Disability

Qualification Diploma (NRT)
Course number 18173
National Code CHC50108
Training Package CHC08 - Community Services
Program area Community Services and Health  
Duration (nominal hours) 933
This course replaced 4476 - Disability Work
 

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Course overview

Course Description

This qualification is for workers who are responsible for the coordination
and management of agencies delivering services to people with a
disability. Learners will develop skills and knowledge in advocacy, case
management of complex clients, statutory and organisational requirements,
networking, coordinating the work environment, OHS and service delivery.
 
ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
 
If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency such as
HLTFA301B Apply first aid, you are advised that to complete the unit you
must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control
bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a
disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life
support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the
unit of competency.  

REQUIREMENTS AND ADVICE FOR STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN WORK PLACEMENT
 
Some or all of the following advice will apply to you, depending on your
course and the type of organisation where you will be undertaking work
placement.  

-    NSW HEALTH WORK PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS AND ADVICE
 
National Criminal Record Check
Before you undertake clinical work placement in a NSW Health facility you
will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check (CRC) to obtain a
National Police Certificate, either through a state or territory police
service or through the Australian Federal Police. If you have any criminal
records, you will be subject to a risk assessment and must obtain an
authority to undertake clinical placements from the Department of Health,
Corporate Governance and Risk Management Branch.
 
You will only be exempt from undertaking a CRC if you are under 18 years
of age at the commencement of your course.
 
NSW Health Student Undertaking
In addition, you will be required to sign the NSW Health Student
Undertaking, agreeing to notify NSW Health if you are charged or convicted
of any criminal offence after the date of issue of your National Police
Certificate or during the completion of your course.
 
Volunteer/Student Declaration
Before commencing each clinical work placement in a NSW Health facility
you will be required to sign and provide a NSW Commission for Children and
Young People Volunteer/Student Declaration. This form declares that you
are not prohibited from working with children and young people.
 
Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious
Disease NSW Health also requires students to undertake Occupational
Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases. Before
commencing work placement you will have to provide NSW Health with your
Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.
 
Please note that these requirements may take several months to complete
and you will be required to pay for your Criminal Record Check screening
and any necessary immunisations.
 
NSW Health Code of Conduct
Finally, before you undertake clinical work placement in a NSW Health
facility, you will be given the NSW Health Code of Conduct and be required
to sign a form stating that you have read and understood it.
 
For more information visit the NSW Health website at:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/  and type 'clinical placement' in search
area.  

-    AGED CARE WORK PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS AND ADVICE
 
National Criminal Record Check
Before you undertake a work placement in a federally funded Aged Care
Facility (or NSW Health facility) you will be required to undertake a
Criminal Record Check (CRC) to obtain a National Police Certificate,
either through a state or territory police service or through the
Australian Federal Police.  

Anyone whose Police Certificate shows that they have been convicted of
murder or sexual assault, or convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for
any other form of assault, is not permitted to work within an aged care
service if they are reasonably likely to have access to care recipients.
For all other types of convictions and work roles, it is up to approved
providers to determine whether the individual is suitable to be hired or
to continue in their current roles.  

Students will only be exempt from undertaking a CRC if they are under the
age of 16 or full-time students under the age of 18 years.
 
Please note that these requirements may take several months to complete
and you will be required to pay for your Criminal Record Check screening
and any necessary immunisations.
 
For more information visit the Department of Health and Ageing website at:
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/Home
 
3   COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES WORK PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS AND
ADVICE  

Volunteer/Student Declaration
Before commencing each work placement where you will come into contact with
children, you will be required to sign and provide a NSW Commission for
Children and Young People Volunteer/Student Declaration. This form
declares that you are not prohibited from working with children and young
people.  

NSW Working with Children Check
Depending on the organisation's work placement policy and procedures, you
may also be required to complete a NSW Working with Children Check.
 
For more information visit the NSW Commission for Children and Young People
website at:
http://www.kids.nsw.gov.au/
 
-    STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES IN WORK PLACEMENT
 
To help you understand your responsibilities in the workplace, you will be
given a Student Code of Conduct which indicates expected standards of
behaviour in the workplace. Students who have committed a breach of
discipline or who are assessed as presenting a significant risk to
themselves or others during work placement may be prevented from
undertaking or continuing work placement. This may mean they will not
complete the course. If you require any further information talk to your
teacher.  

