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CHC43115

Certificate IV in Disability

Kick start your career in disability services with this intermediate-level qualification that will equip you to work in a diverse range of community services settings.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Hervey Bay Start date: 04 Oct 2022 Duration: 18 months
STUDY LOCATIONS Darling Downs and South West Wide Bay Burnett
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$420
Subsidised
$1,095
Full Fee
$4,680
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Course overview

Get a head start on your career in disability services with the intermediate-level qualification. This course will set you up to work in a number of community services settings, or pursue further education at a diploma level or higher.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working in community and welfare support is expected to grow strongly in the coming years. This large occupation has strong job prospects with around 30,000 job openings anticipated over the next five years. 

This certificate course covers a range of specialised skills and knowledge including recognising healthy body systems, understanding person-centred support, and advocating for people with a disability. Our specialised and highly-skilled teachers will give you one-on-one guidance and valuable insight into working to support people with a disability to meet their goals.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in a variety of community services roles and settings with a focus on supporting people with a disability.

What can I do?

  • NDIS support worker or provider
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Disability Support Team Leader
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Disability Officer
  • Coordinator of Volunteers
  • Care Service Team Leader

Course outcome:

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

World-class teachers

Our teaching staff are at the top of their game and are heavily involved in the industry. This means you're being taught by people who know what employers are looking for and where the sector is headed.

Strong industry partnerships

As part of your course, you get valuable experience in workplaces. Our strong partnerships mean you will learn the skills you need, while also getting to know potential future employers.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 3 elective units from the list below. You will also be required to undertake 120 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCCS015
    Provide individualised support
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCCS015
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise, provide and monitor support services within the limits established by an individualised plan. The individualised plan refers to the support or service provision plan developed for the individual accessing the service and may have many different names in different organisations.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide individualised support

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIS002
    Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIS002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement behaviour support strategies outlined in an individualised behaviour support plan for a person with disability.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIS005
    Develop and provide person-centred service responses
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIS005
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and monitor service responses with a person with disability. Work is undertaken within a legislative and ethical framework to ensure the provision of high quality, person-centred service delivery which supports the person's aspirations, needs, rights and interests.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop and provide person-centred service responses

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIS007
    Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIS007
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate the empowerment of people with disability to deliver rights based services using a person-centred approach. It should be carried out in conjunction with individualised plans.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIS008
    Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIS008
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and facilitate person-centred strategies for participation in various community settings, functions and activities to enhance the psychosocial well being and lifestyle of a person with disability.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Facilitate community participation and social inclusion

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIS009
    Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIS009
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, implement and review formal and informal ongoing skills development, in collaboration with a person with disability and incorporate into the person's individualised plan.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIS010
    Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIS010
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex or special support needs under the supervision of a relevant professional.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIV001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work with diverse people

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCLEG003
    Manage legal and ethical compliance
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCLEG003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, and then develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAAP001
    Recognise healthy body systems
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAAP001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Recognise healthy body systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTWHS002
    Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTWHS002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
Anytime
1 year
Full time 2 night Zoom sessions per week, 4 x 1 week residential blocks (one per term) plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $420
  • Subsidised: $1,095
  • Full fee: $4,680
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
04 Oct 2022
18 months
Full time: Plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $420
  • Subsidised: $1,095
  • Full fee: $4,680

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Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115)

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Certificate IV in Disability

COURSE CODE: CHC43115
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Placement

 

You may be required to have full COVID-19 vaccination to undertake vocational placement in a range of Community Services organisations. Potential students are advised to seek current information as policies may be updated.

If you are not currently employed in industry, during your course you will be required to complete Vocational Placement so you can start practising your new skills in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider. TAFE Queensland will be able to assist in arranging suitable placements.

Completing placement is compulsory and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete this. You are required to complete Vocational Placement in an approved workplace, as part of your qualification.

Prior to Placement, students will need to complete and provide evidence of the following checks:

• Students must complete their online NDIS Worker Screening Clearance application at this link - NDIS Worker Screening Unit (WSU) and nominate TAFE Queensland (as their employer).  There is no cost to students. TAFE Queensland can then verify each student.

• Students must also complete the NDIS Worker Orientation Online Modules (4 modules/approximately 90 minutes in total). Upon completion, students will need to provide their Certificate of Completion to both TAFE Queensland and their placement provider.

• Additionally, if students work with children on Placement, they will also need a Blue Card Working with Children Check (Blue Card in Queensland).

• Please note:  Students can apply for both the NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and Blue Card by completing a combined application via the NDIS Worker Screening portal noted above NDIS Worker Screening Unit (WSU).  

Please note: TAFE Queensland wishes to warn you, as a Blue Card applicant, that it is an offence for a disqualified person to sign a Blue Card application.  For further information regarding 'disqualified' persons, please contact Blue Card Services.  

Depending on where your placement is conducted, further checks may be required and your Vocational Placement Coordinator or Teacher will discuss this with you.

Need to know

To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills subsidised price, you must:

  • hold the Certificate III in Individual Support (or superseded qualification) and be an existing worker in the Community Services and Health Industry (which includes parents and unpaid carers of NDIS participants). Existing workers must provide a letter from their employer stating that they are an employee of the organisation or a current payslip that displays the ABN and Trading name;
  • be aged 15 years or over, and no longer at school;
  • permanently reside in Queensland;
  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen; and
  • not hold or be currently enrolled in a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification (does not include qualifications completed at school or foundation skills training).

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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