Certificate IV in Disability

Develop the skills to provide personal, physical, and emotional support to people living with a disability.

Disability support workers provide personal, physical and emotional support to people with a disability who require assistance with daily living. This qualification will equip you with the skills to support clients to meet their goals, and to empower them to participate in the community. There is strong growth projected for jobs in disability and aged care. (Job Outlook)

Delivery Mode

  • Classroom-based
  • Blended
  • Blended (flexible)



  • Classroom-based, approximately 42-53 weeks
  • Blended, approximately 42-53 weeks
  • Blended (flexible), approximately 32-38 weeks
  • Pathway for graduates of Cert III Individual Support in Blended deliveries, approximately 28-36 weeks

Course duration may vary depending on placement availability


You will need to complete a minimum 120 hours of placement.

Practical placement is organised by New Futures Training.

Employment Outcomes

This qualification can lead you to job roles such as: 

  • Disability Support Worker
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Disability Co-ordinator
  • Client Services Coordinator
  • Lifestyle Support Worker
  • Home Care Support Worker
  • Service Co-ordination Officer
  • Recreation Coordinator
  • Disability Support Co-ordinator
  • Community Support Worker

    Pathways to further study

    Graduates can continue their studies in:

    • Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/ Division 2 Nursing)
    • Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-registration)

    Additional information

    This course is superseded by Certificate IV in Disability Support (CHC43121). 

    For now, you may still enrol in this course. We will transition you to the new course at no additional cost once it is available, if you have not yet finished your course at that time.

    We’ll be in touch closer to the new qualification launch date with more information.

    Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

    Units of Study


    Provide individualised support


    Follow established person-centered behaviour support


    Develop and provide person-centered service responses


    Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability


    Facilitate community participation and social inclusion


    Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centered approach


    Provide person-centered services to people with disability with complex needs


    Work with diverse people


    Manage legal and ethical compliance


    Recognise healthy body systems


    Follow safe work practices for direct client care


    Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder


    Meet personal support needs


    Work with people with mental health issues

    VICSEG New Futures trading as New Futures Training TOID: 21203.

    This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Eligibility criteria apply.

    We encourage individuals with disabilities to access our training.