CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

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For students with the goal of advancing a career in the aged and disability care industry, the CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability is a suitable qualification. Gain the knowledge and skills required to specialise in the disability sector and build on your existing experience in 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.

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

Delivery Mode 

Course Duration
16 months


Start Date 
Rolling Intakes

Nationally Recognised

Government Funding & Fees 
Higher Level Skills Funding

Payment Methods
Payment Plans, Direct Debt, Debt/Credit Card, Cash, 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 person-centred 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

Students must be currently employed in a direct client care role within the disability care industry.


Benefits and inclusions

  • Access to qualified and industry current trainers and assessors
  • Upskilling to meet future industry requirements
  • Enhancement and confirmation to your existing skills sets
  • Development of leadership skills required to move into higher positions


How is the course delivered and assessed?

This course is delivered in under a blended learning/workplace based model with existing workers in the disability care industry.

Dependent on your location, trainers will be available to visit you on site (in consultation with your facility) or you may be able to attend monthly training sessions. Regardless you will be in contact with your trainer at least once a month.

Assessment methods include short answer questions, case studies, projects, workplace assessments and observations.


Related Courses

Course Commencement Dates

Royal College of Healthcare delivers quality aged care training in a range of delivery modes and locations including metropolitan, regional and remote Queensland. Check out our upcoming course commencement dates and find a course that’s right for you!

Upcoming Course Dates


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

Additional Costs

Learning materials and assessment workbooks are included in course costs.


Students will receive certification for the nationally accredited course CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

Job Prospects

  • Community Care Worker in Community Centres
  • Home Care Assistant in the homes of elderly people
  • Disability support officer
  • Employment coordinator (disability)
  • Disability officer – day support
  • Residential care officer

University Pathways

Many of our graduates continue to a related degree at University or another diploma in the VET sector.

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