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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.
Melbourne Heidelberg Campus ( Blended )
Golden Square Hall at Bendigo(from 16th November)
Saturdays 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The total tuition cost for domestic students for the CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability is:
|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|
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.
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.
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|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
Level 4, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA – 6000, Australia
Level 7, 33 Argyle Street,Parramatta, NSW 2150 Australia
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.
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.Assessment tools used include :
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.
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.
|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)|
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|Not A Domestic Student? Switch To The International Course Page|
|Check this course currency on the National Register of VET|
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