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RTO No. 40879 | CRICOS No. 04213K 

AUCTUS Consulting Pty Ltd
Disability Support

Certificate IV in Disability Support



National Code






Qualification Name

Certificate IV in Disability Support


Next Start Date

Evening Classes

2.5 days per week (20 hours)

  • 24th June 2024 (Mon - Thurs)

Course Length

19 weeks of full-time study


Study Mode

Blended learning

(face to face classroom training plus self-directed learning)

Online assessments


Contact Phone

Contact Email



Payneham, Adelaide, South Australia



Course Details

Course Overview

This course is suitable for those who have some experience working in disability or aged care sector. If you want to take the next step in your career in the disability sector, this course will build on what you already know and prepare you to work in roles where you lead others and assist clients in managing their services. You will empower people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work according to and may contribute to an individualised plan, and work without direct supervision. Working in the disability sector can be very rewarding and diverse, and this qualification will give you advanced skills to potentially move into a supervisory role. 

Unit Selection

Work Placements

This course stipulates satisfactory completion of 120 hours of supervised work placement with registered providers. During this placement, students will be required to complete a Work Placement Record issued by Auctus. 


We work with multiple industry partners and employers in the aged and disability sector who welcome our students for placements. We are proud that many of our students gain employment offers at the end of their placement. However, we do not guarantee a placement as organising work placement is a mutual effort between the student and Auctus. Furthermore, we will not recommend a student to an employer if they have not met the course and attendance requirements. 


As a pre-requisite for work placement in the aged and/or disability sectors, employers require you to: 
  • Obtain DCSI clearances which include Working with Children's Check, NDIS clearance and aged care sector clearance 
  • Complete first aid & manual handling courses 
  • Complete online modules such as NDIS workers orientation module, infection control etc. 
  • Have a full South Australian drivers license and own a reliable car 
Most employers also have vaccination requirements such as flu or COVID-19. 
Auctus Placement Coordinator will assist you through the process and provide you with essential information.  
  1. Your Availability for Placements: Students are expected to meet employers' rostering requirements and attend shifts as rostered. 
  2. Organising Placements: All placements must be approved by Auctus Placement Coordinator prior to commencement. A placement agreement will be signed by Auctus, the employer and students. Where a placement agreement has been executed, students are expected to uphold the agreement unless there are extenuating circumstances. In those situations, evidence of the extenuating circumstances will be sought from the student. If a student fails to start the placement as scheduled, and the Coordinator has to reorganise the placement, students may be charged a $500 fee.


Fees, subsidies and payment options

Course Fees:

Tuition fee is $6,800.

(instalment plans are available to pay the tuition fee in instalments)

Work Placement related Incidental (approximately): $800

(placement incidental fees are a one time cost during your entire study period at Auctus)

Entry Requirements

All of the following requirements apply to enter this course:
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Be able to obtain a national police clearance, a Department of Human Services working with vulnerable people and NDIS workers check and other relevant clearances as required by the organisations accepting the student for work placement.
  • Participate in a suitability interview prior to enrolment and be able demonstrate an enthusiasm and ability to under this qualification, with the recommendation being made by the interviewer to the CEO and/or nominee to make the final decision.
  • Be able to provide acceptable evidence of current vaccination status for Flu and COVID-19 as required by the employers and state and federal governments.  
  • Be able to complete the placement requirements of this qualification noting the workplace must be pre-approved by Auctus prior to commencement.
  • Undertake to provide themselves with the required student resources as listed in the resourcing section.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office, internet browsing and operate an email account
  • Be competent in written and spoken English with an IELTS Score of 6 with individual band no less than 5.5 (or equivalent TOEFL or PTE). Auctus will consider other forms of English language competency on a case by case basis. Please contact our enrolment advisor at international@auctus.com.au to discuss your suitability.
You also must hold:
  • CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) OR
  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) OR
  • CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability PLUS the CHCSS00125 Entry to Certificate IV in Disability Support Skill Set.

Students will Require

All students will be required to have the following at the time of enrolment:
  • A personal email address
  • A laptop or personal computer with Microsoft Office suite programs or similar
  • Smartphone


Assessment Methods & RPL

No Exams. All our assessments are open book.
Unless otherwise stated assessment is undertaken by using a mix of the following methods as detailed in the assessment:
  • Written Assessments (include multiple choice, quizzes and written questions)
  • Projects (may also be referred to as a project, case studies, assignment, practical or task)
  • Observations (classroom, simulation and workplace)
  • Other assessment evidence as directed by your trainer

 RPL is also available upon request, please contact the Enrolment Officer at international@auctus.com.au or your Trainer.

Student Support

Auctus offers unparallel student support to enable students achieve their study goals. There is in-house study support available to students throughout their course. Additionally we can counsel our students on personal challenges such as accommodation, financial hardship and health and wellbeing. We will refer students for external professional advice if required. This service is completely confidential and free of charge to our students. Please have a chat with our Student Support Office to utilise these services. You can email them on CHCsupport@auctus.com.au


Please refer to our International Student Handbook for further information.

More Information

We are happy to answer all your questions in regards your chosen qualification. Please email us at international@auctus.com.au or give us a call us today on (+61) 8 8337 4441 and our friendly team will assist you with all your training needs.

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