CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
Course Code: CHC43115 | CRICOS Code: 0101254


Community Services

Delivery Mode

Face to Face and Practical training


39 Weeks

Course Description

COURSE CODE : CHC43115 | CRICOS CODE : 0101254

This course reflects the role of individuals 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. Individuals will learn to promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team. Workplace-based placement is a mandatory component of this qualification.

This course is superseded by CHC43121 – Certificate IV in Disability Support

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.


Face to Face and Practical training


Melbourne Campus
Level 5 & 9, 341-345 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Sydney Campus
Level 1, 54 Parramatta Road, Forest Lodge NSW 2037

Adelaide Campus
Level 3, 45 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Course Fee/Duration

Course Duration: 39 weeks
Course Fee: 

  • Tuition fee: $7250
  • Material fee: $250
  • Placement fee: $1000
  • Enrolment fee: $250
  • Total fee: $8750

Note: Prices are subject to change at the discretion of SIGNET INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA

Intake Dates

January, April, July, October

January, April, July, October

Entry Requirements


18 years or older upon commencement of the course.

Required to have successfully completed Year 12 or equivalent.

Required to have successfully completed an LLN test and demonstrate competence for all indicators to enroll for this qualification.

Required to have successfully met one of the English requirements:

    – IELTS: 5.5 (no band below 5.0)

    – TOEFL iBT: 69-79 (no band below 14)

    – TOEFL Paper: 523 (with a min. TWE 3.5)

    – PTE Academic: Overall 46 (no band below 40)

Note: Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and the internet, and it is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Units Of Competency
UNIT OF COMPETENCY 14 units of competency are required for this qualification, including 11 Core Units and 3 Electives
Core Units – 11
CHCCCS015 Provide Individualised Support
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCDIV001 Work with Diverse People
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001 Recognise Healthy Body System
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Electives – 3
CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support


A range of following assessment methods will be used to assess the students:

  • Written and oral questions
  • Presentations
  • Projects/Reports
  • Case Study/Scenarios
  • Third party reports
  • Observation in a simulated work environment
  • Observation after in actual work environment via third party reports and observation checklists

These will give you maximum opportunity to develop your knowledge in individual support and specialise in ageing or aged care.

Practical Work Placement


What you learn at Signet has direct links to the real world. You’ll have the chance to put theory into practice in at least 120 hours of practical work placement that we arrange for you.

You’ll learn from Trainers and Assessors who have valuable industry contacts and the latest industry-standard skills and knowledge. Learning with us means you’ll get the hands-on learning to be job-ready and confidence prior to the commencement of your practical work placement.

Practical Placement, or “on-the-job” training, is an important part of the CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability. It gives you the opportunity to apply, in a real-life setting, the theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom and the practical knowledge gained in the simulated lab.

It also allows you to develop these skills and practical knowledge under the supervision of experienced practitioners.

Credit Transfer


If you have previously completed a unit with the same unit code or unit title as in your new course, you may be eligible for a credit transfer and you may not have to repeat that unit.

You will need to complete a credit transfer application form, and provide a certified copy of the transcript of statement of attainment.

There is a fee for this process. Applications for credit transfer must be made prior to the commencement of the course.

Qualification Pathways


After successfully completing CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability, students may apply for:

  • Diploma of Community Services
  • Diploma of Mental Health
  • Diploma of Nursing
Career Pathways

Employment opportunities resulting from the completion of this course may include the following job roles:

  • Disability Support Assistant
  • Disability Support Facilitator
  • Disability Team Leader

* Completion of a Signet qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome

Related Qualifications

Certificate III in Individual Support
Certificate IV in Ageing Support