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CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support


**Government Funding is Available for Eligible Individuals

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a range of community settings and peoples’ homes, who provide 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 according to and may contribute to an individualised plan, and work without direct supervision. They may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.
The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

Qualification will be delivered for 52 weeks.

Completion of: CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
Completion of: CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
Completion of: CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability PLUS the CHCSS00125 Entry to Certificate IV in Disability Support Skill Set.

Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.

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.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Employment outcomes resulting from the completion of this qualification may include the following roles:•

  • Aged or Disabled Carer
  • Nursing Support Worker
  • Respite Care Worker
  • Residential Disability Support Worker

To be awarded the qualification of CHC43121 – Certificate IV in Disability Support, learners must successfully complete a total of Ten (10) units of competency, consisting of:

  • Seven (7) Core Units, and;
  • Three (3) Elective Units,

All electives are selected to contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Assessment methods vary as per the unit of competency requirement, generally, assessment methods may include all or some of the following:
• Written Questionnaires
• Scenarios / Case studies
• Workplace Assessment Tasks
• Projects
• Workplace observations

To be awarded the qualification of CHC43121 – Certificate IV in Disability Support learners must successfully complete a total of 10 units consisting of 7 core units and 3 elective units.

ACPS has a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy, to ensure that an individual’s prior learning, achieved through formal and informal training, work experience or other life experiences, is appropriately recognized.

Credit transfer applies to situations where learners have completed units at another provider identical to those in which they plan to enrol. Credit will be granted in accordance with the Credit Transfer procedure. To apply for credit transfer please complete the credit transfer application form available from head office and attach copies of verified documents to support the application. A reduction in tuition fees will be applied if Credit Transfer is granted.

If you have any special needs in relation to language, literacy, or numeracy support physical access, food, and beverage allergies, or any other issues, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Full Fee: *Tuition Fee: $5,000
Government Funding  **Tuition Fee: $0


CHCCCS044 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

CHCDIS017 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion

CHCDIS018 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach

CHCDIS019 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs

CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance

CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

CHCCCS036 Support relationships with carer and family

CHCCCS033 Identify and respond to abuse

CHCDIS020 Work effectively in disability support

Duration 52 Weeks
Level Certificate IV
Mode of Delivery Blended and Face to Face
Branch Werribee
Course Code CHC43121
Release Release 1
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