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Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115)

Course summary

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.

Students undertaking this course must complete a Practical Placement of at least 120 hours.

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Fees www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Health
  • - Psychology, Social Work and Community Services
Skill Area
  • - Community Services
  • - Health
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Employment opportunities include, but are not limited to: Disability Support Worker, Employment Coordinator (Disability), Disability Support Coordinator, Lifestyle Support Officer, Personal Care Assistance, Social Educator.

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

The volume of learning for a Certificate IV is 600 - 2400 hours of study time however, the training duration will depend on the electives and study mode selected. In addition, 120 hours of work placement is required.

  • Distance
Core
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
Electives
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment
Study Sequence
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
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
HLTWHS006 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
RPL

Course Availabilities

Distance Education

Timing
Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Duration and dates
12 - 24 months


Summary
This course is available by Distance Education (online).

Load
Fourteen (14) units must be successfully completed – eleven (11) core unit and three (3) electives.

Notes

Distance students require self-motivation and will need approximately 25 hours of study per week for each unit of competency, comprised of both practical and theoretical study. This course is self paced so students must have sound literacy and numeracy skills. This course is delivered by distance education so students must have access to a computer and the internet. Students are allocated 13 weeks from enrolment to complete each unit.

Students undertaking this course must complete a Practical Placement. See More Details tab for further information.


2018 Unit Availabilities

Unit availabilities have not yet been finalised for this course.

Please check this page regularly for updates.

Related Courses

Course code Course name Short Course
CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services No

Clinical Placement Requirements

To achieve this qualification, students must complete at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. Where a student is not currently working in the Community Services industry they will be required to obtain either paid or unpaid opportunities for suitable practical work in the form of volunteer work or paid employment.

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.

IMPORTANT: Changes to Mandatory Check Requirements 
  • 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.
Any enquiries should be directed to the WIL (Work Integrated Learning) Team via email to nursingclinical@cqu.edu.au or call (07) 4930 9124.

Contact Us

To apply, or to find out more about this course, contact the Student Advice Team on 13 27 86.

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.

What else might I find useful?

Financial assistance with fees may be available through concessions or via ‘Time to Pay’ payment plan. This and other information such as student support, study and library assistance can be found at www.cqu.edu.au/current-student