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Certificate IV in Disability Support CHC43121

Start Your Dream Career Helping People with Disabilities. Get Qualified in Disability Support

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.

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.

Course Overview

Course Modules

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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 Fees Include

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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.

About The Course

Build a Rewarding Career in Helping People with Disabilities: Specialise in High-Demand Disability Support Skills

Do you feel a deep-rooted passion for helping those in need, particularly individuals with disabilities? 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? If these questions resonate with your aspirations, the nationally recognised CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support is the perfect stepping stone for your career. This course is designed for compassionate individuals like you who are eager to acquire the skills and qualifications to provide exceptional care and support to those with disabilities.

The core units in this comprehensive course provide a deep understanding of person-centred behaviour supports, enabling you to tailor care to individual needs and preferences. You'll learn to facilitate community participation and social inclusion, empowering you to help individuals with disabilities engage more fully with their communities. The course emphasises skills development using a person-centred approach, equipping you to support continuous learning and growth. You'll also learn to provide services to individuals with complex needs and navigate the legalities and moral considerations inherent in disability support work. With units on mental health and maintaining work health and safety, your skill set will be comprehensive and well-rounded.

As you complete the course, you will be equipped to step into roles such as Disability Support Worker, Community Care Worker, and Residential Care Officer, where you can make a significant impact. You might also find opportunities as a Lifestyle Support Officer, empowering individuals with disabilities to lead enriched lives. For those passionate about working with children, positions like School Support Officer offer a chance to make a difference in young lives. Each role offers the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to the lives of individuals with disabilities, supporting their independence and well-being. By choosing this path, you're not just choosing a career – you're embracing a calling to enrich lives and foster independence.

Flexible Payment Plan Options Available

Want to study this course but can't afford to pay upfront? No problem! The CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support comes with an interest-free weekly payment plan option catered to your budget.


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