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CHC43121 – Certificate IV in Disability


Gain the skills you need to help people with a disability to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing.

Delivery of this program is structured as such to ensure utilisation of technical and practical skills development relevant to performance in one of the following job job

  • Behavioural support officer
  • Forensic care officer
  • Development officer
  • Project officer
  • Disability officer
  • Day support
  • Residential care officer/ worker
  • Senior personal care assistant
  • Employment coordinator (disability)
  • Social educator
  • Job coordinator
  • Lifestyle support officer
  • Local area coordinator
  • Supervisor

or a range of other roles.

The course involves: 10 units of competency (7 core, 3 elective)


Learners entering this program must hold or undertake pre-requisite qualifications, as detailed below:

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

Previous experience: You may be able to get credit for units that you’ve studied in other courses. You can also apply for recognition of prior learning, which takes into account the skills and knowledge you’ve gained in previous jobs or education.

Assessment: Your assessment might include questions/answers, case studies, workplace documents, practical demonstrations and observations, and reports from your supervisor. We’ll make sure that you’re given every possible chance to succeed.

Pathways: When you successfully complete this course you can go on to other courses such as a Certificate IV in Leisure and Health, Certificate IV in Ageing Support or other tertiary qualifications. You’ll gain valuable experience in community access and change, social justice and advocating for people with a disability. You’ll also improve your life skills so that you can better support family, friends and community members who need care.

Workplace Component:

This qualification requires learners to undertake workplace-based tasks in a real disability care working environment. Learners will be required to undertake learning on the job, with opportunities to practice before being observed by workplace supervisor and assessed by a Brite assessor. This is the chance for the student to show that they can use the skills and knowledge gained throughout training in workshops, in a real working environment; whilst handling the challenges and opportunities for growth that these scenarios bring.

Learners will enter into a workplace agreement with Brite and the employer and will be required to nominate a workplace supervisor. The supervisor must hold the relevant industry qualifications and/or a considerable amount of experience in the industry while exercising a degree of leadership in the workplace during day-to-day operations.

The supervisor will not at any stage determine competence of the learner, rather, they will provide support, add input in learning and delivery, substantiate evidence and ensure that the learner has been observed completing the task to a standard that is acceptable in the workplace/industry. The Brite Assessor will ensure that any skills undertaken in the workplace can be observed and deemed competent in the real working environment, or a simulated environment.

It is essential that learners have access to a supportive workplace, where they will have opportunities to manage a wide range of common workplace tasks and contingencies in the context of the actual job role

Length: 6 months

Before you enrol you’ll need to:

  • successfully complete a pre-course interview with us
  • be fully COVID19 vaccinated if required by the employer
  • be willing to obtain a Police Check before your placement