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  • CHC43115

Certificate IV in Disability

At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • NDIS support worker or provider
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Disability Support Team Leader
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Disability Officer
  • Coordinator of Volunteers
  • Care Service Team Leader
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CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

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Course overview

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. Demand for skilled workers in all facets of the community services industry are growing, particularly with demand for person-centred support and in relation to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This qualification will give you the practical skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the industry.

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.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 3 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME Unit information
CHCCCS015
Provide individualised support
CHCDIS002
Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS005
Develop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCDIS007
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS008
Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS009
Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS010
Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003
Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001
Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
North and Far North Queensland / Wide Bay Burnett
M00VPC120
Vocational placement
Darling Downs and South West
M00VPC120
Vocational placement

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME Unit information
Greater Brisbane
CHCADV002
Provide advocacy and representation services
CHCDIS004
Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
CHCADV002
Provide advocacy and representation services
North and Far North Queensland / Wide Bay Burnett
CHCADV002
Provide advocacy and representation services
CHCDIS004
Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
CHCLLN001
Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs
Darling Downs and South West
CHCDIS004
Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
CHCLLN001
Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs
CHCCCS024
Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

Money IconUpfront payment

This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Vocational placement

If you are not currently employed or volunteering in the industry, during your course you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practicing your new skills in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. TAFE Queensland may 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 your shifts. You are required to complete 120 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification. You will need to complete a Criminal History Check (yellow card) and apply for a Blue Card (working with children check) prior to completing your placement. If your police check identifies that you have a criminal history or you are unable to obtain a Blue Card, you may be disqualified from being eligible to undertake placement and assessment, which would affect your course outcomes. If you think this might impact you, please speak to the relevant Vocational Placement Coordinator for further information.

Need to know

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

  • be an existing worker in the Community Services and Health Industry. 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
  • 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.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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Get started with TAFE Queensland

If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland