CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

Course Description

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.

Employment Opportunities

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

Course Delivery

This course is delivered via blended model, predominately offered using electronic based delivery, with Trainers/Assessors being available Monday – Friday between 8:30am – 4:30pm through email and/or telephone.

  • Online delivery for 14 units of competency
  • Vocational placement of at least 120 hours
  • Simulated workshops held at our training locations (as timetabled)
  • The opportunity to attend trainer-led study support sessions every Wednesday (9:00am – 3:00pm) for the duration of your course
  • Self-paced (up to 12 months to complete)
  • Rolling intake, start anytime!

RPL

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.

Locations

  • Cairns/Atherton
  • Brisbane
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Gold Coast

Course Entry Requirements

The target learner is an Existing Worker in the Community Services and Health industry (disability), which includes parents and unpaid carers of NDIS participants. The target learner’s entry requirements for this course must:

  • be over 15 years of age, whom have finished or left secondary school
  • must hold the Certificate III in Individual Support (or superseded qualification)
  • be an existing worker 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

Course Structure – CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

This qualification is made up of 14 units of competency (11 core, 3 elective) which reflect the needs of industry.

Unit CodeUnit Name
CHCCCS015Provide 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.

Vocational Placement/ Workplace Log

All students will be required to complete either a Vocational placement Log Book or if an Existing worker, a Workplace log book of at least 120 hours of direct care within an approved aged care facility or community services organisation. DP Training has a partnership with Leading Aged Care Providers which we will coordinate your placement. For those who do not wish to attend DP Training’s selected placement, you will have the opportunity, in coordination with DP Training to source your own alternative vocational work placement location.

It is a requirement to have a current National Police Check before you can commence your placement. DP Training can arrange a National Police check application for you upon enrolment, at a fee of $49.90.  If you already hold a Police Clearance, please provide a copy with your enrolment.

Please note: Some workplaces may require you to obtain a Blue Card and current flu vaccine as part of your placement requirements.

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 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.

Enrolment Requirements

Please be advised the following documents will be required to be submitted with your enrolment:

  • Proof of ID+ residency: Colour copy of Passport or Driver’s Licence. (If passport provided please provide a copy of bank statement or utility bill issued within the last 6 months showing your current residential address).
  • Proof of citizenship: Colour copy of either: current green Medicare card; Birth Certificate; current Australian passport; current New Zealand passport; or Australian citizenship certificate
  • Unique Student Identification Number (USI)
  • Evidence of current employment in the sector (payslip or employment contract)
  • Evidence of the Certificate III in Individual Support (or superseded qualification)
  • A colour copy of your Centrelink health care card or pension card if applicable
  • Colour copy of Certificates and Statement Results for any previously attained or partially completed qualifications completed in or recognised in Australia
  • 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) (Class based delivery)
  • Completed Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills Indicator

If you do not hold a USI Number or have forgotten your USI Number, please visit the link provided below: https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-usi

Fees

Fee For Service (not eligible for government funding)

  • A Full Fee paying student – total course fee $2650
  • RPL assessment ONLY – total course fee $1500
  • Gap training – $100 per unit

To commence a $250 deposit is required prior to commencing training and assessment, with weekly, fortnightly and monthly payment plans to pay the remaining fees.

Queensland Government Funding
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.

DP Training is able to offer Queensland Government funding to eligible students, under the Higher Level skills Program. If a person is eligible for funding under Higher Level skills Program, the Queensland Government will subsidise the costs of their accredited training, although a student contribution fee will be required.

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 Higher Level Skills 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

Check HLS Funding

Please answer the questions below to see if you're eligble for a funded training program:

Are you an Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen currently residing in Queensland?

For further information regarding DP Trainings policy & procedures please refer to our student handbook.