CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability


This qualification focuses on 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 well-being

  • carry out activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities of living for people in an aged care setting
  • carry out activities related to an individualised plan

This program is a classroom based program conducted over a 3 month period, with attendance 1 day per week and self-directed learning to complete learning and assessment activities or as a traineeship over a 12 month period.

Possible job roles

  • Accommodation support worker
  • Assistant in nursing
  • Home care assistant
  • In-home respite worker
  • Care service employees
  • Nursing assistant
  • Personal care assistant
  • Community care/support worker
  • Residential care worker
  • Support worker

Assessment activities

Assessment will be carried out throughout the duration of the qualification. Feedback will be given to participants by their Assessor as they progress through the qualification.

The ways in which assessment activities are conducted may include:

Written/oral questioning
Written/oral questions are designed to enable assessment of the required knowledge. Assessors might develop additional questions to elicit more detailed responses.

Projects are designed to enable holistic assessment of the unit of competency. The Assessor will consider each project in the context of the organisation and make adjustments or contextualise as necessary.

Observations are used to record participants carrying out their normal work duties which the trainer/assessor has observed, and provides evidence that the participant can perform the tasks associated with the unit of competency.

Third party reports
We ask the Supervisor or Manager to confirm in writing that the participant has, over a period of time, demonstrated the defined skills and have the required knowledge to satisfy the competency standards that are being assessed.

Recognition of prior learning

ARC Training offers the opportunity to go through a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. Should the participant identify that they already have some or all of the skills required for a unit prior to, or during, the training and they believe they can already demonstrate these skills, they should speak to their Assessor about applying for RPL.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Please check with us whether eligibility criteria may apply for Government funded programs.

Pre enrolment

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Fees and charges

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Qualification content

The wide range of units provides participants with the knowledge and the specialist skills required to work efficiently and effectively in any aged care environment.

Participants will need to complete eleven core units plus three elective units of competency. Here are the units that are available in our standard Certificate IV in Disability course. Keep in mind, ARC Training can tailor a qualification to reflect your company’s specialist roles or specific requirements.

Unit code
Unit title
Provide individualised support
Follow established person-centred service response
Develop and provide person centred service responses
Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Work with diverse people
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Recognise healthy body systems
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Assist with medication
Administer and monitor medications
Support relationship with carers and families

Training activities

Training and assessment is conducted:

On the job – The Trainer accompanies the participant(s) while they undertake their normal activities. This may be in a one-on-one format or in small groups with other
participants doing the same training.

Off the job – Training takes place in a classroom either on a one-on-one basis or in small groups. It may involve discussions, presentations, role plays and simulated