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Certificate IV in Disability

Certificate IV in Disability

  • AQF Level

  • Amount of Training

    950 Hours
  • Full Fee

    2,990 AUD
  • Payment Option

    Easy payment options
  • Mode of Delivery


You can complete this course on intensive mode in three to six months


Why IHNA Online ?

  • Competency based training underpinned by adult learning principles
  • Scholarships are available
  • Access to 24*7 Online Library
  • Experienced educators with industry
  • Easy Payment Options
  • Finalist and Winner of national and international training award
  • Networking Opportunities with peak bodies and industries
  • IHNA Online Alumnus Status
  • Dedicated Student Support Team
  • Work Integrated Learning (WIL) – learn as you practise

Course Overview

Discover your career in Certificate IV Disability with one of the high-level course structures offering you specialised skills that are required to operate in the health care industry. With a Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115) from the Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (IHNA) online, you will learn the skills needed for a fulfilling career helping and empowering individuals with disabilities. In both community-based and residential settings, you will learn how to support and train people with disabilities. By empowering them to be more independent and improving their quality of life, you can change the lives of the people you work with. You will broaden your knowledge by training in various areas:

  • Social integration
  • Needs that are diverse and complex
  • Autism nonverbal communication techniques

IHNA (Institute of Health and Nursing Australia), is trusted by more than ?????+ students and has been committed to providing excellence in education and training to meet the needs of the community since 2007.

*Fully online IHNA Online curriculum * Can be completed in as little as 3 months

Intensive Mode: Students are encouraged to complete the course in an intense mode by learning for 40 hours per week or more, with ‘recognition of prior learning’ if available, allowing them to complete the course in as little as 3 months.

Career Opportunity

You will be qualified to work professionally in the following roles after successfully completing the course CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability:

  • Disability support worker
  • Behavioural support officer
  • Disability officer
  • Residential care officer
  • Senior personal care assistant
  • Employment coordinator (disability)
  • Social educator
  • Job coordinator
  • Social trainer
  • Lifestyle support officer
  • Supervisor
  • Local area coordinator

A convenient way to build your employability skills and advance your career

What will I study?

Successful completion of this course requires you to complete a total of 14 units 11 core and 3 elective units

Simulation-based practices in the institute’s labs or workplaces will be provided

Professional experience placements (PEP)– 120 hours in the placement setting which can be Residential aged care centres /Disability Care centres

The course addresses both general concepts that a health care professional should be familiar with and course-specific subjects that enable the student to apply their abilities as front-line disability care workers.

  • CHCDIV001

    Work with diverse people

  • HLTWHS002

    Follow safe work practices for direct client care

  • HLTAAP001

    Recognise healthy body systems

  • CHCDIS007

    Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

  • CHCDIS002

    Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

  • CHCCCS015

    Provide individualised support

  • CHCDIS005

    Develop and provide person-centred service responses

  • 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

  • CHCLEG003

    Manage legal and ethical compliance

  • CHCCCS011

    Meet personal support needs

  • CHCCCS023

    Support independence and wellbeing

  • CHCCCS025

    Support relationships with careers and families

Course Module

Total number of units for this course = 14

11 Core units

3 Elective units

Students have the flexibility for learning any unit by using our online resources at their convenient time.

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IHNA Online Admission Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but applicants should demonstrate the ability to perform tasks as required by the health industry.

16+ years of age and above at the time of commencement of the course

Successful completion of an Australian Year 11 qualification or equivalent.

In addition to meeting the academic requirements, applicants must demonstrate their competence in literacy and numeracy levels in an Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) at exit Level 3 and participate in a pre-training review when enrolling in the course.

Students over of age of 22 will also be considered without the minimum education requirements. Each case will be reviewed individually to ascertain the capacity of the student to meet course requirements.

Digital literacy

Students must possess basic computer skills which include covering the most common usages of a computer, including managing computer files, word processing, using spreadsheets and databases; creating presentations; finding information and communicating using computers, and being aware of social and ethical implications of Internet use.

Professional Experience Placement Requirements
  • A National Police Clearance or Australian Federal Police (AFP) Clearance certificate is required
  • Immunisation is required prior to undertaking ‘Professional Experience Placement’(PEP) in healthcare facilities.
  • Please declare in your application if you have a disability, disorder, or if you are on any medication that will require reasonable adjustments to fulfil these requirements.
  • Working with Children Check: Students may have the opportunity to work with patients under the age of 18. However, before a student can be allowed contact with these minors Student needs to obtain a Working with Children (WWC) Check.
  • Physical requirements that are necessary to pass the course objectives are:
    • Strength: To assist with lifting and transferring a client.
    • Mobility: To bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined spaces
    • Hearing: To hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals, and various overhead pages
    • Vision: To make physical assessments of client and equipment
    • Communication: To communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors

IHNA Online Pathways

Pathways into this qualification

Candidates may progress from:

  • HLT33115 – Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
  • CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support

Pathways from this qualification

Candidates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the community sector like:

    • HLT54121 – Diploma of Nursing
    • CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services
    • CHC53315 – Diploma of Mental Health

How to Apply

There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course.

IHNA Online has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its ‘Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses’ to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

  • Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 course or equivalent.
  • In addition to meeting the academic requirements, applicants must demonstrate their competence in literacy and numeracy levels in an Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) at exit Level 3 and participate in a pre-training review when enrolling in the course.
Step 1
Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Enrol Now” and pay your tuition fees.
Step 2
Access: Explore the learning resources and start learning on your learning platform. Credentials, user guide and a conditional offer letter will be sent to your email
Step 3
LLN:You are required to complete an LLN test, within the first 3 days of enrolling
Step 4
Confirmation:Upon completion of your LLN and any other prerequisites, you will be issued a confirmation of admission
Step 5
Cooling off period:Once enrolled students have a 5 working days cooling off period (from course commencement date) to withdraw from the course and avail a full refund of the fees paid

* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer

Recognition of Prior Learning

Students must submit a portfolio of past evidence, which may include third-party assessments, and partaking in an interview procedure. They can further have their prior learning and work experiences acknowledged in this certification. A practical demonstration of the portfolio presented by the students may also be used to evaluate student’s competencies and expertise, which will give the educators a clear idea. In addition to this mutual recognition and credit transfer allow students to have their previous formal training recognized.

Credit Transfer

Credit Transfer is only available for Australian qualifications when a student has completed the units considered necessary for a qualification at another registered training organization.


Any other questions in your mind – let us give you some more clarity with the following FAQs:

Ageing support highlights the job of qualified professionals who carry out specific duties and responsibilities in aged services. They are expected to be accountable for their own work within established organizational boundaries and work in domestic, hospital, or community settings.

Both the specializations cater to a particular section of our community and deliver their services in a very meticulous framework. Disability services are typically not well-equipped to oversee the provisions and ailments of aging. Aged care services are unable to accommodate the stringent support needs of individuals suffering from disabilities. But disability and aged care services can frequently provide a comparable range of facilities to service users.

The salary packages for disability support workers may vary with the facilities and the organizations that they choose to work with. According to au.indeed.com, disability assistance workers in Australia make an hourly wage of $33.45 on average. As per the data collected by au.talent.com: In Australia, the average support worker earns $63,448 a year or $32.54 per hour.

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