CHC43115Certificate IV in Disability

Open Colleges
Open Colleges
  • Awarded by

    Integrated Care & Management Training (ICMT) (RTO 90197)

  • Qualification

    Certificate IV

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Max 18 months

  • Start Date

    Anytime – start today!

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Residential Care Officer | Disability Support Worker | Behavioural Support Officer | Community-Based Support Officer | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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Last modified: 29 Nov 2018

In a Nutshell

The online Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115) course offered through Open Colleges will give you the essential education and training to provide valuable care for people with disabilities. This comprehensive certificate program builds upon previous industry knowledge and experience to help prepare students for more senior roles.

It will equip you with the skills required to effectively manage and supervise other employees, improve workplace efficiency and make informed decisions in order to enhance the comfort and independence of people with disabilities. 

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

    • Have completed English at Year 12 level; OR
    • Hold a qualification at certificate III level, or higher; OR
    • Possess at three years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written communication

    Students may also be required to undertake a criminal record check, or other statutory check, according to their work placement requirements.

  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this disability services course, the subjects you will study include:

    • CHCDIS007 – Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
    • CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
    • CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support
    • HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems
    • CHCLEG003 – Manage legal and ethical compliance
    • HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct care work
    • CHCDIS002 – Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
    • CHCDIS009 – Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
    • CHCDIS008 – Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
    • CHCDIS005 – Develop and provide person-centred service responses
    • CHCDIS010 – Provide person-centred services to people with a disability with complex needs
    • CHCDIS004 – Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
    • BSBLDR402 – Lead effective workplace relationships
    • CHCADV002 – Provide advocacy and representation services
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  • Why Open Colleges?

    RTO 90796
    Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.

    As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.


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Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115) from Open Colleges, awarded by Integrated Care and Management Training.

This government-accredited certificate course will give you the skills and training to help you make a real difference to those living with a disability. This program will give you the opportunity to provide support on a community level, as well as on a one-to-one basis.

Wondering where a career in disability could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

Let's Talk Price

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $65.00 per week (46 weekly repayments)
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 20% on your course fees

  • $2,472 upfront payment

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