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Qualification Description

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.


No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication

Job Outcomes


To be eligible for the award of the CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability learners must successfully complete a total of 14 units.
11 core units

3 elective units, consisting of:

at least 2 units from the electives listed below

up to 1 unit from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.


Students who successfully complete this qualification may pathway into further study options:

CCHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services

Fees and Charges

Application Fee:                                      AUD $250.00

Material Fee:                                           AUD $250.00

(These Fees are Non-refundable and are due on application)

Course Tuition fee:                                      AUD $12,000.00 paid as follows:

Before the commencement of Term 1:   AUD $3,500.00 Inc( Non refundable $250 Application fees and $250 material fee)

Before the commencement of Term 2:     AUD $3,000.00

Before the commencement of Term 3:     AUD $3,000.00

Before the commencement of Term 4:     AUD $3,000.00

Total Course Fees incl Tuition, non-refundable Application Fee and Material fee: $12,500.00

Entry Requirements


All Student must be aged 18 years of age or over at the time of applying for admission in the Institute.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

It is expected that students demonstrate language, literacy and numeracy skills at the appropriate level to be able to succeed in the course.

Additional support will be available for those with low LL&N skills identified through the pre-entry test.

The student would need the following skills:

  • Oral communication for verbal reports/group work.
  • Written communication for written assignments
  • Numeracy to complete numeracy tasks in class.

Literacy skills to gain knowledge through reading and the use of media and technology.

Minimum Academic Requirements

Satisfactory Completion of Equivalent to Australian Year 12 qualification. Relevant work experience will be taken into consideration

Minimum English requirements

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 5.5 (with no individual band below 5.0)

PTE (Pearson Test of English) (Academic): minimum score of 46 (with no band less than 42)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 47

TOEFL Internet Based Test (IBT) score of 62

Visa Requirements

  • International Student must meet the requirement for the student Visa (i.e., Subclass 500) and:
  • Be of good character with genuine interest to undertake the qualification
  • Are of sound health
  • Must be able to undertake a minimum of 20-hours of classroom training per week.
  • Have acceptable health insurance through the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for self and any family members accompanying student to Australia.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to meet basic living costs requirements set by the Australian Government
  • Have a genuine intent of studying
  • Note: More information about studying and student visa requirements can be found at the department of home affairs (

Requirements for Work Placement

A Police Clearance Certificate is mandatory prior to your work placement; Student must undertake a Federal Police Check (AFP) or NSW Police check

(Police Check/AFP must be no less than 12 months old).

To Obtain Police Check Please follow link below

Working with Children check

Relevant immunisation check (as per NSW health guidelines) These checks must be completed at the start of the course and prior to industry work placement. Students must be physically able to do moderate amount of lifting using the appropriate equipment. The students should not have any mobility, hearing, and vision problems to carry out duties efficiently in the hospital or community care settings whilst at placement.

Previous Recognitions

We Offer Credit Transfer (CT) to Individuals who can provide documentary evidence of prior formal study pertaining to the unit of competency. Candidate with prior experience can be assessed with RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning). CT is for free of charge and fees applies for the RPL.

Protection of fees paid in advance

Student fees paid in advance are protected through the Australian Federal Government Tuition Protection Service. Please see for additional information on this service.

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Core units

CHCCCS015Provide individualised support
CHCDIS002Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS005Develop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCDIS007Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS008Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS009Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS010Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

CHCCCS023Support independence and wellbeing
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedure
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia

Delivery Location

Level 1, 575-597 Pacific Highway, St Leonards NSW 2065
For further information including timetable intake dates please contact ISMT

Course Duration

This course is 52 weeks long including 40 weeks of study (4 x 10-week term inclusive of 6 weeks of work placement / 120hrs) and 12 weeks holiday.

Cancellation Policy

We are unable to refund students who do not turn up for first aid classes or decide later after booking that they do not want to attend. Changes to class times are allowed, but not within 72 hours of the class commencing.

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