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
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.
Delivery Location: Level 1, 575-597 Pacific Highway, St Leonards NSW 2065
For further information including timetable intake dates please contact ISMT
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.
- Residential support worker
- Disability support officer
- Disability Support Worker
- Disability Team Leader/Supervisor
- Behavioural Support Officer
- Employment coordinator (disability)
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
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
- 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 (homeaffairs.gov.au)
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.
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 https://tps.gov.au/StaticContent/Get/StudentInformation for additional information on this service.
|UNIT CODE||UNIT TITLE|
|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|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedure|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia|