Qualification Description

KM Training is the marketing and referral company for RTO code 122208.

  • This qualification addresses work in residential group homes, training resource centres, day respite centres and open employment services, other community settings and clients’ homes.
  • These workers apply knowledge and skills gained through qualifications and/or previous experience to provide training and support to people with disabilities to enhance their ability to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance and community participation.
  • These workers report to service managers and may liaise with health professionals and other service agencies.
  • These workers may work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a limited number of lower classified workers.

The work is not always easy, but the rewards are attractive and will bring out the best in you. Our highly qualified and experienced trainers work hand-in-hand with you to ensure you are well prepared.

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CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability is delivered with Victoria and Commonwealth Government funding for students who meet the eligibility criteria.

Certificate IV in Disability [CHC43115] will take 600 – 2400 hours. This time frame includes class time and supervised work placement either in a rehabilitation centre, disability centre, supported residential services, disability community organisations or allied health organisations.

On average a learner should allocate 25 hours per week for learning and assessments.

JTI offers flexible training which suits individuals and industry requirements. The flexible nature of our delivery of this course [online, blended, face-to-face] caters to students in need of flexible study/work hours, working parents, students studying other courses, those juggling between employment and studies and all who are time constrained and wish to either further their education or change career paths.

Course Structure

Successful completion of this Certificate IV Disability [CHC43115] course requires the fulfilment of 14 Units of Study: 11 compulsory and 3 elective units.

Compulsory Units:

  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behavior 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
  • CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease

Short Courses that may be useful for you:

  • 22282VIC Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

Work Placement Program

Work placement is not optional; this course includes 120 hours of practical placement.

We understand the industry and can assist you in finding Work Placement. JTI Work placement Coordinator, JTI Trainers and the student will work collaboratively in securing a work placement.

  • Once you are marked satisfactory in the required units, you may apply for work placement by completing an online or manual work placement form at any of our campuses. You are able to indicate your availability and preferred location.
  • We endeavour to place you in a facility of your choice, however we cannot guarantee this as availability in the facility is also a factor.
    Once you submit your form, all parties will work towards securing a place for you.
  • On average, it takes approximately 3 weeks to secure work placement in a Disability support service, either residential support or day program.

To attain your certificate you must complete both theory assessments and Work Placement.

If you are working with children check or police check have a previous conviction, you need to discuss this with a JTI Trainer/Work Placement Coordinator before enrolling in this course.

Requirements for Work Placement

  • Satisfactorily completed 4 units (Trainer’s Discretion also applicable)
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care (Manual handling Simulation part)
  • A valid working with children check
  • A valid National Police Check
  • Zero balance on course fees


There are no pre-requisites to join this course.

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning is the process that recognises a student’s current skills and experience, regardless of where and when the learning occurred. Students may have existing knowledge and skills and these could be formally recognised and credited towards a qualification from JTI. For further information on RPL.

Credit Transfer (CT)

JTI recognises all qualifications issued under the AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework). Original copies of certificate and transcript will need to be sighted by a trainer.

There is no fee for credit transfer.

If a credit transfer for ‘Provide First Aid’ unit is applied for, it must be current, including the CPR component which requires a refresher every year.

Talk to our staff about credit transfer during the enrolment process.

Entry Requirements

The requirements for this course are:

  • An online application or written enrolment form
  • Successful completion of language, literacy and numeracy assessment
  • Pre Training Review
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Identification Documents
  • A Photo ID
  • A completed self declaration form (Government Funded students only). This form will be provided by our staff during the enrolment process.
  • Ability to obtain a Police Check (Note, if your police check have a previous conviction, you need to discuss this with a JTI trainer/Work placement Coordinator before enrolling in this course)

If you are aged 18 years and below, we need further approvals before enrolling you in the course.

There are no prerequisites or mandatory entry requirements, allowing flexible entry points that reflect an entrant’s knowledge, skills and experience.

Language, Literacy and numeracy Assessment:

Prior to course commencement, students will be required to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) & pre training review assessments. These assessments are used to determine the student’s level of language, literacy and numeracy as required to successfully complete the course and whether the student requires additional support. The purpose of pre-training review is to check the needs of all potential students and make recommendations as to the most appropriate course that will meet their requirements and capabilities.


Some assignments that you will undertake may include:

  • Short Questions
  • Case Studies
  • Research Activities
  • Work place observation
  • Observation by a trained assessor in a simulated environment
  • Third party report
  • Portfolio
  • Personal Journal

Assessment Submission

Assessments can be submitted face to face classes or online, but online is the preferred method of receiving assessments.

Blended Face to Face and Online Learning

Our face-to-face learning is delivered in several delivery sites which are located in Melbourne(Dandenong, Sunshine). Classes are held at a variety of times so as to be convenient and flexible for today’s busy schedules. All our students have both face-to-face and online learning available to them. Students can submit assessments online, which is available 24/7 and thus minimizing time lapse between submissions, marking and feedback. We encourage our students to take full advantage of our e-learning for studying and submitting assignments.

Modes of delivery

JTI students may use a blended mode of learning which includes

  • Classroom Based (face to face)
  • Online (online support classes held weekly)
  • Work placement

Live online support classes

We have online live classes on a regular basis. In these classes students are able to interact with a trainer and one another by asking questions and sharing experiences.

Delivery Venue

This course will be delivered at one of our campuses or a hired venue. Some students may take the option of attending weekly online classes. Work placement is undertaken at various industry facilities that are not related to Job Training Institute, hence, we are unable to guarantee work placement at a specific facility. Students will be advised of the venue of their work placement that they must attend as their course progresses.

Possible Job Positions

  • Behavioural support officer
  • Development officer
  • Disability officer – day support
  • Disability development support officer (DDSO)
  • Employment coordinator (disability)
  • Job coordinator
  • Lifestyle support officer
  • Local area coordinator
  • Residential care officer
  • Senior PCA assistant
  • Social educator

Career Pathway

This qualification has pathways for further study in:

  • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services
  • CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health
  • HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
  • Degree of Disability

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