Certificate IV in Disability

Course Code CHC43115
Campus Shepparton - Fryers Street, Wangaratta - Docker Street
Duration 940 hours

Course Overview

The CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability is the recognised qualification to qualified disability worker.

The Certificate IV in Disability equips you to offer disability support in residential group homes, training resource centres and open employment services. It provides skills and knowledge to train and support people with disabilities to enhance their independence, self-reliance and community participation.

This course will teach you how to effectively communicate with Service Managers and liaise with health professionals as well as work without supervision and in leadership roles.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Please note: this course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible on-campus students.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Disability profession industry. A variety of occupational titles may be identified in the Disability field.

Working in this industry may involve supervision and/or coordinate a limited number of lower classified workers and may involve shift and weekend work.

Further studies
After gaining the CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability, you might wish to undertake further study in the CHC52015 Diploma in Community Services or other Diplomas in the Education sector.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Shepparton – Fryers Street 9am to 4pm, 3 days a week
Wangaratta – Docker Street 9am to 4pm, 3 days a week

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and participate in on-line learning where required.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Jennifer Banko
Location: Shepparton

Name: Louise Egan
Location: Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 940 $5.33 $5,010.20 $7.00 $6,580.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 940 $1.07 $1,005.80 $7.00 $6,580.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee 940 $5.33 $5,010.20 $7.00 $6,580.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession 940 $1.07 $1,005.80 $7.00 $6,580.00
Full Fee 940 $6.66 $6,260.40 N/A N/A
Course Materials 940 $0.35 $329.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Attend an interview
  • Have a current and satisfactory Police Check
  • Have a current and satisfactory Working with Childrens Check
Units of Competency

CHC43115 – Core Units

CHCDIS005 – Develop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCDIS008 – Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS009 – Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS007 – Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS002 – Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCLEG003 – Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support
CHCDIS010 – Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people

CHC43115 – Elective Units

HLTHPS006 – Assist clients with medication
CHCCCS006 – Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCADV002 – Provide advocacy and representation services
CHCCCS024 – Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder
CHCMHS007 – Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • knowledge test/quiz
  • presentation
  • workplace observation/demonstration
  • various written tasks
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

There are no information sessions for this qualification. For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.