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.
+ Care Coordinator
+ Disability Coordinator
+ Disability Support Worker
+ Development Officer
+ Behavioural Support Officer
+ Duration: 36 weeks
+ Work placement: 120 hours
Local students Yes
International students No
Is this funded?
Yes - Government funding (including JobTrainer) is available to eligible students. Please contact us to see if you qualify.
How can I study?
This course is available on campus in Melbourne CBD & Werribee. Also available as a Traineeship. Call us to discuss your study options.
If you’re looking to work in the community sector, disability support worker qualifications can greatly increase your chances of employment.
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.
National Code: CHC43115
Units: 11 core + 3 electives
Location: Level 5, 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)
Students must have access to a computer or laptop to complete the course.
MCIE’s Certificate IV in Disability course can help you open up career opportunities you’ve always dreamed of – possibilities include:
Disability Support Worker
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.
Government Funded: $200* (Concession $40)^
Traineeship: $200 (Concession $40)^
Full Fee: $7,700
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MCIE Work-placement Officers will facilitate the work placement for students into an aged care environment.
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
Flu Vaccination and COVID-19 Test
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
This is Nationally Recognised Training,
leading to Australian Qualifications
Framework (AQF) qualification or a
Statement of Attainment.
Great course structure and staff!
Recently. I’ve completed Cert IV in Disability. As a mature aged student, I found the course very structured and easy to complete. With the guidance of my trainer, Sonia and the management staff, my time in completing the course was an easy journey.
Fantastic course - well run
I enjoyed my time at MCIE, the trainers were very professional