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 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.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $4116 (2018)
$4368 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $952 (2018)
$1022 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $658 (2018)
$798 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $312 (2019)
Subsidised full fee per unit $73 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $57 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Psychology, Social Work and Community Services
Skill Area
  • Community Services
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

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

1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

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

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 11 core units
  2. Complete 3 elective units
Standard Course Structure

18 months full-time

  • Mixed Mode
Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems More Information
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care More Information
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support More Information
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance More Information
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports More Information
CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses More Information
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability More Information
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach More Information
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion More Information
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs More Information
Elective
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships More Information
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment More Information
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs More Information

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 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
1 HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
2 HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
2 CHCCOM002 - Use communication to build relationships
3 CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support
3 CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
4 CHCDIS002 - Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
4 HLTWHS006 - Manage personal stressors in the work environment
5 CHCDIS005 - Develop and provide person-centred service responses
5 CHCDIS007 - Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
6 CHCDIS009 - Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
6 CHCDIS008 - Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
7 CHCDIS010 - Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
7 CHCCCS004 - Assess co-existing needs


Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

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
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

Online

There are four course intakes, available in February, April, June and August.
18 months full-time
This course is delivered online and students must have approximately 22 hours per week available for study. Students will be supported through the VET Moodle platform, Zoom sessions, phone and email.
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

More Details

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.