Certificate IV in
Disability Support

Quick Facts


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Course Overview

Enhance your skills with our Certificate IV in Disability Support, designed for those committed to supporting people with disabilities in community settings and homes. This course focuses on empowering individuals towards independence and community participation through a person-centred approach, teaching you to contribute to individualised plans and work autonomously.

Learn to potentially lead a small team, applying your skills in line with relevant legislation and standards, without the need for specific licensing or certification. This qualification not only boosts your ability to make a significant impact in the lives of those with disabilities but also prepares you for leadership roles in the sector, ensuring you’re equipped for a rewarding career in disability support.

Career Outlook

After completing a Certificate IV in Disability Support, here’s what you can expect:

What types of job roles could I pursue?

Disability Team Leader
Care Service Team Leader
Lifestyle Support Officer
Personal Care Worker
Leisure & Therapy Assistant

What might my employment setting look like?

Disability Service Organisations
Community Care Agencies
Residential Care Facilities

What types of skills are important for these roles?

Person-Centered Care Planning
Behavioral Support
Interpersonal Skills
Knowledge of Disability Care Regulations

Course Description

Course Delivery

Our Certificate IV in Disability Support is available as workplace-based training for individuals enrolled in a traineeship program. This course is delivered by Gateway Training Academy, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID: 32305).

Student Resources Provided

Participants can expect the following tailored resources to enhance their learning experience:

  • Online access to computers and relevant software to support your learning, applicable for remote or on-site tasks.
  • A personalised student training plan, designed to align with individual learning goals and workplace scenarios.
  • Direct guidance from dedicated and qualified trainers.
  • Specialised assessment tools designed for practical application in the workplace, ensuring an effective learning experience.


Please note, the provision of specific resources will be adapted to suit the workplace-based training environment, ensuring a seamless integration of theoretical knowledge with practical skills

Entry Requirements

This course has no specific academic prerequisites. Students are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI) – assistance available – along with photo identification, and meet the necessary language, literacy, and numeracy standards.

Certification Upon Completion

Successful completion of this qualification results in:
– A Nationally Recognised Certificate & Transcript, or
– A Statement of Attainment for competency in at least one unit.

Course Structure

This program requires you to complete 10 units of competencies: 7 core units and 3 elective units.

Core Units
Unit Code
Unit Name
Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Work with people with mental health issues
Maintain work health and safety
Elective Units
Unit Code
Unit Name
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
Provide support to people living with dementia

Government Subsidies

Smart and Skilled is a New South Wales government initiative that enables eligible students to access affordable, government-subsidised training courses. Gateway Training Academy (RTO Code: 32305) is a Smart and Skilled provider, offering a range of qualifications under this program.

Information for Employers

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What our students are saying

Learn more about our students experiences with our course programs.

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Amanda R

I am learning so much but I am thoroughly enjoying the training I am receiving. The whole organisation of staff including the teacher are absolutely wonderful.
Certificate III in Individual Support

Emma T

They were so helpful and understanding!! Gateway Training Academy has taught me so much of what I needed to know for my job, and were so considerate when I was struggling to finish before the deadline. The whole team was so amazing! Thanks to all who helped me during my course!!
Certificate III in Individual Support

Tarek E

I am extremely grateful to Gateway Training Academy for their exceptional professionalism throughout the training program. Their dedication, expertise, and attention to detail have greatly contributed to my personal and professional growth.
Certificate III in Community Pharmacy

Mhel M

It’s great. The course is very interesting for me. They have wonderful instructor and specially Ms. Shireen she is very good trainer. The staff are great and nice very approachable. Thank you ❤️
Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Glynda M

I am very pleased to be part of the training it is very encouraging and a friendly invironmentand I really enjoyed the training
Certificate III in Individual Support

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