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. As this course is designed for existing workers only, learners will need to meet this requirement through their current work role. This may include providing evidence of employment, workplace observations, and other work based tasks.

Who is this for?

This qualification has been designed to provide a strong foundation for support workers, team leaders, coordinators, frontline managers, and other staff who currently provide services to people with disabilities as part of their day to day work.

Entry Requirements

  • All learners must be at least 18 years of age.

  • All learners must complete a language, literacy and numeracy skills assessment at time of enrolment, or alternatively provide a copy of a Certificate or Statement of Attainment for a Certificate IV qualification or higher or equivalent.

  • All learners must be an existing worker in a Disability setting.

  • All learners must have a minimum of 12 months’ experience in a Disability setting or in a support/carer role in either the Disability, Aged Care, Mental Health or Community Sectors.

Units of Study

14 units must be completed to attain this qualification, consisting of 11 compulsory units and 3 elective units. (Please note that elective units are selected by Set2Learn based on industry consultation)

Core Units

  • 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


  • CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations

  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

  • CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

Electives may vary to suit the needs of each individual.


This course will be run over 39 weeks for existing workers with a blend of RPL, face-face, work based training and assessment, and self-paced activities.

This course will be run as follows:

  • Face-to-Face Classes

  • Webinar Online Classes

  • Work Based Learning

  • Self-directed Learning

  • On-the-job Learning

  • Individualised Learning Support (flexible)

  • Practical skills training in Manual Handling


Assessment that you will undertake to complete your course may include:

  1. Online Quizzes

  2. Work Based Observations

  3. Practical Skills Assessments

  4. Role Plays

  5. Written Work/Short Answer Questions

  6. Workplace Portfolio and Reflections

  7. Research Activities

  8. Third Party Reports


You can apply for recognition of prior learning for any learning gained through previous employment or study. You may also apply for any credit transfer on units already completed. Please discuss this further by contacting us on 1300 404 514.

How To Apply

  1. Check your eligibility listed under Entry Requirements.

  2. Request an Enrolment Form and Student Handbook Pack by contacting SET2LEARN on 1300 404 514.

  3. Read the information in your pack carefully and assess your suitability for the course. Feel free to ring us directly with any enquiries you may have.

  4. Set up your Unique Student Identifier (your pack explains what this is and how to set it up).

  5. Complete and send in your Enrolment Forms and Proof of Citizenship Status to SET2LEARN.

  6. All learners will be asked to participate in a Pre-Training Review and complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment or alternatively provide a copy of a Certificate or Statement of Attainment for a Certificate IV qualification or higher. This is to ensure we meet your needs as a learner and you are suitable for the course.

  7. Receive notification of the outcome and confirmation of fees if you are accepted.


Full fee for service:  $1,890.00

A $190 per person deposit is required upon commencement and the balance can be paid by regular fortnightly instalments.

Please refer to the Student Handbook for further information on payments policy.

Upcoming Accredited Courses

Name Course Start Date Course End Date Cost
DIS June 2022 Intake 14/06/2022 14/04/2023 $1,890.00
RPL DIS June 2022 Intake 14/06/2022 09/05/2023 $1,000.00