Community Services

CHC43115 - Certificate IV in Disability

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 well being. Workers
promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

Duration

Full time
56 weeks

Mode of Study

On Campus

Assessment

Assessment is both formative and summative and may include a combination of questioning, case scenarios, projects, skills assessment and observation in the workplace.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

A student may be entitled to gain unit of competency credits or recognition, if what they have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to the course. SCEI recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further information see the RPL brochure or visit www.scei.edu.au

Entry Requirements

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, candidates need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at Certificate IV level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Successful completion of Year 11 or the equivalent level of study or mature aged entry
  • Successful completion of  Language, Literacy and Numeracy indicator
  • Candidates must be aged 18 or older
  • Moderate level of computer literacy required

Additional Requirements

  • National Police check
  • Working with Children Check

Further Study Pathways

After achieving CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability, students may continue their studies by enrolling in the following course:

  • HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

Employment Opportunities

The following employment opportunities are available to students who complete this qualification:

  • Disability Officer Day Support
  • Disability Support Officer/Worker
  • Senior personal care assistant

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

HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid
CHCCCS006 - Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCDIS004 - Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

- CHC43115 - Certificate IV in Disability

Cricos: 090557F

This course is designed for delivery to local candidates from a range of different academic, cultural, personal and working backgrounds who have desire to help and have a positive influence within the wide Australian community and who meet the internal entry requirements.

These candidates have no prior experience in working in disability services but have a desire to be engaged in learning with the aim of gaining an industry recognised qualification leading to employment in the disability services sector.

Duration

Full time
56 weeks

Mode of Study

On Campus

Assessment

Assessment is both formative and summative and may include a combination of questioning, case scenarios, projects, skills assessment and observation in the workplace.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

A student may be entitled to gain unit of competency credits or recognition, if what they have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to the course. SCEI recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further information see the RPL brochure or visit www.scei.edu.au

Entry Requirements

To ensure this course is an appropriate learning opportunity, individuals would need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at the Certificate IIV level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Successful completion of Year 11 or the equivalent level of study.
  • Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. Candidates originating from student visa assessment levels 1
    and 2 without the required IELTS score can undertake Language, Literacy and Numeracy Indicator Test. For information
    on student visa assessment levels, refer to Department of Immigration and Border Protection website (http://www. border.gov.au)
  • Moderate level of computer literacy required.
  • Must also be aged 18 or above.
  • Moderate level of computer literacy

Additional Requirements

  • National Police check
  • Working with Children Check

Further Study Pathways

After achieving CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability, students may continue their studies by enrolling in the following course:

  • HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

Employment Opportunities

The following employment opportunities are available to students who complete this qualification:

  • Disability Officer Day Support
  • Disability Support Officer/Worker
  • Senior personal care assistant

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

HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid
CHCCCS006 - Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCDIS004 - Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies