Certificate IV in Disability
National Course Code: CHC43115
The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Disability will provide you with the skills to work in community settings and client homes and empower people with disabilities to achieve their goals, greater levels of independence and lead lives at their full potential.
This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
- Develop and provide individualised support
- Faciliate the empowerment of people with a disability
- Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
- Manage legal and ethical compliance and follow safe work practices
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the qualities that will help you get ahead in this field:
- Empathy and patience
- A personable nature
- The ability to work both collaboratively and independently
- Great organisation and time management skills
- Skills in conflict resolution and the ability to diffuse difficult situations
- Communicate skills to well with a range of people
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Be successful in this course and you will gain:
- A nationally recognised qualification at the minimum requirement to move into a leadership role
- First Aid certificate
Be employed in a rewarding career as a:
- Disability Support Worker
- Community-Based Support Officer
- Disability Team Leader
- Senior Personal Care Assistant
The disability sector is a dynamic and rapidly growing industry. Demand for workers strong, and expected to grow by nearly 6,000 jobs by 2024. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a key driver of this growth and supports people with disabilities, their families and carers through early interventions and advisory services as well as access to new equipment and respite care.
This course is currently available at 48 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.
People who are successful in this field:
- Enjoy helping people
- Like to work independently and as part of a team
- Are able to support people with domestic duties
- Are personable and can work collaboratively with others
- Have good organisation and time management skills
- Are empathetic and have patience
- Have conflict resolution skills and are able diffuse difficult situations
- Understand the issues and interests of different communities
- Have good oral and written communication skills
- Are able to cope with physical demands, like lifting
Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned so far and identify what knowledge or skills need further development. In this course you will undertake:
- Skills assessments: role play scenarios, presentation, practical, observation (including assessments in the work place)
- Knowledge assessments: multiple choice, true or false, short answer questions, quiz
- Case studies: case study scenario, reflection
- Portfolio: samples of work in a workplace environment
- Projects: report, research based project, journal, essay
- Training Log Book: clinical skills workbook, workplace forms
The Certificate III Individual Support (Disability) provides strong foundational skills to get your career started in disability sector.
This course, the Certificate IV in Disability provides you with the skills and knowledge to work autonomously and with a degree of responsibility. You may be required to supervise and lead other workers in projects or teams.
Your work placement provides you with important on-the-job experience where you will learn what goes on behind the scenes to support people with disability to lead fulfilling lives.
You will gain a range of skills to deliver high quality support:
- Build relationships with people with disabilities and their family members
- Experience working with people who have a variety of disabilities
- Empower people with disability
- Facilitate community inclusion and social inclusion
- Contribute to the review and evaluation of organisation policy and procedure
- Work within organisational policy and procedures in regards to appropriate and relevant documentation (including records and storage)
- Deliver person-centred supports
- Engage in critical analysis and reflection of own practice
You will have the opportunity to develop your skills as a community worker through an innovative, virtual, simulated organisation called the Indigo Community Services and Health Hub.
The Hub is where you will gain practical experience working with simulated clients who have real world goals before starting your work placement.
TAFE NSW offers you a range of online and on campus study environments - industry specific computer rooms, simulated workplaces, study areas, presentation areas and general student facilities - to enhance your learning and employability.
In this course you will study in three main learning environments:
TAFE NSW campus classroom: you will be equipped with the knowledge needed to work within the community services sector
Indigo Community Services and Health Hub: a custom designed virtual simulated organisation where you will develop practical skills
Disability organisation: your work placement hours provide an opportunity to refine your practical skills
Student facilities, amenities and support services include:
- 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
- Studiosity - online access to a tutor
The disability sector is a dynamic and rapidly growing industry, with demand for workers strong, and expected to grow by nearly 6,000 jobs by 2024. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a key driver of this growth and supports people with disabilities, their families and carers through early interventions and advisory services as well as access to new equipment and respite care.