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Support those with a disability and help them get the most out of everyday

Follow your dream and study for a career in disability services.

When you successfully complete the Certificate IV in Disability, you’ll have a nationally recognised qualification that is highly regarded by the sector. This certificate will prepare you for work as a direct care worker, or supervisor, supporting clients to reach their full potential. Potential careers include disability support worker, residential support worker, supervisor, integration aid, respite worker, recreation support worker or behavioural support officer.

Students are required to produce a valid Working with Children Check and a satisfactory police check prior to commencement of the course

Please note: Victorian Safety Screening Policy

    Under this policy, the prospective worker has to undergo proof of identity check and a Disability Worker Exclusion List check before they can start their placement with participants who have additional needs or the disability industry. Under the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), applicants must now provide a minimum of four pieces of identification:
  • One commencement of identity document (such as a full Australian birth certificate or current Australian passport)
  • One primary use in the community document (such as a current Australian driver’s licence or marriage certificate)
  • Two secondary use in the community documents (such as a Medicare card or a credit card).
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    Course code
    Delivery location
    Go to On campus page, Chisholm Online
    Not available for International students
    Full time 12 months.and part time 18 months, plus any additional time required to complete course workplace requirements.
    Start dates
    to be confirmed

    Nationally Recognised Training logoChisholm is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia.

    Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.