Diploma of Disability CHC50108 - International
This qualification is designed to provide existing workers with the skills and knowledge required to successfully coordinate and manage services in the disability sector, or to work in specific disability support roles. Workers at this level may work autonomously and/or have responsibility for the supervision and/or management of other staff, volunteers, students, programs or services. These workers may include paraprofessional and recognised entities.
Common occupational titles that may be suited with this qualification are:
- Case Co-ordinator / Manager
- Client Service Assessor
- Local Area Co-ordinator
- Local support Co-ordinator
- Programs /service co-ordinator
- Support facilitator
- Senior Disability worker
Workers in this role:
- Are usually also involved in service delivery, either direct client work and/or community development projects
- Have responsibility for supervision of other staff and volunteers
- Must have an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent
- Before the placement commences the student will require to have a Police Certificate and a Working With Children Check
- Must be 18 years or older
- Completed year 12 or relevant industry experience
Training package entry requirement:
- CHCCS400C: Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
- CHCCS411C: Work effectively in the community sector
- CHCDIS301C: Work effectively with people with a disability
- CHCDIS410A: Facilitate community participation and inclusion
- CHCICS402B: Facilitate individualised plans
This course is scheduled to be delivered over 104 weeks of full-time study, including term breaks. This course will require your attendance for a minimum of 20 - 21 hours per week. The course delivery is made up of both classroom based for theory and simulated skills practice, and actual workplace skills training.
The classroom theory component of the course will include: classroom activities, assignments, role play, classroom discussion and simulated exercises.
Assessments techniques to gather evidence of your competency throughout the course may include: written questions, projects and practical placements.
UNITS OF STUDY
Students will need to complete 16 Units of Competency, consisting of 11 Core and 5 Elective
||Provide advocacy and representation services
||Undertake case management for clients with complex needs
||Coordinate complex case requirements (Note pre-requisite CHCCM404A)
||Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management
||Develop, implement and review services and programs to meet client needs
||Work intensively with clients
||Coordinate services for people with disabilities
||Meet statutory and organisation information requirements
||Develop new networks
||Coordinate the work environment
||Access evidence and apply in practice
||Confirm client developmental status
||Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
||Implement community development strategies
||Plan and conduct group activities
||Maintain workplace WHS processes
The Diploma represents a qualification that is based on more sophisticated technical applications involving competencies requiring increased theoretical knowledge applied in non-routine environment which may involve team leadership and management and increased responsibility for outcomes.
The possible education pathway may be as follows:
CHC40308 – Certificate IV in Disability
CHC50108 – Diploma of Disability Work
CHC60108 – Advanced Diploma of Disability
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)
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. For more detailed information please click here.
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.