CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

This qualification is about making a genuine difference in the lives of people with disabilities. This qualification addresses work in residential group homes, training resource centres, day respite centres and human service delivery employment services, other community settings and clients’ homes. This qualification assists you to develop your skills so people with a disability can achieve greater levels of independence and enjoy an increased quality of life.


Course code CHC43115
Start date View Intake Dates
Delivery mode Blended delivery: Face to face training, Virtual Classroom ( Zoom) and Practical Placement

***Please note that the assessment methods for this course includes Theory component and mandatory practical placement component of 160 hours. You must complete placement hours to be able to achieve the competency in the units and successfully complete the course.

Duration Domestic: 34 weeks
International: 52 weeks
Nationally Recognised Training

RTO requirements

Domestic students

Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and spoken English skills. You will be required to complete a Language Literacy, Numeracy test paper as part of an enrolment interview.

  • Applicants are required to attend a Pre- Training Interview as part of the enrolment process
  • Training and assessments are conducted in English.
  • Applicants must possess sound written and spoken English skills.
  • Applicants may be required to complete a Language, literacy and numeracy test paper as part of a selection interview.
  • Obtain a valid Police Check (required for practical placement purposes) and Working with Children Check if required

Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is recommended that students have these available before or at enrolment.

Training Package

There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enrol in this course.

For Domestic students the average course duration is 34 weeks. This may vary due to the amount of hours required for practical placement, mode of study and public holidays which may fall on usual days of delivery.
For International students the duration is 52 weeks.

Face to face delivery of 2 full days per week of 7 hours per day and 160 hours of practical placement at the end of your study. Throughout the duration of your course you will be expected to complete assessment tasks and undertake some research on or offsite which is considered to be self paced learning.

N.B: ETEA will provide assistance in searching industry placement.

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Pathways from the qualification

  • CHC5215 Diploma of Community Services
  • CHC62015 Advanced Diploma Community Sector Management

Employment or occupational pathway

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Common positions that may be suited with this qualification are:

  • Development Officer
  • Lifestyle Support Officer
  • Disability Officer – Day Support
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Social Trainer
  • Marketing Co-ordinator
  • Supervisor
  • Local area Co-ordinator
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant
  • Employment Co-ordinator (disability)
  • Disability Support Officer / worker
  • Social Educator
  • Behavioural Support Officer
  • Job Co-ordinator
  • Project officer (life enhancement team)

ETEA uses a range of assessment methods which may include:

  • Written assessment (open book)
  • Projects
  • Case study
  • Observation

You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Credit Transfer

Please note: dates are subject to change due to holidays and availability.

If the dates provided do not suit, please contact us at 13 13 89 or +61 3 9450 0500 via phone, or through our contact page, as we will accommodate dates to suit student’s needs.

Intake Dates For 2023
Offshore International Students  9th 24th 17th 9th
Domestic Students Please Call us on 131389 or +61 03 94500500 for the intake Dates


South Australia intake Date for 2023(Domestic Students)
Intake Dates Due Dates to enrol
30th Jan 2023 20th Jan 2023

Students will need to complete 14 Units of Competency, consisting of 11 Core and 3 Elective.


Core Units
CHCCCS015 Provide Individualised support
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour support
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
CHCADV002 Provide advocacy and representation services
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies


** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.