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Certificate IV in Disability

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Are you passionate about inclusion, advocacy and empowerment? Do you want to extend your skills and knowledge of disability?

Field’s Certificate IV in Disability is a natural progression for those with the potential, inclination and motivation to develop a career as a team leader, service coordinator or manager. The course equips support workers with additional skills and knowledge in subject areas such as empowerment, inclusion, supporting positive lifestyle, advocacy, augmented and alternative communication, to independently support people with a disability in a wide range of settings including day centres, respite facilities, residential group homes, open employment and a person’s own home.



There are no prerequisites to gain entry into CHC40312 Certificate IV in Disability.


For entry into this course you will require adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills in English that allow you to read and interpret information, understand training, demonstrate leadership skills as well as provide and follow clear instructions, and prepare written assignments and documents for assessment.

As well as being able to work effectively with other healthcare professionals, by completing this course, you’ll build a foundation for supervising other workers, advocating for people with disability within a caring legal and ethical framework. You’ll also acquire a nationally recognised qualification which employers know and trust.

What will I learn?

Certificate IV in Disability can lead to:

  • skills to meet the needs of people with complex care needs
  • enhanced ability to facilitate clients’ participation and inclusion
  • confidence to enable independent work
  • advancement to the role of supervisor or coordinator
  • diverse skills and ability to deliver care in a range of settings
  • effective reporting ensuring compliance.

Course structure

The course comprises 14 units, including 11 core and 3 electives. A Certificate IV in Disability takes 19 weeks to complete. Classes are delivered as 6 hour sessions, 2 days per week. Importantly, there are 120 hours of work placement.

Fees and funding

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*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding. Course fees are based on a number of factors and depend on an individual’s eligibility for government funding. Please call Field on 1300 360 185 to discuss funding eligibility and the most appropriate funding or payment option for you. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.