CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

General: This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and 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 without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

Entry requirements: Prospective students are required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and a Pre-Training Interview, administered by and to the satisfaction of ITHEA and be at least 18 years of age.

Vocational outcomes: Students can go into a range of employment options. Occupations may include Disability Officer, Day Support, Disability Support Worker, Drug and Alcohol Worker.

Job outlook: Please refer to the Australian Government Job Outlook site for job prospects for a Disabilities Services Officer. 60,900 persons were employed as Welfare Support Workers in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be between 25,001 and 50,000.

Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Welfare Support Workers visit Job Outlook

Delivery and assessment: This course is delivered in a classroom setting. Assessment methods allow for the gathering of sufficient quality evidence about the student’s performance. Methods used include question and answer, observation and demonstration, case study and projects.

Practical placement requirements: To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. Students are required to undertake supervised practical placement in relevant disability services settings. Evidence provided by the supervisor will contribute to assessment of the candidate’s ability to work at this level. Students are required to find their own practical placement, however ITHEA will provide assistance and support where needed. Students must have a valid National Police Check and a Working with Children Check prior to attending placement.

Core Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
CHCCCS015Provide individualised support30
CHCDIS002Follow established person-centred behaviour supports50
CHCDIS005Develop and provide person-centred service responses135
CHCDIS007Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability100
CHCDIS008Facilitate community participation and social inclusion60
CHCDIS009Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach50
CHCDIS010Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs90
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people40
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance80
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems70
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care25

Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
CHCADV002Provide advocacy and representation services80
CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health conditions80
CHCCCS019Recognise and respond to crisis situations45

This Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. Eligibility criteria apply. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Please make sure you have read all the course information about units of study, duration, entry requirements, assessment information, job prospects etc.

Steps

1. Click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Complete the steps involved to submit your application online.

2. To complete the application process, you must attend a pre-training interview which includes a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test and complete the eligibility declaration form (in the case of students applying for Victorian Training Guarantee Funding).

3. ITHEA will assess your application and make sure all entry requirements are met. An ITHEA representative will contact you if your application is unsuccessful.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 9650 3900.

DURATION

10 months

KEY DATES 2018

Term 1 classes start – 29 Jan
Term 2 classes start – 23 Apr
Term 3 classes start – 16 Jul
Term 4 classes start – 8 Oct

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