This course reflects the role of individuals in the community settings and peoples’ homes, who provide support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work according to and may contribute to an individualised plan, and work without direct supervision. They may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.
These individuals take responsibility for their own outputs within the scope of their job role and delegation. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.
The skills in this course must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
To achieve this course, the student must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
|Amount of Training:
|Course Duration :
|26 weeks (6 months)
|AQF Level :
|Course Delivery :
|Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane
|IHNA Policies, Procedures & Forms
|Check this course currency on the National Register of VET
“This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding”
“This Training is subsidised by the NSW Government”
As part of the course, students are required to complete a certain number of hours of clinical placement to gain hands-on experience in working with people with disabilities. IHNA provides assistance in finding a suitable placement, which is a valuable opportunity for students to gain practical experience and apply what they have learned in the course.2. Job Placement Guarantee:
IHNA’s Certificate IV in Disability Support course also offers a job placement guarantee for eligible students. This is a unique feature in Australia and can provide peace of mind to students who are looking to transition into the disability sector.3. Credit Transfer:
Students who have completed a Certificate III in Individual Support course may be eligible for Credit Transfer for some units in the Certificate IV in Disability course. This can help reduce the overall cost and duration of the course for these students. Credit Transfer recognizes the equivalence of previously completed units and allows students to progress more efficiently through their studies by exempting them from repeating similar content.4. Duration of the Course:
The duration of the course is typically 6 months, but students have the flexibility to complete it as part time mode within a maximum period of 12 months. This allows students to balance their study with other commitments, and complete the course in a timeframe that suits their individual needs.5. Industry-Relevant Curriculum:
IHNA’s Certificate IV in Disability Support course is designed in consultation with industry experts, ensuring that the curriculum is up-to-date and relevant to the current disability sector. This helps students to develop the skills and knowledge needed to work effectively in the industry and make a meaningful difference in the lives of people with disabilities.
10 units are required for award of this qualification including:
|Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
|Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
|Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
|Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
|Manage legal and ethical compliance
|Work with people with mental health issues
|Maintain work health and safety
|Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
|Confirm physical health status
|Support relationships with carer and family
Pathways from this qualification: Students may progress to higher level courses within and/or across the community/healthsector such as:
With Certificate IV in Disability Support qualification in hand, graduates of the course will be able to work as a/an:
The total tuition cost for domestic students for the CHC43121 – Certificate IV in Disability Support is:
Full Fee: $2,990.00^
^The course fee for students who graduate from certificate III individual support to certificate IV in disability support with RPL is $2250.
|If the student is eligible, for Government funding, student pays: $0 *
|Please contact us for the current fee options.#
|New South Wales
|Funding is available for eligible students please contact.**
*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding.
#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
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(Blended: online real time theory tutorials with on campus skills training in a simulation environment)
The course is provided through Blended mode of delivery. It will be delivered over 860 hours including theory, self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training and 120 hours of work-based training/ professional experience placement (PEP).
20 contact hours per week will be delivered through synchronised online learning which includes on-campus simulation based training / assessment.
Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 15 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.
It is mandatory to have completed one of below qualification to enter this program
IHNA Admission Requirements
*Mature age students (22+) may also be considered without the minimum education requirements. Each case will be reviewed individually to ascertain the capacity of the applicant to meet course requirements.
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All students are required to undergo the LLN test proffered by IHNA for their suitability to be determined for undertaking the course successfully.
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:
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
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.
Call us on 1800 22 52 83 for any questions regarding your application.
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