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.

Course Start Dates

Melbourne (Heidelberg)

Online (Blended) Delivery

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Sydney (Parramatta)

Online (Blended) Delivery

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Melbourne CBD

Face to Face

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Online (Blended) Delivery

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Perth (SGT)

Blended Delivery

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Course Details

CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability

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RPL or CT ?RPL : Recognition of Prior Learning
CT : Credit Transfer

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Duration  : 52 weeks full time
Amount of Training :  790 Hours
AQF Level :4
Course Delivery : On campus and online
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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Accreditation
CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability
Funding

“This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding”

CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability
  • 52 weeks full time
  • Amount of Training is 790 Hours
  • On campus (Melbourne, Sydney, Perth) and online
  • 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

“This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government 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
Western Australia AUD $3,500 Government subsidised: $1,044.90 Concession: $309.60 (Contact us to check Funding Eligibility) *
New South Wales AUD $3,500 No State Funding Available
Offshore AUD $4,000

*The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees

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

The course is provided through Face to Face or 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.

MODE OF DELIVERY

FACE TO FACE ON-CAMPUS:

Students are required to attend 20 contact hours per week physically at the campus and professional experience placements.

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
  • A National Police Clearance or Australian Federal Police (AFP) Clearance certificate
  • Immunisation (this is required for the Professional Experience Placement)
  • Basic computer skills
  • Successfully complete an ACSF test and can work at Level 3 for all indicators (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission)

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.

  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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