Certificate IV in Disability

Program Description

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who support to empower people with disabilities. Through this support, they can achieve more independence, self- reliance, and wellbeing and can participate to the fullest extent in the community.
These workers promote a person-centered approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise or coordinate a small team.
There is a practical component with work placement that provides real-world exposure to students. The course modules are structured to provide a balanced program of theory and practice relevant to the career across the healthcare industry.


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Program Structure

Subject Code Subject Name
BCHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCDIS002Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS005Develop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCDIS007Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS008Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS009Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS010Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective units
CHCADV001Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCADV002Provide advocacy and representation services
CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE003Coordinate services for older people
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCAOD001Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCCCS001Address the needs of people with chronic disease
CHCCCS004Assess co-existing needs
CHCCCS005Conduct individual assessments
CHCCCS006Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCCCS007Develop and implement service programs
CHCCCS008Develop strategies to address unmet needs
CHCCCS010Maintain a high standard of service
CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS017Provide loss and grief support
CHCCCS018Provide suicide bereavement support
CHCCCS019Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCCCS021Respond to suspected abuse
CHCCCS023Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS024Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder
CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and families
CHCCCS026Transport individuals
CHCCCS027Visit client residence
CHCCOM002Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIS004Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
CHCDIS006Develop and promote positive person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCDIV003Manage and promote diversity
CHCECD001Analyse and apply information that supports employment and career development
CHCECD002Deliver and monitor contracted employment services
CHCEDU001Provide community focussed health promotion and prevention strategies
CHCEDU003Provide sexual and reproductive health information to clients
CHCEDU004Develop, implement and review sexual and reproductive health education programs
CHCEDU005Work with clients to identify financial literacy education needs
CHCEDU006Improve clients’ fundamental financial literacy skills
CHCEDU007Provide group education on consumer credit and debt
CHCHCS001Provide home and community support services
CHCHCS002Coordinate and monitor home based support
CHCINM001Meet statutory and organisation information requirements
CHCLAH001Work effectively in the leisure and health industries
CHCLAH002Contribute to leisure and health programming
CHCLAH003Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs
CHCLLN001Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs
CHCMGT001Develop, implement and review quality framework
CHCMGT002Manage partnership agreements with service providers
CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPAL001Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCPAL002Plan for and provide care services using a palliative approach
CHCPRP001Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCPRT002Support the rights and safety of children and young people
CHCSET001Work with forced migrants
CHCSOH001Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
CHCVOL003Recruit, induct and support volunteers
CHCYTH001Engage respectfully with young people
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status
HLTFSE001Follow basic food safety practices
HLTHPS006Assist clients with medication
HLTHPS007Administer and monitor medications
HLTOHC001Recognise and respond to oral health issues
HLTOHC002Inform and support patients and groups about oral health
HLTOHC003Apply and manage use of basic oral health products
HLTOHC004Provide or assist with oral hygiene
HLTOHC005Use basic oral health screening tools
HLTOHC006Apply fluoride varnish
HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety
HLTWHS004Manage work health and safety
BSBFIM501Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBFLM306Provide workplace information and resourcing plans
BSBINM201Process and maintain workplace information
BSBLDR402Lead effective workplace relationships
BSBMGT401Show leadership in the workplace
BSBMGT406Plan and monitor continuous improvement
BSBWOR204Use business technology
TAEDEL402APlan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
TAEDEL404AMentor in the workplace

Possible Job Outcomes

• Behavioral Support Officer
• Marketing Coordinator
• Development Officer
• Project Officer (Life Enhancement Team)
• Disability Support – Day Support
• Residential Care Officer
• Disability Support Officer/Worker
• Social Educator
• Senior Personal Care Assistant
• Employment Coordinator (Disability)
• Job Coordinator
• Social Trainer
• Lifestyle Support Officer
• Supervisor
• Local Area Coordinator