CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
This qualification is about making a genuine difference in 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.
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|Delivery mode||Classroom delivery: Face to face training and Practical Placement.
***Please note that the assessment methods for this course includes Theory component and mandatory practical placement component of 160 hours. You must complete placement hours to be able to achieve the competency in the units and successfully complete the course.
|Duration||Domestic: 34 weeks
International: 52 weeks
Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and spoken English skills. You will be required to complete a Language Literacy, Numeracy test paper as part of an enrolment interview.
- Applicants are required to attend a Pre- Training Interview as part of the enrolment process
- Training and assessments are conducted in English.
- Applicants must possess sound written and spoken English skills.
- Applicants may be required to complete a Language, literacy and numeracy test paper as part of a selection interview.
- Obtain a valid Police Check (required for practical placement purposes) and Working with Children Check if required
Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is recommended that students have these available before or at enrolment.
There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enrol in this course.
For Domestic students the average course duration is 34 weeks. This may vary due to the amount of hours required for practical placement, mode of study and public holidays which may fall on usual days of delivery.
For International students the duration is 52 weeks.
Face to face delivery of 2 full days per week of 7 hours per day and 160 hours of practical placement at the end of your study. Throughout the duration of your course you will be expected to complete assessment tasks and undertake some research on or offsite which is considered to be self paced learning.
N.B: ETEA will provide assistance in searching industry placement.
Pathways from the qualification
- CHC5215 Diploma of Community Services
- CHC62015 Advanced Diploma Community Sector Management
Employment or occupational pathway
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. 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)
ETEA uses a range of assessment methods which may include:
- Written assessment (open book)
- Case study
You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification.
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Please note: dates are subject to change due to holidays and availability.
If dates provided do not suit, please contact us at 13 13 89 or +61 3 9450 0500 via phone, or through our contact page, as we will accommodate dates to suit students needs.
|New South Wales||20th (additional dates to be confirmed)|
Students will need to complete 14 Units of Competency, consisting of 11 Core and 3 Elective.
|CHCCCS015||Provide Individualised support|
|CHCDIS002||Follow established person-centred behaviour support|
|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|
|CHCADV002||Provide advocacy and representation services|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|CHCDIS004||Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies|
** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.