IHNA Certificate IV in Disability Course
IHNA Course IHNA Course

University Partnership

La Trobe University

This course is designed for workers in the community and/or residential setting who provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to disability. They support the independence and well being of their clients, and use their discretion and judgement in delivering appropriate care as required.

Workers can work primarily in residential facilities and disability support centres under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans. They carry out activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities of living for people in a disability support setting. These workers promote a person - centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

  • Course Code : CHC43115
  • Award Titles :
    CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
  • AQF Level : 4
  • Accreditation : ASQA
  • Duration : Up to 9 months
  • Course Delivery : Face-to-Face and Blended Mode
  • RTO ID : 21985
  • Campuses : Victoria / WA /NSW and India
International Students who complete Certificate IV Disability at Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (IHNA) will be deemed to have met the English language requirements for the Bachelor of Health Sciences at La Trobe University.
Student who completes the Certificate IV Disability at Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (IHNA) are eligible for Direct Entry into the Bachelor of Health Sciences at La Trobe University.
Online line Blended Learning
  • Start your program at anytime from anywhere in Australia - all you need is internet access!
  • Interact with classmates online through high quality online collaboration platform designed by IHNA
  • Regular feedback and assistance from our student support team
  • Communicate with your Course Coordinator and teachers at any point in the course during regular consultation
Choose where you study - with Regular simulation workshops across IHNA campuses in Australia
  • Join simulation workshops according to your availability once you meet pre-requisites.
  • Choice of locations, allows you to travel and meet your classmates across Australia
  • Fast-track your program by joining the earliest available simulation workshops, as soon as prerequisite theory has been completed.
Choose your healthcare facility - with the flexibility of work placements across Australia
  • Choose to join scheduled work placements booked by IHNA nationally
  • Advance your work placement at your selected facilities by negotiation, provided prerequisite course components are complete
Finance made easy! - Interest free payment plans
  • Select payment plans based on your financial situation
  • Pay no interest, don't get in debt
  • No credit card surcharge/fee
No loss of income - Study while you continue working in the current job
  • Plan your study to fit with your work commitments
  • Don't miss valuable career opportunities
Get a head start! - Gain credit transfer or Recognition of prior learning (RPL) for previous study and work place experience and fast-track your studies.
  • Those who have completed a certificate III program and are working in the disability sector may be eligible for RPL/ credit transfer and able to fast-track the certificate the program.
"Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply".

Course Overview

On-Campus mode

This course will be delivered over a maximum of 36 weeks. This includes a minimum 20 hours of classroom based student contact hours per week and practical placement for minimum 32 hours per week, during the placement weeks.

Blended Mode

Blended mode completion times will vary, and students have to attend the On-Campus session for the skills training.

Both modes of delivery include a practical placement of 120 hours.

For both modes of delivery, completion time frames will however vary between students based on their individual skills, experiences and previous studies.

The course will be offered using two modes of delivery- a classroom or a blended learning approach, both of which include a Practical Placement (PP). The blended learning course is offered as a combination of e-learning, practising various care skills in the simulated environment and Practical Placement (PP). Based on the cohort needs, classroom sessions may be arranged to provide additional support to students undertaking study with blended mode.

Course Competency Details

14 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • •   11 core units
  • •   3 elective units

Core Units

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families

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

IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its 'Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses' to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

•  Applicants are required to be 16 years old and above.
•  You will need to have completed year 10, or equivalent or be of mature age. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:
    •  A qualification at Certificate II level or higher, OR
    •  2 years industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication OR
    •  Age 18 or above
•  Applicants are required to have successfully completed an IHNA LLN test or VET ASSESS LLN Test (with a valid score of minimum 50% for each area and issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

Satisfactory police clearance certificate is essential for practical placement.

IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunization form before the practical placement start date.

It is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Online (Blended) Delivery

Nov 21, 2016
Jan 09, 2017
Feb 06, 2017
Mar 07, 2017
Apr 03, 2017
May 01, 2017
Jun 06, 2017
Jul 03, 2017
Aug 08, 2017
Sep 04, 2017
Oct 03, 2017
Nov 06, 2017
Dec 04, 2017

We have three campuses, Melbourne (Heidelberg), Perth and Sydney:

Melbourne(Heidelberg) Campus Perth Campus Sydney Campus
Upper Heidelberg Road,
Heidelberg Heights,
Victoria 3081 Australia
Level 3
Carillon City Arcade,
680-692 Hay Street Mall,
Perth WA 6000 Australia
Level 7
33 Argyle Street,
NSW 2150 Australia

The application process involves submitting an application, interview, payment and confirmation of enrolment. Applicants must successfully complete each stage in order to enrol.

Applicants can submit their initial application by clicking 'Apply Online' button.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us on 1800 22 52 83.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.


Note: Information provided as a guide only. The units taken into account may vary depending on the course provider. Please contact us for specific information on units and credit transfers.


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