Certificate IV in Disability

National Code: CHC43115 | CRICOS Code: 094033B

Course Overview

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.

Job Opportunities

Job roles that may be available to you after successful completion of the course include:

  • Behavioural Support Officer
  • Community Development Officer
  • Day Support Disability Officer
  • Disabilities Supervisor
  • Disability Service Officer
  • Disability Support Assistant (Schools)
  • Disability Team Leader
  • Job Coordinator
  • Lifestyle Support Officer
  • Local Area Coordinator
  • Marketing Coordinator (Disability)
  • Project Officer
  • Senior Disability Worker
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant
  • Social Educator (Disability)
  • Social Trainer
  • Support Facilitator (Disability)

  • Students must be 18 years of age or over.
  • Students are required to successfully complete the Language Literacy and Numeracy test and achieve Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and numeracy skill. Prospective International students who provide an IELTS of 5.5 or its equivalent will be deemed as meeting the English language entry requirements.
  • Satisfactorily complete a pre-training review interview to determine student’s suitability for the chosen course.
  • Students are required to be physically fit to carry out some tasks as required by the course.
  • Working within the aged care services industry or gain vocational work placement at a regulated aged care facility.
  • Students must have a National Police Check
  • Having access to the following is desirable for the successful completion of assessments and for research purposes:
    • Desktop computer, laptop or tablet
    • Microsoft Office or equivalent
    • Broadband internet connection
    • A web camera and a speaker
    • Access to software to view online videos and images, such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo
      Viewer, which are available as a download from the internet.
This course is provided through face-to-face delivery on our Sydney Campus or Gold Coast Campus. This course will be delivered and assessed in 52 weeks.
To gain this qualification successful completion of 120 hours work placement at an accredited Disability facility. Students will be informed of this at the interview.

Students will be required to pay additional costs associated with work placements including:

  • Obtaining satisfactory Police Checks required prior to commencing work placement.
  • Uniforms for participation in work placement which include – AHC polo shirt, long black pants and black closed in, non-slip shoes will be required which students will either need to provide or purchase at their own cost.
$AU 9,250 (includes a $250 non-refundable enrolment fee).

Additional Fees
In addition to the items where a participant is not working within the industry sector of the selected course, the following additional fees may apply subject to the Vocational Placement Requirements of the program.

  • Police check: $54.60
Training Package: The implementation guide of the CHC Training packaged details the following as a suggestion for further vocational education and training.

  • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services
  • CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

University Pathways
AHC courses are pathways to Australian universities.

The qualifications offered by AHC are recognised Nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework. Most Australian universities provide Credit toward undergraduate degrees for holders of AQF qualifications. Please enquire at your preferred University for applicable Credit.

Many of our students already have a high level of skills, knowledge and expertise that can be recognised through a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. Students seeking recognition can apply for RPL on enrolment into a qualification or throughout the duration of their
study.
If you have completed previous study that is the same as your intended qualification with another organisation you may be able to apply for a credit transfer or exemption. A copy of the original transcript must be provided when applying for a credit transfer.

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Subject Information

Core Units

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
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
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

BSBWOR204 Use of business technology
CHCADV002 Provide advocacy and representation services
CHCCCS003 Support independence and well-being


Assessments

To be assessed as competent, learners need to provide satisfactory evidence to all the assessment requirements relating to their knowledge and skills relevant to the unit of competence. Assessment methods may include:

  • Written activities
  • Case studies
  • Projects
  • Role plays / observations
  • Practical work placement

Do you need to improve your English?

If you don’t have the required 5.5 IELTS score for your course and need help with your English language skills before you start your course, why not start your studies with our sister organisation Australian English of English Language (AIEL)? Speak to our Course Advisors to build your study package today.

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