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Certificate IV in Disability Support

SKU:CHC43121

Get ready to empower vulnerable people. Become a sought-after care worker who has all the advanced skills needed to provide excellent individualised care. Graduate industry ready to make your mark and lead a team of support workers to success.
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  • Study to fit into your routine
  • Nationally recognised accreditation
  • Start studying as soon as you enrol
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Certificate IV in Disability Support

Intro to Certificate IV in Disability Support

Enjoy a Stable and In-Demand Career

Our nationally accredited CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support is designed to equip you with the skills to advocate for and empower vulernable people. You’ll unlock a vast range of different job opportunities and learn how to become an inspiring support worker.

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Job Outcomes

  • Behavioural Support Officer
  • Community-Based Support Officer
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Disability Team Leader/Supervisor
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant
  • Disability Coordinator

Job Skills

  • Infection control
  • Community services
  • Reporting
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Course breakdown

What you’ll learn in this course

This qualification includes a range of units designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to provide exceptional person-centered care to vulnerable people. Learn how to empower vulnerable people to make positive changes today.  

Certificate IV in Disability Support

CHCLEG003
Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • Research information required for legal compliance
  • Determine ethical responsibilities 
  • Develop and communicate policies and procedures 
  • Monitor compliance
  • Maintain knowledge of compliance requirements
HLTWHS003
Maintain work health and safety
  • Contribute to workplace procedures for identifying hazards and controlling risks
  • Implement policies and procedures into work team processes
  • Support consultation, cooperation and communication
CHCCCS036
Support relationships with carer and family
  • Include carer and family members as part of the support team
  • Assess and respond to changes in the care relationship
  • Monitor and promote carer rights, health and wellbeing
CHCCCS044
Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
  • Apply a person-centred approach to minimise behaviours of concern
  • Review context of behaviours of concern
  • Provide positive behaviour support according to individualised behaviour support plan
  • Complete documentation
CHCDIS017
Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
  • Support the person to identify and engage in social networks within the broad community
  • Assist the person and others to develop and implement a community support plan as part of the individualised plan
  • Develop strategies to minimise isolation for person with disability
  • Determine risks associated with supporting community participation and inclusion

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Getting the right kind of support and help was a great motivation to always look forward to the ending. I would like to say a big thank you to my trainer. He has been very helpful all along.
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  • 18 months
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  • 07:00 am - 08:00 am

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  • 08:00 am - 09:00 am

    Morning routine + commute

  • 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

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  • 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

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  • 07:30 pm - 08:00 pm

    Break

  • 08:00 pm - 09:00 pm

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  • 09:00 pm - onwards

    Relax

Study for a minimum 11 hours per week to complete modules in 18 months

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  • 09:00 am - 01:00 pm

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  • 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

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  • 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

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  • 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

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  • 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

    Study session

  • 07:30 pm - 08:30 pm

    Break

  • 08:30 pm - 09:30 pm

    Study session

  • 09:30 pm - onwards

    Relax

Study for a minimum 16.5 hours per week to complete modules in 12 months

Your course may include work placement which will be completed in addition to weekly study blocks.

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Your trainer

Michelle Hay Chapman
Michelle has over 16 years of experience of working within the healthcare industry working as an Enrolled Nurse and a personal care worker. She has worked with people that have a disability within different community programs and within aged care. Michelle’s specialised skills include infection control, dementia care, palliative care and person-centred care.
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Michelle Hay Chapman

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Michelle has over 16 years of experience of working within the healthcare industry working as an Enrolled Nurse and a personal care worker. She has worked with people that have a disability within different community programs and within aged care. Michelle’s specialised skills include infection control, dementia care, palliative care and person-centred care.
Michelle has over 16 years of experience of working within the healthcare industry working as an Enrolled Nurse and a personal care worker. She has worked with people that have a disability within different community programs and within aged care. Michelle’s specialised skills include infection control, dementia care, palliative care and person-centred care.

Over the years she has also worked in General Practice, different hospitals across Southeast Queensland as an agency nurse working in the areas of mental health, palliative care, and dementia units.

Michelle has been a Trainer in adult education for over 6 years working in classrooms, workplaces, online and in secondary schools.

• Diploma of Nursing

• Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

• Diploma of Business

• Diploma of Community Services

• Certificate 3 in Aged Care

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Do I need Certificate III in Disability first?

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Yes. As of November 2023, the Certificate III is the mandatory entry requirement for the Certificate IV. Fortunately, Open Colleges does offer this certificate.

I run my own disability business, can I do workplacement in my own business?

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You may be able to use your disability business for your work placement if the following conditions are met: You have access to enough clients and situations to complete all assessments. You have access to a suitably qualified person to supervise you and sign off on your performance.

How many hours of work placement do I need to do for Certificate IV in Disability Support?

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The course contains a minimum of 120 hours of work placement. To find out what the suitable workplaces are for this course, download the course guide.

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Save 35%
$3,185.65 Save $1,715.35
was $4,901.00
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Save 12%
Pay in 66 instalments over the length of your course.
$65.16 Weekly
Total course cost: $4,301.00
Save $600.00
was $4,901.00
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