Course Start Date
15 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Disability gives you the skills to empower people with disabilities to achieve their goals and lead lives at their full potential. Whether you're working in client's homes or the community, this is the ideal pathway to a rewarding career.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
- Develop and provide individualised support
- Identify and prioritise the goals of your clients and advocate for their rights
- Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
- Manage legal and ethical compliance and follow safe work practices
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- Collaboration skills to work effectively with others
- Conflict resolution skills and the ability to diffuse difficult situations
- An interest in helping and supporting people
- Empathy and patience
- An understanding of diverse communities
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at the minimum requirement to move into a leadership role
- First Aid certificate
- Disability support worker
- Community-based support officer
- Disability team leader
- Senior personal care assistant
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Diploma of Community Services
- Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)
- Diploma of Counselling
- Diploma of Mental Health
- Diploma of Leisure and Health
- Bachelor of Community Services
There are no information sessions scheduled at this time.
This is a part-time blended course. You will need to attend approximately 10 hours of class delivered via connected classroom (MS Teams), over 2 days per week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 5 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Moodle, completion of readings, tasks and activities, practice quizzes. Assessment and preparation and research.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course is for people who want to work in the Disablity sector. It provides skills and knowledge to equip disability support workers and supervisors to work independently in a range of roles. Disablity work attracts people from many backgrounds. Most successful disability workers display understanding and empathy and an interest in empowering people who have a disability towards greater independence.
This course is offered by Connected Classroom (also known as Virtual Classroom). This is just like a regular classroom experience, but we use technology to bring everyone together through a group video call. You will be able to see and talk to your teacher and other students. Your teacher can be in one TAFE location, and you can join the class from another TAFE location using video conferencing equipment, or on a mobile device or computer from your home or work. Teachers and students can present course materials, engage and interact with one another, and work in small groups together, all as though they were in the room with you. Sessions are hosted via Microsoft Teams.
This provides all the benefits of classroom workshops - working with other students, asking questions with immediate answers from teachers and peers, and encouraging deeper discussions and learning - with the flexibility of online learning, as well as enabling us to provide training to a much wider range of communities and people.
Virtual study is time efficient, keeps you in touch with others of similar interests, allows you to participate from any location, and when needed allows the session to be recorded for later review.
In addtion to the two Connected Classes, there will also be available an online tutorial group for 1.5 hours. Times for this will be confirmed by your teacher. This will give you the opportunity to ask more questions and to clarify assessment requirements.
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)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- 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
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.30am to 2.30pm via Microsoft Teams. There will also be an online tutorial group available for 1.5 hours. Times for this will be confirmed by your teacher.
This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.
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?
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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
|CHCDIS005||Develop and provide person-centred service responses|
|CHCDIS008||Facilitate community participation and social inclusion|
|CHCDIS009||Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability|
|CHCDIS002||Follow established person-centred behaviour supports|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|CHCDIS010||Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCCCS024||Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues|
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.
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