Certificate IV in Disability

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Course Description

This course will equip you with the professional skills you need to work across a number of roles in the disability sector, including supervisory and management positions. You will learn to empower people with a disability, provide individualised care and support to clients with varying disabilities, foster community participation and social inclusion, and lead a team of support workers. This course is perfect if you are already working in the industry but need more advanced skills and a formal qualification to advance your career.

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this course; however, it is recommended that learners:

  • are at least 18 Years old
  • have sound language and literacy skills
  • must be Employed in a regulated aged, disability or community centre
  • must be able to obtain a federal police check
Possible Career Outcomes:
  • Behavioural Support Officer
  • Disability Team Leader
  • Disability Support Assistant (Schools)
  • Day Support Disability Officer
  • Senior Disability Worker
  • Social Educator (Disability)
  • Support Facilitator (Disability)
  • Disabilities Supervisor
Course Delivery Structure:

Delivery Method:

  • Classroom Delivery
  • Workplace Delivery
  • Online Delivery

If you are highly experienced and you would like to be considered for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), please contact us so we can guide you further.


The duration of the course will depend on your unique situation. The typical duration is 4-6 months.

You will have a total of 12 months to complete the course from the date of commencement.

You must be employed as a support worker at the time of commencing your course.

Course Structure:

UNITS OF COMPETENCIES – 14 Units to be completed

No Unit Code and Name
1 CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
2 CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
3 CHCDIS005* Develop and provide person-centred service responses*
4 CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
5 CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
6 CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
7 CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
8 CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
9 CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
10 HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
11 HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
No Unit Code and Name
1 CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
2 CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
3 CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
Fee Structure:

Queensland Government Subsidised Students:

All Queensland government subsidised students are required to pay a co-contribution fee. Our co-contribution fees are as following:

Concessional Fee (if you’re getting centrelink benefits)

$15 per unit of competency. Total of $210 for 14 units.

Non-concessional Fee

$20 per unit of competency. Total of $280 for 14 units.

No payment for credit transfers.

Fee Paying Applicants:

$2100 ($150 per Unit)

$160 (Admin fee – Non-refundable once course starts)

Total: $2260

Please note:

  • Sage Education Australia will not accept fee in excess of $1500.
  • No fee associated with Credit Transfers
  • Required book purchase: The Disability Support Worker by Geoff Arnott

All Aged and Disabled Carers

  • $1,265 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment
  • 175,800 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 33% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 47 years Average age
  • 80% female Gender Share

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a government subsidy?

No you can’t. We are not approved to deliver this course under any government subsidised program at the moment.

Who will organise my vocational placement?

If you’re already employed in the relevant industry then we may be able to use your current and previous workhours as placement hours. If not, we will organise your vocational placement when you’re ready do so. You have to complete in class practical skills training before you can be placed.

Do you guarantee a job?

No we do not guarantee job. However, there is a huge demand for workers in this industry and it is likely that you will secure employment.

How long does it take to complete this course?

The total duration of this course is 20 weeks including 120 hours of vocational placement. However, the duration will change if you’re already employed in a relevant industry.

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