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CHC43121

Certificate IV in Disability Support (International)

Overview

CRICOS Code: 

General: This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a range of 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.

Employment Growth: Employment in Health Care and Social Assistance is projected to grow by 301,000 (or 15.8%) over the five years to November 2026.

Entry requirements: Completion of: CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) OR Completion of: CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) OR Completion of: CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability PLUS the CHCSS00125 Entry to Certificate IV in Disability Support Skill Set.

You must have good word processing and email skills as well as the ability to download and upload documents and information. Please see our Online Service Standards. You will also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency. The table below shows the English language test providers and the minimum overall band scores you must achieve to meet the Student visa English language requirement.

English language test providers Minimum score Minimum score and at least 10 weeks English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) Minimum score and at least 20 weeks ELICOS
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 5.5 5.0
TOEFL internet based test 64 46 35
Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) 169 162 154
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) 50 42 36
Occupational English Test B for each test component B for each test component
B for each test component

You must have completed the English language test within either:

  • the 2 years before the date your visa application is lodged
  • the 2 years before a decision is made on your visa application if you did not provide evidence of the English language test at the time your application was lodged.

 

English language evidence exemptions

You do not need to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if one of the following applies:

  • you are a citizen and hold a passport from UK*, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland
  • you are an applicant who is a Foreign Affairs or, Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES)
  • you are enrolled in a principal course of study that is a registered school course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), a course registered to be delivered in a language other than English, or a registered post-graduate research course
  • you have completed at least 5 years’ study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  • in the 2 years before applying for the student visa, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a student visa.
*Note: You may be required to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if you hold a British National Overseas (BNO) passport.

 

Other Entry Requirements

Note: For Early Childhood Education streams: A current Working With Children Check is required by all students. Application for this will be completed at the ITHEA Orientation.
For Aged Care streams: A National Police check will be completed prior to attending practical placement.

For Disability and Community Services streams: A current Working With Children Check is required by all students. Application for this will be completed at the ITHEA Orientation. In addition, a National Police check will be completed prior to attending practical placement.

Vocational outcomes: Students can go into a range of employment options. Occupations may include Social Educator (Disability), Day Support Disability Officer, Marketing Coordinator (Disability), Local area coordinator, Social trainer, Disability Team Leader, Disabilities Supervisor, Project Officer, Disability Support Assistant (Schools), Job coordinator, Disability Service Officer, Senior Disability Worker, Lifestyle Support Officer, Senior Personal Care Assistant, Community Development Officer, Support Facilitator (Disability), Behavioural Support Officer.

Assessment: All students will be enrolled into our Learning Management System and all assessments must be completed online. As a result, all students will require a personal computer, with access to the Internet, to successfully complete their studies. 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 Unit

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
CHCCCS044Follow established person-centred behaviour supports60
CHCDIS017Facilitate community participation and social inclusion60
CHCDIS018Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach50
CHCDIS019Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex
needs
95
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance80
CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issues80
HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety40

Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
CHCADV002Provide advocacy and representation services80
CHCCOM002Use communication to build relationships55
CHCCCS019Recognise and respond to crisis situations45

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. Download and complete the International Student Application Form.

2. Provide a certified copy of your English Language proficiency.

3. Provide a certified copy of your passport.

4. Provide certified copies of any academic transcripts.

5. Provide a copy of your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

6. Send your International Student Application Form with all supporting documents directly to ITHEA by mail or email (apply@ithea.edu.au) or through an authorised education agent. ITHEA administration team will process applications quickly. Applicants will then receive notification informing them of the result of their application.

Receiving a Letter of Offer and Enrolment Acceptance Agreement

Upon receipt of your completed application form and required relevant documents, ITHEA will ensure that all necessary entry requirements are met before issuing a Letter of Offer and an Enrolment Acceptance Agreement outlining the nominated course(s), duration of course(s), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), deposit required and instalment plan.

Please read and understand the Enrolment Acceptance Agreement before returning the complete signed document to ITHEA. We will also require your initial payment as indicated on the Enrolment Acceptance Agreement. Please ensure all payments are in Australian Dollars. When you have completed these steps, ITHEA will then send you a copy of the Confirmation of Enrolment(s) – eCoE(s)

Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE)

Take the copy of the Confirmation of Enrolment(s) – eCoE(s) to the Australian Consulate, Embassy, High Commission in your home country and apply for a student visa. If you are applying for your student visa directly, you can obtain information from the Department of Home Affairs www.homeaffairs.gov.au or your local Australian Diplomatic Mission. The Department will then commence procedures for the issue of your visa. As this can take some time, it is important that your application is submitted well before your course start date.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

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

DURATION

52 weeks full time (including holidays and orientation)

CLASSES

Melbourne CBD 3000 – Mon Tue

STUDY MODE

In class

PRACTICAL PLACEMENT

120 hrs

FEES

Enrolment Fee: $250
Materials Fee: $200
Course Tuition Fee: $9,700

KEY START DATES 2023

Term 1 – 23 Jan
Term 2 – 17 Apr
Term 3 – 10 Jul
Term 4 – 2 Oct

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

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