Course Start Date
27 Jul 2020
27 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
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.
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.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a full time, blended delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 17 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research, preparation of assessments, preparation for work placement and a 100 hour minimum compulsory work placement.
To complete this qualification, you will be required to undertake connected theory classes via an online platforms such as Microsoft Teams or Skype and/or attend a modified practical demonstration, assessments or practical skills at a TAFE NSW College 3 days a week. As part of this course, you may be asked to undertake role play assessments via connected technologies such as Skype or Microsoft Teams and submit your assessment events electronically to your teacher/s through either the TAFE NSW Moodle or direct email.
Please note: All face to face on campus delivery and assessment will comply with TAFE NSW COVID-19 Safe Guidelines. TAFE NSW- Bankstown will support TAFE students with their learning.
Workplace learning continues to be an essential component of this qualification. In this course you will be required to complete 120 hours however at times access to the workplace may be disrupted due to COVID-19. TAFE NSW has implemented additional protocols to protect workplace, student and Teachers and/or Assessor health and safety.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- can commit to full-time study
- have not studied in the community services field before or have previously studied a Certificate II, III or IV in the Community Services field
- are motivated to undertake additional study outside of class
- can commit to undertaking 120 hours of work placement in addition to theory classes
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30am to 3:00pm. You will be required to undertake connected theory classes via online platforms such as Microsoft Teams or Skype.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
A fee applies for most TAFE NSW courses and must be paid when you enrol. The amount you pay depends on the type of course you study, and on your personal circumstances. An initial payment of $80 is required to confirm your enrolment into this course. If you do not wish to continue with your enrolment, you must formally advise Customer Service of your withdrawal. If you do not withdraw prior to the commencement date of the course, this initial payment is non-refundable. Please contact us on 13 79 74 for further information.
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
- a prescribed eBook: ?The Disability Support Worker?
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
For further information or assistance, call 13 7974.
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|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|CHCDIS002||Follow established person-centred behaviour supports|
|CHCDIS005||Develop and provide person-centred service responses|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability|
|CHCDIS008||Facilitate community participation and social inclusion|
|CHCDIS009||Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach|
|CHCDIS010||Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families|
|CHCDIS004||Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies|
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