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CHC43115

Certificate IV in Disability

Introduction

Be a genuine game changer … in people’s lives, and across the organisations you work with.

You already understand the benefits of providing real-time assistance to those with disability, for them and for you. This course gets you where you need to be to start making an even bigger impact.

Supervisor and coordinator roles in the disability sector are expanding, putting you in a high demand category. Employment opportunities stemming from the NDIS are at historic highs. This qualification is your gateway to a growing industry.

It also creates opportunities for work in a variety of roles, including in residential group homes, training resource centres, day respite centres, open employment services, and other community and one-on-one settings.

Upon graduation, you will more confidently:

  • Use the knowledge and skills gained through qualifications and/or previous experience to meet a more diverse range of client needs and challenges
  • Create reports, have input into management decisions, and liaise with health professionals and other service agencies
  • Supervise and/or coordinate teams and service delivery programs

Category

Community Services

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Overview

The more we learn about disability and ageing, and the more we refine our approach to working with and caring for vulnerable people in the community, the more we need highly skilled people to deliver an increasing range of practical and personal support.

This qualification is specifically designed for workers in a range of community and client home settings. Its focus is on the skills, knowledge and interpersonal smarts required to provide training and support in a manner that empowers clients to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing.

Our course trainers are hugely experienced disability care professionals, giving you access to inside knowledge; insights you will get to test and refine during your vocational placement (work experience) module.

This course is ideal for those wanting coordinator roles. By focusing on person-centred approaches to care and advocacy it prepares you to work without direct supervision, or to supervise and/or coordinate small teams. This is your launch pad into more diverse and senior roles.

Job Roles

This qualification addresses work in residential group homes, training resource centres, day respite centres and open employment services, other community settings and clients' homes.

These workers:

  • Apply knowledge and skills gained through qualifications and/or previous experience to provide training and support to people with disabilities to enhance their ability to achieve greater levels of independence, self reliance and community participation
  • Report to service managers and may liaise with health professionals and other service agencies

May work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a limited number of lower classified workers.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Supervisor
  • Local area coordinator

Delivery Mode

  • Online
  • Classroom
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Traineeship

Assessment

Assessment may consist of

  • written answers to questions
  • role plays
  • project
  • holistic assessment
  • vocational placement
  • recognition of prior learning

Evidence may be

  • written
  • audio recordings
  • video recordings
  • observation
  • Zoom recording
  • interview
  • documents

Note that part of the practical assessment for this unit is assessed during the vocational placement. You must successfully pass the vocational placement to achieve an outcome of “competent” for this unit.

Entry requirements

Students must have a Certificate III in Individual Support or Certificate III in Disability, OR are currently working within the disability sector.

 

Students must be able to obtain an NDIS Working Clearance to be enrolled in this course. A student without the NDIS Working Clearance cannot complete the vocational placement and, therefore, cannot complete the qualification.

 

All students will engage in a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) activity to evaluate potential support requirements. Students who are funded are required to complete an alternative and similar activity.

Units

Course consists of 14 units … 11 core units and 3 electives. Assessment activities will include holistic assessment activities as well as 120hr (minimum) vocational placement at which you will demonstrate your learned skills.

 

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses
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 disability with complex needs
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCCCS005 Conduct individual assessments
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCPRP001Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

 

Students who present with a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) will be granted mutual recognition status for six (6) units.

Fees

Fees vary due to government funding options available for some courses. Please contact us to confirm course fees.

Options may include:

  • Fee for Service
  • Concession
  • SkillingSA
  • Smart and Skilled
  • JobTrainer

Duration

  • Full time – up to 12 months
  • Part time – up to 24 month

Why this course

Make a difference

Gain the skills needed to provide support or advocacy for people who are vulerable or disadvantaged.

Relationship building

Learn how to develop trust and facilitate sharing of emotions.

Understanding community issues

Learn how to analyse community problems to better understand root causes and plan effective interventions.

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Week 1

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Beginners level

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Week 2

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