Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115) addresses work in residential group homes, training resource centres, day respite centres and open employment services, other community settings and clients’ homes.
- Apply knowledge and skills gained through qualifications and/or previous experience to provide training and support to people with disabilities to enhance their ability to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance and community participation
- Report to service managers and may liaise with health professionals and other service agencies
- May work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a limited number of lower classified workers.
Occupational titles may include:
- Behavioural support officer
- Community Development officer
- Disability officer – day support
- Disability Supervisor
- Marketing coordinator (disability)
- Job coordinator
- Lifestyle support officer
- Local area coordinator
- Support Facilitator
- Project officer (life enhancement team)
- Disability Team Leader
- Senior personal care assistant
- Social educator (Disability)
- Social trainer
|Qualification name||Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115)|
|Course duration||Maximum 12 months|
|Delivery Method||Blended with work Placement|
|Assessments||Demonstrations, Knowledge tests, Logbook, Presentations, Workplace Portfolio|
|Awarded by||Hope Institute for Further Education Pty Ltd (RTO: 40476)|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|CHCDIS002||Follow established person-centred behaviour supports|
|CHCDIS005||Develop and provide person centred service response|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with a 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 a disability with complex needs|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise health body systems|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|HLTHPS006||Assist clients with medication|
|HLTAID003||Provide First Aid (imported from health package)|
There are no formal prerequisites for this qualification. It is recommended that students are 18 years of age or older and have a sound understanding of English, good communication and interpersonal skills.
You will also be required to obtain a National Police Clearance check and in some jurisdictions a Working with Vulnerable People check.
For students who are completing a specialization in Disability – A working with Children’s check will also be required. It involves a national criminal history check and a review of findings of workplace misconduct. The result of a Working with Children Check is valid for five years. If you have a Working with Children’s check already, it must be less than five years old.
The course contains a minimum of 120 hours of work placement
A work placement is a highly stimulating and rewarding part of the course. It will enable you to participate in a real workplace and put into practice the new skills and knowledge that you are learning in the course.
You will need to undertake your work placement in residential aged care, home care environment or community support setting.
If you work in the industry, have had prior experience or would like to seek recognition for a combination of skills and experience, RPL is available for this course. See Training NSW RPL Candidate Guide for an explanation of the RPL process and then ask our staff if you are interested.
Credit Transfer – This is giving credit for learning outcomes a student has already achieved. Hope Institute for Further Education will recognise the Qualification or Statement of Attainment issued to a student, by another RTO, in mutual recognition, on provision of a certified copy for verification purposes, on enrolment.
Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer are again discussed with students at induction stage.