Certificate IV in Disability

Course Code CHC43115
Course Title Certificate IV in Disability (Release 2)
Course Length 11 months approx.
Study Mode On-campus (day) or blended delivery (day or night) via virtual training room and 7 on-campus sessions

Make a career in the ever-growing disability sector

The Disability sector is full of opportunities. This qualification will introduce you to the many paths you can take in supporting people to live the lives they choose.

In this nationally accredited course, you’ll learn to develop the skills and knowledge to provide person-centered support in community settings and at-home care. Broaden your practical experience in preparation for new employment opportunities in this ever-growing sector. Graduates can go on to work autonomously or to supervise and coordinate a small team, including working within an NDIS framework. You’ll learn how to support the wellbeing of people with disability, enabling them to live with greater independence and increasing their participation in the community.

You’ll gain valuable professional experience through an 120 hour work placement which will allow you to put your theoretical learning into practice.

 

 

 

 

 


 

To be awarded CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability, a student must successfully complete a total of fourteen (14) units of competency, consisting of:

  • eleven (11) core units, and;
  • three (3) elective units

genU Training delivers the electives listed in the ‘Elective units’ below. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, student pathways and/or student and trainer/assessor feedback. Alternative suitable electives are only available via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT).

Core units

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

CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

 

Work placement

To achieve this qualification, a student must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement.


When you study with genU Training, 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 non-trainees. You can apply for this course now.

Study requirements

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful:

  • Students will need to demonstrate that they have the appropriate language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills
  • Effective communication, documentation and research skills
  • Be able to complete 120 hours of work placement
  • Have the physical capacity for manual handling
  • Access to digital technologies (e.g. laptop, desktop, tablet-computer and/or smartphone) with basic digital literacy skills.

Students undertaking a blended and/or online virtual training will require the additional digital skills and technologies:

Digital literacy skills Intermediate computer skills such as internet browsing, email, word processing, and presentation software

Workstation setup

    • Stable internet connection with suitable data plan
    • A laptop, desktop or a full size tablet / tablet-computer
    • Web camera / microphone
    • Smartphone with charger
    • Earphones / headphones / speakers
    • Printer (optional)
    • Have a quiet / non-interruptive space to complete their studies
    • Desk/table, comfortable chair, no tripping hazards and room to move around for assessment
    • Access to water/tea/coffee

Browser software – Access to one of the following internet browsers, available to download from:

Video conferencing software (Zoom) – Access to video conferencing software (Zoom), available to download from:

Please note: You will need access to turn your Web camera and microphone on, as required when using video conference

 

Work placement requirements

Work placement provides you with opportunities to practice responding to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment.

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

You may need to meet the following requirements to be able to undertake work placement within industry. Your Course Coordinator will let you know if you need to provide evidence of:

  • NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • Australian National Police Record Check
  • Vaccination and health screenings
  • Occupational assessments
  • Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires.

genU Training can assist with arranging an appropriate work placement with a suitable host employer.

If you are already working in industry or working through a community agency (through paid or voluntary work), our Learner Experience team can assess your working environment for work placement suitability.

Important information

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


 

What will you learn?

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

Where could your skills take you?

  • Disability Officer – Day Support
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Disability advocate
  • Residential care officer

What could you study next?

  • CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
  • CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services
  • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

 

Victorian residents may be eligible for government subsidised training in Victoria under the Skills First Program. Am I eligible?

Approx.
Tuition
Fee:
Concession Fee (Skills First Program) Standard Fee (Skills First Program) Fee For Service
$AUD 0.00 $AUD 0.00 $AUD 3,230.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible individuals. We encourage students with a disability to access government subsidised training. There may also be other charges such as material or amenities fees. A genU Training staff member will assist you in determining your course fees and a statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided prior to enrolment.

For full details of genU Training’s course fees please view our Fees & Charges page.


