Certificate IV in Disability

Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Building
Course Location
Warragul; Leongatha; Online; Bairnsdale
Course Duration
Full Time: 1 year
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of Federation Training. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
VET FEE-HELP is available for this course.
2015 - Application Form (pdf)
Study Modes
On Campus; Online; Part Time (Day); Traineeship; Workshops; Full Time
Starting Date
Part Time:
  • July 2014
  • 2014

Warragul - February 2014
Bairnsdale - rolling enrolments


Leongatha Campus
Lisa Kuhne

Phone: (03) 5662 6800
Email: l.kuhne@federationtraining.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Bairnsdale Campus
Sue Cullinan

Phone: (03) 5152 0743
Email: s.cullinan@federationtraining.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841


Course Overview

Disability workers assist people with disabilities achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance and community participation. Learn how to work with clients of all ages, creating, implementing and monitoring developmental programs for them.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Disability.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many Federation Training courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Behavioural Support Officer
  • Disability Support Officer/Worker
  • Employment Coordinator (Disability)

Online Requirements

Access to a computer and broadband internet service.
Basic computer skills.

Entry Requirements

  • Interview
  • Students are required to undertake a literacy assessment
  • Successful applicants will be required to undergo a Police Check and Working With Children Check
  • Applicants must be computer literate and have access to a computer with an internet connection

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Practical experiences, problem solving, oral presentations, interviews, case studies, projects, group discussions, online research tasks, online quizzes, practical placement and work based assessments for eligible students in the workforce.

Opportunities For Further Study

Specialist Course Information

  • This course includes a 120 hour practical placement unless you are currently working in the industry.

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Times

Core Units Unit Name
CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
CHCCS411C Work effectively in the community sector
CHCDIS301C Work effectively with people with a disability
CHCDIS302A Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities
CHCDIS405A Facilitate skills development and maintenance
CHCDIS410A Facilitate community participation and inclusion
CHCDIS411A Communicate using argumentative and alternative communication strategies
CHCICS402B Facilitate individualised plans
HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes
And one of each of the following pairs of units:


Provide behaviour support in the context of individualised plans (Leongatha)

Plan and provide advanced behaviour support (Warragul)


Contribute to WHS processes (Bairnsdale

Follow safety procedures for direct care work

Plus 5 elective units to be allocated.