Course Start Date
32 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 currently scheduled for this course.
This is a full-time, blended delivery program which is run over 9 months. You will need to attend approximately 23 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 27 weeks.
You may also be required to complete approximately 4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assessment preparation, orientation to work placement and research.
To be able to successfully complete this course, you will be required to engage with connected learning which is where a teacher leads a virtual classroom where students and teachers in different locations are connected to each other via web conferencing technology. You will attend these virtual classrooms and participate in learning and activities as if you were at TAFE. To participate in the connected lesson you will need a computer or device, webcam and headset and access to the internet.
Work Placement is a requirement of this course. You will need to complete a compulsory 120 hour work placement. 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. You will need to complete a National Criminal record check and WWCC (Working with Children) prior to going on placement.
Please note: All face to face on campus delivery and assessment will comply with TAFE NSW COVID-19 Safe Guidelines. TAFE NSW Wetherill Park will support TAFE students with their learning whom may have computer and internet access issues.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- are pre-employment learners wanting qualifications to work in disability.
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 Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am to 2:30pm. This timetable may change and 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?
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
|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|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues|
|CHCDIS004||Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies|
|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.
The Horsley Drive, Wetherill Park
Phone 131 601
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