CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

CHC43115 - Certificate IV in Disability
Course Code:
Certificate IV

CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability

Suitable Course Candidate

This nationally recognised qualification will empower you to provide training and support to people with disabilities to increase their ability to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance and community participation.


Qualification Pathway

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded the nationally recognised qualification CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability. This qualification addresses work in the community and/or residential facilities under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans.

These workers:

Carry out activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities of living for people with a disability
Carry out activities related to an individualised plan
Report directly to a supervisor and are not responsible for other workers.
Occupational titles may include:

Accommodation support worker/ Field officer /Assistant in nursing/ Home care assistant/ Care assistant/ In-home respite care worker/ Client assistant/ Nursing assistant / Community access coordinator/ Personal care assistant/ Community care worker/ Personal care giver/ Community house worker/ Personal care worker/ Community support worker/ Residential aide/ Disability service officer/ Residential care officer/ Disability support office/ Residential care support worker/ Disability support worker/ Family support worker/ Support worker.

Course Units

To gain a CHC43115  Certificate IV in Disability the student is required to complete a total of 14 Units. While 11 of the units are compulsory for every student, plus 3 elective units of which:

  • at least 2 units from the electives listed below
  • up to 1 unit from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core Units

National Course Code

Unit Name


Provide individualised support


Follow established person-centred behaviour supports


Develop and provide person-centred service responses


Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability


Facilitate community participation and social inclusion


Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach


Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs


Work with diverse people


Manage legal and ethical compliance


Recognise healthy body systems


Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Course Charges(Traineeships)

Course charges for each qualification delivered in a Traineeship arrangement will be charged at the prescribed rate of $3.25 per nominal hour commenced, and each unit of competency in each course has a nominal hour allocated to it. Please CLICK HERE   for each unit of competency’s nominal hour allocation and multiply by the prescribed rate, currently at $3.25. Any unit commenced will be charged to the student or employer if engaged in workplace training in compliance of the VET FEES & CHARGES POLICY 2021 

Example:   SITXWHS101 Participate in safe work practices   = 15 nominal hours = $48.75

Course charges vary due to the electives selected  and units will be charged once commenced at yearly nominal rate fee

Contact or call 1300 60 62 67 for any course you wish to review for yourself or your workplace and relevant charges.

The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees.

Recognition of Prior Learning

RPL is a form of assessment that acknowledges skills and knowledge gained through:
• Formal training conducted by industry or education, Work experience & Life experience
The main principle of RPL focuses on the outcomes of learning rather than when or where the learning occurred. Evidence of competency is collected by the student and submitted to the nominated assessor and assessment is made based on the required industry standard within the relevant training package unit of competency. If you believe this may apply to you for any part of the course, then you should request an application kit during the enrolment process.

TIAWA recognises statements of attainments and qualifications issues by any another Registered Training Organisation within Australia.

The Certificate IV in Disabilityt can lead to careers as a:

Behavioural support officer / Marketing coordinator / Development officer / Project officer (life enhancement team) / Disability officer – day support / Residential care officer / Disability support officer/worker / Senior personal care assistant / Employment coordinator (disability) / Social educator / Job coordinator / Social trainer / Lifestyle support officer / Supervisor / Local area coordinator