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CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

National ID: CHC43115 | State ID: AWJ3

lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Empower people with disability to achieve greater levels of independence

If you are passionate about supporting people with disability to reach their potential and live their own life, then this is the course for you.

When you complete this course you will be on a pathway to a career in the rewarding and sometimes challenging world of disability work. You could find yourself working in a range of settings including residential, employment, recreational and/or day support, advocacy and case management, supporting people with a disability to gain skills and knowledge to move towards a more independent and self-determined life.

You will need to be employed in the disability sector to be able to fulfill the work place requirements of the course.

Gain these skills
  • Facilitate community participation, social inclusion and ongoing skills development for clients
  • Communicate, network and work with relevant people to ensure clients are supported
  • Facilitate the empowerment of clients
  • Provide person-centred services to clients with complex needs
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • Safe work practices
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Passionate about supporting individuals to lead a more independent and fulfilled life
  • Reliable, proactive and confident in working with people with disabilities
  • Professional, friendly and supportive
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Currently employed in the disability sector

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Half price*


This course is part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative where you'll only pay half the course fees until December 2021 capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more

Only course fees are half price. You may be required to pay other fees that apply to your course.

Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply


Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III
Job opportunities

Other job titles may include:

  • Senior Personal Care Assistant
  • Day Support Disability Officer | Support Facilitator (Disability)
  • Disability Team Leader | Senior Disability Worker | Job Coordinator | Disabilities Supervisor | Local Area Coordinator
  • Lifestyle Support Officer
  • Behavioural Support Officer
  • Project Officer
  • Marketing Coordinator (Disability)
  • Social Educator (Disability)
  • Disability Support Assistant (Schools)

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 


Further study

North Metropolitan TAFE offers you a range of further study opportunities, see below for a list of related courses.

How to apply

On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to

Other study types

For all other study types such as on campus (part-time), skill sets, online, employer-based study and apprenticeships or traineeships visit our Apply and Enrol page.

International students

International students should contact



lfls-logo-100x40.pngThis qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees until 31 December 2021. The “annual fees cap” means that full-fee paying students will only pay a maximum of $1,200 (plus resource fee) and concession-fee paying students or those aged 15-24 years will only pay up to $400 (plus resource fee). Please see below an approximate estimate of what you will pay on enrolment.

Annual Full fee

Annual Concession fee

Tuition fee
Resource fee
Tuition fee
Resource fee
1200.00     400.00    
These fees are annual estimates only and are for students enrolling on a full-time basis.
- Fees might differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
- Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
- Fees are payable at enrolment each semester for the units enrolled for that period. Some year-long courses might have a bigger fee load in the first semester. 
- Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
- For secondary school aged persons (in 2020, students born on or after 1 July 2002 who are at least 15 years old) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2020 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees. 
- Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms and students personal equipment.
- The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
- VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government 
- Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses, or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.)
- Course information and fees are subject to change without notice

Delivery location, important dates and study options

During your course of study, NMTAFE may use a variety of learning practices to ensure you get the best outcome for your learning journey.
This may include online learning, face-to-face classroom, laboratory/workshop delivery, work placement or a combination of these, depending on which is most appropriate.

This course is currently undergoing delivery planning and information will be available on our website shortly. Check back later, or use the course enquiry form below to have our Client Contact Centre contact you with further information about the next course start, delivery locations and study modes.

Course enquiry

Please note This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply, please refer to the 'How to apply' tab above.

Page last updated June 25, 2020