CHC43115 - Certificate IV in Disability
(CRICOS-098454D)

This course is ideal for individuals who want to develop and pursue a career in caring for and supporting people with disabilities and will prepare you to 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.

Course

overview

STUDENT

International and Domestic students

ENGLISH REQUIREMENT

English equivalence to 5.5 IELTS or similar (Additional LLN testing to the relevant AQF level may be requested)

CAREER PROSPECTS

• Behavioural Support Officer
• Community-Based Support Officer
• Disability Support Worker
• Disability Team Leader/Supervisor
• Residential Care Officer
• Senior Personal Care Assistant
• Project Officer (Life Enhancement Team)
• Care supervisor (Aged Care)
• Coordinator of Volunteers (Services to Older People)

DURATION

26 weeks (6 months / 2 terms)

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENT

Completion of CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) (CRICOS-098453E)

STUDY PATHWAY

After completing the qualification, students may progress to study CHC52015 - Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) (CRICOS-098455C)

ASSESSMENT

Units of competence will be assessed using a selection of tools, portfolios, essays, reports, role-plays, practical observations, case studies, questioning, simulation activities and written tests.

Units of competency

UNIT CODE CORE UNITS
CHCCCS015
Provide individualised support
HLTAAP001
Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCLEG003
Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
CHCDIS002
Follow established person-centred behavior supports
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
CHCDIS005
Develop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCDIS010
Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
UNIT CODE ELECTIVE UNITS
CHCCCS023
Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS025
Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001
Provide home and community support services

Your studies will prepare you for

  • Support independence and wellbeing
  • Manage disability support compliance
  • Work with diversity
  • Support and empowerment of people with disability
  • Provide person-centred services
  • Provide person-centred services
  • Home and community support