CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

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This qualification is suitable for those who are looking to further their career, specialising in the disability sector and to build on their experience and knowledge they have gained within the healthcare industry.

This course addresses work in residential group homes, training resource centres, day respite centres and open employment services, other community settings and clients’ homes.

These workers provide support to people with disabilities to enhance their ability to achieve greater levels of independence and community participation.


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QualificationNationally recognised training
CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

Course duration
12 months

Delivery mode 

Student cohort
Existing workers

Government funding & fees
Higher Level Skills Funding

Payment methods
Direct Debit, Credit Card, Catalyst Plus Interest-Free Student Loans

Course Units


CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a personcentred approach
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care



CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

Entry requirements

  • To commence this program, your Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills must meet required standards for ACSF LEVEL 2.
  • You need to provide a current national Police Check or you must provide evidence that you have applied for a police check in your respective state as soon as possible.
  •  Students must be currently employed in a direct client care role
    within the disability industry

Training delivery

This course is delivered via correspondence over approximately a 12 month period to existing workers in the disability industry.

This is a paper-based method where you can study from any location throughout Queensland. The learning material will be mailed out to you and you will be able to contact your trainer through email, phone or skype.

Practical hours

A minimum of 120 working hours must be logged in a community care services organisation.


Career outcomes

Possible career pathways you may like to consider upon completion:

  • Community care worker in community centres
  • Home care assistant
  • Disability support officer
  • Employment coordinator (disability)
  • Disability officer – day support

Related courses

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Fees and funding

Full Fee Student co-contribution fee (Non-Concession)* Student co-contribution fee (Concession)*
$4,995 $59* $20*

* This training is delivered with Queensland government Funding.

Payment Plan

A payment plan allows you to pay a regular weekly amount prior to completion of your course


Students will be entitled to pay the concession cost if:

  • Students hold a Health or Pension Card
  • Students are the partner or dependant of the person who holds the Health or Pension concession card
  • Students are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • Students with a disability


Subsidised training

Higher Level Skills Funding

The Queensland government will pay an amount towards the cost of this course for eligible students and the student will pay a subsidised cost – the cost above.

To be eligible for a subsidised training place students must meet the following criteria:

  • An Australian citizen
    • permanent resident
    • temporary resident with necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency
    • New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland
  • Over 15 years of age
  • Have left school
  • Must not hold a qualification at certificate IV level or higher in any discipline


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