Certificate IV in Disability

If you're ready to take the next step in your career and become a disability support professional, our program will help get you there. 
This course is only offered at one location, see below.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Other intakes
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Length
1 year
Qualification Code
CHC43115

Free TAFE

This course is in the Free TAFE for Priority Courses list. Find out about the initiative and your eligibility

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and client’s 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.

  • Accommodation services worker
  • Adult day training centre worker
  • Advocacy services worker
  • Employment services worker
  • Peer support programs worker
  • Recreation services worker
  • Respite services worker
  • Planning officer

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

FOLLOW SAFE WORK PRACTICES FOR DIRECT CLIENT CARE
HLTWHS002
RECOGNISE HEALTHY BODY SYSTEMS
HLTAAP001
MANAGE LEGAL AND ETHICAL COMPLIANCE
CHCLEG003
WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE
CHCDIV001
PROVIDE PERSON-CENTRED SERVICES TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY WITH COMPLEX NEEDS
CHCDIS010
FACILITATE ONGOING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT USING A PERSON-CENTRED APPROACH
CHCDIS009
FACILITATE COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION AND SOCIAL INCLUSION
CHCDIS008
FACILITATE THE EMPOWERMENT OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY
CHCDIS007
DEVELOP AND PROVIDE PERSON-CENTRED SERVICE RESPONSES
CHCDIS005
FOLLOW ESTABLISHED PERSON-CENTRED BEHAVIOUR SUPPORTS
CHCDIS002
PROVIDE INDIVIDUALISED SUPPORT
CHCCCS015
PROVIDE FIRST AID
HLTAID011
COMMUNICATE USING AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
CHCDIS004
SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELLBEING
CHCCCS023
Students attend campus 2 days a week from 9.30am - 4.30pm.

Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.

This program contains 120 hours of industry placement, which is sourced by our TAFE Placement Team.

Entry requirements (year 12)

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Extra Requirements

All applicants are required to

  • undertake a literacy and numeracy assessment test (LLN)
  • hold a valid Police Check
  • hold a valid Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • hold a valid NDIS check

Please note the Police Check; NDIS and Working With Children Check (WWCC) will be at your own expense.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: LLA

National course code: CHC43115

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees you will pay depends on your eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised place under the Skills First Program.

Find out more about eligibility here.

2023 total estimated tuition fees for Certificate IV in Disability
Concession
Government Subsidised Place
Standard
Government Subsidised Place
Full Fee Place
(Not eligible for government subsidy)
$994$4,968$11,868

*Fees displayed are estimates for the total program and may change depending on individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are subject to change annually.

Visit our TAFE enrolment fees page for more information.

Material Fees

Material fees cover the cost of items which are purchased by the university and provided to the student, such as tools, materials, uniforms, textbooks, excursions and other incidentals associated with the program.

The estimated material fees for this program are $0

Eligibility Exemptions

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University through the Skills First eligibility exemptions initiative.

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government-subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level, you may be eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised place with an eligibility exemption.

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2023.

Important Information

Direct Debit Payment Plans are available for eligible students to help manage the payment of tuition and material fees throughout the enrolment year (excluding Diploma/Advanced Diploma tuition fees).

Students accessing government-subsidised training under the Skills First Program need to be aware that enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

Free TAFE: Under the Victorian Government Free TAFE initiative, some programs have free tuition for eligible students, however material fees (if applicable) will be payable by the student.  Free TAFE is subject to availability and eligibility requirements.

Visit the TAFE fees website. for further information on fees, payments and refunds.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

Industry placement will be required to be completed with a total of 120 hrs, and sourced by our TAFE placements team.

Please note that this course is currently in a transition period (superseded due to Government-mandated updates), with updates due for release in the coming years. Rest assured, completion of this course version before 22nd November 2023 will still provide you with a valid and quality outcome. If you have any questions, please submit an enquiry.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Centre for Health and Communit