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Certificate IV in Disability

  • National Course Code: CHC43115
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC43115-01V02-21WWY-080

Location – West Wyalong


Part Time


Virtual classroom on campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

15 Hours per week


36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Disability gives you the skills to empower people with disabilities to achieve their goals and lead lives at their full potential. Whether you're working in client's homes or the community, this is the ideal pathway to a rewarding career.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Develop and provide individualised support
  • Identify and prioritise the goals of your clients and advocate for their rights
  • Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance and follow safe work practices


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Collaboration skills to work effectively with others
  • Conflict resolution skills and the ability to diffuse difficult situations
  • An interest in helping and supporting people
  • Empathy and patience
  • An understanding of diverse communities


Completing this course provides you with:

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

Career opportunities:

  • Disability support worker
  • Community-based support officer
  • Disability team leader
  • Senior personal care assistant


Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Community Services
  • Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)
  • Diploma of Counselling
  • Diploma of Mental Health
  • Diploma of Leisure and Health
  • Bachelor of Community Services

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.


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

TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate IV in Disability as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol in the course as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the education industry 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 to complete your coursework. You need to meet the following requirements to be able to undertake work placement. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • A National Police Check
  • Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination against infectious diseases
  • Health care worker/student vaccination record card
  • Working with Children Check (WWCC) depending on your work placement
  • Signed code of conduct form and any other forms
  • Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires


Work placement provides you with opportunities to respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.

During your course you will undertake a mandatory 120 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer.

You are responsible for arranging your own work placement. Our team can offer support and guidance to assist you.


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
  • The ability to work independently within a multidisciplinary team
  • Patience and the ability to relate to others
  • Adaptability, to work well in a range of contexts
  • Effective communication 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.


Workplacement is a requirement of this course. You will need to undertake 120 hours of supervised workplace experience in either a residential or home based disability organisation/service.

Before commencement of work placement, students will be required to:

  • Satisfactorily complete a National Criminal Record Check.
  • A valid Working with Children Check for work within NSW. The WWCC can be for volunteers (if the student is undertaking an unpaid work placement or volunteer work) otherwise they will need to have a valid WWCC for those undertaking paid work.

Some facilities require students to have a Working with Children Check and/or NDIS check.


There are no information sessions scheduled at this time.


This is a part-time blended course. You will need to attend approximately 10 hours of class delivered via connected classroom (MS Teams), over 2 days per week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 5 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Moodle, completion of readings, tasks and activities, practice quizzes. Assessment and preparation and research.


This course is for people who want to work in the Disablity sector. It provides skills and knowledge to equip disability support workers and supervisors to work independently in a range of roles. Disablity work attracts people from many backgrounds. Most successful disability workers display understanding and empathy and an interest in empowering people who have a disability towards greater independence.

This course is offered by Connected Classroom (also known as Virtual Classroom). This is just like a regular classroom experience, but we use technology to bring everyone together through a group video call. You will be able to see and talk to your teacher and other students. Your teacher can be in one TAFE location, and you can join the class from another TAFE location using video conferencing equipment, or on a mobile device or computer from your home or work. Teachers and students can present course materials, engage and interact with one another, and work in small groups together, all as though they were in the room with you. Sessions are hosted via Microsoft Teams.

This provides all the benefits of classroom workshops - working with other students, asking questions with immediate answers from teachers and peers, and encouraging deeper discussions and learning - with the flexibility of online learning, as well as enabling us to provide training to a much wider range of communities and people.

Virtual study is time efficient, keeps you in touch with others of similar interests, allows you to participate from any location, and when needed allows the session to be recorded for later review.

In addtion to the two Connected Classes, there will also be available an online tutorial group for 1.5 hours. Times for this will be confirmed by your teacher. This will give you the opportunity to ask more questions and to clarify assessment requirements.

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
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • 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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.30am to 2.30pm via Microsoft Teams. There will also be an online tutorial group available for 1.5 hours. Times for this will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


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

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
CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
Elective Units
Number Title
CHCCCS024 Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

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

West Wyalong
86 Wootten Street, West Wyalong
Phone 131 601

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