eCertificate IV In Disability

Course Code: CHC43115
Study Area:

  • Bendigo City Campus
Course Structure


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers

Anticipated employment opportunities within the disability services industry include the following fields:

  • Disability services instructor
  • Disability worker
  • Disability support officer/worker
  • Personal care assistant
  • Life skills support worker


As part of the enrolment process we recommend you attend an information session, you will be required to complete Literacy, Language and Numeracy (LLN) online assessment, suitability task, and Pre Training Review (PTR) interview.

Students are no longer required to provide evidence of COVID 19 Vaccination to enrol and attend classes for this course. However, students are still required to provide proof of COVID19 Vaccination by the deadline set by the Placement Team to be eligible to start the practical placement component. Practical placement is a mandatory component of the course.

Course overview

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

Next Available Intake

Start Date: October 2022

Days & Times: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am to 1:00pm

Duration: 9 months

Mode: (Blended) On campus classes and remote online delivery 

To achieve this qualification, you must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government's FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the tuition fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).

Normally a Skills First student is only entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver. However, you may be able to enrol even if you have previously used your Free TAFE entitlement in a second Free TAFE course under JobTrainer. You may be able to get an exemption if you don't meet the upskilling requirement.

How to apply
  • Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process

As part of the enrolment process we recommend you attend an information session, you will be required to complete Literacy, Language and Numeracy (LLN) online assessment, and Pre Training Review (PTR) interview.

Students will be required to be able to use a personal computer, including basic word processing, spread sheet, and electronic communication platforms and internet search engines

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed throughout the course, assessments may include written, oral or practical assessments. These assessments are designed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required in order to achieve this qualification. Your teacher will provide you information on how you will be assessed for each unit. We use a online Learning Platform to communicate to students, distribute learning materials and assessment. Your assessment will be required to be submitted using our Online Platform also.

There is the opportunity for re-assessment and appeal, which you can discuss with your teacher.

Learning options

Full-time, blended-learning via on campus and online scheduled classes Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am to 1:00pm

There will be on campus classes for in-person assessments. 

Key study areas

You will be required to undertake 14 units of study. Please see the list of modules for more details about the units. Some of the areas of study are:

  • Person centred support
  • Empowering peoples with disability
  • Understanding legal and ethical requirements
  • Understanding complex needs
  • Community participation and social inclusion

Further study opportunities
  • Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015)
  • Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) 
  • Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management (CHC62015)


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
To check your eligibility click here.
Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$1,972.23
Concession - average total course fee*$394.45
Full fee - average total course fee*$7,965.69
B.   Materials average fee**$118.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$89.40
Indicative pricing for:
A.   Course enrolment type:Traineeship
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$1,972.23
Concession - average total course fee*$394.45
Full fee - average total course fee*$7,555.28
B.   Materials average fee**$150.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$100.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

This page was last updated on 1/07/2022 7:02 PM