Certificate IV in Disability

If you're ready to take the next step in your career and become a disability support professional, our program will help get you there. 
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Workplace - Horsham
Location
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Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Other intakes
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Workplace - Horsham
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Other intakes
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Length
1 year
Qualification Code
CHC43115

Free TAFE

This course is in the Free TAFE for Priority Courses list. Find out about the initiative and your eligibility

If you love interacting with a wide range of people and making a real difference in others' lives, a career in the disability services sector could be the one for you. The jobs are varied and the days rewarding. You can work in community settings, support people in their homes or base yourself in residential homes. Working together with other health professionals will be a central part of your career, as you learn how to help people with their physical and mental wellbeing in a person centred way. You'll support people towards greater independence and self-confidence as they become more engaged with their community.

  • Accommodation services worker
  • Adult day training centre worker
  • Advocacy services worker
  • Employment services worker
  • Peer support programs worker
  • Recreation services worker
  • Respite services worker
  • Planning officer

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

PROVIDE INDIVIDUALISED SUPPORT
CHCCCS015
FOLLOW ESTABLISHED PERSON-CENTRED BEHAVIOUR SUPPORTS
CHCDIS002
DEVELOP AND PROVIDE PERSON-CENTRED SERVICE RESPONSES
CHCDIS005
FACILITATE THE EMPOWERMENT OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY
CHCDIS007
FACILITATE COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION AND SOCIAL INCLUSION
CHCDIS008
FACILITATE ONGOING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT USING A PERSON-CENTRED APPROACH
CHCDIS009
PROVIDE PERSON-CENTRED SERVICES TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY WITH COMPLEX NEEDS
CHCDIS010
WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE
CHCDIV001
MANAGE LEGAL AND ETHICAL COMPLIANCE
CHCLEG003
RECOGNISE HEALTHY BODY SYSTEMS
HLTAAP001
FOLLOW SAFE WORK PRACTICES FOR DIRECT CLIENT CARE
HLTWHS002
SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELLBEING
CHCCCS023
SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
CHCCCS024
COMMUNICATE USING AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
CHCDIS004

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE application page for further information.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: LLA

National course code: CHC43115

Entry requirements (year 12)

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Extra Requirements

Essential requirements for enrolment or graduation
Pre-training review (VET)
Compulsory: All applicants must complete a pre-training review form prior to enrolment. The form will assist in determining your suitability to enrol in the program that you have applied for. You should complete the green section of the form and then bring it along to your pre-enrolment interview where the teacher/coordinator will complete the rest of the form with you. Visit our website for more information and to download the form.

Language literacy and numeracy assessment (VET)
Compulsory: All applicants must complete a literacy and numeracy review prior to enrolment. The review is designed to assess your skills to ensure you have the foundations for successful completion of your studies. It will also enable teachers to identify any gaps in your current skills and allow them to offer additional support with literacy and/or numeracy to assist you to manage the requirements of your program.  For more information and to complete the review visit our website.

Interview
Compulsory: All applicants must attend an interview prior to enrolment. The purpose of the interview is to discuss your eligibility and suitability for the program by going over the literacy and numeracy review and the pre-training review form. The interview is the last step before enrolment and you will usually be able to enrol on the same day. Timely applicants will be contacted by a FedUni staff member in early October to arrange an interview time. Late applicants should call 1800 333 864.

A Police Check and Working with Children Check is required to work in this industry.

Students attend campus 2 days a week from 9.30am - 4.30pm.

Fees are subject to change annually.

Fees are payable at the time of enrolment. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day.

For further information regarding these costs, please view 2020 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) for tuition and materials fees payable to FedUni.  

Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.

Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

For further information please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
 

2020 TAFE Eligibility Exemptions

 

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions. 

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level you may be eligible to enrol in a government subsidised place with a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
 

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2020.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

FedUni arranges 4 weeks of work placement on behalf of students - Totalling 120 hours

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.

 

 

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