Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115) CRICOS CODE 0100803
This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.
As part of this course, you will take part in the following activities:
An organised industry work placement (minimum 120 hours)
Participate in practical activities in our simulated training environment
Provide first aid CPR Training
To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, candidates need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at Certificate IV level, this can be demonstrated via the following:
Minimum of IELTS 5.5 with no individual component score less than 5.0 or equivalent
Over 18 years of age at the commencement of the course.
Pre-training review to assess individual needs and that the individual can demonstrate ACSF working level 3 for all indicators.
Basic computer skills
A satisfactory National Police Check (NPC) and where a student has resided in another country from the age of 16, as a permanent resident or citizen, they will be required to provide a Statutory Declaration.
Immunisation certificate – not all facilities have this as a mandatory requirement but students should be prepared to attain this immediately, if required.
A Working with Children Check.
The following employment opportunities may be available to students who complete this qualification:
Disability Officer Day Support
Disability Support Officer/Worker
Senior Personal Care Assistant
Practical Placement Hours
All students will be required to complete a minimum of 120 hours work placement in an approved workplace in the disability sector.
+ Course Fees
Course Fees: $12,000 ($11,750 Tuition fees, $125 enrolment fee (non-refundable), $100 material fee and $25 polo shirt fee) payment plans available – see link for full course fee structure
Note: The student tuition fees as published are subject to change.
This course is delivered face to face in a classroom environment with a combination of interactive workshops and opportunities to participate in practical application of skills and knowledge through, practical industry based simulated training activities and workplace participation.
Mode of study
On Campus – Ringwood
2019 June Intake : 3 days per week : Monday – Tuesday – Thursday 9:00am to 4:10pm
Duration is 50 weeks (including 10 weeks of holidays) allowing sufficient time to develop the necessary skills and knowledge in each unit. 120 hours work placement in a suitable workplace e.g. aged care, home and community or community service organisation.
Units of Competency
Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)
Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)
Manage legal and ethical compliance (CHCLEG003)
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (CHCDIS007)
Develop and provide person-centred service responses (CHCDIS005)
Provide individualised support (CHCCCS015)
Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies (CHCDIS004)
Coordinate services for older people (CHCAGE003)
Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs (CHCDIS010)
Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (CHCDIS002)
Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach (CHCDIS009)
Facilitate community participation and social inclusion (CHCDIS008)
Provide first aid (HLTAID003)
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