Certificate IV in Disability Support

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Course Description

Do you dream of a career that empowers others and makes a real difference? The CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support could be your perfect launchpad! This nationally recognised qualification equips you with the skills and knowledge to provide exceptional support to people with disabilities, helping them achieve their goals and live fulfilling lives.
Ready to embark on a rewarding career path? Explore the exciting opportunities that await you with the CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support!

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 – 10 Units to be completed

No Unit Code and Name
1 CHCCCS044 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
2 CHCDIS017 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
3 CHCDIS018 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
4 CHCDIS019 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
5 CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
6 CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
7 HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
No Unit Code and Name
1 CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
2 CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
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 $150 for 10 units.

Non-concessional Fee

$20 per unit of competency. Total of $200 for 10 units.

No payment for credit transfers.

Fee Paying Applicants:

$2100 ($210 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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