CHC43115 – Certificate IV in
Disability

  • I am a Domestic Student

    IHNA considers you as a ‘domestic’ student if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen, or a holder of a permanent humanitarian visa.

  • I am an International Student

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CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability

Introduction

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.

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Course Details

skills-badgeCHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability

You could be eligible for
RPL or CT RPL : Recognition of Prior Learning
CT : Credit Transfer

Know More

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.

Amount of Training :  950 Hours
AQF Level :4
CRICOS Code :094638F
Course Delivery : Blended
Campuses : Melbourne, Sydney, Perth
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CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability
University credit transfer
CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability
  • 52 weeks full time
  • Amount of Training is 950 Hours
  • Blended delivery
  • Available to domestic and international students

14 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 11 core units
  • 3 elective units

CORE UNITS

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

ELECTIVE UNITS

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:

  • Disability Support Worker
  • Disability Team Leader/Supervisor
  • Behavioural Support Officer
  • Lifestyle Support Officer (Special Schools)
  • Employment Coordinator (Disability)
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant

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:

  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (Melbourne campus only): Direct entry, with no Advanced Standing awarded

The total tuition cost for the CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability is AUD $12,000 for international students.

*Speak to our team to know about current scholarships.

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
Perth Campus
Level 2, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA – 6000, Australia
Sydney Campus
Level 7, 33 Argyle Street, Parramatta, NSW – 2150, Australia
Cochin Campus
37/1989 A, Bhattathiripad Road, Kaloor, Kochi – 682 017, India

The course is provided through Blended mode of delivery. It will be delivered over 950 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.

MODE OF DELIVERY

BLENDED

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:

  • 18 years of age and above
  • Entry into this course requires IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent.Candidates from countries with student visa assessment levels 1 and 2 who do not need an IELTS score can take the LLN indicator test. Please visit the Department of Home Affairs website for more information on student visa assessment levels and evidence of English requirement https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/web-evidentiary-tool.
  • A National Police Clearance or Australian Federal Police (AFP) Clearance certificate
  • Immunisation (this is required for the Professional Experience Placement)
  • Basic computer skills
  • Provide a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)

Physical requirements that are necessary to pass the course objectives are:

  • Strength: To assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
  • Mobility: To bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined spaces
  • Hearing: To hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages
  • Vision: To make physical assessments of client and equipment
  • Communication: To communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors

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:

  • The Disability Support Worker by Geoff Arnott

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:

  • Knowledge Based Assessments (KBA)
  • Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
  • Professional Experience Placement (PEP)

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.

What is a L – Portfolio?

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:

  • Files of various formats (text, pictures, video, etc.)
  • Evidence related to courses taken, programs of study, etc.
  • Writing samples (which might include several drafts to show development and improvement)
  • Projects prepared for class or extracurricular activities
  • Evidence of creativity and performance
  • Evidence of extracurricular or co-curricular activities, including examples of leadership
  • Evaluations, analysis and recommendations

Uses of L-Portfolio

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.

Learning Portfolios

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.

  1. Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Apply Now” on the top right corner of the course page.
  2. Interview: Once you’ve met IHNA’s eligibility criteria you will be contacted for an interview with an admissions consultant
  3. Offer Letter: If you’re successful with the interview you will be offered a place for the course as per the availability of each intake.
  4. Enrolment Fee: After signing the offer acceptance an invoice will be issued for the course. You may be eligible for government funding, so please call our team to know more.
  5. Confirmation of Admission: We will issue a conformation of admission once the enrolment fee has been received.

Call us on 1800 22 52 83 for any questions regarding your application.

Acknowledgement

HCI acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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