**This training is subsidised by the NSW Government to eligible students.
Why study this course?
Disability work can be extremely rewarding for those who have a genuine interest in helping improve the lives of those in need. The course covers the most fundamental aspects of working with people who have an intellectual or physical disability and empowering them to become more independent and self-reliant so they can participate in community based activities.
What will you learn?
You can study this course as a pathway to a position with greater responsibility and opportunities to advance within the disability services sector.
The course prepares you for a role in the disability sector as a:
Who is this course for?
This course is for:
After achieving this qualification, you maybe interested in the following:
CHC3015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
CHC34315 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health
CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services
CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Recognise healthy body systems
Work with diverse people
Provide individualised support
Develop and provide person-centred service response
Follow established person-centred behaviour support
Provide person-centred services to people with disability and complex needs
Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
Facilitate the interest and rights of clients
Meet personal support needs
Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
What is Work Placement?
Work Placement is a structured workplace learning program that enables you to complete your practical tasks and prepares you for the workforce.
Anyone who isn't already working in a job role related to the qualification within the industry will need to do work placement.
Minimum required hours
This course includes a minimum of 120 hours in a suitable workplace to complete practical tasks.
Learn More: Work Placement
Government Funding Eligibility
You may be eligible for a government Smart and Skilled subsidy if you fulfil specific criteria, allowing you to enrol in a government-subsidised course with an approved Smart and Skilled training provider. To be eligible, you must fulfil the following four conditions:
All NCA flexible online Certificate and Diploma courses are Smart and Skilled funded for eligible students.
Learn More: Smart & Skilled - Are you eligible?
Course Fee Discounts*
If you pay your course fee in full, upfront, you are entitled to a 20% Discount.
You'll receive a 5% discount off the full course fee if you enrol in another full qualification with us.
Fee Payment Plans*
We offer flexible weekly or fortnightly payment plans, interest free direct debits.
Learn More: Download Course Guide*
Deciding to enrol into a course and commit to studying, whether you're in your 20s, 30s or 40s plus, is a big and a brave step forward.
Our friendly Course Advisors are happy to help with your course selection, answer any government funding eligibility questions.
We are here to help you GET STARTED and GAIN YOUR QUALIFICATION!
Happy Student Stories
I have really enjoyed and been challenged by this course taken in my mature age.
Sam was a wonderful trainer and gave great encouragement and feedback on my assessments.
WOW, Yahoo and Yay! I'm feeling great.
A great big huge thank you to you for your time and support throughout the duration of this course.
I believe a credit should go out to you for your amazing response and turn around time with assessing my units. This quick response time really reduced my nerves and would help any anxiety that people may have developed.
Getting good feedback was both refreshing and reassuring and getting the right answer of 'competent' from you was always welcoming.
Thank You again!
Top marks to you and your organisation.
This whole process has been enjoyable, challenging and educational.
I have particularly relished telephone conversations wherein I was sharing experiences with someone who had a credible knowledge base.
Completed Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015)
I would recommend to anyone who wants to study to do so with NCA (National College Australia). Very helpful all the way.
Great online course - Certificate IV in Disability, and Jeremy is a great assessor.
Easy enrolment and great service all around.
5 Stars for me.
Hi everyone, and especially those doing Cert IV in Community Services.
I've seen a few people asking about job opportunities and thought I'd share my success.
I have successfully gotten a job as a residential youth worker and will be starting in a couple of weeks., it is casual for 6 months and then the option to go full time after that if they're happy with my work.
I have applied for a few different jobs in that field and in disability support . Been offered an interview for each job I applied for and ended up having a choice between 2 jobs .
These types of jobs are 24/7 rosters and you do have to be flexible and available, which I am. The money isn't too bad either, the award rate is $37.21 basic casual rate before penalties (which you will get for certain shifts).
The knowledge I've gained from doing the course has given me enough to be able to answer interview questions confidently.
I will also be able to get my 120 hours signed off by a supervisor instead of having to do a work placement.
Without his (Sam - Assessor) ongoing support I don't think I would've completed my course. I can't thank him enough for his patience and understanding.
Initially when I enrolled to complete a certificate online through National College Australia I was overwhelmed at the idea of being a single mother, working full time and online study.
Sam guided me through each unit and was always encouraging and happy to answer all my questions.
I wanted to give some feedback regarding Lisa Porto (Academic Assessor - NCA) my assessor. She was just fabulous. She always replied to any questions I had very promptly and always marked my work in such a quick turnaround. She gave me great feedback during the course and I think she deserves this recognition. She was even kind enough yesterday to give me a call to congratulate me on completing the course.
I had set myself the goal of finishing the certificate before Christmas and she helped me achieve this.
Also a big THANK YOU to you Cate (Student Services - NCA) as you also responded to any issues I had during the course quickly and resolved the problems promptly.
Completed my Cert IV in Allied Health Assistant (Physiotherapy) today!
THANK YOU to Lisa (Academic Assessor - NCA). You were amazing. Your kind and encouraging emails early mornings will be missed!
Hi Lisa (Academic Assessor - NCA), you are amazing.
I am submitting a module and receiving results the same day.
Again, I want to say THANK YOU for your feedback and support. I do so appreciate your help.
I've been so happy and thankful for National College Australia in helping me reach my dreams.
Two months after receiving my certificate I got a job!
My journey in studying the Certificate III Allied Health has taught me a lot. At first, I thought I couldn't make it but because I had a goal and a dream to land a job I really wanted, I just trusted National College Australia and most importantly I motivated myself to finish the course to start a new career, and to get a job, which I did!
Study Flexible Online Certificate & Diploma Course to Kick-Start a Career in Community Services.