General: The Certificate IV in Disability qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes. Within the Certificate IV in Disability programme, students will gain exposure to the role of workers 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. Through the Certificate 4 in Disability programme, students will understand the broad range of work involved in disability care work.
Employment Growth: Upon completion of the Certificate 4 in Disability course, students can expect to find a variety of available opportunities within the field of disability care. Once they graduate from the Certificate 4 in Disability programme, workers may be expected to 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. 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.
Delivery and assessment: We offer students the flexibility of choosing between online learning or classroom delivery. 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.
|Unit Code||Unit Descriptor||Nominal Hrs|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support||30|
|CHCDIS002||Follow established person-centred behaviour supports||50|
|CHCDIS005||Develop and provide person-centred service responses||135|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability||100|
|CHCDIS008||Facilitate community participation and social inclusion||60|
|CHCDIS009||Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach||50|
|CHCDIS010||Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs||90|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance||80|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||70|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||25|
|Unit Code||Unit Descriptor||Nominal Hrs|
|CHCADV002||Provide advocacy and representation services||80|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues||80|
|CHCCCS019||Recognise and respond to crisis situations||45|
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.
1. 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 Skills First Program Funding).
2. To complete the application process, click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Complete the steps involved to submit your application online.
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.
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