This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ 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 wellbeing. 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 work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
|How to Apply||Please Enquire|
|AQF Level||Level 4: Certificate IV|
There are no entry requirements for this course however, there are mandatory clinical placement requirements which need to be met.
Mandatory Clinical Placement Requirements
As per the CQU Immunisation Policy and for patient and student safety, the previously recommended checks are now mandatory for any placement commencing 1 January 2018 and onwards. Refer to the Clinical Placement Guidelines and Mandatory Checks Requirements for Clinical Placement for more details.
Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations
Standard Course Structure
To successfully complete this course, students must complete a total of 14 units, consisting of:
11 core units and 3 elective units.
|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|
|CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships|
|HLTWHS006||Manage personal stressors in the work environment|
Students wanting to complete the course within 18 months should enrol into one group of units at a time, as per the following order. However, students may enrol into one or more units at a time according to their study capacity, as per the following order:
Course Assessment Information
|Third Party Verification|
There are eight course intakes, available in February, March, April, May, June, August, September and October.
Duration and dates
18 months full-time
|Course code||Course name||Short Course|
|CHC42015||Certificate IV in Community Services||No|
|CHC43015||Certificate IV in Ageing Support||No|
Work Placement Requirements
Students are required to complete:
- mandatory work placement of at least 120 hours of direct support work, and
- the assessment conditions per unit of competency, which includes work placement and/or simulations and/or scenario assessments.
This requires that a supervisor from the workplace is able to sign off confirmation that you have completed assessment tasks to the level required to ensure that students are work ready and competent in the field they are training for.
- In compliance with CQU Immunisation Policy and for patient and student safety, there has been a number of changes for your mandatory check requirements. These changes take effect and are now mandatory for any placement commencing 1 January 2018 and onwards.
- Please click here for full details of your requirements or access these requirements via the Moodle Site.
- Please see Mandatory Cut-Off dates for submission dates of your mandatory checks. You will not be eligible to proceed to placement if you fail to meet the deadline; there are no extensions or exceptions.
Resource and Computing Requirements
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