• Course Code
  • CHC43115
  • Course Type
  • Apprenticeship / Traineeship; Accredited Course; Free TAFE
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Duration
  • 11 months
  • Starting Date
  • July 2019
  • Location
  • Warragul
  • Bairnsdale
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Course Overview

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.


Workshops delivered on a Monday at the Warragul campus. Students are expected to attend unless decided negotiated with institute.

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Disability.

Career Opportunities

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

Further Information

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

  • Year 11 pass or mature age
  • Interview
  • LLN test
  • Clear police and WWCC

Recommended entry requirements

  • Car licence


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Participants will need access to a computer and an Internet connection.


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information

  • Police check and Working With Children Check required for placement of 120 hours.


120 hours
Placement is arranged by: Institute

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

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 Services

Support 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 Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Unit Code

Unit Description


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

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