CHC40312 Certificate IV in Disability

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.
report to service managers and may liaise with health professionals and other service agencies.
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.

CHC40312 Certificate IV in Disability is delivered with Victoria and Commonwealth Government funding for students who meet the criteria.

CHC40312 Certificate IV in Disability is funded through Skills for All program by South Australia/Commonwealth Governments, for students who meet the set out eligibility criteria.

Certificate IV in Disability [CHC40312] will take between 8 – 12 months. This time frame includes class time and supervised work placement of Work Placement either in a rehabilitation centre, disability centre, supported residential services facilities, disability community organisations or allied 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.

Government Funding Eligibility Criteria
To assess your eligibility for government funding please speak to a Job Training Institute consultant.
Students with disabilities are also encouraged to access funded training places.

For students who reside in South Australia, this course is delivered under a different funding program: Skills For All.

To get further information please click on this link.

For further information / funding in other states, please contact our friendly staff.
Email: Phone: (03) 9212 3535 | 9802 9697 | 0434378860

NAME OF COURSE & CODE Self Funded Government Funded (Victoria)
Registration Fee Tuition Fee Total Without Concession With Concession#
CHC40312 Certificate IV in Disability $450 $1850
$462.5 × 4 (monthly)
$2300 $153.60 per calendar year $30.72 per calendar year
HLTFA311A Apply First Aid $120
22099VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis $120
HLTFS207C Follow Basic Food Safety Practices $100
HLTHSE204D Follow Safe Manual Handling Practice $150
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures $150
Work Placement T Shirt $25 (GST Inclusive)


#Concession Cards that are approved by skills for Victoria are based on Skills Victoria website 26 June2011:
^This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for students who meet the criteria. JTI advises that accessing Victorian Training Guarantee entitlement may impact your access to further government subsidised training
^JTI is compliant with the Equal Opportunity Act 2010, and Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to access government funded training
^The student tuition fees are indicative only and subject to change dependent on individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees such as student services and amenity fees may apply.

Concessions on tuition fees for government subsidised training places in all course categories are available to people in the following groups:

The student tuition fees are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student services and amenity fees

Method of Payment:
At Job Training Institute we accept a wide range of payment methods:

  • Cash, Cheque or money order
  • EFTPOS (whether over the telephone or in person)
  • Paypal, Online credit card and debit card payments (Fees and charges may apply)
  • Direct deposits, direct debit arrangements.

* All payment is done in arrears, except the registration fee

Course Structure

Successful completion of this Certificate IV Disability [CHC40312] course requires the fulfilment of 15 Units of Study: ten compulsory and five elective units.

Compulsory Units:

  • CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
  • CHCCS411C Work effectively in the community sector
  • CHCDIS301C Work effectively with people with a disability
  • CHCDIS302A Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities
  • CHCDIS405A Facilitate skills development and maintenance
  • CHCDIS410A Facilitate community participation and inclusion
  • CHCDIS411A Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
  • CHCICS402B Facilitate individualised plans
  • CHCICS404B Plan and provide advanced behaviour support
  • HLTWHS300A Contribute to occupational health and safety (OH&S) process

Elective Units:

  • CHCICS401B Facilitate support for personal care needs
  • CHCAD401D Advocate for clients
  • CHCDIS404C Design procedures for support
  • HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • CHCCS413B    Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder

Short Courses that may be useful for you:

  • HLTFS207C Food Safety Practices
  • HLTHSE204D Follow Safe Manual Handling Practices
  • HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
  • 22024VIC Emergency Management of Asthma in the Workplace

Work Placement Program
Work placement is not optional; this course includes a compulsory number of 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Once you submit your form, all parties will work towards securing a place for you.
  4. 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 your 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 3 core units (as per your training plan)
  • Apply First Aid Certificate
  • Manual Handling Certificate
  • 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.

In order to apply for an RPL , students must complete an application for RPL form.

Students must provide evidence to the assessor to prove that they meet all the requirements of that unit. This evidence may include a portfolio of their work and/or experience and/or third party reports. Students may be asked to answer questions or participate in discussions with a trainer or a panel of trainers to ascertain under pinning knowledge to the standards required under the training package.

Talk to our staff about RPL during the enrolment process to be put in contact with a Trainer/Assessor for more information.

Or you can also click here 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 Apply First Aid certificate 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 to be put in contact with a Trainer/Assessor for more information.

Career Pathway
This qualification has pathways for further study in:

  • Diploma of Disability


The requirements for this course are:

  • An online application or written enrolment form
  • Successful completion of language, literacy and numeracy assessment
  • Identification Documents
  • A completed self declaration form (Government Funded students only). This form will be provided by our staff upon enrolment.
  • It would be preferred if you are under 25 that you have completed year 10. And if you are over 25, you should have relevant work/life experience

Language, Literacy and numeracy Assessment:

Prior to course commencement, students will be required to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment. This assessment is used to determine the student’s level of language, literacy and numeracy as required to complete the course and whether the student requires additional support. Students enrolling in face-to-face study will complete the LLN assessment on orientation day. Students wishing to complete their studies online will have a telephone interview with a JTI staff member. Students who are assessed as not having the required level of language, literacy and numeracy skills will be referred to external support networks to work with them on skill development in the required area/s. Students can re-apply for enrolment once they have developed skills in that area.

Possible Job Positions

  • Disability Development and Support Officer
  • Disability officer – Residential/Day support
  • Behavioural support officer
  • Project officer (life enhancement team)
  • Residential care officer
  • Senior personal care assistant
  • Employment coordinator (disability)
  • Social educator
  • Job coordinator
  • Social trainer
  • Lifestyle support officer
  • Supervisor
  • Local area coordinator

What distinguishes us from other RTO:
Flexibility – Job Training Institute offers learning flexibility to students through blended learning of face-to-face and online modes. All our students have the choice of combining the two modes of learning
Work Placement – Job Training Institute facilitates Work Placement for its students and a Work Placement Coordinator is always in handy to assist students with any work placement issues and employment.
Student Support– Our trainers are always available and willing to assist students with their studies and assignments via several methods ranging from chat, email, phone calls, and walk-in among others. Job Training Institute offers students weekly live online classes moderated by our skilled and seasoned trainers. We provide students with support in planning their individual learning plans.
We don’t just train you; we help you find work through our vocational assistance program.You will have a chance to meet with employers face-to-face at the end of your course.


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

Assessment Submission
Assessments can be submitted via face to face classes or the online learning environment. Online students can submit assignments from the comfort of their home and receive assistance from qualified trainers, assessors and IT staff. Support is provided online through email, chat lines, live classes and via the telephone.

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) and South Australia(Adelaide). 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.

Classes are held regularly at various campuses in Melbourne and Adelaide. Campus timetables are updated every few weeks and are provided on the campus notice boards as well as on the JTI website. Online support classes are held weekly and all students are welcome to access these.

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)
  • Workplacement

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

Application Fee: $2,300.00