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Certificate IV in Disability Skills Recognition

Course Code: CHC43115

Is this course suitable for you or your organisation?

  • This course is available for individuals, enquire to register your interest for our next semester intake
  • This course is available to book as a group booking and can be customised to suit your training needs and delivered at your venue or ours.

Why choose this course?

The Certificate IV in Disability Skills Recognition reflects the role of workers who have experience in the disability sector and are looking to advance in their career and broaden and expand their knowledge and skills.

This course is designed for people who currently work in the disability sector and have a minimum of two years’ experience in the disability / community sector.

It is especially suited to those currently in, or aspiring to positions such as: team leader, support coordinator, service coordinator and service manager

This recognition program provides an opportunity for recognition of current skills, knowledge and prior learning against the requirements for Certificate IV in Disability.

On successful completion of this course you will be awarded with a Certificate IV in Disability or Statement of Attainment for units of competency from the Certificate IV in Disability

What Content does the program cover?

Our course is a blend of face to face training, online learning and learning in the workplace.

Certificate IV in Disability consists of 14 units of competency (11 core units and 3 elective units)

Core units


Elective Units**



Provide individualised Support


Respond to suspected abuse


Follow established person-centred behaviour supports


Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies


Develop and provide person-centred service responses


Work with people with mental health issues


Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability



Facilitate community participation and social inclusion



Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach



Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs



Work with diverse people



Manage legal and ethical compliance



Recognise healthy body systems



Follow safe work practices for direct care clients


** Individuals wanting to apply for alternate specialist electives would need to discuss recognition requirements with the course coordinator

Does the program have any pre requisites?

You will need a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the community services or disability sector and be currently working in the sector, along with being able to demonstrate;

  • The ability to support individuals within the context of positive behaviour support, community participation and inclusion
  • Computer literacy skills and access to a computer/laptop and the internet
  • supporting individuals with disability community participation and inclusion
  • Role responsibility and reporting knowledge
  • Capacity to work without direct supervision
  • Skills, knowledge and experience in the facilitation of client’s individualised plans or development of program plans

To discuss whether this is the right course for you please contact us. 

Do I get recognition for the units I have already studied?

Yes, you can apply for a Credit Transfer for units of competency you have already done.

How will course work be assessed?

Competency will be assessed by a combination of methods

This could include:

  • workplace interviews

  • submission of a portfolio of evidence compiled and provided by you

  • answers to strategic questioning

  • attendance at workshops and formal assessments.

  • online learning

  • workplace observations

  • manager/supervisor (third party) reports

What is the cost?

The full course fee is $2,400*.

*For Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees your employer pays the student fee.

You will be invoiced in two stages;

Stage 1. Beginning of Course

We will invoice you for a commencement fee of $1,200 at the beginning of the course.  Please note our cancellation policy below.

Stage 2. The remainder of the course fee will be invoiced at the halfway point of your course. 

* You may be eligible for the NSW Governments Smart & Skilled funding.   Please enquire below. 

How long is the course?  

Approximately four months

Where is the course held?

The face to face sessions are held at the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Ryde Learning Centre. 

What else do I need to know?

Everyone undertaking a nationally recognised course Australia wide is required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).  Your USI will link to an online account that will contain all your nationally recognised training records and results from 2015 on. You will need to supply your USI to us as your Registered Training Organisation.

For more information see www.usi.gov.au

Basic computer literacy skills are essential and you will need access to a computer or laptop.

How do I apply?

To apply for Certificate IV in Disability Skills Recognition please register below.

Where can I get more information?

Contact: The Training Alliance Team 
Email: training@cerebralpalsy.org.au 
Phone: +61 2 9975 8715

Cancellation conditions apply

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