Open Colleges

Certificate IV in Disability Support

CHC43121Open Colleges (RTO 90796)
Up to 18 monthsself-paced
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Why study this course

  • Gain comprehensive knowledge needed for work in the disability sector where you'll advocate for and empower vulnerable people
  • Prepare for a range of roles in the industry, including management positions
  • Study online and at your own pace before gaining practical skills through 120 hours of supervised work placement

Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197). The testamur will be issued by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd.


This course meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualifications Framework

Entry requirements

  • Successful completion of a CHC33021 or CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability); OR
  • Successful completion of a CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability AND the CHCSS00125 Entry to Certificate IV in Disability Support Skill Set

In addition, you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of placement, have regular access to the internet, and have a level of physical fitness that would allow you to perform tasks related to direct personal care.

Where is this course offered?

This course is delivered online, so you can:

  • Study from anywhere and choose when you want to fit study into your week
  • Access all study materials, assessments, and student support services
  • Achieve the same qualification as someone studying in a classroom

Find out more about online courses and the benefits of studying online.

What you’ll learn

In this course you will learn to:

  • Support relationships with carer and family
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
  • Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
  • Provide person-centred services to people with disability and complex needs
  • Work with people with mental health issues
  • Lead effective workplace relationships
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance

Enquire with Open Colleges to find out more about the course content, units, and what you’ll learn.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether the institution offers subsidies, concessions, or government loans and your eligibility to receive them
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with Open Colleges to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Open Colleges can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Enquire with Open Colleges to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Support and delivery

When you study online with Open Colleges, you will have access to:

  • A Student Support Team who are available via phone, live chat and email to help with any administration issues. They can provide assistance with enrolment, updates on your course progress and help with work placement queries.
  • A Learning Support Team made up of former teachers, trainers and academics who can provide study tips and tricks, advice on research strategies and help you use OpenSpace, your online campus
  • Academic assistance from your trainers who are available to help with any course content questions and will provide feedback on your assessments
  • Career support via a range of resources including resume tips, a career change guide, quizzes and information on career pathways

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Open Colleges

Certificate IV in Disability SupportCHC43121

You may wish to discuss the following with Open Colleges:

  • Course price
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)

Submit an enquiry direct to Open Colleges.

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Certificate IV in Disability SupportCHC43121

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