CHC43121 - Certificate IV in Disability Support

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Adelaide City, SA – View Intakes

Elizabeth City, SA – View Intakes

Concession: $345

Subsidised: $1,250

Full Fee: $2,750


Embark on a transformative journey in the realm of support services with the CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability at Australian Workplace Training. Elevate your skills and knowledge to provide exceptional care for individuals in diverse settings, including homes, communities, and healthcare environments.

In this specialized program, you’ll delve into advanced concepts of disability support, honing your abilities to champion independence and promote overall wellbeing. Acquire technical proficiency while developing crucial transferable skills, including effective communication and teamwork. Our devoted instructors bring a wealth of experience to guide you through every step, ensuring your readiness to excel in the field.

Upon successful completion, you’ll be equipped to make a meaningful impact by supporting individuals with disabilities in their homes and communities, or collaborating with National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service providers. The Certificate IV in Disability also serves as a stepping stone for further studies in the dynamic realms of community services and health. Embrace a fulfilling career path in disability support, armed with the knowledge and skills cultivated through this comprehensive and empowering program.

Did you know?

According to Australian Labour Market Insights, Aged and Disabled Carers are expected to experience robust growth in the coming years, offering promising job prospects. With projections indicating a workforce of over 341,800 by 2026 which is up 74,900 or 28% from 2021.


Course Structure:

This qualification consists of 10 units (7 core & 3 elective units)
Each unit includes the relevant training and assessment materials required to achieve competency

Core Units:
CHCCCS044 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS017 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS018 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS019 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Elective Units:
CHCDIS020 Work effectively in disability support
CHCDIS021 Prepare for NDIS support coordination
CHCDIS022 Coordinate NDIS participant support* – must complete CHCDIS021 prior to commencing this unit

To gain entry into this qualification students must have completed one of the following:

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


An interview with a trainer will be arranged prior to your enrolment.
In this interview any difficulty you might experience with your training will be discussed, these may be language, literacy or physical disabilities. If you have any concerns or special needs please discuss them with the trainer during the interview as support could be available for you.

External (E-learning) students study this course at their own pace, however it is anticipated the course will be completed in approximately twelve to eighteen months, it can be completed earlier depending on the individual. Students work at home on their theory work with self paced units and have access to a trainer either face to face or by phone, fax, correspondence and email for assistance. Students are required to attend block training for practical tasks, role plays, group activities, and demonstrations; as well as maintain monthly contact with their trainer via phone, email or face to face (please contact reception to arrange an appointment with your trainer).

During the course we will work with you to arrange a suitable venue(s) for work placement. At the end of the course you will be expected to have completed a minimum of 180 hours of work placement to enable the assessment of your ability to implement your training under working conditions. Please discuss this with your trainer at your interview.
Please note that students completing the course through a funded initiative will be required to complete the number of work placement hours nominated in the funding agreement.

Upon successfully completing the CHC43121 – Certificate IV in Disability Support, graduates can embark on diverse career pathways within support services. Here are potential vocational outcomes and job roles:

  1. Disability Support Worker
  2. Disabilities Supervisor
  3. Day Support Disability Officer
  4. Disability Team Leader
  5. Lifestyle Support Officer
  6. Community Program Coordinator

Fee for Service Students:  $2,750

Subsidised Students:
This qualification has subsidies available Supported by Government of South Australia for eligible participants.
Participant Eligibility Criteria apply – visit for Participant Eligibility Criteria
Subsidised Course Cost: $1,250
Subsidised Course Concession Cost: $345.50

For more information on completing a qualification with fee subsidies at AWT please visit our Subsidised Training information page.

Required short courses:
Short course – Manual handling for direct care work: $150
Short course – HLTAID011 Provide first aid: $150

Other Fees that may be applicable:
DHS Screening check:  Approximately $65.45 for students
Work placement badge: $6
Replacement unit fee:  $25 per unit
Postage of certificate:  $10 (surface mail/untracked)
Postage of items:  Calculated on an individual basis on the weight/size of the item/s to be posted

Skills Recognition Costs:
Recognition Prior Learning: $250 per unit
Credit Transfer: $25 per unit

"Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone."

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