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CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability – Domestic Students

Aged care
Course ID
CHC43115
Name
Disability
Level
Certificate IV
Campus
BNE|GC

CHC43115 – CERTIFICATE IV IN DISABILITY

The CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability is a 32 week face to face course, delivered through blended learning experience of either face-to-face and/ self-paced classroom learning, which provides students with a range of skill and knowledge to provide person-centred support to those in need due to a disability such as:
  • DEMONSTRATE LEADERSHIP
  • MANAGE BEHAVIOUR AND COMPLEX NEEDS
  • WORK IN HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
  • SUPPORT AND EMPOWERMENT OF OLDER PEOPLE
  • FIRST AID

This certificate course will prepare you for work as a disability support worker in a client’s home or a community organisation. You’ll help people with an intellectual or physical disability, by empowering them to become more independent and self-reliant, so they can participate in community activities. People working at this level may be a supervisor or manage the performance of other team members.

Consider CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability to help people with disabilities live life to the fullest. You will learn to provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and well-being. Work with children, people with special needs, older Australians and people from different cultural backgrounds in this rewarding and fulfilling career. Having additional industry work experience can be an added benefit. Students may undertake this course as a pathway to further your career with a CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services.

With person-centred care, each person is treated as a complete human being with their own life story, values, culture, interests and beliefs. Support from others is tailored to meet the person’s individual situation, unique needs and goals.

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Course Information
Entry Requirements
Details and Units
Career Pathways and Outcomes

The certificate IV in Disability is delivered over 32 weeks face to face which includes 14 units of study and 120 hours work placement component. Work placements will be pre-arranged with approved care facility partners and arrangements will be supported by the college.

The face to face training component has been designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to become a carer in the community and/or residential setting and to follow an individualised plan which is tailored to provide person-centred support to persons needing this support.

It is preferred that the students have obtained a minimum of a School Certificate or equivalent. Students will be required to complete and pass a Working with Vulnerable People Check (including national police check) in the state or territory that they are working in prior to commencing work in this field.

Core Units
Course Code Course Name
CHCLEG003
Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTWHS002
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS015
Provide individualised support
CHCDIS002
Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS005
Develop and provide person-centred responses
CHCDIS007
Facilitate the empowerment of people with a 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 a disability with complex needs
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001
Recognise healthy body systems
Elective Units
Course Code Course Name
CHCADV001
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCCCS011
Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS023
Support independence and wellbeing

A person with this level of qualification will be able to:

  • Understand the rights of clients
  • Support independence in your client
  • Empower people with a disability to become more independent
  • Supervise or manage the performance of other team members
  • Coordinate and facilitate services
  • Develop networks and continuous improvement

Suitable Career outcomes may include:

  • Behavioural Support Officer
  • Development Officer
  • Disability Officer
  • Residential Care Officer

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Teaching and Delivery Modes for Students

At Educare key objectives are to ensure that the core focus of your learning experience is based on the practical applications of your study. Therefore, we support you by providing learning materials which are utilised during most of the following delivery modes such as:

  • Face to face facilitation and roleplays

  • Independent learning/simulated sessions

  • Group based workshops and discussions

Resources Needed

You will have access to our online learning system. You must have your own (laptop) computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software are required by all students to successfully undertake their study with Educare.

Work Placement

Work Placement forms an essential part of competency-based assessment and provides the student with practical job skills and work experience.

Students will undertake 120 placement hours in an aged care facility organised by Educare College. This placement will take place after the successful completion of class room activities and prescribed assessments which will be outlined in your induction and orientation timetables.

An individualised work placement log book along with your training plan will be provided to you by your assessor which you must use to record and track your course progress and work placement hours. 

Students are required to do their work placement shifts determined during the times provided by the placement provider. Please note shifts can vary and may include mornings (commencing at 6am), evenings (finishing at 11pm) and possibly some night shifts between Monday and Sunday. Students are expected ensure their time management skills are utilised well in order to not only balance family and work commitments but also their vocational shifts.

Should the student’s assessment results not be satisfactory, they will be deemed not competent against those prescribed units. You may make necessary arrangements with your trainer to reassess your placement at another suitable time for all parties.

Prior to commencement of Vocational Placement students are required to organise and complete an Australian Federal Police Check. Students must obtain the Check to go on Placement and be able to complete the qualification. For students working within Queensland Health, as well as a police check you will also be required to obtain a Positive Notice for Child Related Employment (Blue Card) and have Hepatitis A & B immunisation before commencing Clinical Placements. It is recommended potential students begin Hepatitis vaccinations if required, as soon as possible to ensure timely completion.

Program Outcomes and Benefits

Throughout the program, students will learn the skills to enable them to use discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for their outputs. We at Educare college aim to assist you in providing you with opportunities to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Link off job learning at college to on job training in the workplace.
  • Establish pathways to qualifications nationally recognised by industry, education and vocational training authorities.
  • Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to determine on an individual basis, the competencies obtained by a person through previous formal or informal training, work and/or life experience.
  • Receive a Statement of Attainment or Certificate from Educare College listing competencies successfully achieved for each training program studied.
  • Successful completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment
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