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.
Student must be currently working in the disability sector.
Students must complete a Vocational Placement and/or Work Integrated Learning as part of this qualification.
Additional informationSTUDENTS MUST BE CURRENTLY WORKING IN THE DISABILITY SECTOR. Students are required to complete a work-log signed by supervisor for: - at least 120 hours of direct support work - The assessment conditions per unit of competency, which includes work evidence and/or simulations and/or scenario assessments. This requires that a supervisor from the workplace is able to sign off confirmation that you have completed assessment tasks to the level required to ensure that students are work ready and competent in the field they are training for.
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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.
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.
18 months full-time
|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|
|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|
|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|
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.