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CHC43115 - Certificate IV in Disability

Course Details

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 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.  

Entry Requirements

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.

Vocational Placement and Work Integrated Learning

Students must complete a Vocational Placement and/or Work Integrated Learning as part of this qualification.

Additional information

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 nursingclinical@cqu.edu.au or call (07) 4930 9124.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $4,455.00 (2020)
Subsidised Full Fee $1,042.00 (2020)
Subsidised Concession Fee $814.00 (2020)
Fee for service per unit $318.00 (2020)
Subsidised full fee per unit $74.00 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $58.00 (2020)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Psychology, Social Work and Community Services
Skill Area
  • Community Services
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

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, Local Area Coordinator, Support Coordinator, Key Support Worker, and Program Coordinator. 

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 11 core units
  2. Complete 3 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*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.

Standard Course 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. 

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Online
Core

 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
Elective

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

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
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


Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
RPL
Other
Project
Third Party Verification
Course Learning Outcomes
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Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Online
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time

Domestic 2020 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Online
February: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
The availabilities shown above are for the current and future years. To view any historic availabilities please press "Show Historic Availabilities" below:

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Enrolment Advice

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.  

Work Requirements
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:

  • at least 120 hours of direct support work, and
  • the assessment conditions per unit of competency, which includes work evidence and/or simulations and/or scenario assessments.


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 Moodle platform.

Contact Us

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