-    STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT
 
Generally, work placements will only occur after there has been a
reasonable amount of student/teacher contact. Wherever possible, an
assessment event will be undertaken by students to determine work
placement readiness. Based on the evidence provided, the teacher will form
a judgement as to the student's readiness to benefit from workplace
learning and perform workplace duties with:  

-    the required level of expertise
-    due regard to ethical conduct
"   avoidance of behaviour posing an unacceptable level of risk to
themselves,     workplace employer/employees or clients/customers,
including those in     vulnerable circumstances.
 
If you require any further information about any work placement
requirements, talk to your teacher.
 
 
 

Student Responsibilities in Work Placement

In many TAFE NSW courses, some of the learning and assessment occurs in the
workplace or a simulated workplace. A simulated workplace is very similar to a
real workplace and may have clients, but is usually within a TAFE NSW campus.
 
TAFE NSW has a responsibility to protect members of the public (and the students
themselves) from being harmed by students taking part in workplace or simulated
workplace learning. If there is evidence that your skills or behaviour could
present a risk to yourself or other people in the workplace, you may not be
allowed to participate in a work placement, at least for a period of time.
 
To help you understand your responsibilities in the workplace, you will be given
a code of practice which indicates expected standards of behaviour. Your teacher
will explain to you and your workplace supervisor the range of duties for which
you have the skills and knowledge. You must not carry out duties other than
those indicated by your teacher.
 
You need to take particular care if workplace clients are people who may be in
vulnerable circumstances - for example, people who are frail, children, young
people, people with a disability or people who are receiving a type of service
which may put them in vulnerable circumstances (for example, massage therapy or
nursing care).
 
A NSW Commission for Children and Young People Volunteer/Student Declaration
must be signed by students in courses where contact will be made with children
and young people. This form declares that the student is not prohibited from
working with children and young people. In some circumstances students may be
required to undertake a criminal records check or a Working with Children Check.
Your teacher will give you more information about this.
 
Students who have committed a breach of discipline or who are assessed as
presenting a significant risk to themselves or others during work placement may
be prevented from undertaking or continuing further work placement. This may
mean they will not complete the course.
 
Your teacher or an enrolling officer can provide you with more information about
this policy. If you are unsure about whether it may prevent you from completing
a course you could discuss the matter with a staff member of TAFE NSW
Counselling and Career Services.

Career Opportunities

Occupational titles may include:
- assessor
- care coordinator
- case manager
- coordinator
- manager
- program/service coordinator
- senior disability worker
- support facilitator.

Articulation

Upon completion of this qualification you will gain advanced standing in a
number of units of competency in the CHC60108 Advanced Diploma of Disability and
other CHC08 Certificate IV and Diploma qualifications. You may also be eligible
for advanced standing into university qualifications.

Entry Requirements

 To gain entry into CHC50108 Diploma of Disability a candidate must:
-  Be recognised as competent, through a recognised training program or
recognition process, against the following units of competency common to
CHC40308 Certificate IV in Disability:
CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
CHCCS411C Work effectively in the community sector
CHCDIS301C Work effectively with people with a disability
CHCDIS410A Facilitate community participation and inclusion
CHCICS402B Facilitate individualised plans
-  Have sufficient relevant work experience in the disability sector to indicate
likely success at this level of qualification in a job role involving:
- The application of knowledge with depth in some areas and demonstration
of a broad range of technical and other skills
- A wide range of tasks and roles in a variety of contexts, with complexity
in the range and choices of actions required
- The exercise of discretionary judgement and decision making under general
guidance.

 

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Locations & fees



TAFE NSW fees apply to offerings of this course at the following locations. Concessions or exemptions may apply for eligible students.

Year Half Year Fee Annual Fee
2014 $757 $1514


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Location Attendance Status Week Starting How to Enrol
Meadowbank Part Time Evening Available 03-Feb-2014 Apply Now
Meadowbank Full Time Available 14-Jul-2014 Apply Now

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Course structure

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What you must do to complete the course

The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
 
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
 
 
This course has been designed to reflect the packaging requirements for the
Diploma of Disability (CHC50108), under the Community Services Training
Package (CHC08 Version 4.0). The Community Services Training Package
Version 4.0 states the following rules for this qualification:
 
16 units must be selected for this qualification including:
11 core units
5 elective units
 
A wide range of elective units is available, including:
 
- Group A WHS electives of which one unit must be selected for this
qualification
- Group B electives which are recommended for culturally aware and
respectful practice
- Group C elective which is recommended for special consideration
- Other relevant electives listed in CHC50108
- Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the
level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health
Training Packages
- Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, units of competency
packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant
Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses
are available on the TGA or other public listing.
 
