CHC43115

Certificate IV in Disability

A career in supporting people with disability

This qualification 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.

Please note that students are strongly encouraged to contact a host organisation and arrange their work placement as early as possible.

In the event that students are not able to secure their own work placement, please contact breakthru College so that we can assist you to secure work placement.

Students will also be required to obtain a number of clearances as listed below. Please note it is the student’s responsibility to check with their work placement host organisation regarding what screening is required, as some organisations have different policies and procedures.

• National Police Certificate
• Working with children check
• Vaccination record check
• Code of Conduct check

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Course overview

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AQF Level

Certificate IV

Course Duration

6 to 12 months depending on mode of delivery & prior experience

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Delivery Method

Classroom or Online
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Total Number of Units

14

Work Placement

120 hours (mandatory requirement)

Career Opportunities

Disability Team Leader, Support Assistant, Behaviour Support Officer, Day Support Disability, Senior Disability Worker, Disability Service Officer.

Pathways from the qualification

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services and a range of other related community services qualifications.

Entry requirements

breakthru College has the following entry requirements:

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

You must demonstrate that you have the required level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills necessary to complete this course by undertaking a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment. Please note that our LLN assessment is conducted via our LLN Robot purchased from the Learning Resources Group.

Physical Requirements

Learners will need to have a reasonable level of fitness as the role may involve a variety of physical tasks such as providing personal care, assisting clients with mobility and supporting clients with transfers. Learners may also be required to stand or walk for long periods of time.

Resource Requirements

To effectively participate in their studies, all online learners are required to have their own laptop / tablet installed with Microsoft Office or similar. Learners are also required to have access to a stable internet connection and a computer / laptop / tablet to participate in an online LLN assessment.

breakthru College also has an option to provide physical copies of learning and assessment resources for face to face students.

Delivery and assessment

Classroom delivery 2 days a week, plus 120 hours of work placement.

breakthru College will use the following delivery methods:
  • Face to face classroom (theory and practical sessions) – includes classroom-based delivery for knowledge and practical teaching in a simulated environment
  • Self-paced study (structured and mandatory) – students are required to undertake self-study to complete a range of structured activities such as reading, research, completing case studies, and quizzes to reinforce their learning.
breakthru College will use the following assessment methods:
  • Oral or Written Questions
  • Observation / Demonstration / Role-play
  • Report
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Case Study
  • Research
  • Journal / Log
  • Third Party Report

You will be required to complete a range of activities throughout the course depending on the requirements of each unit of competency. You will also be provided with the assessment and delivery plan at the commencement of your course which outlines the topics to be covered, duration, resources and due dates.

Online study options are also available. Please be advised that if you are enrolled in an online delivery mode, you are required to attend one of our sites for practical training and assessment in a simulated environment. Our sites are located in NSW and QLD, please reach out for more information.

If you are an existing worker in the industry, you may with permission use your workplace to conduct practical training and assessment. However, if you are a new entrant to this industry, you will be required to attend one of the sites on the scheduled dates.

Support Arrangements

Students will be provided with the following support services:

  1. One on one support
  2. Computer and technology support
  3. Referral to external support services
  4. Reasonable adjustments to training and assessments.

Funding eligibility

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 Skills Assure Supplier.

Course locations

Locations are available upon request. Please speak to our friendly training team for more information.

Cost and pricing

Please contact our friendly training staff on 1800 767 212 for our course fee.

Units of competency

The course consists of 14 units of competency and is delivered within a period of 6 months (for face to face mode) or 12 months (for online delivery mode). A work placement of 120 hours is also required.

Code Title Core or Elective
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support Core
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports Core
CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses Core
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability Core
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion Core
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach Core
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance Core
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems Core
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients Elective
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families Elective
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services Elective

Code | Title Core or | Elective

CHCCCS015
Provide individualised support
Core

CHCDIS002
Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
Core

CHCDIS005
Develop and provide person-centred service responses
Core

CHCDIS007
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
Core

CHCDIS008
Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
Core

CHCDIS009
Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
Core

CHCDIS010
Provide person-centred services to people with disability
with complex needs
Core

CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
Core

CHCLEG003
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Core

HLTAAP001
Recognise healthy body systems
Core

HLTWHS002
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Core

CHCADV001
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
Elective

CHCCCS025
Support relationships with carers and families
Elective

CHCHCS001
Provide home and community support services
Elective

Graduate stories

Slide 1 Steve
Brisbane

Doing the Individual Support course through breakthru led me to regular employment in the disability sector. Since completing my course I have moved up two levels in pay rate, supported co-workers passing on and sharing the knowledge I obtained. I am no longer on benefits, which was the most important thing I wanted to achieve thanks to the breakthru teams dedication and support this has been possible. I am very grateful to the staff there for there help and support.
Slide 1 Veronica
Brisbane

The staff and trainers went 'above and beyond' to support and encourage all of us with the necessary knowledge and understanding to successfully complete the course. Personally, I found nothing was too big or small for breakthru to assist and the three weeks of practical training gave me the extra confidence and skills needed to find employment. I have been employed as a Personal Care Worker/Support Worker in the community since completing my course, the team at breakthru are truly worth their weight in GOLD.
Slide 1 Charlie
Townsville

The course trainers delivered each course perfectly. We were well prepared and equipped with exactly what we needed to carry out our roles as support workers. breakthru even went to the extent of finding workplace placements once we completed the theory work. I was offered employment right where I did my work placement.

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