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CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support

Disability Service
32 Weeks
Start Date
Face to Face
120 Hours

CHC43121 - Certificate IV in Disability Support

The CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability is a 32 week face to face course, delivered through blended learning experience of either face-to-face and/ self-paced classroom learning, which provides students with a range of skill and knowledge to provide person-centred support to those in need due to a disability such as:

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Course Information
Entry Requirements
Details and Units
Career Pathways and Outcomes

The certificate is delivered over 32 weeks face to face which includes 10 units of study and 120 hours work placement component. Work placement will be pre- arranged by Educare College with approved care facility partners in the industry.

Skills and knowledge you will learn:

• Demonstrate leadership
• Communication and teamwork
• Understand the rights of clients
• Compliant NDS practice
• Manage behaviour and complex needs
• Support independence in your client
• Empower people with a disability to become more independent
• Advocacy and empowerment
• Disability awareness

  • Be 18+ year older and have completed year 12 or overseas equivalent;
  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent (as determined by Educare College Australia)
  • Literacy and numeracy Test
  • A verified copy of previous qualifications & transcripts
  • Be Covid 19 Vaccinated (required to complete vocational work placement)
  • Hold a Certificate III in Individual Support Disability (CHC33021 or CHC33015).
Core Units
Course Code Course Name
CHCCCS044 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
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

Electives (3)


Work effectively in disability support


Develop and provide person-centred service responses


Develop and promote positive person-centred behaviour supports

Upon completion of this course, students may further their studies with a CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services

Suitable Career outcomes may include:

• Senior Personal Care Assistant
• Behavioural Support Officer
• Lifestyle Support Officer
• Day Support Disability Officer
• Local area coordinator
• Disability Team Leader
• Disabilities Supervisor

**For more information on fees and payment plans, please email info@educare.edu.au

Tuition fees are exclusive of all learning materials, enrolment fee and a Student ID card.

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is a visa requirement and is not a tuition fee.

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Teaching and Delivery Modes for Students

At Educare key objectives are to ensure that the core focus of your learning experience is based on the practical applications of your study. Therefore, we support you by providing learning materials which are utilised during most of the following delivery modes such as:

  • Face to face facilitation and roleplays

  • Independent learning/simulated sessions

  • Group based workshops and discussions

Assessments are completed in the student’s own time and may include practical exercises and evaluative tools.

Work Placement

Work Placement is a mandatory requirement of this qualification, and will be arranged by Educare College to be completed during your course duration. Its part of competency-based assessment and provides the student with practical job skills and work experience.

Students will undertake 120 placement hours (unpaid) in an Aged Care or Disability Care facility organised by Educare College. This placement will take place after the successful completion of class room activities and prescribed assessments which will be outlined in your induction and orientation timetables.
Prior to commencement of Vocational Placement students are required to organise
– Covid19 Vaccine (both doses)
– Flu Vaccine
– Police Check
– Blue Card

An individualised work placement log book along with your training plan will be provided to you by your assessor which you must use to record and track your course progress and work placement hours.

Students are required to do their work placement shifts determined during the times provided by the placement provider. Please note shifts can vary and may include mornings (commencing at 6am), evenings (finishing at 11pm) and possibly some night shifts between Monday and Sunday. Students are expected ensure their time management skills are utilised well in order to not only balance family and work commitments but also their vocational shifts.

Resources Needed

You will have access to our online learning system. You must have your own (laptop) computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software are required by all students to successfully undertake their study with Educare.

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Do you find yourself being passionate with a strong desire to help and provide care services to people?

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