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APTC Course Disability

CHC43115 - Certificate IV in Disability

Course Overview

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability 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.

This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to further their skills and knowledge required for working in a variety of Disability Services.

Possible career opportunities for graduates include: Disability Support Work, Disability Team Leader, Personal Carer, Disability Program Worker, and Integration Support Worker.

Graduates of this course will receive an internationally recognised Australian Qualification issued through TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275).


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Course Delivery

Location: Fiji

Duration: Course duration is 22 weeks full time including one-week mid semester break. Students will attend classes for a minimum of 5 days per week including work placement/experience. Additional out-of-hours study time will be required.

Delivery Mode: Face to face and work placement. Training will be delivered in English and incorporates language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) support.

Vocational Placement: As part of this qualification you are required to complete 120 hours of vocational placement. This will be organised by APTC and these hours are to be completed within the disability industry. This is an opportunity for students to practise the skills and knowledge learnt in a supported environment.

You may be required to work a combination of day and afternoon shifts to complete these vocational placement hours. Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts.

Course Fees: The course fee is FJD2,800. The fee includes learning resources, stationery and uniform. The Australian Government subsidises the cost of the course including materials and consumables.

Course fees are subject to change without prior notification.
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Entry Requirements

  • Must be a citizen of a Pacific Island Forum country.
  • Have significant prior industry experience (more than one year) in the area in which they wish to train or have a local qualification and limited relevant industry experience (up to one year) in the area in which they wish to train
  • Complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and Vocational Knowledge Assessment

Applicants may apply for recognition of prior learning

* Courses offered, course dates and fees may vary depending  upon student and industry demand.


Course Content

The CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability will cover delivery of the following units of competency:


Unit CodeUnit Title
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCCCS015Provide individualised support
CHCDIS007Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS008Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS005Develop and provide person-centred service responses Core
CHCDIS002Follow established person-centred behaviour supports Core
CHCDIS009Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS010Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCADV002Provide advocacy and representation services
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery

Bold Font indicates core units; Standard font indicates electives - 11 core plus 3 electives units

* Please note; elective units of competency may vary from campus to campus depending on local industry needs.

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