From January 2019, this course will be offered free of tuition fees for eligible students under the Victorian government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program, designed to reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to jobs in demand from Victorian employers. If you're eligible, the State Government will cover the full cost of your tuition fees for this course, saving you thousands of dollars. Other fees, such as materials and amenities, may still apply. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.
The Certificate IV in Disability will prepare you to train and support people with disabilities. Empower people with disabilities to achieve greater independence and community participation.
A people-oriented career to empower
With the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rollout, people-focused, disability support workers are in high demand. In this highly-regarded, nationally-recognised course, you will learn how to train and support people with disabilities so they can live with more self-reliance, community participation, and wellbeing.
Build the skills you need to work to work independently and coordinate a small team within the disability sector.
Connect with industry professionals
Our friendly and approachable teachers are industry professionals with extensive experience within the disability sector. They will share the latest skills and industry knowledge with you so you can be job ready.
You will have a chance to connect directly with industry when you complete 120 hours of work placement as a disability worker. Many students find ongoing employment in the workplace where they completed their placements.
Students have previously completed placements in:
- Day programs
- Living skills programs
- Community participation programs
- Group homes
- Supported employment settings
- Respite services
Pathways to further study
At the end of this course, you can choose to further your skills by completing the Diploma of Community Services.
You will be qualified to work in a range of different roles in the disability sector such as:
- Lifestyle Support Officer
- Senior Personal Care Assistant
- Behavioural Support Officer
- Disability Team Leader
- Day Support Disability Officer
- Senior Disability Worker
All students are required to undertake a minimum of 120 hours of supervised work placement in a relevant residential or community setting.
DepartmentHealth and Community
Four days per week.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9.30am - 4.00pm
120 hours practical placement
Modes of Delivery
Blended, Simulation, Work placements, Online components, Classroom
From January 2019, this course is offered at $0 tuition for eligible students under the Victorian State Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program. Note you may still have to pay other fees, such as materials and amenities. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsAssessment may include on-the-job demonstrations of skills and knowledge, written pieces, and classroom activities.
Entrance RequirementsApplicants 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.
Pathways to further studyGraduates from the Certificate IV in Disability can further their study with the Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015)
Career PathwaysEmployment options include: residential and respite work, recreation roles, advocacy support, employment placement roles, Home and Community Care and adult training.
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.
|CHCCCS011||MEET PERSONAL SUPPORT NEEDS||60|
|CHCCCS015||PROVIDE INDIVIDUALISED SUPPORT||30|
|CHCCCS024||SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER||50|
|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|
|HLTWHS002||FOLLOW SAFE WORK PRACTICES FOR DIRECT CLIENT CARE||25|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4.