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 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 successful completion of the unit CHCDIS005, Develop and Provide Person Centred Service Responses will be required. This unit includes a 120 hours vocational placement with a disability service.
Mandatory placement checks are compulsory for this course, you will be required to get a Working With Children's Check relevant to your state and an Australian Federal Police Check.Please ensure you will meet the requirements for these checks.
You may be required to undertake a Pre-Placement interview with host Organisations and placement is subject to student meeting the requirements of the organisation. Your Vocational Placement will entail 120 hours within an approved disability service. Your placement will be undertaken towards the end of the course. If you are currently working within the Disability Services Industry you may be eligible to undertake your placement hours with your existing employer.
The COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory to be eligible to attend a WIL placement for this course. Students will be required to provide evidence of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination schedule by the closing date prior to a WIL placement. The vaccine received must be a vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia.
Students must complete a Vocational Placement and/or Work Integrated Learning as part of this qualification.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the assessment requirements of the unit of competency, CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses. Students are required to complete: a mandatory work placement of at least 120 hours within a Disability Service, and the assessment conditions per unit of competency, which includes a work placement, simulations and/or scenario assessments.
IMPORTANT: Mandatory checks are required to be completed to attend vocational placement for client and student safety. You will be required to get a Working With Children's Check relevant to your state and an Australian Federal Police Check. You can 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.
You may be required to undertake a Pre-Placement interview with host organisations and placement is subject to student meeting the requirements of the organisation. Depending upon the capacity of the service providers/facilities in the student’s geographical area, students will be expected to travel to an alternative location in order to complete their prescribed vocational placement. Any enquiries should be directed to the WIL (Work Integrated Learning) Team via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (07) 4930 9124.
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|AQF Level||Level 4: Certificate IV|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
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, Local Area Coordinator, Support Coordinator, Key Support Worker, and Program Coordinator.
Study Mode Definitions
*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.
Select a course structure below to view the delivery details, including the different study modes offered for each structure.
12- 18 months full-time, with flexible enrolment for a student-focused approach. Students can choose to enrol in one unit at a time between February to October.
Students can choose to enrol in one unit at a time between February to October if they require.
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCDIS005||Develop and provide person-centred service responses||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCDIS002||Follow established person-centred behaviour supports||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCDIS010||Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCDIS008||Facilitate community participation and social inclusion||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCDIS009||Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach||More Information||Training.gov Details|
HLTWHS006 is an unspecified elective
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTWHS006||Manage personal stressors in the work environment||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|1||CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|1||CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people|
|2||HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|2||CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues|
|3||HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems|
|3||CHCCOM002 - Use communication to build relationships|
|4||CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support|
|4||CHCDIS007 - Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability|
|5||CHCDIS005 - Develop and provide person-centred service responses|
|5||CHCDIS002 - Follow established person-centred behaviour supports|
|6||CHCDIS010 - Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs|
|6||CHCDIS008 - Facilitate community participation and social inclusion|
|7||CHCDIS009 - Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach|
|7||HLTWHS006 - Manage personal stressors in the work environment|
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New Students must follow the recommended unit grouping as per the Study Sequence listed in the Course Structure tab. Students may enrol in one or more units in a cluster.
Continuing Students should follow the recommended unit groupings where possible, but do have the option to enrol as they have previously. Continuing students should follow the order of units.
Subsidy Eligibility Restrictions
To be eligible for Government subsidy, students must be an existing worker in the Community and Health industry, this now includes parents and unpaid carers for NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) participants.
Students must be currently working in the disability sector to enrol in this course.
Students are required to complete a work-log signed by supervisor for:
Resource and Computing Requirements
It is a requirement of enrolment in this course that you have access to the CQUniversity website. You will be required to undertake various components of study in the course using email and the internet.
It is strongly recommended that you have access to a broadband connection or higher to access online resources that would include but are not limited to, email, internet, video conferencing (mic and camera), electronic assessment submission.
All submissions of assessment must be uploaded electronically to the VET
To apply, or to find out more about this course, contact
the Student Advice Team on 13 27 86.