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Certificate IV in Disability

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    16 months

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Royal College of Healthcare (RTO 31994)

  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Residential Care Officer | Community Care Worker | Home Care Assistant | Disability Support Officer | View all

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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.

Course Rundown

About this course

The Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115) from Royal College of Healthcare equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue specialised careers in the disability sector.

Throughout this course, you'll learn how to provide individualised support to people with disabilities in order to enhance their levels of independence and community participation. Using a person-centred approach, you'll discover how to communicate effectively with a diverse range of people, facilitating ongoing skills development and the empowerment to live fulfilling lives.

The course is available under a blended learning/workplace-based model for people who currently work in the disability care industry. Depending on where you're located, you'll be visited at your workplace for on-site training, or alternatively attend monthly training sessions.


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Must be currently employed in a direct client care role within the disability care industry.

Funded students must hold a management/supervisory role within a community sector organisation such as an aged care facility.

Areas of study

The units of competencies in this qualification include:

  • 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
  • CHCCCS001 - Address the needs of people with chronic disease
  • CHCDIS004 - Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
  • CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
Royal College of Healthcare When it comes to quality training in aged care and disability services look to Royal College of Healthcare. Develop your skills in the rapidly growing healthcare industry and join one of Australia’s largest and most rewarding sectors.

Up-to-date courses and outstanding trainers makes Royal College well regarded in the industry and their students in high demand. Commit to making a royal change to your career with a course healthcare!
Royal College is all about helping you achieve your study and career goals! You’ll be allocated a dedicated and expert trainer who will be available via phone, email or face-to-face to offer ongoing support and answer questions.

Their Study Success Program also offers coaches who are able to help students who want extra study assistance as well as preparing you for the job hunt after graduation.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115) from Royal College of Healthcare.

Graduates are prepared to pursue specialised disability support roles in a variety of settings, including residential group homes, training resource centres, day respite centres and open employment services, other community settings and clients' homes.

Graduates may also continue with further study in a related university degree or additional diploma in the VET sector.

  • Residential Care Officer
  • Community Care Worker
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Disability Support Officer
  • Employment Coordinator (Disability)
  • Disability Officer – Day Support

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Royal College of Healthcare offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.

  • Upfront payment via direct debit, debit/credit card or cash
  • Catalyst Plus Interest Free Student Loans may be available to eligible students

Enquire now for more information and to see if you meet eligibility criteria.

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