People with disabilities want to achieve a high quality of life, just like everyone else. You can support and empower people to live with their challenges and achieve more independence, self-reliance, and well-being in order to pursue their goals.
The Certificate IV in Disability is a professional accreditation that focuses on the skills required to provide care for people with disabilities in a community or residential setting.
Because this work requires a person-centred approach, our teaching will prepare you to confidently work without direct supervision and even to be able to coordinate a small team. Your learning will blend theoretical and practical knowledge so that you’re ready to support individuals with disabilities in the healthcare industry.
Internationally qualified nurses (RNs, GNMs, ANMs, PCL nurses) can receive RPL for this course and study the supplementary skillset CHCSS00070 – Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set in conjunction with the course to complete their qualification. Fees are AUD $1,250 , which includes professional experience placement.
|Duration :||52 weeks full time|
|Amount of Training :||790 Hours|
|AQF Level :||4|
|CRICOS Code :||094638F|
|Course Delivery :||Blended|
|Campuses :||Melbourne, Sydney, Perth|
|Organisation delivering the program :||Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)|
|Organisation issuing certification :||Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)|
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|Check this course currency on the National Register of VET|
14 units are required for award of this qualification including:
|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|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families|
With the Certificate IV in Disability in hand, you’ll be able to work professionally as a:
We offer pathways into Health & Nursing degrees in partnership with La Trobe University so that on completion of this certificate you can further your education with:
The total tuition cost for the CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability is AUD $12,000 for international students.
For international students: secondary course fee is $3,500
To know more about the IHNA Fees & Charges, click here.
|Melbourne (CBD) Campus
Level 5 & 6, 131 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC – 3000, Australia
|Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus
597-599, Upper Heidelberg Road, Heidelberg Heights, VIC – 3081, Australia
Level 2, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA – 6000, Australia
Level 7, 33 Argyle Street, Parramatta, NSW – 2150, Australia
37/1989 A, Bhattathiripad Road, Kaloor, Kochi – 682 017, India
The course is provided through Blended mode of delivery. It will be delivered over 790 hours including theory, self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training (120 hours) and 120 hours of work-based training/ professional experience placement (PEP).
Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do unstructured learning as assigned.
The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication, work-based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation.
20 contact hours will be delivered through synchronised online learning which includes on- campus simulation based training and Professional experience placement.
Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.
The delivery mode is subject to your eligibility to access state funding requirements and other conditions, please contact our admissions consultants to know more.
There are no pre-requisites or other training package entry requirements for this course.
You are, however, required to meet the admission criteria in order to meet industry requirements. This includes that you have:
Physical requirements that are necessary to pass the course objectives are:
Please declare in your application if you have a disability, disorder, or if you’re on any medication that’ll require reasonable adjustments to fulfil these requirements.
You’re also required to have the below learning resource:
Our approach is to collect evidence on whether the student can perform to the standards of the workplace. This is based on the relevant unit of competency, and you’ll find these tools being used:
With RPL we assess your competency based on formal, non-formal, informal learning or direct work experience based on the required skills of the course.
We use CT where you’ve completed units of study at another TAFE College or Registered Training Organisation that meet the requirements of another course. We grant credit according to the Certification, Issuing, and Recognition of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment. Assessing a CT is free.
If you’re eligible for RPL or CT you may be able to complete the course in a shorter duration with reduction to total course fees. Check your eligibility with us.
L – Portfolio is a collection of work, skills and interests (evidence) in an electronic format that showcases learning and experience over time.
When you think about your L-Portfolio and the types of evidence that it contains, it is important to think carefully about its purpose and intended audience.
Your L-Portfolio may contain all or some of the following:
Recognition of Prior Learning application:
Our RPL tool is in the form of an L-Portfolio, and allows students to put on record all their life experiences, interests and skills. Not only will their academic achievement be listed out, but also any life experiences that could potentially be taken into account for extra credit as Recognition of Prior Learning. For instance, an individual who has taken care of his or her bedridden parent has already gained valuable caregiver experience, which could be chalked up against practical expertise and added to their resume.
This L-Portfolio could be sent to employers when applying for work, to universities while applying for extra credits through RPL, or in any other ways to market their expertise.
Showcase/Professional L Portfolios
These L-Portfolios are used as a way to demonstrate (showcase) the highlights of a student’s academic and professional career.
These portfolios are typically created by a student as part of a course as a way to demonstrate learning and the learning process. These portfolios are often shared with other students to elicit peer feedback. Learning portfolios support the idea of formative feedback as an essential part of the learning process.
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