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Certificate IV in Disability Support

Connecting, supporting, and empowering people with disabilities through safe and best practices.

About the qualification

Our CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support reflects the role of workers in community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and support to empower people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. This course promotes the person-centred approach, with workers operating autonomously and should have the capability to supervise a small team.

Upon successfully completing this nationally recognised qualification, students should be able to: 

  • identify safe work practices for client care 

  • facilitate the rights, interests and empowerment of people with disabilities 

  • provide person-centred services to people with disabilities with complex needs.

This qualification requires prerequisites. For further details, please see the reverse side.


Successful completion of the CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support may lead to employment opportunities, including: 

  • Disability Support Worker 

  • Care Team Leader 

  • Case Manager. 

Please note: This course provides skills and knowledge to the industry standard, but does not guarantee a job.


This qualification can be completed up to thirty-six months, dependent on the student's experience, Credit Transfer (CT) or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Apply for CT or RPL during enrolment.


This course may be delivered through face-to-face, online, or work-based training.

We use a range of assessment methods for this qualification, including: 

  • short answers

  • projects 

  • activities 

  • workplace observation

  • observation in a simulated workplace.

Units of Competency

This qualification consists of 10 units of competency, as shown below. Please call Aurora Training & Professional Services for enquiries about customisation and contextualisation. 

(C) – Core unit; (E) – Elective unit

Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (C)
Facilitate community participation and social inclusion (C)
Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach (C)
Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs (C)
Manage legal and ethical compliance (C)
Work with people with mental health issues (C)
Maintain work health and safety (C)
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients (E)
Facilitate individual service planning and delivery (E)
Support relationships with carer and family (E)

Student Requirements

The following will be required for the enrolment process:

  • Unique Student Identifier (USI)

  • verifiable identification documents

  • completion of the LLN assessment.

Please visit to create your USI.

Students will require access to appropriate technology and internet if the materials are delivered online.

We collaborate with employers to support students in the workplace. Workplace assessments may be required for some units of competency.

Prerequisites: Prior to enrolment, students must have successfully completed one of the following qualifications:

  • CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

  • CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability and CHCSS00125 Entry to Certificate IV in Disability Support Skill Set.


This nationally recognised qualification is delivered and assessed by Aurora Training & Professional Services Pty Ltd, RTO ID 90966, ABN 39 109 662 606. This training will deliver skills and knowledge to the industry standard but does not guarantee a job. We tailor training for people from diverse backgrounds, including those with a disability.


This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, under the Smart and Skilled program. The following fees are incurred by the student depending on their eligibility. 

  • Fee-Free*: $0

  • Traineeship*: $0 

  • Non-Subsidised (Full Fee): $8,000 

  • Concession: $240 

  • First Qualification*: $1,990 

  • Second Qualification*: $2,320

*Fee exemptions may apply for eligible students and are conditional on Government Policy and Funding Arrangements. For more information, please visit


  • Deferment Fee (administration charges): $50  

  • Replacement of Testamur/statement of attainment/Qualification Certificate: $50  

  • Repeat of unit (Third attempt onwards Per unit): $150  

  • RPL assessment: Contact us for a quote  

Please note: course fees and additional charges may change from time to time, please check with Aurora Training and Professional Services staff for updates. 

Aurora Training & Professional Services does not accept upfront payments of more than $1,500. If a student's fee is more than this amount, the support of a flexible payment plan will be offered to students.

Adrian B

FNS41422 Certificate IV in General Insurance

"The training was very relevant to my role and expanded my industry knowledge around the requirements of compliance and compliance and provided a greater understanding of the industry standards relevant authorities."
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