Course Start Date
20 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. Please contact campus for more information on 131 601.
This is a full time blended course. You will need to attend approximately 20 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 5 hours of other study per week.
** IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU? **
You must have successfully completed a Certificate III Individual Support Disability qualification to enrol in this course.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course but there is a screening literacy and numeracy assessment. Participants in this programme are a mixture of learners who may or may not have previous experience or qualifications.
All students will be required to complete an online enrolment. Each student will be required to complete 120 hours of practical experience in an accredited disability service. Attendance will be 2 days at TAFE plus one day flexible delivery from home.
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 Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 5:30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
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?
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
TAFE NSW First Aid textbook, 8th Ed. VETRes, Australia
TAFE NSW Study Guide Individual support in Australia Ageing Disability Home and community care, VETRes, Australia
National Criminal Record Check
Vaccinations as required cost due to individual circumstance
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
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
|CHCDIS002||Follow established person-centred behaviour supports|
|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|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|CHCDIS005||Develop and provide person-centred service responses|
|CHCDIS010||Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
St George, Main Campus
Corner Princes Highway & President Avenue, Kogarah
Phone 131 601
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