A career in supporting people with disability
Certificate IV in Disability reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and 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 without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.
8 - 24 months depending on mode of delivery & prior experience
Classroom or Online
Total Number of Units
120 hours (mandatory requirement)
Units of competency
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
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
Support relationships with carers and families
Provide home and community support services
Students must have standard Language, Literacy and numeracy skills and will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment at Certificate III level. A current Police Check is a requirement before the commencement of practical placement.
Classroom delivery 2-3 days a week, plus 120 hours of work placement.
Online study options available.
In New South Wales you may be eligible under this qualification for Smart & Skilled funding.
In Queensland, you may be eligible under this qualification for Higher Level Skills funding.
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Jacky | Skilling Queenslanders for Work participant - Brisbane
I completed my training with breakthru in January 2018. The course was a Certificate III in Individual Support. The trainer was the best I have ever had, as she made the course so interesting and hands on. The trainer's visits and feedback while on practical work placement was super supportive and by the end of the course, I was employed!.
What may be surprising to people reading this is I am in my 60’s!! and have found my dream job!
The three R’s - The Right course, the Right Trainer and the Right Company!! Thankyou breakthru! Life can begin in your sixty’s!