Are you interested in working to support people with disabilities? Reach your career goals sooner and provide high-quality care to people who truly need it by studying a Certificate IV in Disability. You’ll work closely with industry professionals as you learn to provide individualised support and foster community participation and social inclusion.
Start your rewarding career in a growing sector by improving your skills and knowledge. This qualification is offered online with fortnightly workshops where you will receive further support, meet like-minded people, and learn to work as part of a group. Become a caring support worker that inspires others today.
This course is delivered with a combination of online and on campus workshops.
TimesWorkshops delivered on a Monday at the Warragul campus. Students are expected to attend unless decided negotiated with institute.
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Disability.
Disability Support Worker, Lifestyle Support Officer, Community Development Officer, Senior Personal Care Assistant, Behavioural Support Officer, Disability Team Leader, Disability Support Assistant (Schools), Project Officer, Day Support Disability Officer, Senior Disability Worker, Social Educator (Disability), Support Facilitator (Disability), Job coordinator, Disabilities Supervisor, Social trainer , Local area coordinator, Disability Service Officer
Opportunities for Further Study
Mandatory entry requirements
- Year 11 pass or mature age
- LLN test
- Clear police and WWCC
Recommended entry requirements
- Car licence
Participants will need access to a computer and an Internet connection.
Specialist Course Information
- Police check and Working With Children Check required for placement of 120 hours.
Placement is arranged by: Institute
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
No additional materials are required for online study although teachers may recommend texts that a student might like to purchase.
Student ServicesSupport is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.
Recognition of Prior LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Provide first aid
Recognise healthy body systems
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Work with diverse people
Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
Develop and provide person-centred service responses
Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
Provide individualised support
Meet personal support needs
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
practical demonstrations, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, written assessment