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Certificate IV in Disability

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.
    • for group bookings at your venue or ours and can be customised to suit your organisation’s learning needs.

Why choose this course?

The Certificate IV in Disability 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 aims to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to:

  • Supporting individuals achieve their goals within the context of positive behaviour support, community participation and inclusion

  • Legal and ethical requirements, role responsibility and reporting requirements

  • Skills, knowledge and experience in the facilitation of client’s individualised plans or development of program plans

  • Apply the values and philosophies that underpin best practice service delivery

  • To promote a person-centred and strengths based approach to all work

  • Supporting individuals with complex needs

On successful completion of this course you will be awarded with a Certificate IV in Disability.

At Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Certificate IV in Disability is recommended for senior disability support practitioners.

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 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


Does the program have any pre requisites?

To achieve this qualification, you must complete at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Computer literacy skills are required as well as access to a computer/laptop and internet.

To discuss whether this is the right course for you, please enquire below.

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.

You may also apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) where you can demonstrate skills and knowledge you already have.

How will course work be assessed?

  • Formal assessment is a requirement of nationally recognised training.

  • You will need to commit to personal study time to complete assessment requirements.

  • All learning and assessment materials are provided for you throughout the course.

  • Successful completion of assessments must be completed to be eligible for the certificate.

A range of assessment methods are used including:

  • Tasks completed by you in your own time
  • Tasks completed in face to face sessions
  • Observation of on-the-job performance
  • Online assessments

What is the cost?

The full fee for service price 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? 

The course is approximately 10 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 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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