CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

Hammond Institute
  • Awarded by
    Hammond Institute (RTO 90720)
  • Qualification
    Certificate IV
  • Study Mode
    On Campus
  • Course Cost
    The full fee for this course is $4,000. Enquire now to learn more about affordable payment options available
  • Duration
    12 months full-time or part-time equivalent
  • Payment Option
    Payment planUpfront payment
  • Duration
    12 months full-time or part-time equivalent
  • Start Date
    Enquire now for upcoming start dates
  • Location
  • Career Outcomes
    Residential Care Officer | Behavioural Support Officer | Project Officer | View all

overviewCourse Overview

You’re a compassionate person who loves working with people. Now, turn your passion into a rewarding new professional career in the disability sector with this Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115) course from Hammond Institute.

This practical, skills-focused course equips students with the foundation skills, knowledge and experience required to work successfully in the dynamic and exciting field of disability support. In less than one year of full-time study, you’ll learn how to provide tailored, comprehensive care, that adheres to legal and ethical requirements and helps meet people’s needs. You’ll gain a sound understanding of the unique needs of people with disability and chronic illness, and build practical skills to turn your interest and empathy into a rewarding, useful career.

With a particular focus on workplace learning, this course includes 140 hours of hands-on work experience in a support or care facility. You’ll complete this course with the experience and confidence required to dive immediately into work in the disability sector. 

If you like a challenge, want a job where every day is different and are interested in using your communication and people skills to help others live dignified, thriving lives, working in disability is for you – and your new career starts with this course. 

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This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learnWhat You'll Learn

In this disability course, the subjects you may study include:

Core subjects:

  • CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support
  • CHCDIS002 – Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
  • CHCDIS005 – Develop and provide person-centred service responses
  • CHCDIS007 – Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • CHCDIS008 – Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
  • CHCDIS009 – Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
  • CHCDIS010 – Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
  • CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG003 – Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body system
  • HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective subjects:

  • CHCCCS023 – Support independence and wellbeing
  • CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs
  • CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia

Why study withWhy Study With Hammond Institute

Get the right skills, training and confidence to be workplace ready when you study with Hammond Institute. Their custom-designed short courses in aged care, disability support, community services, early childhood education and more, are delivered by trainers and assessors who are at the peak of their game.

With a motto of “Where the student comes first”, you can trust that Hammond Institute goes above and beyond to ensure a positive and supportive learning experience.

Student’s of Hammond will have 24/7 access to trainers and assessors who will help with questions relating to course content as well as times with improving your time-management.

Where will it lead meWhere Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115) from Hammond Institute.

This industry-focused course will equip you with the practical skills, knowledge and experience required to seek employment in the diverse and growing disability support and care sector after course completion. You may choose to seek employment as a disability support worker, a residential care assistant, or in-home care support.

This course also acts as a pathway to further study and qualification. After completing this Certificate IV course, you may choose to enhance your career opportunities with a diploma-level qualification in community or individual services, to provide highly specialised support to clients.

For whichever field you choose, this course will equip you with the insights, abilities, experience and confidence required to work to help people with disabilities reach their potential and lead thriving lives.

  • Residential Care Officer
  • Behavioural Support Officer
  • Project Officer
  • Disability Support Officer
  • Development Officer
  • Disability Officer – Day Support

How much will it costHow Much Will It Cost?

The full fee for this course is $4,000. Hammond Institute offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.

Government-subsidised training may be available to eligible students - enquire now to find out more.


Pre-requisitesWhat You'll Need To Get In

To be eligible to study this course, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be aged over 17 years; AND
  • Hold a current police clearance; AND
  • Have undertaken a pre-training review.

There are no previous work or education requirements for entry into this course. Students may enrol directly in this course without completing lower ranked qualifications.

Students will be required to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test with scores of 3 in learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy is desirable to participate in this course.

Campus locationsCampus Location

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:


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