Certificate IV in Disability
Course Code: CHC43115
What can I do with a Certificate IV in Disability?
This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency
Potential job opportunities for graduates for this course include:
- Disabilities Services Officer
- Disability Services Program Officer
- Support Worker in Disability or Aged Care
Applicants must satisfy all requirements as below:
- Satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course (ACSF level 3), or
- Mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake this course
Vocational placement requirements:
Students are required to complete at least 120 hours of work placement as part of course requirements. We understand the industry and will assist you in finding Work Placement. GBCA work placement coordinator, GBCA trainers and the student will work collaboratively in securing a work placement. Once you are marked satisfactory in the required units, you apply for work placement by completing an online placement application form. You can indicate your availability and preferred location. We endeavour to place you in an aged care facility and/or disability facility and/or community care setting of your choice, however we cannot guarantee this as it depends on the availability in the facilities of your preferred location.
Once you submit your form, all parties will work towards securing a place for you.
Remember, Aged care facilities and/or Disability and/or community care facilities prefer students who are both flexible and reliable.
On average, it takes approximately 4 weeks to secure work placement.
The Fair Work Act 2009, under the definition of Vocational Placement in section 12 outlines the rules restricting unpaid work. The Fair Work Ombudsman provides a clear explanation of these rules in the Internships, Vocational Placements & Unpaid Work Fact Sheet.
Due to the requirement to complete vocational placement, a final outcome for each unit would not be provided until the relevant component of vocational placement had been completed.
Students are required to bring their own laptop with Microsoft Office 2007 or a later version installed for face to face classes.
How long does it take to do Certificate IV in Disability?
This course is delivered during a maximum duration of 52 weeks, including term breaks and public holidays
2 sessions per week
Questions, Case studies, Presentation, Project, Portfolio, work placement project and work placement observation.
Is this Course Government Funded?
This course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding under the Skills First Program. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply for training subsidised through the Skills First Program.
For more information about our government-funded courses, please visit The Skills Funding Page
Can I Study Certificate IV in Disability Online? Yes, You Can!
GBCA is currently offering students the option to study Certificate IV in Disability Online or on-campus during the pandemic.
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|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|
|CHCCCS005||Conduct individual assessments|
|CHCAGE003||Coordinate services for older people|
|CHCCCS019||Recognise and respond to crisis situations|