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Certificate IV in Disability

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, 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.

Course delivery and duration

Classroom training:
Each unit is delivered over 2 consecutive days per week OR 4 evenings per fortnight.

Qualification units:
To be awarded your qualification, you will need to successfully complete 14 units; 11 core and 3 electives.

Practical placement:
On completion of classroom training, 120 hours of practical placement is required to be undertaken - Field assist in sourcing and coordinating this with you.

Total course duration:
Scheduled at 19 weeks

Industry compliance training:
Field students are given the opportunity to participate in a number of accredited and non-accredited short courses free of charge, to assist with practical placement and ongoing employment opportunities.

Field deliver this qualification in many training venues across Melbourne and Geelong.

Fees and funding

For a full list of fees please click here

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. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Employment opportunities

On completion of this qualification employment opportunities may include:

  • Support worker
  • Accommodation support worker
  • Home care support
  • In-home respite worker
  • Community care/support worker
  • Residential care worker.

Student requirements

A Police Check and a Working with Children Check (WWCC) is required to complete your practical placement. You are not able to start placement without a police check that is clear and current (within 1 year of issue).

New programs commence monthly; please call us about our training schedule for the rest of 2017