CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support

VU course code: CHC43121 | Level of study: TAFE
1 year part time
Face to Face with eLearning


No tuition fees for eligible students

City Campus, Footscray Nicholson
15 July 2024
13 July 2024
 Certificate IV in Disability


Develop the skills for a rewarding career supporting and empowering people with disabilities with a Certificate IV in Disability Support CHC43121 at Victoria University.

You’ll learn to provide support and training to people with disabilities in community-based and residential settings. You can make a genuine difference to the lives of the people you work with, enabling them to be more independent and increasing their quality of life.

This course will give you the skills and knowledge to:

  • facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • provide individualised support
  • develop and provide person-centred service responses
  • supervise or coordinate a small group.

You’ll gain valuable professional experience by completing a minimum of 70 hours of placement, which will allow you to put your theoretical learning into practice.

You will extend your skills with classes on:

  • social inclusion
  • diverse and complex needs
  • trauma-informed care
  • non-verbal communication techniques
  • autism.
NRT logoThis course is nationally recognised training.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’, which lets you finish your course more quickly when you have gained some of the skills required from past study or work experience.

Vaccine requirements

Certain vaccines are now required for some healthcare workers. Prior to commencing practical placement, it is recommended you:

  • provide evidence of having the influenza vaccine
  • Provide evidence of having the COVID-19 vaccine (unless an exception applies):
    • fully vaccinated if under 18 years old
    • fully vaccinated (boosted) if 18 years and over.

Find out more about vaccination requirements for healthworkers.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Fees & Scholarships

TAFE fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer.


Eligible students won’t be required to pay tuition fees for this course.

Free TAFE courses align with skills and jobs that are in high demand in from Victorian employers.




Potential job titles include:

  • behavioural support officer
  • disability support worker
  • NDIS planner/support coordinator
  • employment coordinator (disability)
  • residential facility coordinator
  • local area coordinator
  • social educator
  • job coordinator
  • lifestyle support worker
  • day program coordinator
  • team leader.

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"My teachers at Victoria University supported me as an athlete. They provided flexible due dates for assignments and other adjustments when it was necessary."
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