Want to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities? With our Certificate IV in Disability you will gain foundational skills and knowledge to work in a valuable and empowering way with people with disabilities.
Maximise your opportunities in a rewarding career
The Certificate IV in Disability offers a comprehensive, entry-level qualification in the field of disability support. Many of our students obtain work through their placements and gain significant hands-on experience in our training rooms.
Graduates are qualified to work in the following areas:
- training, support and advocacy
- employment services
- recreation programs
- community services
- accommodation and respite services
- outreach services
Quality teaching with a focus on human development and empowerment
Undertaking Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Disability is a life-changing experience for many students, establishing them in a career where empathy, a commitment to empowerment and the ability to connect with clients really matter.
Our teaching is delivered by qualified staff who have many years’ experience in the disability sector, in settings ranging from residential support to education.
Students benefit from a fully equipped practical room and supervised practical placements.
Melbourne Polytechnic also has a wide range of student services. Find out more.
VET FEE-HELP is now available to eligible students
Study Environment and support
We have a wide range of student services to make studying with us a little easier.
For additional information on the Certificate IV in Disability, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.
You can also book online.
DepartmentHealth and Community
Traineeships available for employer/industry groups only.
Class Schedule: *
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
Modes of DeliveryClassroom
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Assessment MethodsAssessment may include on-the-job demonstrations of skills and knowledge, written pieces, and classroom activities.
MaterialsAll materials will be supplied to students. Cost to be advised at information sessions.
Entrance RequirementsProspective students are expected to have the literacy skills appropriate for both the demands of the training and the workplace. Applicants should be 18 years of age at the commencement of the course. A satisfactory Police check is required for placement. Some organisations may also requires a Working with Children check. To apply for this program: Download and read the course information booklet, then download and complete the application form. Selection criteria includes: a positive attitude towards people with a disability and their carers, commitment to principles of social justice, an interest in the disability field, good communication skills and a commitment to study.
Pathways to further studyParticipants successfully completing this training may apply for entry into the Diploma of Community Services. Successful applicants may also apply for the Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Disability Work at other vocational education and training providers.
Career PathwaysGraduates may work with people with a range of disabilities, including physical, sensory, intellectual and neurological disabilities.
- Disability support worker
- Residential care officer
- Senior personal care assistant
- Behavioural support officer
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients||100|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support||30|
|CHCDIS002||Follow established person-centred behaviour supports||50|
|CHCDIS005||Develop and provide person-centred service responses||135|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability||100|
|CHCDIS008||Facilitate community participation and social inclusion||60|
|CHCDIS009||Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach||50|
|CHCDIS010||Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs||90|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance||80|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||70|
|HLTAID003||PROVIDE FIRST AID||18|
|HLTHPS006||Assist clients with medication||80|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||25|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.