Qualification Description

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.

Licensing

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication

Packaging
To be eligible for the award of the CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability learners must successfully complete a total of 14 units.

11 core units

3 elective units, consisting of:

at least 2 units from the electives listed below

up to 1 unit from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Delivery Location: Level 1, 575-597 Pacific Highway, St Leonards NSW 2065

For further information including timetable intake dates please contact ISMT

Course Duration:

This course is 52 weeks long including 40 weeks of study (4 x 10-week term inclusive of 6 weeks of work placement / 120hrs) and 12 weeks holiday.

Job Outcomes:
  • Residential support worker
  • Disability support officer
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Disability Team Leader/Supervisor
  • Behavioural Support Officer
  • Employment coordinator (disability)
Pathways

Students who successfully complete this qualification may pathway into further study options:

CCHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services

Fees and Charges

Please contact institute on 02 85421219 for fees and intake dates.

Entry Requirements
Age

All Student must be aged 18 years of age or over at the time of applying for admission in the Institute.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

It is expected that students demonstrate language, literacy and numeracy skills at the appropriate level to be able to succeed in the course.

Additional support will be available for those with low LL&N skills identified through the pre-entry test.

The student would need the following skills:

  • Oral communication for verbal reports/group work.
  • Written communication for written assignments
  • Numeracy to complete numeracy tasks in class.

Literacy skills to gain knowledge through reading and the use of media and technology.

Minimum Academic Requirements

Satisfactory Completion of Equivalent to Australian Year 12 qualification. Relevant work experience will be taken into consideration

Requirements for Work Placement

A Police Clearance Certificate is mandatory prior to your work placement; Student must undertake a Federal Police Check (AFP) or NSW Police check

(Police Check/AFP must be no less than 12 months old).

To Obtain Police Check Please follow link below

https://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/services/criminal-records/national-police-checks

Working with Children check

https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-working-children-check

Relevant immunisation check (as per NSW health guidelines) These checks must be completed at the start of the course and prior to industry work placement. Students must be physically able to do moderate amount of lifting using the appropriate equipment. The students should not have any mobility, hearing, and vision problems to carry out duties efficiently in the hospital or community care settings whilst at placement.

Previous Recognitions

We Offer Credit Transfer (CT) to Individuals who can provide documentary evidence of prior formal study pertaining to the unit of competency. Candidate with prior experience can be assessed with RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning). CT is for free of charge and fees applies for the RPL.

Protection of fees paid in advance      

Student fees paid in advance are protected through the Australian Federal Government Tuition Protection Service.  Please see https://tps.gov.au/StaticContent/Get/StudentInformation for additional information on this service.

Core units

UNIT CODEUNIT TITLE
CHCCCS015Provide individualised support
CHCDIS002Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS005Develop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCDIS007Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS008Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS009Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS010Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

CHCCCS023Support independence and wellbeing
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control  policies and procedure
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia

 

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