CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support

CRICOS Course Code: 112349F   National Code: CHC43121

Course Duration

52 weeks

Campus Location

Sydney CBD & Adelaide

Intake Dates 2024

15 Jan | 5 Feb | 26 Feb | 8 Apr | 13 May | 3 June | 15 July | 5 Aug | 26 Aug | 30 Sept | 14 Oct | 4 Nov

AQF Level


Course Details

Everything You Need To Know About The Course

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a range of community settings and peoples’ homes, who provide support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work according to and may contribute to an individualised plan, and work without direct supervision. They may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.
The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

  • Disability support worker
  • Community-based support officer
  • Disability team leader

Victorian Institute of Education has the following entry requirements. International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed Year 12 or equivalent.
  • Participate in diagnostic activities (e.g., LLN test and pre-enrolment screening) to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 6.0 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    1. The student has successfully completed a foundation course in Australia
    2. The student has successfully completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO
    3. Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country
    4. Successful completion of an English Placement Test

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 6.0

  • Entry to this qualification is open to individuals:
  1. Completion of: CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) OR
  2. Completion of: CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) OR
  3. Completion of: CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability PLUS  the CHCSS00125 Entry to Certificate IV in Disability Support Skill Set.



HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety


CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance


CHCCCS044 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports


CHCDIS017 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion


CHCDIS018 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach


CHCDIS019 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs


CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues


CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients


Develop and provide person-centred service responses


BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace


This qualification will be delivered over 52 weeks, including 40 weeks of training and assessment spread over 4 terms of 10 weeks each and 12 weeks of holidays. The qualification requires that a work placement of 120 hours is completed.

This program is delivered in the classroom and through structured self-study.

Course Fee


Enrollment Fee: $200

Material Fee: $1000

Note: Intake dates and courses fee are subject to change without prior notice.

Potential employment options are in a range of disability work roles. Roles may also have a leadership function.

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into the CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services and a range of other community services related Diplomas.

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge, and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning). The granting of course credit may affect course fees, as well as the duration of the course.

This process is outlined in Victorian Institute of Education Student Enrolment and Completion Policy and Associated Procedures and Training and Assessment Policy & Associated Procedures

Nationally Recognised Course

Nationally Recognised training
Australian Qualifications Framework

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