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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 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 be currently working in an approved disability service.  

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $4368 (2019)
$4455 (2020)
Subsidised Full Fee $1022 (2019)
$1042 (2020)
Subsidised Concession Fee $798 (2019)
$814 (2020)
Fee for service per unit $312 (2019)
$318 (2020)
Fee for service (International) $4455 (2020)
Fee for service per unit (International) $318 (2020)
Subsidised full fee per unit $73 (2019)
$74 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $57 (2019)
$58 (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 Online
Study Area
  • Health
  • Psychology, Social Work and Community Services
Skill Area
  • Health
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Student must be currently working in the disability sector.  

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

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

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


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
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to this course.

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
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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.