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Certificate IV in Disability Support



If you're passionate about empowerment, advocacy and inclusion, and want to extend your skills and knowledge of disability, this course is for you.

This qualification will equip you to work in a range of community settings and client’s homes to provide support to empower people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. This course has been superseded by CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support.

Course Duration

39 weeks

Course Type



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9:00 am
to 3:30 pm


Trudi Butts
Bernadette Harbrow

1 day per week (9.00am to 3.30pm) in the classroom

1 – 2 days per week of online independent study via our Moodle

This course is considered Full time for Centrelink Purposes

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

This training is delivered to eligible students with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.


You must have personal access to:

  • A digital device such as a computer or laptop with webcam capabilities for participating in virtual meetings with your assigned trainer and assessor
  • A reliable Internet connection
  • Speakers or headphones to watch and listen to videos provided as part of the learning materials in Moodle
  • Software applications such as Word
  • An active email account for communication and scheduling

NOTE: These requirements are essential for engaging in this qualification. YMCLC will not provide these for you during your enrolment with us.


This course is structured to provide you with the skills and knowledge in subject areas such as empowerment, inclusion, person-centred planning, supporting positive lifestyle, advocacy, augmented and alternative communication and human development.

Compulsory units:

  • CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
  • CHCCCS044 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
  • CHCDIS019 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
  • CHCDIS017 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
  • CHCDIS018 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
  • CHCMHS001 work with people with mental health issues
  • CHCAOD011 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
  • CHCCCS033 Identify and report abuse
  • CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships

There is a mandatory 120 hours of Practical Work Placement that must be completed for this course.

  • Students wishing to undertake this course must hold the pre-requisite qualification of CHC33015 OR CHC30121 Certificate III in Individual Support with a disability specialisation.

  • A pre-training review must be attended prior to enrolment to determine whether this course will suit the individual learner. During this review we conduct a LLND (Language, Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Skills) Assessment to ensure that individuals have sufficient skills to be able to cope with the content of the course, including the online aspects.
  • Learners must meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills standards for Certificate IV in Disability level study.
  • Learners must obtain a National Police Records Check and a Working with Children Check prior to work placement
  • Learners must be at least 17 years of age and be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • People with a disability are encouraged to apply. Approval will be subject to the person being able to undertake all tasks and requirements of the course.
  • COVID-19 double vaccination is mandatory for all students undertaking this course.
  • Up-to-date immunisation status for: Hepatitis B, Influenza, MMR (if non-immune), Pertussis (dTpa), and Varicella (if non-immune).

The method of assessment varies and can include (but is not limited to):

  • Observation in the workplace and/or simulated environment
  • Written tasks, including quizzes
  • Research tasks, including projects
  • Portfolios
  • Oral Presentations
  • Group Work

By successfully completing this course you will receive a nationally recognised AQF qualification.

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