CHCDIS017 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion Core
CHCDIS018 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach Core
CHCDIS019 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs Core
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance Core
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues Core
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Core
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs Elective
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships Elective
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of client Elective