Certificate IV in Disability


Are you looking to ADVANCE your CAREER in the disability sector? This qualification will give you practical skills and knowledge you need to play a lead role in the provision of person-centred care in the disability sector.

Job Prospects

  • Team Leader
  • NDIS Service Provider
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Community Care Worker
  • Personal Care Worker



Subsidised                  $140

Concession                 $119

Full fee                       $3500

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Government Funding Available

Flexible Delivery Options


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Course Overview

Take the next step in your career in disablity with this mid-level qualification.  CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability will give you the skills you need to play a lead role in the provision of individualised support and care to people in home, community, or health care settings.

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

You will learn how to support independence and wellbeing, gain a range of technical skills, and develop a range of transferable skills from communication to teamwork. This specialised course will give you the skills to facilitate the empowerment of people with disabilities, and support community participation and social inclusion.  Akadia trainers are experts in the field and will be with you every step of the way to ensure that you have the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

Course Requirements

To achieve a CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability you must complete 14 units which are made up of 11 core units and 3 electives.  You will also be required to complete 120 hours of vocational placement.

Core Units:

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

CHCCCS023 Support independence and well-being

CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion

CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance

CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units: 

CHCCCS023 Support independence and well-being

HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

CHCCCS024 Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.  

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) is a pre-requisite for the Certificate IV in Disability (Accelerated) program and assumes the recognition of relevant credit transfers.  

Akadia Training does require that you complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills (LLN) assessment to determine your ability to successfully complete your training. If you believe you may experience difficulties with any aspect of LLN assessment, please talk to us and we will be able to help you. 

Course Delivery | Duration


The CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability is delivered within 6 – 12 months via a self-paced learning program developed to meet the individual students’ needs.  Every student will have access to regular one-on-one contact with their dedicated trainer.  


The CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability (Accelerated) is an intensive face-to-face program delivered over 6 weeks and includes:

  • 4 days face-to-face in a classroom environment
  • 14 hours of at home study and assessment
  • Final skills demonstration
Higher Level Skills Program

Funded by the Queensland Government the Higher Level Skills program provides eligible individuals with access to a subsidised training place in selected certificate IV level or above qualifications, and priority skill sets.

The aim is to assist individuals to gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in priority industries or to transition to university to continue their studies. Employers may also be able to access training to address workforce development needs.

Akadia Training is a Skills Assure Supplier to deliver training and assessment for the Certificate IV in Disability under the Higher Level Skills Program.   

For more information on the Higher Level Skills Program visit: 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is a form of assessment and is offered to all students once you have enrolled into your qualification. RPL provides an opportunity for a range of knowledge and skills relevant to this qualification and the job role to be assessed and recognised before formal training commences.

RPL will require you to discuss your experience with your trainer, gather evidence to support the RPL process, and participate in a workplace observation visit with your workplace supervisor and one of our trainers.

Direct Credit

If a student has existing qualifications that may be related to this qualification, they will be encouraged to present those qualifications or Statements of Attainment (SOA) to their trainer. Existing qualifications or SOA will be assessed against the requirements of the current Certificate III in Individual Support to determine if any credit transfers are appropriate. 

Refund Policy

Once training has commenced, refunds will be given on a pro-rata basis, in accordance with the agreed training plan. For those units which students have commenced training in, (those in which resources and/or any training has been received) fees will be refunded on a pro rata basis. If fees have been paid in advance and training has not commenced nor resources issued, then fees for those units will be refunded in total. Students may appeal in writing to the Training Manager regarding this refund policy. If a student withdraws from a workshop or agreed training session without notifying Akadia, a refund will not be issued for that unit or workshop. 

Akadia Training Toowoomba

If you are considering a career in this industry, we would love to talk to you about your career options and guide you through the enrolment process.

At Akadia Training, we aren’t just another training institution. When you enrol, you will become part of the Akadia family where you will receive on-going support throughout the entire course. You will learn from a team of trainers who have current experience in the aged care and disability industry.