CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support

CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support

This qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 180 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Course delivery modes:

Blended learning system in Sydney or Adelaide Campus  |  Course conducted in English

Employment outcomes from this qualification may include:

With relevant working experience graduates of CHC43121 – Certificate IV in Disability Support course may gain employment in job roles including:

  • Social Educator (Disability)
  • Day Support Disability Officer
  • Social Trainer
  • Disability Team Leader
  • Disability Support Assistant (Schools)
  • Job Coordinator
  • Disability Service Officer
  • Senior Disability Worker
  • Lifestyle Support Officer
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant
  • Community Development Officer
  • Support Facilitator (Disability)
  • Behavioural Support Officer

To view outcomes about employment prospects for this qualification see

Qualification Units

The CHC43121 Certificate IV In Disability requires the completion of the following Units (including 7 core and 3 electives).

Core Units


Follow established person-centred behaviour supports


Facilitate community participation and social inclusion


Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach


Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs


Manage legal and ethical compliance


Work with people with mental health issues


Maintain work health and safety

Elective Units


Provide support to people living with dementia


Deliver care services using a palliative approach


Recognise Healthy Body Systems

** Please note: Electives are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.

Entry Requirements

At Abbey College, students must have/or be:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older at the time of course commencement.
  • Completion of: CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)OR Completion of: CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)OR Completion of: CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability PLUS  the CHCSS00125 Entry to Certificate IV in Disability Support Skill Set.
  • Must have the ability to undertake a work placement at an aged care, home and community care, disability care or community service organisation.
  • Some prospective students may be asked to undertake an LLN assessment or enrolment interview prior to acceptance.
  • Must have completed Australian Year 11 or equivalent level of schooling or a Certificate III or higher qualification with an Australian institution.
  • For overseas students, whose first language is not English an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent OR

          Pass an Abbey College Australia entry test designed to assess the level of English proficiency.

Here is a score comparison chart featuring popular English Proficiency Tests as well as Abbey’s English Placement Test:

Course Duration

Course Duration: 52 Weeks

Study Pathway

After completing CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability you may progress to CHC52021 – Diploma of Community Services.

Tuition Fee

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