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CHC40312 Certificate IV in Disability - School of Community Services

Delivered at Murrindindi Training Institute using Continuing Education and Arts Centre of Alexandra (CEACA) as the RTO, the Certificate IV in Disability is recognised as appropriate training for people wishing to improve their skills, knowledge/or employment opportunities in the field of Disability within the community services sector.

Students wishing to undertake this course will require a Unique Student Identifier (USI), unless exempt from the USI scheme. Students can obtain a USI at usi.gov.au (external link). 

Once completed, possible employment opportunities include;

  • Behavioural support officer
  • Development officer
  • Disability officer - day support
  • Disability support officer - worker
  • Employment coordinator (disability)
  • Lifestyle support officer

Course Outline
The course is aimed at those who are intending to or already work within the disability sector and are wanting to enhance their skills and knowledge.

Delivery: One day per week in face-to-face classes for 12 months
Location: Murrindindi Training Institute (MTI) on 20 Cooper Street Alexandra Victoria.
Placement: 150 hours of practical placement to be done in 2 blocks of two weeks (if currently employed in the industry this can be used as practical placement)
Study time: The total course delivery is 2304 hours with 600 hours of unsupervised activities to be undertaken outside of the 294 hours of supervised instruction. 

Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS)
The CEACA 2015 TAS for CHC40312 Certificate IV in Disability has comprehensive and highly detailed course information, currency of training package, target learners, duration and amount of training including the breakdown of hours, pathways, entry requirements, support services students can expect, resource list as well as a course structure and delivery plan. 
Delivery and assessment modes
Classroom based, practical with components of assessment include written work, projects, portfolio, on-job tasks, observations or combination of all. 

Entry requirements
  • 18 years or above at time of enrolment
  • Working with Children's Check*
  • Satisfactory police check*
  • Prospective students must have completed a pre-enrolment interview and short assessment to determine the course suitability
  • Basic computer skills incorporating internet and Microsoft Word skills 
  • Language, literacy and numeracy skills
*or be willing to obtain at enrolment at own expense.
2015 Course Fees
The current 2015 course fees are below *fees are subject to change in later years.

Fee for service    $3,300  
Eligible funded* $1,390
Eligible concession*     $760

Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG)
*In order to be eligible for funding participants must meet the requirements of the Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG). Eligibility is determined by CEACA on enrolment once an enrolment form has been completed. 

Payment Plan
CEACA provides a payment plan to participants for paying off their course fees during the duration of the course and/or year.
A mandatory $400 deposit must be paid on enrolment which is deducted from the total course fee. The remaining fees are then divided into three instalments for payment. 

There is no VET-FEE-HELP available for this course.     

Accessing the VTG may impact students wishing to undertakew further government subsidised training.

Further information
The disability course flyer with more comprehensive information is available, click here

CEACA Policies and Procedures
To view CEACA policies please view student information for details.  

Credit transfers and recognition of prior learning are available for this course, please view student information for details. View the Disability RPL kit.  


This training and delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. 

Should you have any further questions please call us on 03 5772 1238

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