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 or Apply Online|
|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.
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.
18 months full-time
|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|
|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|
|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|
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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.