 

South Australian residents may be eligible for government-subsidised training in South Australia under the Work Ready Program based on your employment status and any training you have already completed. Am I eligible?

Approx.
Tuition
Fee:
Concession Fee (WorkReady) Standard Fee (WorkReady) Fee For Service
$AUD 237.50 $AUD 665.00 $AUD 3,230.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

This training is supported through WorkReady by the Government of South Australia. Eligibility criteria apply, to check your eligibility visit www.skills.sa.gov.au. We encourage students with a disability to access subsidised training. There may also be other charges such as material or amenities fees. A genU Training staff member will assist you in determining your course fees and a statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided prior to enrolment.

For full details of genU Training’s course fees please view our Fees & Charges page.


 

genU Training offer CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability, in a variety of study modes and times:

On-campus (day)  – Study face to face (in a classroom setting)

1 day per week (9:30am – 4pm)

 

Blended (day) – Study with a mix of real time online instructor-led sessions via video conferencing and pre-determined on-campus (face-to-face) sessions, supplemented with guided activities via the Learning Management System (eLearning)

1 day per week (9:30am – 4pm, comprising of  3 hours via video conferencing and 3 hours guided eLearning) with 7 on-campus sessions (9:30am – 4pm) to allow for practical assessment

 

Blended (night) – Study with a mix of real time online instructor-led sessions via video conferencing and pre-determined on-campus (face-to-face) sessions, supplemented with guided activities via the Learning Management System (eLearning)

1 night per week (6pm – 9pm, comprising of  3 hours via video conferencing with an additional 3 hours guided eLearning) with 7 on-campus sessions (9:30am – 4pm) to allow for practical assessment (scheduled on Saturdays throughout the duration of the course)

 

NB: All study modes require students to access and undertake additional activities, including: research activities, reflections and assessments via the Learning Management System (LMS).

 

Time zones:  Local state time zones are observed


 

Upcoming Courses

Monday, 28th Jun 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Frankston
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One night per week, plus seven on-campus sessions (Saturdays)
  • Vacancies: 19

Monday, 28th Jun 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Dandenong
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One night per week, plus seven on-campus sessions (Saturdays)
  • Vacancies: 25

Wednesday, 30th Jun 2021

  • Delivery State: SA
  • Location: Fullarton
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One day per week, plus seven on-campus sessions
  • Vacancies: 22

Thursday, 1st Jul 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Flemington
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One day per week, plus seven on-campus sessions
  • Vacancies: 19

Wednesday, 14th Jul 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Epping
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One night per week, plus seven on-campus sessions (Saturdays)
  • Vacancies: 24

Wednesday, 14th Jul 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Reservoir
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One night per week, plus seven on-campus sessions (Saturdays)
  • Vacancies: 21

Thursday, 15th Jul 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Warrnambool
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One day per week, plus seven on-campus sessions
  • Vacancies: 7

Tuesday, 20th Jul 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Portland
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One night per week, plus seven on-campus sessions (Saturdays)
  • Vacancies: 11

Thursday, 22nd Jul 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Warragul
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One night per week, plus seven on-campus sessions (Saturdays)
  • Vacancies: 23

Thursday, 22nd Jul 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Ballarat
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One day per week, plus seven on-campus sessions
  • Vacancies: 17

Thursday, 22nd Jul 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Frankston
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One night per week, plus seven on-campus sessions (Saturdays)
  • Vacancies: 24

Thursday, 22nd Jul 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Rosebud
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One night per week, plus seven on-campus sessions (Saturdays)
  • Vacancies: 25

Tuesday, 17th Aug 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Colac
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One night per week, plus seven on-campus sessions (Saturdays)
  • Vacancies: 17

Wednesday, 25th Aug 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Highton
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One day per week, plus seven on-campus sessions
  • Vacancies: 21

Wednesday, 29th Sep 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Highton
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One day per week, plus seven on-campus sessions
  • Vacancies: 20

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