Offering Info

Certificate IV in Disability

  • National Course Code: CHC43115
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC43115-01V02-20HIL-229

Location – The Hills, Castle Hill

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

25.5 Hours per week


27 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Disability will provide you with the skills to work in community settings and client homes and empower people with disabilities to achieve their goals, greater levels of independence and lead lives at their full potential.


  • Develop and provide individualised support
  • Faciliate the empowerment of people with a disability
  • Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance and follow safe work practices


Develop the qualities that will help you get ahead in this field:

  • Empathy and patience
  • A personable nature
  • The ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Great organisation and time management skills
  • Skills in conflict resolution and the ability to diffuse difficult situations
  • Communicate skills to well with a range of people


Be successful in this course and you will gain:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at the minimum requirement to move into a leadership role
  • First Aid certificate

Be employed in a rewarding career as a:

  • Disability Support Worker
  • Community-Based Support Officer
  • Disability Team Leader
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant


The disability sector is a dynamic and rapidly growing industry. Demand for workers strong, and expected to grow by nearly 6,000 jobs by 2024. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a key driver of this growth and supports people with disabilities, their families and carers through early interventions and advisory services as well as access to new equipment and respite care.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


TAFE NSW offers the Certificate IV in Disability as either a traineeship or non-traineeship, so you can create the career you want.


There are no entry requirements for non-trainees. You can enrol in this course now.


To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Be employed in the disability sector as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.


During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful.

You will need to meet the following success requirements to be able to undertake work placement within industry. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • Australian National Police Record Check
  • Vaccination and health screenings
  • Occupational assessments
  • Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires


Work placement provides you with opportunities to practice responding to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment.

During your course you will undertake a mandatory 120 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer. You will also need to attend a one-day workplace orientation before your work placement hours begin.

TAFE Digital students: You are responsible for arranging your own work placement. Our SkillsTeam can offer support and guidance to assist you.

Campus-based students: TAFE NSW will arrange your work placement with a suitable industry employer.

If you already have access to a community agency (through paid or voluntary work), our SkillsTeam can assess its suitability for your work placement.


To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:

  • Are adequately fit and flexible to be able to perform CPR on the floor
  • Are prepared to complete 120 hours of work placement
  • Enjoy working with diverse people
  • Enjoy working independently and within a multidisciplinary team
  • Have patience and can relate easily to people
  • Can adapt to a range of new contexts
  • Have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Have good organisation and time management skills

Important information

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.

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, work placement is a requirement. You will need to complete at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency.

Placement will be arranged in consultation with you. To undertake the work placement component of the course, you will need to have a Working With Children Check and a Criminal History Check.


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

This is a Full time course. You will need to attend approximately 19.6 hours of class over 2 days a week for 27 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 7.9 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 7.3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation and work experience.

To complete this qualification, you will be required to undertake connected theory classes via an online platforms such as Microsoft Teams or Skype and/or attend a modified practical demonstration, assessments or practical skills at a TAFE College 2 days a week.

Please note: All face to face on campus delivery and assessment will comply with TAFE NSW COVID-19 Safe Guidelines. TAFE NSW- The Hills will support TAFE students with their learning whom may have computer and internet access issues.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are seeking employment or is an existing worker in the disability industry.


We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Friday from 9.30 am to 3.00 pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
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
Elective Units
Number Title
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

The Hills, Castle Hill
Cnr Showground & Green Roads, Castle Hill
Phone 131 601

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