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CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

Course Code and Name CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability CRICOS Code 105127A
Course Description:

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.

Course Outcome:

On successful completion of this course, students would receive Certificate IV in Disability qualification. This course will prepare you to start, or advance a rewarding career in the disability, aged care, health, or community care sector. Graduates would have gained skills and knowledge to fulfil the functions of senior, disability support worker and care facilitator, plus advanced skills for use in more senior roles. These include how to recognise healthy bodies, and work safely and meet the individual support needs of your clients.  Additionally, you will learn to facilitate the empowerment, community participation, and ongoing skills development of people with disabilities. Beyond that, and more broadly you will gain knowledge of the health and community care sectors, and how to coordinate services for individuals with disabilities and their families.

Entry Requirement:

Australian City International College has the following entry requirements:

International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed the equivalent of Year 12.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old).  English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:

·         Educated for 5 years in an English speaking country; or

·         Successful completion of an English Placement Test

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted.  Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5

Assessment Method:

Assessments may include short written knowledge tests, discussions and oral communication demonstrations, case study exercises, written reports, web-based research and reports, final projects, and final written exams. To perform at your best, you will probably need to work on the assessments outside of class time.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

Students who have completed relevant studies or have some of the competencies in the course may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Application for RPL can be made with the initial application or can be made within two weeks of the course commencement using the RPL Application Form and by providing supporting documents. Please note that RPL cannot result in an international student having less than a full-time load of study (20 hours per week) but can reduce the overall duration of the course and fees. See our Student Handbook for more information.

Course Credit

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning). The granting of course credit may affect course fees, as well as the duration of the course.

This process is outlined in Australian City International College Student Enrolment and Completion Policy and Associated Procedures and Training and Assessment Policy & Associated Procedures.

Study Duration 52 weeks (44 Academic weeks + 8 Weeks Holidays)
Study Mode 15 Hours Face to Face and 5 Hours Online
Delivery Location Suite 1 Level 2 17-21 Macquarie St, PARRAMATTA, New South Wales 2150
Fees Information Tuition Fees 14,000 AUD Enrolment Fee 250 AUD Material Fee 1000 AUD


Academic Pathways

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into the  CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support, CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services,  BSB42015 – Certificate IV in Leadership and Management, etc.


Employment Pathways

Potential employment options are as personal care assistant, disability support worker, care workers,  Disability Support Job Coordinator,  Social Educator,  Lifestyle Support Officer, etc.

Units of Competency

Code Title Core or Elective
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support Core
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports Core
CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses Core
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability Core
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion Core
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach Core
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance Core
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems Core
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing Elective
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia Elective
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families Elective
How to Apply Australian City International College

Suite 1, Level 2, 17 Macquarie St, Parramatta, NSW 2150

Phone: +61278092811, +610401201234


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*This course does not have any prerequisite

*Student material fees does not include the cost of workbook. Student can purchase/ order student workbook from ACIC reception if required with additional cost.


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