Millions of Australians with disabilities reply on the quality services provided by support workers and it is critical for support works to be able to communicate, work with and support people with disability in all aspects of their life. Being a disability support worker may be challenging but the outcome is highly rewarding. Educare College is ever ready to assist you in achieving your desire to help build better lives for those in need.
The CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability course provides students the skills and knowledge required in the community services industry to empower people with disabilities to achieve higher independence level, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing through training and support. This course contains 14 units (11 core and 3 electives) and covers the following themes;
- Support Independence and Wellbeing
- Compliant Aged Care Practice
- Work in Health and Community Services
- Support and Empowerment of Older People
- Palliative Care Services
- Empowering People with Disability
The course duration typically takes 12 months (depending on the student’s previous learning, experience, and employment status) with a total of 1080 nominal hours** (inclusive of 120 work placement hours).
**This is an indicative number of hours. The actual number of nominal hours will depend on the student’s previous qualifications.
Entry Requirements –
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, you should have;
- Completed at least Year 12 from an Australian secondary school or overseas equivalent
Proof of equivalent competency in core skills to a level appropriate for the course being applied for
- CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (recommended but not compulsory)
- Successful completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment
- Working with Children Check and Police Clearance – Blue Card
- A good level of physical fitness
Delivery Method –
The Certificate IV in Disability course is delivered through online study. We understand that students have commitments and responsibilities to attend to, however, we require students to submit a minimum of one assessment per month in order to complete the course without delay.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) / Credit Transfer (CT) –
Have a lifetime of experience but no formal qualification? Concerned about spending valuable time on a course to gain skills and knowledge you already possess?
Our friendly staff will guide you through the RPL/CT process and collect the evidence needed to support your application. We issue applicants RPL/CT documentation requesting specific information relating to acquired skills and knowledge achieved within the past five years, either through Educare College or another training organisation. An interview process and practical skills assessment will then be conducted if required.
To apply for RPL or CT, contact Student Services for more information on 07 3114 3458 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Resources –
- Laptop/Personal Computer and Internet Access
|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|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the Interests and Rights of Clients|
|CHCCCS011||Meet Personal Support Needs|
|CHCCCS025||Support Relationships with Carer and Families|
Retail Price (Fee for Service): $3,800
**If you have any difficulties with the fees payment, do not hesitate to contact us to discuss about payment plans**
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- Disability Supervisor/Team Leader
- Community Development Officer
- Behavioural/Lifestyle Support Officer
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