Certificate IV in Disability Support CHC43121

Are you seeking a career where your day-to-day efforts make a real difference in people's lives? Do you aspire to gain the knowledge and experience required to excel in the field of disability support? The nationally recognised CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support is the perfect stepping stone for your career.
Course Provider
Hader Institute of Education
(RTO 22557)
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Nationally Recognised Australian Qualification

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This is a blended course with all modules delivered online + 40 hours of work placement.

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Upfront payment or flexible interest-free weekly payment plan from $53 per week. There is no government funding available for this course.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
12 months with self-paced learning.
This is a blended course with all modules delivered online + 40 hours of work placement.
Career Outcomes
  • Social Educator (Disability),
  • Day Support Disability Officer,
  • Marketing Coordinator (Disability),
  • Local area coordinator,
  • Social trainer,
  • Disability Team Leader,
  • Disabilities Supervisor,
  • Project Officer,
  • Disability Support Assistant (Schools),
  • Job coordinator,
  • Disability Service Officer,
  • Senior Disability Worker,
  • Lifestyle Support Officer,
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant,
  • Community Development Officer,
  • Support Facilitator (Disability),
  • Behavioural Support Officer
Course Modules

Core Units

  1. CHCCCS044: Follow Established Person-Centred Behaviour Supports
  2. CHCDIS017: Facilitate Community Participation And Social Inclusion
  3. CHCDIS021: Facilitate Ongoing Skills Development Using A Person-Centred Approach
  4. CHCDIS019: Provide Person-Centred Services To People With Disability With Complex Needs
  5. CHCLEG003: Manage Legal And Ethical Compliance
  6. CHCMHS001: Manage Legal And Ethical Compliance
  7. CHCMHS001: Work With People With Mental Health Issues
  8. HLTWHS003: Maintain Work Health And Safety
  9. CHCCCS035: Support People With Autism Spectrum Disorder
  10. CHCCOM002: Use Communication To Build Relationships
  11. CHCCCS036: Support Relationships With Carer And Family
Course Fees Include
Course Entry Requirements
  1. Completion of CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) OR
  2. Completion of CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) OR
  3. Completion of CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability PLUS the CHCSS00125 Entry to Certificate IV in Disability Support Skill Set.

The following local entry requirements apply to ensure applicants can fully engage in the course and have the required learning capacity to meet the course requirements. Learners must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident. This course does not accept International Students.
  • Have completed their education to a level which is equivalent to Year 10 or has completed an AQF Certificate III level qualification.
  • Be capable of completing 40 hours of work placement in a community services or home services, supporting people with a disability.
  • Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend learning materials and perform tasks related to recording workplace documents including reading and writing detailed reports, case notes, reports and other documents, interpreting workplace policy and procedure and reporting hazards.
  • Learners are required to pass the ACSF LLN test at the required level in reading, writing and numeracy
  • Have sound computer skills to navigate simple software to complete the online component of this course and must be able to use intermediate level Word features in order produce and present word-processed documents/ reports.
  • Have access to a laptop or computer, and internet to complete the online course and attend virtual classroom sessions.
  • Have a valid Working with Children Check/Blue Card (or be prepared to obtain this prior to work placement)
  • Have a valid Police Check (or be prepared to obtain this prior to work placement)
  • Have a current and clear NDIS Worker Screening Check as per your state/territory
  • Have the required immunisations, including COVID-19 vaccination, as required to attend the placement facility. Please note, additional immunisations may be required given Government or placement facility’s health policy changes.
  • Complete a Pre-Training Review interview either in-person or via phone/ zoom. The entry requirements will be confirmed through information collected during this interview.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

This course is eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). RPL considers the knowledge and skills you have gained through your previous education and work history, attributing this to your enrolled qualification course. This may be through formal or informal training and can result in credits towards your qualification. For more information submit an enquiry to speak with a course advisor.

Work Placement

This course includes 40 hours of work placement.

Payment Plan Eligibility

Must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident living in Australia.

Embark on a transformative journey with Hader Institute ofEducation Pty Ltd – your premier partner in lifelong learning.As a proud Registered Training Organisation (RTO number 45162),our endorsement by the Australian Skills Quality Authority affirmsour unwavering dedication to providing superior education.Dive into our meticulously curated 9+ month full-time program,leading to the CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support.Your path to success starts here at Hader Institute of Education.

Standing as a pillar of educational distinction, Hader Institute of Education Pty Ltd welcomes you to unlock a myriad of opportunities. With our notable status as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO number 45162), validated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority, we are deeply committed to offering unparalleled education. Join our 9+ month full-time program, charting a course to the revered CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support. Your journey to a bright and impactful future unfolds at Hader Institute of Education.

