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Certificate IV in Disability

Learn to provide support to people with disabilities in community-based and residential settings. Make a genuine difference to the lives of others, increasing their quality of life and enabling them to be more independent.


Quick Facts:

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In this Program:

  • Develop job ready skills for the disability support industry.
  • Hands on experience with the guidance of our qualified teachers.
  • Learn in a positive atmosphere and have access to state-of-the-art facilities.

We will teach you practical skills in areas of:

  • Provide individualised support
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • Provide person-centered services to people with disability with complex needs
  • Work with diverse people
  • Support independence and well being
  • Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder

Your Career:

  • Aged Care Activity Worker
  • Care Service Team Leader
  • Care Supervisor (Aged Care)
  • Coordinator of Volunteers (Services to Older People)
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Leisure and Therapy Assistant

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Program Details

  • Program Code & Title

    CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability.

  • Subjects

    The CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability requires 14 Subjects.

    Core Subjects:

    CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support

    CHCDIS002 - Follow established person-centered behavior supports

    CHCDIS005 - Develop and provide person-centered 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-centered approach

     CHCDIS010 - Provide person-centered 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


    Elective Subjects:

    CHCCCS023 - Support independence and well being

    CHCCCS024 - Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder

    CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues


    For more elective options please contact our Industry Engagement & Learner Coordinator.

    Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this Program. however Students are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review and a Language Literacy Numeracy and Digital Literacy Assessment. 

    These will assist with determining suitability and relevance into course entry and identification of any support needs. 

    The ability to obtain a Police Check - Police Check required for industry work placement.

  • Assessment

    Assessment Methods may include: 

    • Written Questions 
    • Project Work 
    • Case Study’s 
    • Role plays 
    • Workplace Based Tasks/Observations  
  • Duration and Intensity

    Traineeship: Estimated duration 104 Weeks 

    Non-Traineeship: Estimated duration 52 Weeks 

  • Work Placement

    As part of this program, you will be required to undertake a minimum 120 hour’s Practical Placement in a Residential Care or Community Care Setting.

  • Delivery Mode

    TMG College Australia provides the following delivery options: 

    Face to Face Training 

    In person Classroom Based training delivered at TMG College Australia sites. Face to Face delivery includes both theory and practical activities which are supported by structured Work Placement. 

    Structured Work Placement 

    As part of this course, Students will be required to undertake a minimum 120 hour’s practical placement within the Disability Sector. 

    Offsite Training 

    TMG College Australia can deliver training and undertake assessments using facilities at a Students Workplace, or in a mobile manner (e.g. delivery at a regional/remote location for a specific period or for a specific training course).  

    Mixed Mode Training 

    A combination of various delivery modes. Also known as "Mixed Delivery" or "Blended Learning". This includes Online, Face to Face and Workplace Based.  

  • Pathways

    Students who successfully complete this Program may undertake: 

    • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services 
  • Your Career

    This Program will provides you an opportunity to enter into the workforce involving job roles such as:

    • Behavioural support officer
    • Disability officer – day support
    • Community Development Officer
    • Support Facilitator (disability) / Job coordinator
    • Community Development Officer
    • Senior Personal Care Assistant
  • Fees & Eligibility

    Enrolment Fees:
    Without Concession - $188.00
    With Concession - $37.60


    Fee For Service - $5,950.00


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

    This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. TMG College Australia encourage individuals with disabilities to access training subsidised through the Skills First Program. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this training.

    Skill First Eligibility 1. You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident* or New Zealand Citizen. 2. You must not have completed the same AQF level qualification or higher than the course you wish to enrol in, unless under 20 years of age on 1 January this year. 3. You must not have commenced or be scheduled to commence more than two Victorian Government subsidised courses this year; and 4. You must not be currently enrolled in two or more Victorian Government subsidised courses.

    Traineeship incentives may be applicable on full time/ part time basis, subject to eligibility. Enrolment fees apply.


    *Formal confirmation of permanent residence granted by the Department of Home Affairs (or its successor) AND the student’s foreign passport or ImmiCard required 

  • Locations

    This Qualification is available in the following regions: 


    • Werribee 



  • Upcoming Classes

    TMG College Australia

  • Credit Transfer

    We provide Credit Transfer with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification, if the CT request is equivalent in content and learning outcomes with TMG’s matched qualifications.

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    We provide Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where Skill First Student work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL result is subject to the quality and amount of the evidence submitted by the Skill First Student to TMG.