Amount of Training
Mode of Delivery
You can complete this course on intensive mode in three to six months
This course has been superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be notified if you need to migrate to the subsequent edition whenever it becomes available.
* Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.
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:
IHNA (Institute of Health and Nursing Australia), is trusted by more than 𝟏𝟒𝟎𝟎𝟎+ students and has been committed to providing excellence in education and training to meet the needs of the community since 2007.
The amount of training required for this course is 950 hours. However, depending on the amount of time invested by you, it can be completed in a lesser timeframe. The graph below shows the estimated percentage of time required by different students to complete the training.
*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.
You will be qualified to work professionally in the following roles after successfully completing the course CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability:
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.
Work with diverse people
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Recognise healthy body systems
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
Provide individualised support
Develop and provide person-centred service responses
Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Meet personal support needs
Support independence and wellbeing
Support relationships with careers and families
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.
A convenient way to build your employability skills and advance your career
The staff in my opinion are all supportive and friendly and I am enjoying my studies here.
The facilities are continually improving and the support I have acquired is unlike any other school.
Baby Aurora Trijo
The dedication, support and motivation of each staff member is great and enables students like myself to achieve their dream.
The Staff/educators were very helpful to students when it came to addressing our problems.
I am really thankful to IHNA Online which gave me the confident and exposure to my nursing career.
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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.
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.
Candidates may progress from:
Candidates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the community sector like:
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.
* Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.
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 is only available for Australian qualifications when a student has completed the units considered necessary for a qualification at another registered training organization.
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