This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and client’s homes, who 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. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of vocational placement as detailed in the training package requirements.
Occupational titles may include:
- Support officer
- Disability Team Leader
- Disability support assistant (Schools)
- Coordinator (disability)
- Day Support Disability officer
- Senior disability worker
- Disability supervisor
- Disability services officer
This course is delivered via blended model, predominately offered using electronic based delivery;
- Online delivery
- One day per week Trainer led workshops with trainer 1.00pm-4.00pm Thursdays
- Vocational placement of at least 120 hours.
All learners will be offered the opportunity for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment, who consider that they have and can successfully demonstrate that they have acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning the required knowledge and skills specified in the training package. Learners may apply to have their knowledge and skills assessed via the RPL process and will be required to complete a RPL Application and the relevant RPL Assessment Kit.
Course Structure – CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
In order to gain the certificate, 14 units must be completed for this qualification, 11 Core units and 3 Electives
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|CHCDIS002||Follow established person-centred behaviour supports|
|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|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families|
|CHCHCS001||Provide home and community support services|
# To receive an award for this qualification Students are required to complete all units listed above as competent and meet the requirements of at least 120 hours of vocational placement within a period of 12 months.
Students will be provided with all the learner and assessment guides for each unit of competency required to complete the course.
Course Entry Requirements
The target learner is typically an adult working in the industry. The target learner’s entry requirements for this course must:
- be over 15 years of age, whom have finished or left secondary school
- be existing workers in the Community Services and Health industry, which includes parents and unpaid carers of NDIS participants
- undertake a National Police Check without a notable offence being listed
- ability to undertake vocational placement, which includes manual handling tasks
- undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Skills Indicator questionnaire
- have technological skills to undertake computer/online work and have access to a computer and software with the following minimum specifications
- Microsoft Windows XP, or later, or Mac OS X or above/ Microsoft Office or equivalent/ Adobe Acrobat Reader/Adobe Flash Player/Up to date internet browser
- Photo Identification (Drivers Licence or Passport)
- All Completed forms from the enrolment pack
- Unique Student Identification Number (USI)
- National Police Check Certificate (Required before Vocational Placement can commence). (DP Training can process an application on your behalf – additional fee charged for the police check $49.90)
- A genuine interest in the Community Services, Health and Disability Sectors
- Completed Language, Literacy and Numeracy documentation
- Ability to complete 120 hours as Vocational Placement
Vocational placement is structured workplace learning; a vocational placement student log book is developed to support you to meet the requirements of all tasks to be completed during your placement. Vocational Placement is an important part of the program that has been designed for students to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom to a practical level in a workplace environment. This practical approach to learning will prepare students to ease into 120 hours of on the job training required to gain the qualification. All students undertaking vocational placement will be required to organise their own transportation to and from the vocational placement host organisation’s facility.
- Sunshine Coast
*Full Program Fee: $2650
*Fee for Service Assessment ONLY (RPL): $1500
Funded via Investing in Skills – Higher Level Skills Funding, a Queensland Government Initiative
The Higher Level Skills Program aims to assist individuals to gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry, or to transition to university.# Please note you must be an existing worker in the community services and health industry, which inlcudes parents and unpaid carers of NDIS participants.
Call DP Training to check if you meet the eligibility criteria, the student contribution fee # can be as little as $49 for a concession card holder or $69 for non-concession enrolment. See HLS Fact Sheet here….
For further information on the Certificate IV Higher Level Skills program, refer to https://training.qld.gov.au/providers/funded/higher-level-skills