What will I learn?

People with disabilities want to achieve a high quality of life, just like everyone else. You can support and empower people to live with their challenges and achieve more independence, self-reliance, and well-being in order to pursue their goals.

The Certificate IV in Disability is a professional accreditation that focuses on the skills required to provide care for people with disabilities in a community or residential setting.

Because this work requires a person-centred approach, our teaching will prepare you to confidently work without direct supervision and even to be able to coordinate a small team. Your learning will blend theoretical and practical knowledge so that you’re ready to support individuals with disabilities in the healthcare industry.

What Will I Study?

14 units are required for award of this qualification including:

11 core units

3 elective units

Where Will this Take Me?

With the Certificate IV in Disability in hand, you’ll be able to work professionally as a:

Disability Support Worker

Disability Team Leader/Supervisor

Behavioural Support Officer

Lifestyle Support Officer (Special Schools)

Employment Coordinator (Disability)

Residential Care Officer

Senior Personal Care Assistant

We offer pathways into Health & Nursing degrees in partnership with La Trobe University so that on completion of this certificate you can further your education with:

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Melbourne campus only): Direct entry, with no Advanced Standing awarded.

How is the Course Assessed?

Our approach is to collect evidence on whether the student can perform to the standards of the workplace. This is based on the relevant unit of competency, and you’ll find these tools being used:

Knowledge Based Assessments (KBA)

Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)

Professional Experience Placement (PEP)



Study options

Full Time (40 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$8,250.00 (4,46,912) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date



Melbourne CBD Campus

Level 5 & 6, 131 Queen Street,



3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (40 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$8,250.00 (4,46,912) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

To be confirmed


Perth Campus

Level 2, 12 St Georges Terrace,


Western Australia,

6000, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

There are no pre-requisites or other training package entry requirements for this course.

You are, however, required to meet the admission criteria in order to meet industry requirements. This includes that you have:

18 years of age and above

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination (Academic) with a minimum total band score of 5.5 and minimum score of 5.0 in each of the four components of listening, reading, writing and speaking

A National Police Clearance or Australian Federal Police (AFP) Clearance certificate

Immunization (this is required for the Professional Experience Placement)

Basic computer skills

Provide a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)


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