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La Trobe University

Course Code : CHC43115 Award Titles : CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
Accreditation :
IHNA Nationally Recognized Training IHNA Course IHNA Course
RTO ID : 21985 Duration : 40 Weeks
AQF Level : 4 Course Delivery : Face-to-Face
Fees : Click here for more details Campuses : VIC / WA /NSW and India
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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.


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 40 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


Provide individualised support


Follow established person-centred behaviour supports


Develop and provide person-centred service responses


Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability


Facilitate community participation and social inclusion


Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach


Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs


Work with diverse people


Manage legal and ethical compliance


Recognise healthy body systems


Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units


Meet personal support needs


Support independence and wellbeing


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
   •  Applicants are required to have successfully completed BKSB (Basic Key Skills Builder) Exit Level 3

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.

Physical requirements

While IHNA will work with you to make "reasonable accommodations" in the campus lab and classroom, there are clinical practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA control. The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the hospital and community health settings. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable accommodations. Additional skills and abilities are needed to perform patient/ resident care in the clinical settings to pass the course objectives and requirements.

Strength: Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a patient, and perform CPR
Mobility: Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
Hearing: Sufficient to hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages.
Vision: Sufficient to make physical assessments of patients and equipment.
Communication: Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.

If you have a disability that will require reasonable accommodations to fulfill these requirements then please declare in your course application, special needs section.

The total tuition cost for the Certificate IV in Disability is:
Domestic students:
• Victoria & New South Wales: AUD $2,800
• Western Australia: AUD $3,800

State Government Funding is Available for Eligible Students.
For more information please contact us on:

Enrolling in this qualification and availing the relevant state funding, may affect student's future training options and the eligibility for further government subsidised training.

Students eligible and opting for government funding must attend 20 hours of classroom sessions per week. Students failing to attend the classroom sessions will not be able to avail the funding and will be required to pay the full course fees.

Face to face Delivery


Jun 06, 2017
Jul 04, 2017
Aug 08, 2017
Sep 05, 2017
Oct 03, 2017
Nov 07, 2017

Note :-
*The course is now available at IHNA Sydney Campus in Face-to-Face mode from 16th May 2017 as per below time schedule.

Tuesdays9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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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