Certificate IV Disability – 2019

Disability support workers are in demand in a high-growth industry full of opportunities. So much so the Victorian Government has named the Certificate IV Disability as a ‘priority course’ and will waive fees for eligible students in 2019. Set yourself up to work in the NDIS with FSSI’s Certificate IV Disability at RMIT.

Through our VCOSS-RMIT partnership and supported by the Victorian Government, the Future Social Service Institute offers the Certificate IV Disability in a unique format. As well as being fee-free in 2019, we offer students the following benefits:

  • Industry input – Specialist content provided by Women with Disabilities Victoria, Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and experts by experience.
  • Personalised education and training to develop work practices for better client outcomes.
  • On-campus workshops every three weeks at RMIT Melbourne CBD campus.
  • On-the-job training and assessment by RMIT staff.

This green button says 'Register Interest'.Fee-free in 2019
From January 2019, the Victorian Government will cover course tuition fees for students who are eligible for Victorian Government-subsidised training and are enrolled in government-designated priority TAFE courses. The Certificate IV Disability is being offered as one of these courses.

Free TAFE for priority courses will reduce the financial barrier for those wanting to train in courses that lead to priority occupations – those in demand from employers in the Victorian economy.

You may be eligible if you are living in Victoria and are under 20 years of age or if you are enrolling in a course at a higher level than any you have completed before.

If you are eligible, you can access this initiative only once, even if you do not finish your tuition-free-free priority course. So, it is important that you consider your training choice carefully. The Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will cover the tuition fees for the duration of your course. You’ll still need to pay for other fees, such as student services fees and materials fees.

To be eligible, you must meet the Victorian State Government eligibility criteria, which includes location, citizenship, age and education history. You can also read more about this initiative on the RMIT website.

About the course


The Certificate IV Disability allows graduates to forge a career in this challenging and rewarding field in the context of the NDIS rollout. It includes campus-based workshops run every three weeks, connecting students with sector professionals and consolidating on-the-job learning.

FSSI encourages the following eligible students to apply:

  • People working or volunteering in the disability sector who wish to upskill and gain a qualification to better equip them for the NDIS.
  • People who have the support of their employer to attend on-campus workshops every three weeks and validate their work practice.
Code Competency
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCDIS007 Facilitate empowerment of people with disabilities
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with complex needs
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001 Recognise health body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCCS025^ Support relationships with carers and families
CHCDIS004^ Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

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Or for more information contact:
Steve Bruechert
VE Program Manager
Future Social Service Institute