CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability


This qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.

Qualification information

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability consists of 14 units of competency made up of 11 core units and 3 elective units. This qualification includes a mandatory 120 hour work placement.

Core units
  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour support
  • CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service response
  • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and 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 systems
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective units
  • CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
  • CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
  • CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing

Elective units have been selected by HANMAC on the basis of consultation with industry. Elective units that are not included in the elective section of this page are available by negotiation. Elective units must meet the packaging rules within 43115 before being considered for inclusion.

Unit codes and titles are correct at time of publication. Codes, titles and selected elective units may change at any time without prior notification.

Employment Opportunities
  • Behavioural Support Officer
  • Community Development Officer
  • Day Support Disability Officer
  • Disabilities Supervisor
  • Disability Service Officer
  • Disability Support Assistant (Schools)
  • Disability Team Leader
  • Job coordinator
  • Lifestyle Support Officer
  • Local area coordinator
  • Marketing Coordinator (Disability)
  • Project OfficerSenior Disability Worker
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant
  • Social Educator (Disability)
  • Social trainer
  • Support Facilitator (Disability)

The ability to participate in and complete manual tasks including bending, pulling, pushing, reaching and lifting; comprehend, communicate and complete assessment tasks in English, commit to and meet set timeframes; complete studies outside of the classroom setting; complete basic computer based tasks.

Due to the nature of the industry, vaccinations are highly recommended.

Due to COVID-19 the current flu shot is required.

  • National Police Check (vulnerable people) – must provide receipt of application or copy of current check at time of commencement.
  • Working with children Blue Card (Disability)

Support is available to students by phone, email or through appointment based face to face meetings.

Students requiring higher levels of support can be referred to external support services by request.

  • Full fee – $2940
  • Higher Level Skills (non-concessional) – $350
  • Higher Level Skills (concessional) – $280

Other fees may apply. For more information about fees click here.


The Higher Level Skills program, funded by the Queensland Government, may be available for Queensland based students enrolling into this qualification. Eligibility criteria applies. For further information on the Higher Level Skills program and its eligibility criteria and the Queensland Governments Higher Level Skills fact sheet click here

You must be an existing worker in the Community Services industry to access Higher Level Skills funding for this qualification.

Course Duration

Six months. This course is competency based and can be completed in a shorter time frame depending on the students existing skills and knowledge and prior learning.

An extension of this period may be available depending on the students circumstances.

Next course commencement

 External:  External enrolments is currently available for this qualification.

Course flyer / Expression of Interest

If you are interested in enrolling in this course please complete the Expression of interest and return to HANMAC in person, by post or via [email protected]