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CHC43121 - Certificate IV in Disability Support

Duration:              6 Months

Delivery Mode:      Blended (online live virtual classes) or Workplace Training

Start Date:              Enrol Anytime

Recognition:           Nationally Recognised Training

Quality Assurance : As a registered training organisation (RTO) Hammond Institute operates within the Vocational Education and Training Quality Framework (VETQF) and the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) delivering nationally recognised qualifications and units of competency.

CHC43121 – Certificate IV in Disability Support course 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.

  • Disability liaison officer
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Disability support officer/worker
  • Personal Care Worker

The following  employment pathways are available to learners who complete Certificate IV in Disability:

  • Disability liaison officer
  • Behavioural support officer
  • Development Officer
  • Project Officer (Life Enhancement Team)
  • Disability Officer- day support
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Disability support officer/worker

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.

Students must satisfy the following age, English and Academic requirements:

  • Age: must be 17 years or over
  • Undertake Pre-Training Review
  • Undertake LLN and digital numeracy assessment: Learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to participate in the course.
  • Moderate level of computer literacy and has access to a computer/laptop/tablet/smart phone with an internet access

Skills First Funding Avaliable

For a full list of fees, please refer to our Statement of Fees.

To be eligible for Victorian government subsidised training fees, the candidate must meet the Skills First eligibility criteria.

 

To check your eligibility, contact us at 03 8370 3170 or 0435 334 552

Delivery methods:
The range of delivery methods may include, but not limited to the following:

  • lectures / Instructions
  • pre-reading
  • demonstrations and modelling
  • practice opportunities
  • brainstorming activities
  • group discussions
  • guided facilitation of individual or group learning activities, group work or project-based case studies

Delivery Structure:

  • Delivery structure is comprised of classroom training sessions, structured learning such as training support, learning activities, self-paced (to allow the learners to absorb and reflect on their learning), workshops and work placement.
  • The unit of competency will be delivered and assessed as stand-alone unit.

Delivery Locations:

  • Virtual classroom (Microsoft Teams)
  • Dandenong (Level 1, 243 Lonsdale Str., Dandenong 3175 VIC)
  • Werribee (Suite 20, 2-14 Station Pl., Werribee 3030 VIC)

Notes:

Additional locations may be allocated to meet a group of learner cohort’s needs and based on demand (if practicable for the RTO)

The further study pathways available to learners who undertake  this qualification include:

Diploma’s from Community Services Training Package.

Assessment method may include:

  • Knowledge Questions
  • Written Assignment & Case studies
  • Workplace Assessment
  • Log Book
  • Projects / Research Reviews

All assessment will be conducted in accordance with the Training Package requirements, Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence (https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards/chapter-4/clauses-1.8-1.12)

The purpose of the placement is to provide students with the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom to a practical setting and to develop the necessary skills and attributes to work in the disability sector.

To achieve CHC43121 – Certificate IV in Disability Support qualification the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work placement as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency. If a student is unable to find an appropriate work placement, Hammond Institute will assist in finding the work placement.

Able to obtain the following security checks prior to the start of work placement:

  • Valid Police Checks (with no disclosures)
  • Valid Working with the Children Check

It is important for students to remember that the placement component of the course is an integral part of their learning journey and will provide valuable experience and networking opportunities in the disability sector.

The CHC43121 – Certificate IV in Disability Support requires 10 units of Competency.
7 core units and 3 elective units.

Core Units:

CHCCCS044 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
CHCDIS017 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS018 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS019 Provide person-centered services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance

Industry Suggested Electives:

CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity

To learn more about what is included in the units above, click here and type in the unit code.

Other Electives options are available. Discuss options with the course coordinator.

Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.

Hammond Institute does not use brokers or deliver this course through third party arrangements.

Job Facts


  • $1,265
    Weekly Pay
  • 175,800 workers
    Employment Size
  • Very Strong
    Future Growth
  • Higher Employment
    Employment Level
  • 33% Full-Time
    Full-Time Share
  • 80% female
    Gender Share

Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Aged and Disabled Carers visit Job Outlook