Diploma of Disability

Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Deepening
Course Location
Warragul; Leongatha; Online; Bairnsdale
Course Duration
Full Time: Warragul and Leongatha - 1 year
Bairnsdale 1-2 years
Warragul Flexible delivery
Leongatha flexible/workbook
delivery; Bairnsdale flexible/online delivery
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..
2015 - Application Form (pdf)
Study Modes
Part Time (Day); Full Time
Starting Date
Full Time:
  • 2015

Flexible - you study at your own pace at a time that suits you. Ongoing enrolments


Leongatha campus
Lisa Kuhne

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

Bairnsdale and Warragul Campus
Sue Cullinan

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


Course Overview

Do you want to develop your current disability work skills and enhance your career prospects?

This course will prepare you for more senior roles in disability work, including roles involving the supervision of other staff and volunteers.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Diploma of 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

  • Case Manager
  • Client Service Assessor
  • Program/Service Coordinator
  • Disability Supervisor

Entry Requirements

To gain entry into the Diploma of Disability a candidate must:

1.    Be recognised as competent, through a recognised training program or recognition process, against the following units of competency common to Certificate IV in Disability:
  • CHCCS400C - Work within a legal and ethical framework
  • CHCCS411C - Work effectively in the community sector
  • CHCDIS301C - Work effectively with people with a disability
  • CHCDIS410A - Facilitate community participation and inclusion
  • CHCICS402B - Facilitate individualised plans


2.  Have sufficient relevant work experience in the disability sector to indicate likely success at this level of qualification in a job role involving:
  • The application of knowledge with depth in some areas and demonstration of a broad range of technical and other skills
  • A wide range of tasks and roles in a variety of contexts, with complexity in the range and choice of actions required
  • The exercise of discretionary judgment and decision making under general guidance

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Workshops, workbooks, practical demonstrations, oral presentation, interviews, case studies, projects, written tasks.

RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) is also available for this course.

Opportunities For Further Study

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Times

Core Units Unit Name
CHCAD504B Provide advocacy and representation services
CHCCM404A Undertake case management for clients with complex needs
CHCCM501A Coordinate complex case requirements (Note - pre-requisite CHCCM404A)
CHCCM503C Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management
CHCCS503B Develop, implement and review services and programs to meet client needs
CHCCW503A Work intensively with clients
CHCDIS511A Coordinate services for people with disabilities
CHCINF505D Meet statutory and organisational information requirements
CHCNET503D Develop new networks
CHCORG506E Coordinate the work environment
CHCPOL501A Access evidence and apply in practice
HLTWHS401A Maintain WHS processes
Five elective units will be allocated