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Certificate IV in Disability

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

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  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Max 18 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Integrated Care & Management Training (ICMT) (RTO 90197)

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learn

About this course

The online Certificate IV in Disability course offered through Open Colleges will give you the essential education and training to provide valuable care for people with disabilities. This comprehensive certificate program builds upon previous industry knowledge and experience to help prepare students for more senior roles.

It will equip you with the skills required to effectively manage and supervise other employees, improve workplace efficiency and make informed decisions in order to enhance the comfort and independence of people with disabilities.


Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Have completed English at Year 12 level; OR
  • Hold a qualification at certificate III level, or higher; OR
  • Possess at three years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written communication

Students may also be required to undertake a criminal record check, or other statutory check, according to their work placement requirements.

Areas of study

In this disability services course, the subjects you will study include:

  • CHCDIS007 - Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support
  • HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
  • CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct care work
  • CHCDIS002 - Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
  • CHCDIS009 - Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
  • CHCDIS008 - Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
  • CHCDIS005 - Develop and provide person-centred service responses
  • CHCDIS010 - Provide person-centred services to people with a disability with complex needs
  • CHCDIS004 - Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
  • BSBLDR402 - Lead effective workplace relationships
  • CHCADV002 - Provide advocacy and representation services


Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115) from ICMT.

This government-accredited certificate course will give you the skills and training to help you make a real difference to those living with a disability. This program will give you the opportunity to provide support on a community level, as well as on a one-to-one basis.

Curious about where a career in community services could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Residential Care Officer
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Behavioural Support Officer
  • Community-Based Support Officer
  • Disability Team Leader
  • Disability Team Supervisor
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant

Payment options & support

Finance options

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Pay in weekly instalmentsPay in full
Pay just $65.00 for 48 weeks with a $100 depositPay $2,472 upfront and save 20%

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