Certificate IV in Disability CHC40308 - International
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 occupational titles 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)
Workers in this role:
- 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
- Must have an IELTS score of 5.5 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
This course is scheduled to be delivered over 52 weeks of full-time study, including term breaks. This course will require your attendance for a minimum of 20 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 15 Units of Competency, consisting of: 10 Core and 5 Electives
(NB: Elective units will be selected for delivery by ETEA and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirement)
||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 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
The certificate IV represents work in residential group homes, training resource centres, day respite centres, open employment services, other community settings and client’s homes.
The possible education pathway may be as follows:
CHC40308 – Certificate IV in Disability
CHC50108 – Diploma of Disability Work
CHC60108 – Advanced Diploma of Disability
Participants are provided with advice on employment and training options during enrolment. This is developed from the Career Pathways in the CHC08 Community Services Training package.
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.