Certificate IV in Disability


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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.

To achieve this qualification students are required to complete 14 units of competency and a mandatory 120 hour practical placement.

Study modes:

Flexible study – Unable to attend classes and want to study in the comfort of your own home? Then this option is for you. Students can start at any time and are given 12 months from the day of enrolment to complete.


Areas of study include:

  • Developing communication techniques
  • Individual plans
  • Community inclusion
  • Advocacy and empowerment
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • First Aid

Possible job outcomes are:

  • Disability officer – day support
  • Residential care officer
  • personal care assistant
  • Disability support officer / worker

Eligibility requirements

All applicants must have a current police check, working with children’s check, Unique Student Identifier (USI) and interview to determine eligibility and suitability requirements prior to being accepted into this course.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) available.

This qualification is not available to study online.