CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support
Australian Workplace Training offers CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support via our External (E-learning) delivery mode.
This qualification reflects the 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. They may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.
The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed work placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
Occupational titles may include:
- Disability Support Worker
- Disabilities Supervisor
- Day Support Disability Officer
- Disability Team Leader
- Lifestyle Support Officer
- Community Program Coordinator
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.
This qualification consists of 10 units; 7 core and 3 elective.
Each unit includes the relevant training and assessment materials required to achieve competency
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
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
The qualification is achieved by successfully completing all the suggested units.
This can be achieved by participating in training sessions, completing assignments and by demonstrating your ability by putting the learning into practice under working conditions during the work placement.
Skills Recognition is available.
Fee for Service Students: $2,750
This qualification has subsidies available Supported by Government of South Australia for eligible participants.
Participant Eligibility Criteria apply – visit www.skills.sa.gov.au 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
More information on our Fees can be found by visiting or Course Fee Information page. Payment plans are available.