CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of settings who provide person centred support to people with disabilities in a manner that achieves independence, self-reliance, wellbeing and community participation. Workers in this role will be required to work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

Employment Opportunities

  • Behavioural Support Officer
  • Community Development Officer
  • Day Support Disability Officer
  • Disabilities Supervisor
  • Disability Service Officer
  • Disability Support Assistant (Schools)
  • Disability Team Leader
  • Job coordinator
  • Lifestyle Support Officer
  • Local area coordinator
  • Marketing Coordinator (Disability)
  • Project Officer
  • Senior Disability Worker
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant
  • Social Educator (Disability)
  • Social trainer
  • Support Facilitator (Disability)

Qualification information

To successfully complete this qualification students must complete 10 units of competency:

Core units
  • CHCCCS044 Follow established person-centred behaviour support.
  • CHCDIS017 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion.
  • CHCDIS018 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach.
  • CHCDIS019 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs.
  • CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance.
  • CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues.
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety.
Elective units
  • CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia.
  • CHCCCS036 Support relationships with carers and families.
  • CHCDIS015Develop and provide person-centred service responses.

Entry requirements

Completion of:

  • CHC33021 Certificate III in individual Support (Disability), or
  • CHC33015 certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), or
  • CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability and CHCSS00125 Entry to Certificate IV in Disability Support skill set.¬†

Course requirements and recommendations


Students must hold or be able to apply for the following:

  • National police check (must cover working with vulnerable people).
  • Working with children blue card.
  • NDIS workers screening check.

Students must be able to:

  • meet the minimum level of English comprehension and communication required to complete assessments in English and work effectively in industry.
  • complete manual tasks including bending, pushing, pulling, lifting.

Highly recommended:

It is highly recommended that students have or get the following:

  • Current influenza vaccination
  • COVID-19 vaccination¬†

Study options

Course duration

6 months.

Start date

Rolling start – Enrolments accepted throughout the year.


Full fee – $1950

Higher Level Skills co-contribution fee – $250 non concessional / $200 concessional

National police check (if completed through HANMAC) $47.15

Funding option

The Higher Level Skills program, funded by the Queensland Government, may be available for Queensland based students enrolling into this qualification. Eligibility criteria applies. For further information on the Higher Level Skills program including the eligibility criteria and the Queensland Governments Higher Level Skills fact sheet click here

Enrolling students must be existing workers in the Disability sector, which includes parents and unpaid carers of NDIS participants, and hold the Certificate III in Individual Support or its superseded qualification to access funding for this qualification.

Register your interest in this course

To register your interest in this course complete the Expression of Interest form and return it to HANMAC in person or via [email protected]