The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice
----------------------------------------------------------
All workers in the disability sector need foundation knowledge to inform
their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and
co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and
linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and
assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this
for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment
Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.
 
Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait
Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of
the following electives is recommended:
 
* HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and
co-workers * HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres
Strait Islander people
 
Other relevant electives
------------------------
Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. The
following grouping of relevant electives is provided to facilitate
selection and does not necessarily reflect workplace requirements.
Electives may be selected from one or more groups. Employers may specify
that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.
 
 
To satisfy the Training Package requirements, this TAFE NSW course has been
structured as follows:
 
Group 1 - Core Units
--------------------
All eleven core units must be completed
 
Group 2 - Group A OHS Elective Unit Listed in CHC50108
------------------------------------------------------
One unit must be completed from this group.
 
Group 3 - Elective units
------------------------
You must complete at least 4 units from this group.  This group contains 5
subgroups.
 
Subgroup 1: Group B Elective Unit Recommended for Culturally Aware Practice
Subgroup 2: Group C Elective Unit for Special Consideration
The following elective, whilst not required in all disability
work, is highly recommended to be considered for inclusion in
this qualification:
* CHCICS404B Plan and provide advanced behaviour support
Subgroup 3: Other Relevant Elective Units Listed in CHC50108
Subgroup 4: Units at Diploma or Higher from CHC08 and/or HLT07
Subgroup 5: Units at Diploma or Higher from Any Other TP or Accredited
Course  

 
Group 998 - Bridging Group - Entry Requirement Units of Competency
------------------------------------------------------------------
This group contains units of competency identified as Entry Requirements
for the qualification. Students who do not have one or more of the Entry
Requirement units must enter this group and complete the required units to
requirements.
 
The bridging group may be used when students:
* need to complete all the units of competency required for entry
* have completed some and not all of the entry requirements
* have applied for RPL and/or credit for some or all of the entry
requirements.
 
Where the delivery strategy uses the bridging group, Institutes must
ensure that the Entry Requirements are achieved prior to the issuance of
the qualification.  

 
NOTES FOR STUDENTS
------------------
 
1. LEARNER SUPPORT
Students who require support to meet their learning goals may co-enrol in
the Learner Support course (TAFE Course Number 9999). Talk to your teacher
think you may require learner support.
 
2. SELECTION OF ELECTIVES
Talk to your teacher and/or workplace trainer, to ensure that your
combination of electives provides you with a suitable vocational outcome.
 
3. RECOGNITION
If you have completed other relevant training, you may be eligible to have
units of competency from previous training counted towards completion for
this course. Talk to your teacher or workplace trainer if you think you
may be eligible for recognition of units previously completed.
 
4. PREREQUISITE UNITS
Some units in this course have prerequisites that must be completed in a
lower level qualification, or selected as part of this course.  Refer to
the Training Package or consult your teacher for information about
prerequisites to elective units.
 
 

Course Elective Completion:

At least 5 elective modules/units must be completed. These may be chosen from groups 2, 3

 
Group 1 CORE UNITS
All module/units must be completed

*  indicates that the module contributes to the grade of the award

Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CHCAD504B * Provide advocacy and representation services 70
CHCCM404A Undertake case management for clients with complex needs 75
CHCCM501A * Coordinate complex case requirements 50
CHCCM503C * Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management 50
CHCCS503B * Develop, implement and review services and programs to meet client needs 60
CHCCW503A * Work intensively with clients 60
CHCDIS511A * Coordinate services for people with disabilities 100
CHCINF505D Meet statutory and organisation information requirements 75
CHCNET503D Develop new networks 50
CHCORG506E Coordinate the work environment 60
CHCPOL501A * Access evidence and apply in practice 48
 
Group 2 GROUP A OHS ELECTIVE UNIT LISTED IN CHCS0108
Only 1 module/unit must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
HLTWHS401A Maintain workplace WHS processes 20
HLTWHS501A Manage workplace WHS processes 40
 
Group 3 ELECTIVE UNITS
Only 4 module/units must be completed
Subgroup 1 GROUP B ELECTIVE UNIT RECOM FOR CULTURALLY AWARE PRACTICE
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers 30
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 20
PSPMNGT605B Manage diversity 12
 
