Empower people with disabilities to achieve their goals and gain greater levels of independence. Whether you’re working in clients' homes or the community, this is the ideal pathway to a rewarding career.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Develop and provide individualised, person-centred support
Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
Manage legal and ethical compliance and follow safe work practices
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Real-world experience through a mandatory 120 hours of work placement in industry
First Aid certification
Experience working with people who have a variety of disabilities
Confidence to build relationships with individuals and families
Techniques to facilitate community and social inclusion
Skills to contribute to the review and evaluation of organisational policy and procedures
Engagement in critical analysis and reflection of own practice
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A Working with Children Check (WWCC)
An Australian National Police Record Check
Vaccination and health screenings
Any additional evidence required by your work placement provider
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Adequate fitness and flexibility to be able to perform CPR on the floor
An interest in working with diverse people and the ability to relate easily to others
The ability to work independently within a multidisciplinary team
Patience and adaptability
Effective communication and time management skills
Important: This qualification contains content, concepts and scenarios that may be distressing. Please consider your personal resilience and any potential emotional triggers when participating in this qualification and in any future employment in this field
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Community based support officer, Disability support worker, Disability team leader and Senior personal care assistant
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in Disability does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Disability qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 14 Units of competency, including 11 core and 3 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
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