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CHC43115 - Certificate IV in Disability

Do you want to empower people with disabilities to achieve a higher level of independence and self-reliance? If so, CQUniversity’s Certificate IV in Disability is for you. From learning to work with diverse people to facilitating community participation and social inclusion, the online course will equip you to become a confident disability support worker.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

RPL/RCC/Credit, Online

DURATION

12-18 months full-time, with flexible enrolment for a student-focused approach. Students can choose to enrol in one unit at a time between February to October. 

AVAILABILITY

Rockhampton, Online

FULL COURSE COST

$4,455 (2020)

SUBSIDISED CO-CONTRIBUTION FEE

$1,042 (2020)

SUBSIDISED CONCESSION CO-CONTRIBUTION FEE

$814 (2020)

UNITS/CREDITS

14 units

JOB PROSPECTS

Employment opportunities include, but are not limited to; Disability Support Worker, Employment Coordinator (Disability), Disability Support Coordinator, Lifestyle Support Officer, Personal Care Assistance, Social Educator, Local Area Coordinator, Support Coordinator, Key Support Worker, and Program Coordinator. 

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 well-being. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

To achieve this qualification the successful completion of the unit CHCDIS005, Develop and Provide Person Centred Service Responses will be required. This unit includes a 120 hours vocational placement with a disability service.  

Standard Course Structure

Duration:

12-18 months full-time, with flexible enrolment for a student-focused approach. Students can choose to enrol in one unit at a time between February to October. 

Core
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
CHCDIS007Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCCCS015Provide individualised support
CHCDIS002Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS005Develop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCDIS008Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS010Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCDIS009Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
Elective
CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCOM002Use communication to build relationships
HLTWHS006Manage personal stressors in the work environment

Online

2020 FebruaryOnline Available
2020 AprilOnline Available
2020 JuneOnline Available
2020 AugustOnline Available
2020 OctoberOnline Available

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the assessment requirements of the unit of competency, CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses. Students are required to complete: a mandatory work placement of at least 120 hours within a Disability Service, and the assessment conditions per unit of competency, which includes a work placement, simulations and/or scenario assessments.

IMPORTANT: Mandatory checks are required to be completed to attend vocational placement for client and student safety. You will be required to get a Working With Children's Check relevant to your state and an Australian Federal Police Check. You can access these requirements via the Moodle Site. Please see Mandatory Cut-Off dates for submission dates of your mandatory checks. You will not be eligible to proceed to placement if you fail to meet the deadline; there are no extensions or exceptions.

You may be required to undertake a Pre-Placement interview with host organisations and placement is subject to student meeting the requirements of the organisation. Depending upon the capacity of the service providers/facilities in the student’s geographical area, students will be expected to travel to an alternative location in order to complete their prescribed vocational placement. Any enquiries should be directed to the WIL (Work Integrated Learning) Team via email to nursingclinical@cqu.edu.au or call (07) 4930 9124.

This course has no residential schools.

Mandatory placement checks are compulsory for this course, you will be required to get a Working With Children's Check relevant to your state and an Australian Federal Police Check.Please ensure you will meet the requirements for these checks.

You may be required to undertake a Pre-Placement interview with host Organisations and placement is subject to student meeting the requirements of the organisation. Your Vocational Placement will entail 120 hours within an approved disability service. Your placement will be undertaken towards the end of the course. If you are currently working within the Disability Services Industry you may be eligible to undertake your placement hours with your existing employer.

Employment opportunities include, but are not limited to; Disability Support Worker, Employment Coordinator (Disability), Disability Support Coordinator, Lifestyle Support Officer, Personal Care Assistance, Social Educator, Local Area Coordinator, Support Coordinator, Key Support Worker, and Program Coordinator. 
Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$4,455 (2020)
Subsidised full fee$1,042 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee$814 (2020)
Fee for service per unit$318 (2020)
Subsidised full fee per unit$74 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$58 (2020)

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

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