Certificate IV in Disability CHC40312
This qualification is about making a genuine difference to the lives of people with disabilities.
This qualification addresses work in residential group homes, training resource centres, day respite centres and human service delivery employment services, other community settings and clients’ homes.
This qualification assists you to develop your skills so people with a disability can achieve greater levels of independence and enjoy an increased quality of life.
Common positions that may be suited with this qualification are:
- Development Officer
- Lifestyle Support Officer
- Disability Officer – Day Support
- Residential Care Officer
- Social Trainer
- Marketing Co-ordinator
- Local area Co-ordinator
- Senior Personal Care Assistant
- Employment Co-ordinator (disability)
- Disability Support Officer / worker
- Social Educator
- Behavioural Support Officer
- Job Co-ordinator
- Project officer (life enhancement team)
Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and oral English skills. You will be required to complete a Pre-training and Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment.
There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enrol in this course.
A current Police Check is required before the commencement of practical placement.
ETEA is constantly running this course throughout Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. Please contact us for details and dates of the next available course in your area or feel free to complete the request information pack form and we will contact you shortly.
Students have two options. They can choose from either a classroom based delivery or blended learning.
• Classroom delivery: Face to face training and Practical Placement.
• Blended learning and practical placement: Blended learning is a mixed learning experience with some of the delivery in the classroom with a facilitator, some as self-paced learning and some during the practical placement.
ETEA uses a range of assessment methods which may include:
- Classroom activities
- Written questions
- Observation (practical placement)
UNITS OF STUDY
Students will need to complete 15 Units of Competency, consisting of 10 Core and 5 Elective
||Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
||Work effectively in the community sector
||Work effectively with people with a disability
||Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities
||Facilitate skills development and maintenance
||Facilitate community participation and inclusion
||Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
||Facilitate individualised plans
||Plan and provide advanced behaviour support
||Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work
||Recognise stages of lifespan development
||Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
||Advocate for clients
||Support client self-management
||Work effectively with older people
Please refer to the industry pathways page.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
Recognition of prior learning is a process where a person with work experience, can have their skills and knowledge assessed, with the aim of getting a formal qualification. Click here for further details.
CREDIT TRANSFER AND NATIONAL RECOGNITION
Credit transfer assesses the initial course or subject that an individual’s using to claim access to, or the award of credit in, a destination course. The assessment determines the extent to which the client’s initial course or subject is equivalent to the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards in a qualification. This may include credit transfer based on formal learning that is outside the AQF. Click here for further details.