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CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support

Nationally Recognised Training

Who is this program for?  

This program is for people who have significant experience in the disability sector. It is aligned to roles where individuals may contribute to individualised plans, work without direct supervision and lead a small team. Applicants must meet the qualification entry requirements (see below).     

The program focuses on providing support in a way that empowers people with disability to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. 

For Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees, this certificate is recommended for people in senior disability support roles. 

You can register your interest for this qualification by clicking the ENQUIRY button below.  

What content does the program cover?   

This program is made up of 10 units that are tailored for people looking to advance their skills and career in the disability sector. 

Unit Code Unit Title Core/Elective
BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace Elective
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance Core
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Core
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues Core
CHCCCS044 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports Core
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery Elective
CHCDIS017 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion Core
CHCDIS018 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach Core
CHCDIS019  Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs Core
CHCDIS015 Develop and provide person-centred service responses Elective

Does the program have prerequisites or specific requirements?   

To enrol in this program you must have:

Completion of: CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) OR

Completion of: CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) OR

Completion of: CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability PLUS the CHCSS00125 Entry to Certificate IV in Disability Support Skill Set.  

As part of the enrolment process, you will complete a Skills Check. The program will involve a high level of reading, writing/typing, communication and numeracy skills in line with a senior disability support role:

  • Reading and interpreting a range of documents, such as comprehensive reports, policies and procedures and legal documentation  
  • Writing clear emails, routine reports and workplace communication 
  • Communicating complex ideas in plain language  

  • Calculating measurements and budgets  

To successfully complete this program, you will also require skills to:

  • Access and complete online learning activities 

  • Create, save and edit Microsoft Office documents 

  • Download and upload documents 

  • Participate in online group discussions 

How will I be assessed? 

For each unit, you will complete assessment tasks. You can use your Learner Guide, organisational documents, and other resources to help you do this. Your assessment tasks are made up of:

  • Answering short answer questions 

  • Completing and submitting workplace documentation 

  • Demonstrating or explaining the best response to situations 

  • Workplace assessment (your facilitator comes to watch you at work) 

  • Interviews with your Manager 

Can I get recognition for units I have already completed? 

Yes, you can apply for a credit transfer for units of competency you have already completed.  

You may also apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) which is a process of assessing existing knowledge and skills. 

What other details do I need to know?  

Duration: Approximately 12 months  

Attendance type: This program is made up of in person face-to- face days, learning/practicing on the job and online learning.  

Times: Each face-to-face day is a full day of training. You will be provided with a Program calendar which shows the dates and times for your program. Attendance at the face-to-face days is mandatory. 

Location: The face-to-face sessions are delivered at Ryde in Sydney and in the Hunter area.  

Is there a cost for this program? 

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government (eligibility criteria applies). Fees for your course may vary depending on your eligibility for government funding. Please contact us to discuss your application and eligibility and any fee that would apply to you.  

Please note: For Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees, CPA pays any applicable Student Fee on your behalf as your employer.  

Please note our cancellation policy below. 

What else do I need to know? 

Everyone undertaking a nationally recognised course in Australia 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  

Where can I get more information? 

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


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