Make a meaningful difference in your community by embracing the fulfillingrole of a disability support worker

Transform your dedication to uplifting communities into a rewarding profession by enrolling in the CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support – a comprehensive educational program designed to empower. In response to the increasing necessity for specialised skills in this sector, the Australian Government is enhancing support and resources, leading to an anticipated substantial growth in the demand for qualified disability support workers in the coming years. Embark on a path of meaningful change and seize the opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of individuals with disabilities. Your journey towards a future filled with purposeful contributions begins here.

What you will learn

Embark on a rewarding educational voyage with the CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support, your stepping stone to making a substantial difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities. This course is meticulously structured to equip you with the specialised skills and knowledge needed to provide tailored support, enhance autonomy, and foster an inclusive environment for people with disabilities.

Throughout this engaging program, you will gain a deep understanding of person-centred approaches and the nuances of disability support. Learn the art of creating and implementing individualised plans that respect the choices and needs of each person, while also ensuring their safety and wellbeing. Develop proficiency in empowering individuals with disabilities through effective communication, promoting community participation, and understanding the complexities of their unique situations.

Prepare yourself for a truly impactful career in the disability sector, with competencies that will enable you to not only meet but exceed the expectations of this dynamic role. The Certificate IV in Disability Support offers a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical expertise, ensuring you are well-prepared to contribute to and enhance the quality of life for those you will support. With this qualification, you’ll open doors to a fulfilling career path that is as challenging as it is rewarding, leaving a lasting positive imprint on your community

Target learner

The ideal learners for the CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support are those who possess a profound desire to work closely with individuals with disabilities within community settings or private homes. These learners are driven by a passion to contribute to the welfare of others and are committed to empowering individuals with disabilities to achieve their highest potential. They will already hold a Certificate III level qualification which will put them in good standing to excel in this course. They understand that such a role goes beyond mere support—it is about enriching lives and fostering independence, making a tangible difference in the day-to-day experiences of those they assist.

Prospective students should be aware of the physical demands associated with a career in disability support. The role can be physically involved, requiring one to aid clients with their personal care, mobility, and other physical needs, which may include tasks such as bathing and performing household chores. Therefore, a certain level of physical fitness and a willingness to undertake such tasks are crucial for those considering this path. 

Interpersonal skills are equally vital for a disability support worker. The role necessitates a natural ability to connect with a diverse range of individuals, demonstrating patience, empathy, and a non-judgmental approach. The capacity to remain composed under pressure and the aptitude for teamwork are key traits that enhance service delivery and client support. The Hader Institute of Education stands ready to assist in coordinating such placements for those without a current suitable workplace, guaranteeing that every student gains the hands-on experience needed to excel in this profoundly impactful career. 

Course structure

The selection of these units of competency and the CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support structure has been confirmed through industry engagement undertaken by Hader Institute of Education.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Hader Institute of Education

At Hader Institute of Education (RTO 45162), they recognise that education is the pathway to opportunity. As the leading online education and training provider to individuals wanting to pursue a career in Mental Health, Alcohol and other Drugs, and Counselling, they take this responsibility seriously. Mental and substance use disorder doesn’t just affect the individual, but also the wider community. As an institution that cares deeply about their fellow humans, Hader Institute of Education shows up in the education sector wholeheartedly, with a desire to create positive and lasting change. Their institution is relatively new. They knew that starting an organization at this time came with a responsibility to look beyond "business-as-usual." That’s why Hader Institute of Education is using their business to create the kind of positive change that society truly needs. This goes directly to who they are at Hader Institute of Education and why they exist - they believe in a future where everyone feels included, connected, valued, and belongs. This belief inspires their mission…through learning, community, and support, Hader Institute of Education is here to empower people to help each other on their paths to discovery and transformation. By focusing their efforts on supporting good mental health and wellbeing – through their people, learners, their industry, and the wider community – they help each other on their paths to self-discovery; together building a connected and inclusive future where they all belong. Right now, we live in times of crisis, uncertainty, and for many, self-doubt. But these times are also filled with great opportunities; to rise to the challenges we face and to demonstrate what human endeavor can achieve, especially when we work together. This is the kind of stuff that dreams are made of. When Hader Institute of Education helps people take control of their lives, they open the door to self-belief. The magic happens here. It’s where the impossible becomes possible and where people connect to the power of their dreams. If ever there was a need for people to dream of a better, more connected, and inclusive future, now is that time. If this connects with you, then come and join Hader Institute of Education's community of fellow dreamers. ‍ Together, let’s make a difference, today.
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