Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115)

We deliver industry-leading and cost-effective Counselling, Community Services, Health and Disability courses that are specialised to support contemporary practice!

Certificate Course

Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115)

Completing studies in Disability Services means you are entering an industry where you can play a direct role in changing people’s lived experiences and possibilities! At the Certificate IV level in disability, you are establishing yourself with a sound theoretical basis in the disability sector and setting your set up for success as formal qualifications become a foundation to practice. Further, you will have highly transferrable knowledge and skills to other sectors like community services, employment services and more. Start your journey to making a difference now!


In the course, you will complete 120 hours of professional placement to apply theoretical knowledge to direct practice to enrich your learning experience. This placement can be undertaken in any government or non-government community service role. The Clinical College will also assist you to find a student placement, or you can source your own. 


The Clinical College is a specialist provider of Disability Services education. We are a part of the Activated Concepts brand and have a direct linkage to contemporary practice. Activated Concepts is a registered NDIS provider providing support work through to clinical services under the NDIS– we are not just another Registered Training Organisation (RTO) looking for mass enrolments and income. We care about the quality of our Graduates and our brand in the community!


The Clinical College prides itself on developing a true partnership between you and us. We will support your journey through the Certificate in Disability. We will support your passion, learning and understanding of person-centred care, psychosocial disabilities (mental illness), behavioural supports and trauma-informed practices.


Our Certificate IV in Disability Services is nationally recognised in Australia, so you can be assured of its quality, reputation, and integrity. Further, it will offer you pathways into Diploma level studies should you wish to continue your advancement in the community services sector.

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Eligibility & Course Details

You are able to gain entry to the Certificate IV in Disability if you have:

      • Completed Year 12, or equivalent and are 18 years or older
      • Over 21 years of age and have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)


All prospective students, also need to participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.

    • Our Certificate IV in Disability is a nationally recognised qualification, as well as being industry desired
    • There is a high chance of employment at Activated Concepts for outstanding students
    • You will be provided credits towards further studies at a Diploma level
    • Discounted upfront payment (you gain a discount and do not worry about ongoing payments)
    • Monthly payment plans (up to 12 months)
    • Payment via direct transfer, credit card or direct debit
    • Government assistance might also be available (see our financial assistance section)

Your course at a glance



Course Delivery

Why Study our Certificate IV in Disability Section

The Clinical College’s Certificate IV in Disability provides a comprehensive review of the complex barriers that exist in society for people with a disability. You will develop sound theoretical expertise and be able to proficiently apply person-centred practices with a trauma-informed lens. This will minimise oppression and empower choice for those you work with, making you a highly desired employee! Furthermore, studying with us means you will cover key areas such as trauma, mental health, behavioural support and assessing co-existing needs.

Group Study


This unit centres on the vital nature of providing supports as per the individualised plan for the participant. Furthering to assist you to apply best practice, understand key limitations in plans and monitoring progression


This unit explores positive behaviour support plans (PBSP) and how to implement this to support your participant thrive and minimise the risk of triggers and/or any escalations.


This unit is paramount to practice with people with a disability. You will learn the importance of a person-centred framework and how to implement and monitor this practice in your stakeholder engagement.


This unit explores human rights and the importance of empowerment for people with a disability. You will learn to effectively communicate rights and facilitate choice in an ethical and legal framework.


This unit meets on sector demand considers the benefits of connection, exploration, and new experiences for psychosocial wellbeing. You will be competent in assessing this need, the client’s capacity, creating support plans and managing the risks.


This unit centres on the importance of person-centred care in the disability sector. You will look at skill-based assessments, develop individualised plans, monitoring and documentation progression.


This unit builds on CHCDIS005 and others to explore complex needs and how this work in terms of risk and safety. You will develop prioritising and critical assessment skills to manage the complex needs whilst supporting choice and maximum quality of life.


This unit reflects on your positionality (gender, culture, religion, sexuality, ability etc) and what you bring with you to each engagement. This unit centres on creating cultural safety for diverse clients in this context.


This unit provides the vital legal and ethical underpinning in allied health care practice. It explores how to manage legal and ethical issues you might face in practice.


This unit supports you to understand key terminology for body functions, body parts /structures and the interrelationships between these. You will be able to reconsider and promote quality activities to promote healthy body practices.


This unit focuses on direct practice risks and on maintaining the safety of the worker, people they support and the community. You will cover manual handing, practices for direct care, infection control and more.

Work with people with mental health issues

This unit explores helping you partner with people that experience psychosocial disabilities (mental health issues), to assess their needs and support them to meet their aspirations and needs.

Assess co-existing needs

This unit introduces the assessment and managing of case planning for clients with multiple needs. From initial consultation through to referral – you will learn the step-by-step process and tools to assist you to thrive in practice.

Implement trauma-informed care 

This unit meets sector demand and highlights the relevance of trauma important it is to understand. It will assist you to understand the impact of trauma, how common it is and how to promote a safe trauma-informed environment for your clients.

Course Total Cost Payment
Certificate IV in Disability
Discounted Upfront*
Certificate IV in Disability
$210 x 12 Monthly Payments

*Competitor costs are around $3000-4000+. This does not include the above built-in specialisations, face-to-face costs, or post-graduate supports

The Clinical College prides itself on ‘walking the talk’ to assist Students to shine as much as possible! We are not just another Registered Training Organisation; we are clinical professionals working in the field and care about your success! 


Our support does not just include whilst you are studying with us; we also provide post-graduate support to our Graduates.

Academic Support

Study Assistance

As a Student with the Clinical College, you will have unlimited access to our support staff and your Trainer to provide you with timely academic support. Our focus is to partner with you for success so that you can graduate as per your goals!

Support includes:

  Answering questions on any course content
  Providing one on one mentoring, as needed
  Guidance on managing study workloads and life

Practical Experience

As a student, it is paramount that you get sufficient practical experience with different people to apply your knowledge, learn new skills and build your practice competence. One of the founding motivations for the Clinical College being created was due to feedback from Workers and Employers wishing they/their staff had more practical experience in applying theoretical concepts outside a few online role-plays.

As part of your studies at the Clinical College, you will be provided with ample practical experience to apply your theoretical understanding in a safe and relaxed environment. This will allow you to learn your strengths and develop the areas you want to enhance in the face-to-face classes.

Further, once you graduate, we will provide you with follow up support and services to ensure you do not feel alone as you continue to master your aptitudes. This is FREE and our practice commitment to you!


We offer optional tutorials for students in the following areas:

 Getting back into study
 Time Management
  Assessment Writing
  Plagiarism and Academic Integrity

Ask our Support Staff or your Trainer more about these

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