National code: CHC43115

Certificate IV in Disability

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Overview About this course

Empower people with disabilities to achieve their goals and gain greater levels of independence. Whether you’re working in clients' homes or the community, this is the ideal pathway to a rewarding career.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Develop and provide individualised, person-centred support

  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability

  • Facilitate community participation and social inclusion

  • Manage legal and ethical compliance and follow safe work practices

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Real-world experience through a mandatory 120 hours of work placement in industry

  • First Aid certification

  • Experience working with people who have a variety of disabilities

  • Confidence to build relationships with individuals and families

  • Techniques to facilitate community and social inclusion

  • Skills to contribute to the review and evaluation of organisational policy and procedures

  • Engagement in critical analysis and reflection of own practice

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • A Working with Children Check (WWCC)

  • An Australian National Police Record Check

  • Vaccination and health screenings

  • Occupational assessments

  • Any additional evidence required by your work placement provider

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Adequate fitness and flexibility to be able to perform CPR on the floor

  • An interest in working with diverse people and the ability to relate easily to others

  • The ability to work independently within a multidisciplinary team

  • Patience and adaptability

  • Effective communication and time management skills

  • Important: This qualification contains content, concepts and scenarios that may be distressing. Please consider your personal resilience and any potential emotional triggers when participating in this qualification and in any future employment in this field

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Community based support officer, Disability support worker, Disability team leader and Senior personal care assistant

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 1 Course

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

Further study 3 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate IV in Disability does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Disability qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 14 Units of competency, including 11 core and 3 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach CHCDIS009

  • Provide individualised support CHCCCS015

  • Develop and provide person-centred service responses CHCDIS005

  • Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs CHCDIS010

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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