Community Services

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

Qualification 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 placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.


Further study pathways – This qualification will provide you with a pathway to CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services, HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing and CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Employment pathways – Although it does not guarantee an employment outcome, completion of this qualification could lead to your employment in the community services industry in the following occupational titles:

Entry Requirements

You are required to undertake a Pre Training Review prior to enrolment to identify competencies you have previously acquired and to ascertain your suitability and appropriateness for this qualification. The Pre Training Review is designed to ensure we can help you participate in and successfully attain your desired learning outcomes.

Mandatory requirements – There are no mandatory requirements for this qualification.

Suitability requirements – Physical attributes suitable for placement in the disability industry which encompasses manual handling of equipment and clients.

Materials, equipment and resources – You will need access to a computer with Internet.

Workplace Experience

Prior to commencing workplace experience, you must obtain a current Victorian Working with Children Check as well as a current satisfactory Police Check. You may be required to provide other documents, such as a current First Aid certificate as required by the Placement Provider. You are required to undertake a minimum of 120 hours of workplace experience through work placement/employment in a relevant disability setting. A PTA workplace deed needs to be approved by PTA before you can start workplace experience.

You may be required to show suitability to work as a disability worker under the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme.

Qualification Structure

To successfully complete CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability you must complete the following units of competency.

Unit CodeUnit TitleC/EStreamPR/CR
1CHCCCS006Facilitate individual service planning and deliveryE--
2CHCCCS015Provide individualised supportC--
3CHCCCS023Support independence and wellbeingE--
4CHCDIS002Follow established person-centred behaviour supportsC--
5CHCDIS005Develop and provide person-centred service responsesC--
6CHCDIS007Facilitate the empowerment of people with disabilityC--
7CHCDIS008Facilitate community participation and social inclusionC--
8CHCDIS009Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approachC--
9CHCDIS010Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needsC--
10CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleC--
11CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical complianceC--
12CHCLLN001Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needsE--
13HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systemsC--
14HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client careC--

LEGEND C = Core E = Elective PR = Pre-requisite CR = Co-requisite * = unit has pre-requisite/s