Certificate IV in Disability

National Code: CHC43115
TAFE SA Code: TP00838


Develop the skills to support and supervise service delivery in a range of settings, including supported accommodation, day options services, employment services, community settings, and clients' homes.

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Up to 24 months 

Part Time

Aged or Disabilities Carer Aged or Disabilities Carer

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Course Admission Requirements

If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 24 month course
$736 - $888
$2,943 - $3,554
$203 - $245
$810 - $979

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions may apply to Subsidised Training.

Full Fee
$1,493 - $1,803
$5,971 - $7,210

This course also has an incidentals cost of $30.00 for Vocational Placement T-Shirt.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Disability officer – day support, residential care officer, disability support officer/worker, senior personal care assistant, employment coordinator (disability), social educator, job coordinator, social trainer, lifestyle support officer, supervisor, local area coordinator, behavioural support officer.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115)
    This qualification focuses on supporting people living with a disability in a range of community settings and clients’ homes to maximise their independence, self-reliance, community participation, wellbeing and maintain quality of life. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 11 core units and 3 elective units plus you must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Develop and provide person-centred service responses 135
    Facilitate community participation and social inclusion 60
    Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach 50
    Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability 100
    Follow established person-centred behaviour supports 50
    Follow safe work practices for direct client care 25
    Manage legal and ethical compliance 80
    Provide individualised support 30
    Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs 90
    Recognise healthy body systems 70
    Work with diverse people 40


    Name Nominal Hours
    Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies 60
    Facilitate the interests and rights of clients 100
    Provide first aid 18
    Support independence and wellbeing 80
    Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder 50
  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education
    Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences
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