Certificate IV in Disability

Our CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability is ideal for individuals who want to work in the community services industry, delivering support and care for disabled individuals.

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36 Weeks
CHC43115 - DC4401
This course is eligible for the Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG)
Course Information Session Schedule

Our Disability Course

If you’re looking to work in the community sector, disability support worker qualifications can greatly increase your chances of employment.

MCIE’s Certificate IV in Disability course can help you open up career opportunities you’ve always dreamed of – possibilities include:

  • Care Coordinator
  • Disability Coordinator
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Development Officer
  • Behavioural Support Officer
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant

Graduates of MCIE’s disability training courses learn crucial skills, such as how to work effectively with people with a disability, how to maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities, how to facilitate skills development, community participation, and provide behaviour support in the context of individualised plans. These skills will help graduates to not only fulfil disability support worker duties, but improve their chances of employment in disability services.

If you would like to advance to higher roles of authority, such as disability coordinator, a Certificate IV in Disability qualification allows disability workers to go about their day to day job without direct supervision, reporting to service managers.


Why We Are Different

With MCIE’s nationally accredited qualification, you can make a real difference in the lives of the disabled. All training has been developed in consultation with industry leaders in the community services industry to ensure graduates have the skills to build strong careers.

Our training is incredibly hands-on: we will help you learn how to deliver vital support and care for clients in residential group homes with a practical work placement in Victoria.

Join our successful graduates who are now employed within the Australian disabled and community services industry as project officers, residential care officers, disability coordinators, senior personal care assistants and social educators.



Disability Course
Information and Enrolment Sessions

Information sessions are an opportunity to learn more about the course you are interested in. And if you’re ready, you can enrol.

Where:       Melbourne CBD Campus:           Level 9, 250 Collins Street, Melbourne

When:         Monday to Friday:                  Morning at 11.00 am or Afternoon at 2.00 pm

To book your place in one of the sessions please call 1300 737 004 or complete the Enquire Now form at the bottom of this page.

Disability Course
Information and Enrolment Sessions

Information sessions are an opportunity to learn more about the course you are interested in. And if you’re ready, you can enrol.

Where:       MCIE’s Werribee campus:           1-13 Watton Street, Werribee

When:        Monday to Saturday:                       Morning at  11.00 am

To book your place in one of the sessions please call 1300 737 004 or complete the Enquire Now form at the bottom of this page.


Certificate IV in Disability Course Details

  • National Code: CHC43115
  • Units: 11 core + 3 electives
  • Location: Level 9, 250 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
  • Delivery Mode: Blended delivery – Online Virtual Classes and 6 Face to Face Practical Workshops and Work Placement
  • Duration: 36 Weeks
  • Work Placement: A minimum of 120 hours Work Placement must be undertaken as part of the requirements of this qualification.
  • Assessment: Written, simulated and workplace-based practical observations
  • Prior experience: RPL & Credit Transfer is available
  • Resource: The Disability Support Worker by Geoff Arnott (ebook provided with enrolment)


Course Fees

Government Funded* / Concession* Traineeship^ / Concession Full Fee
From $200 / Concession from $40
From $250 / Concession from $50
Textbook Cost
Textbook (MCIE will provide a hard copy after payment) $100

Enrolment fees include additional resources required for the course and student ID charges.  For additional service fees, such as re-assessment fees, please refer to the Domestic Student Handbook

This course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding, to eligible candidates.
* Eligibility criteria applies.
^Eligibility criteria apply. Trainees may be eligible for State and/or Federal Funding.



There are no formal pre-requisites for this course.


Entry Requirements

Education/Core Skills
Students must complete a Pre-Training Review, meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skill standards for Certificate IV level study and demonstrate that they are a suitable candidate for this course.

Age at Commencement
It is recommended that students have attained the age of 18 by the course commencement date.

Special Needs
MCIE welcomes people with disabilities to apply. Approval will be subject to the person being able to undertake all tasks and requirements of the course.

All participants require a Unique Student Identification (USI) number. If you do not have a USI number you can apply for one online at https://www.usi.gov.au/students or you can give MCIE’s admin staff permission to apply on your behalf.

Digital Technology
Students are required to have sufficient information technology skills to access the online learning content, enter answers to the questions in the written assessment and communicate with their trainer via email, the student portal and/or through the learning management system.



This training is delivered with Victorian & Commonwealth Government funding. *Eligibility criteria applies. To see if you qualify for Government funding, click here!


Prior Experience

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) are available. Fees apply. Please see our website for more information on fees and terms and conditions.
Refer to the Domestic Student Handbook or MCIE’s website for more information.


Work Placement Support

MCIE Work-placement Officers will facilitate the work placement for students into an aged care environment.


Industry Requirements

Candidates may be required to provide evidence of the following for work placement (requirements vary according to host employer policies):

  • Working with Vulnerable People Check
  • National Police Check
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Flu Vaccination and COVID-19 Test

Updated 22 February 2021 BD

Course Units

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 systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
VU22853 Apply a human rights-based approach to the identification, prevention and reporting of disability abuse


Level 9, 250 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000   View map

Be a hero of your community with a career in the Disability sector with a Certificate IV in Disability in Melbourne. The Certificate IV in Disability is highly suited to motivated individual who are keen to make a difference to the quality of life of a disabled person.

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