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CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability

Introduction

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.

 

Course Start Dates

Melbourne (Heidelberg)

Online (Blended) Delivery

Australia (Online)

Online (Blended) Delivery

Melbourne (North Mel)

Online (Blended) Delivery

Session Time

Melbourne Heidelberg Campus ( Blended )
Saturdays

Golden Square Hall at Bendigo(from 16th November)
Saturdays 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Fees and Funding

The total tuition cost for domestic students for the CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability is:

State Fees Funding
Victoria AUD $3,500 Government subsidised: $0 Concession: $0 (Contact us to check Funding Eligibility)
Western Australia AUD $3,500 Jobs & Skills WA Funding is Available for Eligible Students
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For Victorian Students: To check your Skills First program eligibility click here.

Funded students: Students who are eligible for Victorian Government funding (Concession & Non-concession) will get 100% scholarship on the funding fees.

Students must provide appropriate evidence/ documentation to confirm eligibility.

Other funding options, interest free payment plans are available, for more information please contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au  or 1800 22 52 83

Enrolling in this qualification and availing the relevant state funding, may affect student’s future training options and the eligibility for further government subsidised training.

Students eligible and opting for government funding must attend 20 hours of classroom sessions per week. Students failing to attend the classroom sessions will not be able to avail the funding and will be required to pay the full course fees.

Other Funding options
Study Loans

Study Loans is an Australian private organisation that provides financial assistance to students pursuing their vocational and tertiary education.

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Campus Location

North Melbourne Campus
203/ 187, Boundary Rd, North Melbourne, VIC 3051, Australia
Melbourne (CBD) Campus
Level 5, 131 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria – 3000, Australia
Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus
597-599, Upper Heidelberg Road, Heidelberg Heights, Victoria 3081 Australia
Perth Campus
Level 4, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA – 6000, Australia
Sydney Campus
Level 7, 33 Argyle Street,Parramatta, NSW 2150 Australia

Course Delivery

The course is provided through Face to Face or Online 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.

FACE TO FACE ON-CAMPUS:

Face to face delivery mode is available in a full-time and part-time delivery.
Full Time : 2 days/ week classes with simulation training and Professional experience placement.
Part Time : 1 day/ week classes with simulation training and Professional experience placement.

ONLINE:

Full fee Students : Online Theory with on-campus simulation training and Professional experience placement

International Students (Secondary course) : Online Theory with on-campus simulation training and Professional experience placement.

Students currently working in the industry/Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) : Online Theory with on-campus simulation training and Professional experience placement.

The delivery mode is subject to your eligibility to access state funding requirements and other conditions, please contact our admissions consultants to know more.

Course Content

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

Entry Requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

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.

  • Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above
  • 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 enroll for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).

For International students undertaking this course in conjunction with their primary course a separate Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) is also required

Additional Requirement for professional experience placement.

  • A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate(AFP).
  • IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunization process before the Professional Experience Placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without immunisation.

It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS (PEP)

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.

  • A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP)/ NCC will be required for all PEPs
  • IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunization process before the Professional Experience Placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without immunisation.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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:

  • Strength: Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
  • Mobility: Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
  • Hearing: Sufficient 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: Sufficient to make physical assessments of client and equipment.
  • Communication: Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.

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.

Learning Resources

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 Arnott

Computers

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.

How Is The Course Assessed?

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.

Assessment tools used include :
  • Knowledge Based Assessments (KBA)
  • Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
  • Professional Experience Placement (PEP) Book

Pathways & Career Outcomes

Pathways

IHNA has partnered with La Trobe University to build pathways into Health and Nursing degrees.

Completing CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability gives you the option to further your education with LaTrobe University by studying:

A Direct entry (no Advanced Standing awarded) into: Bachelor of Health Sciences (Melbourne campus only).

For more information, please contact our admission consultants on 1800 22 52 83

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.

Course outcome

  • 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

How To Apply?

The application process involves 5 steps:
application >> interview (plus Language, Literacy and Numeracy) >> offer letter >> payment >> and confirmation of enrolment.
Applicants must successfully complete each stage in order to enrol, Applicants can submit their initial application online by clicking ‘Apply Online’ button.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us on 1800 22 52 83 .

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

*Competency-based training is the concept that individuals learn at different rates as well as through different modes and different environments and that the skills and knowledge that a student has acquired previously are able to be formally recognised. Eg: Students who are eligible for RPL may be able to finish the course in 3 months with an Assessment Only delivery mode.

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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Duration  : Maximum of 12 month*
AQF Level : 4
Course Delivery : Face-to-Face and Online Mode
Campuses : Melbourne (Heidelberg), North Melbourne, Melbourne (CBD), Perth and Sydney
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)
IHNA Policies, Procedures & Forms
Not A Domestic Student? Switch To The International Course Page
Check this course currency on the National Register of VET
ARTICULATION PATHWAYS :
View details on myskills.gov.au View Brochure View Handbook
ACCREDITATION :
FUNDING :
Victorian funding

Skills First Program 2018-2019

WA funding

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