CHC40312 Certificate IV in Disability

CHC40312 Certificate IV in Disability

CRICOS Code: 082312E

General: This qualification addresses work in residential group homes, training resource centres, day respite centres and open employment services, other community settings and clients’ homes.

These workers:

  • apply knowledge and skills gained through qualifications and/or previous experience to provide training and support to people with disabilities to enhance their ability to achieve greater levels of independence, self reliance and community participation;
  • report to service managers and may liaise with health professionals and other service agencies;
  • may work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a limited number of lower classified workers.

Entry requirements: Prospective students are required to have an English Language proficiency. You will also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency. ITHEA will accept the following minimum English language test score:

English language test providers Minimum test score Minimum test score where combined with at least 10 weeks ELICOS Minimum test score where combined with at least 20 weeks ELICOS
International English Language Testing System 5.5 5 4.5
*Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper based 527 500 450
TOEFL internet based test 46 35 32
Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) 162 154 147
Pearson Test of English Academic 42 36 30
Occupational English Test Pass** N/A N/A

*The TOEFL paper based test will only be accepted from limited countries

**The Occupational English Test includes a mark between A and E. An A or B is considered a pass.

The test must have been taken no more than two years before you apply for your student visa.

ITHEA may also consider any English Language tests taken in Australia.

Practical placement requirements: To be assessed as competent in this qualification, individual workers are required to undertake supervised practical placements 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 must have a valid Police Check and a valid Working With Children Check. Students are required to find their own practical placement, however ITHEA will provide assistance and support where needed.

Vocational outcomes: Students can go into a range of employment options.

Occupations may include: Behavioural support officer, Marketing coordinator, Development officer, Project officer (life enhancement team), Disability officer – day support, Residential care officer, Disability support officer / worker, Senior personal care assistant, Employment coordinator (disability), Social educator, Job coordinator, Social trainer, Lifestyle support officer, Supervisor, Local area coordinator.

Job Outlook: Please refer to the Australian Government Job Outlook site for job prospects for each of the occupations listed above.

Assessment: Assessment methods allow for the gathering of sufficient quality evidence about the student’s performance. Methods used include question and answer, activities, observation and role plays, and projects.

Core Units

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Elective Units

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Course duration: 46 weeks full time including holidays and orientation

Enrolment fee: $250 (non-refundable)

Materials fee: $300

Course tuition fee: $6,250

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