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The CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide support to empower people with disabilities. Through this support, they can achieve more independence, self-reliance, and wellbeing and can participate to the fullest extent in the community.
These workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise or coordinate a small team.
There is a practical component with work placement that provides real-world exposure to students. The course modules are structured to provide a balanced program of theory and practice relevant to the career opportunities across the healthcare industry.
The course is provided through teacher led classroom mode delivery and will be delivered over 790 hours, including theory (20 contact hours per week at an IHNA campus), self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training (120 hours) and at least 120 hours of work based training / professional experience placement (PEP) in two blocks of 2 weeks each after each semester.
Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.
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.
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|
There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course.
IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its ‘Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses’ to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.
Offshore International students who wish to apply for this course must meet the following requirements.
In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 3 for all indicators to enrol for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).
It is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.
The Professional Experience Placements will be 5 days a week. Students may be allocated a morning (AM) or afternoon (PM) shifts. Morning shifts usually start at 7 am and evening shifts can finish at 10.30pm. Each shift is 8.5 hours long (including 30 mins meal break).
PEPs are undertaken in partnership with a wide range of placement providers. These providers are located throughout metropolitan, regional and rural areas, and in some cases interstate. Students must consider that they may be required to travel or relocate for the duration of the placement to the facility location. Students must attend as per schedule; no special arrangements or changes will be made on the allocated placements. PEPs may be cancelled without prior notice by the facility.
Additional Requirement for professional experience placement.
While IHNA will work with you to make “reasonable adjustments” in the campus lab and classroom, there are work place practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA’s control.
The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the healthcare facility and/or community setting. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable adjustments. Our courses cater to a range of candidates. The candidates are required to be physically fit to manage tasks.
Skills and abilities that are needed to perform client care to pass the course objectives and requirements are:
If you have a disability or disorder or on any longer medications that will require reasonable adjustments to fulfil these requirements, then please declare in your course application.
IHNA requires all enrolling students to have the below learning resources that will support their learning process.Mandatory Textbook
Students must purchase this prescribed textbook as mentioned below.
The Disability Support Worker – Geoff ArnottComputers
IHNA has a computer lab with computers that can be accessed during working hours. Students must have a personal computer and access to internet to access all learning resources, online library, assessments, communicate with educators, fellow students, support services etc.
All students must have a basic computer knowledge and skills.
Assessment strategies are implemented for collecting evidence and making judgements about whether competency has been achieved by the learner.
The assessments confirm whether an individual can perform to the standards expected in the workplace, as expressed in the relevant endorsed unit of competency.
Students will be assessed in both a formative and summative way. These assessment methods and strategies are consistent with the Training Package Assessment Guidelines.Assessment tools used include :
Graduates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the community sector e.g.
After successful completion of the program, the candidates may gain employment in residential group homes, training resource centers, day respite centers and open employment services, other community settings and clients’ homes.
The application process involves submitting an application, interview, payment and confirmation of enrolment. Applicants must successfully complete each stage in order to enrol.
Applicants can submit their initial application by clicking ‘Apply Online’ button.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.
|Duration : 40 Weeks|
|Volume of Learning : 1 year|
|Amount of Training : 790 hours|
|AQF Level : 4|
|CRICOS Code : 094638F|
|Course Delivery : Face-to-Face|
|Campuses : Melbourne (Heidelberg) and 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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