Subgroup 2 GROUP C ELECTIVE UNIT FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CHCICS404B Plan and provide advanced behaviour support 75
 
Subgroup 3 OTHER RELEVANT ELECTIVE UNITS LISTED IN CHC50108
You may choose electives from this group

*  indicates that the module contributes to the grade of the award

Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBWOR403A Manage stress in the workplace 60
CHCAOD511C * Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and-or other drug issues 90
CHCAOD512B * Develop and implement a behaviour response plan 70
CHCCH427B Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness 60
CHCCH522B Undertake outreach work 60
CHCCS305C Assist clients with medication 60
CHCCS310A Support inclusive practice in the workplace 40
CHCCS413B Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder 60
CHCCS424B Administer and monitor medications 75
CHCCS425B Support health professional 85
CHCCS426B Provide support and care relating to loss and grief 50
CHCCS427B Facilitate adult learning and development 20
CHCCS505B Provide supervision support to community sector workers 70
CHCCS506A Promote and respond to workplace diversity 50
CHCCSL501A * Work within a structured counselling framework 75
CHCCSL502A * Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills 50
CHCCSL503B * Facilitate the counselling relationship 100
CHCCSL507B * Support clients in decision-making processes 75
CHCCSL509A Reflect and improve upon counselling skills 70
CHCDFV402C Manage own professional development in responding to domestic and family violence 48
CHCDFV505C Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence 36
CHCDIS302A Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities 75
CHCDIS313A Support people with disabilities who are ageing 40
CHCDIS400C Provide care and support 70
CHCDIS404C Design procedures for support 70
CHCDIS405A Facilitate skills development and maintenance 50
CHCDIS408D Support people with disabilities as workers 40
CHCDIS409B Provide services to people with disabilities with complex needs 75
CHCDIS411A Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies 70
CHCDIS507C * Design and adapt surroundings to group requirements 70
CHCDIS509E * Maximise participation in work by people with disabilities 70
CHCICS410A Support relationships with carers and families 75
CHCLLN403A Identify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively 40
CHCMH405A Work collaboratively to support recovery process 50
CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues 40
CHCMH501A Provide advanced supports to facilitate recovery 60
CHCNET501C Work effectively with other services and networks 48
CHCOHC303B Use basic oral health screening tools 30
CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health 40
CHCOHC402A Support clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care 40
CHCOHC404A Recognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issues 40
CHCOHC406B Provide or assist with oral hygiene 60
CHCOHC407B Apply and manage use of basic oral health products 40
CHCORG501B Facilitate workplace change and innovation 60
CHCORG525D Recruit and coordinate volunteers 60
CHCORG611C * Lead and develop others in a community sector workplace 75
CHCORG627B Provide mentoring support to colleagues 38
CHCPA301B Deliver care services using a palliative approach 30
CHCPA402B Plan for and provide care services using a palliative approach 30
CHCPOL404A Undertake policy review 25
CHCPROM503A * Provide community focused promotion and prevention strategies 75
HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context 50
HLTFA311A Apply first aid 18
HLTFA412A Apply advanced first aid 24
TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace 35
 
Subgroup 4 UNITS AT DIPLOMA OR HIGHER FROM CHC08 OR HLT07
You may choose electives from this group

*  indicates that the module contributes to the grade of the award

Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CHCCD515A Communicate effectively within a community development context 60
CHCCD515B * Communicate effectively within a community development context 60
CHCICS305A Provide behaviour support in the context of individualised plans 40
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures 20
 
Subgroup 5 UNITS AT DIPLOMA OR HIGHER FROM ANY OTHER TP OR ACCR COURSE
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBPMG510A Manage projects 60
 
Group 998 BRIDGING GROUP - ENTRY REQUIREMENT UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BRIDGING   Your teacher will tell you if you need to do this group.  If you have
been told to do this group you must follow the completion instructions below:-
No more than 5 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework 40
CHCCS411C Work effectively in the community sector 50
CHCDIS301C Work effectively with people with a disability 40
CHCDIS410A Facilitate community participation and inclusion 60
CHCICS402B Facilitate individualised plans 60
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18
 

Requirements to receive the qualification

To achieve qualification CHC50108 Diploma of Disability (TAFE NSW course 18173),
learners are required to complete 16 units of competency, comprising:
 
-   11 core units from Group 1
-   1 elective unit from Group 2
-   4 elective units from Group 3
 

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