CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

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.

14 units must be completed to achieve the qualification of CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability. Those 14 units are comprised of:

  • 11 core units
  • 3 elective units


Entry requirements

To successfully complete your qualification, you will require access to, or be employed in a disability service.  This allows you to demonstrate the skills and apply the knowledge in a workplace environment, which is a requirement for successful completion of your training.



There are two ways an individual can enroll into a qualification with Akadia Training; as a full fee-paying student or under a subsidised program.  The Higher-Level Skills Program provides a Government subsidy towards the training cost for eligible participants undertaking an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) certificate level IV qualification.


Higher Level Skills

The Higher-Level Skills (HLS) program aims to assist individuals to gain the higher-level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry.

This program is open to any Queensland resident aged 15 years or over, who is no longer at school and is an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency.

Prospective students must not have or be enrolled in a certificate IV or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundations skills training.  For more information about this program, click on the link below for the student factsheet.

Student factsheet – HLS


Cost: Under the Higher-Level Skills program, the Certificate IV in Disability is subsidised although all students must contribute to cost of the course. The co-contribution fee for this course is $140 or $10 per unit.  Some students may be eligible for a concession.


Full Fee for Service: For more information on the full cost of the course (fee for service), please complete an expression of interest or call Simon on 0427403015.


Course Duration

Our flexible aged care training program is designed for existing workers to the disability industry.  It will allow you to continue working as well as complete your training which may take from six months to two years to complete. The time taken to complete your studies relies entirely upon how much time you can dedicate to your training.

Our trainers will make scheduled site visits to your workplace to assist you.  These visits will be scheduled after negotiation with your workplace and yourself and will provide you with tuition, learning support, complete assessments and conduct workplace observations.  You will still be required to do some study and complete assessments in your own time.



For more information on the Higher-Level Skills Program, visit the Queensland Government website at


If you would like to talk to us about your study options simply complete the enquiry form or ring Simon on 0427403015