Certificate IV in Disability

Certificate IV in Disability - CHC43115

VOCATIONAL

Gain a qualification that will put you on the path for a career in a rewarding field.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Full-time 1 year
Next intake:
Continuous (scholarship application closing dates apply)
Location:
Melbourne City
Mode of study:
On campus
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Not applicable
Fees:

Not applicable

Next intake:
Not applicable
Location:
Not applicable

Overview

In this Certificate IV course, you will develop the skills you need to provide support and assistance in a range of disability settings.

You will be prepared to work across settings that include residential, further education, recreation and leisure, day respite and community access, supported and open employment, client’s homes and other community settings. 

Increasingly, disability support staff work in support roles based in diverse locations, at varying times and in activities chosen by the person with a disability. In this nationally recognised  qualification you will develop the skills, knowledge and competency to perform effectively in any setting.

*This is a JobTrainer and Free TAFE priority course. Check your eligibility.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Details

In this practical course, you will undertake campus-based workshops every three weeks, which connect students with sector professionals and encourage on-the-job learning.

RMIT works with industry to ensure graduates have the skills and competencies required by employers. Your teachers include those who have a disability and we encourage participation by students with a disability.

This course can be delivered on site at a disability organisation for existing disability workers, or on campus at RMIT with students working in disability support roles coming together from different organisations within the sector.

We have guest speakers and input from organisations such as Women with Disabilities Victoria and the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO), Life Without Barriers and people with a disability.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this certificate and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

View the learning outcomes for each stream:

As part of this course, you will complete 11 core subjects, ranging from person-based behaviour support to empowerment of people with disabilities, legal and ethical compliance to health body systems.

You will also complete three industry-informed elective subjects that will inform your day-to-day interactions with clients, families, and communities.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Certificate IV in Disability
Program code: C4365
National curriculum code: CHC43115

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Certificate IV in Disability
City Campus
12 months
C4365
Location
City Campus
Duration
12 months
Plan code
C4365
CRICOS
Certificate IV in Disability
City Campus
12 months
C4365FSSI
Location
City Campus
Duration
12 months
Plan code
C4365FSSI
CRICOS

Career

This certificate has been designed for existing disability support workers employed in the community disability services sector. It is suitable for existing disability services workers to build on experience and employability in the disability industry.

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following academic (entry) requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

You must be either employed or volunteer with an organisation that provides disability services.

You must include with your application a CV and a personal statement that details your experience.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

Additional information

Additional immunisations may be required in response to changes in Government regulations or at the request of the placement host organisation.

Pathways

Understanding pathways

Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.

Even though there are no formal pathways into this course, there are often other ways you can gain entry.

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

When you successfully complete this certificate, you may be eligible to apply for further studies at RMIT such as a diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree. Contact Study@RMIT to discuss your options or browse our courses.

Fees

Free TAFE for priority courses

The Victorian Government is currently waiving tuition fees for this program for students who meet eligibility requirements for government subsidised places.

JobTrainer courses

JobTrainer is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth and State Government which provides additional funding for free or low-fee (20% of the listed tuition fee) training courses for young people and job seekers. Eligible applicants will be able to access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set under the JobTrainer fund.

Visit Free TAFE for priority courses for further information on what this means and whether you may be eligible.

If you have any questions you can contact Study@RMIT.

The tuition fees below will apply if you are not receiving a Free TAFE or JobTrainer fee waiver.

2023 fees

The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.

  • 2023 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$750* per annum
  • 2023 government subsidised place: AU$3,750* per annum
  • 2023 full-fee place: AU$10,500* per annum

*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

Fee finder

Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

Additional expenses

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022*.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment

The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Eligibility Exemption criteria

**The Victorian Government is currently waiving three (3) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and who have studied previously, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility

Payments and refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2022* is $315. 

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

You may be entitled to apply for a fee concession or exemption if you are in a Victorian Government subsidised place and you meet the eligibility criteria.

If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.