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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Disability

  • National Course Code: CHC43115
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC43115-01V02-21WPK-466

Location – Wetherill Park

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

Virtual classroom on campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

9 Hours per week

Duration

24 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

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

Career opportunities:

  • 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

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

Traineeship
TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate IV in Disability as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol in the course as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the education industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

COURSE SUCCESS REQUIREMENTS

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements to complete your coursework. You need to meet the following requirements to be able to undertake work placement. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • A National Police Check
  • Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination against infectious diseases
  • Health care worker/student vaccination record card
  • Working with Children Check (WWCC) depending on your work placement
  • Signed code of conduct form and any other forms
  • Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires

WORK PLACEMENT

Work placement provides you with opportunities to respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.

During your course you will undertake a mandatory 120 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer.

You are responsible for arranging your own work placement. Our team can offer support and guidance to assist you.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Adequate fitness and flexibility to be able to perform CPR on the floor
  • An interest in working with diverse people
  • The ability to work independently within a multidisciplinary team
  • Patience and the ability to relate to others
  • Adaptability, to work well in a range of contexts
  • Effective communication and time management skills

Important information

This qualification contains content, concepts and scenarios that may be distressing. Please consider your personal resilience and any potential emotional triggers when participating in this qualification and in any future employment in this field.

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence of:

  • being an existing worker in the Disability sector with a minimum of 6 months experience.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part-time evening, blended delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 4 hours of class, over 1 evening a week, for 24 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 2 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assessment preparation, research and online industry programs.

To complete this qualification, you will be required to undertake connected theory classes via an online platform, Microsoft Teams and/or attend modified assessments or practical skills at a TAFE College 1 evening a week.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are existing workers in the Disability sector and have been in a position for a minimum of 6 months and wish to gain a qualification in Disability Work.

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 Wednesday evenings from 4:30pm to 8:30pm. 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

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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
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
Elective Units
Number Title
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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.

Course Location

Wetherill Park
The Horsley Drive, Wetherill Park
Phone 131 601

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