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Certificate IV in Disability

CHC43115

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Certificate IV in Disability – CHC43115

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Course Overview

The Certificate IV in Disability is the recognised qualification to become a Disability Worker.

You'll gain the skills to provide support to people with disabilities, enhancing their independence, self-reliance, and community participation.

You'll also learn to communicate effectively with Service Managers and liaise with health professionals.

This course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme for eligible students.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Disability Support industry in a range of roles. You may find employment in:

  • Residential group homes
  • Training resource centres
  • Open employment services

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the Diploma of Community Services or other diplomas in the Education sector.

Course Dates & Times

Seymour - Wallis Street

9am to 4pm, 3 days a week - Public on Campus- Sem 1 / 2020

9am to 4pm, 3 days a week - Public on Campus- Sem 2 / 2020

Shepparton - Fryers Street

9am to 4pm, 3 days a week

9am to 4pm, 3 days a week - Public on Campus- Sem 1 / 2020

9am to 4pm, 3 days a week - Public on Campus- Sem 2 / 2020

Wangaratta - Docker Street

9am to 4pm, 3 days a week

9am to 4pm, 3 days a week - Public on Campus- Sem 1 / 2020

9am to 4pm, 3 days a week - Public on Campus- Sem 2 / 2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
$5,010.00
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
$1,006.00
3. Subsidised Trainee
$5,010.00
4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession)
$1,006.00
5. Full Fee
$6,260.00
Course Materials
$329.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Have a current and satisfactory Police Check
  • Have a current and satisfactory Working with Childrens Check
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
CHCADV002
Provide advocacy and representation services
CHCCCS006
Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCCCS024
Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
CHCMHS007
Work effectively in trauma informed care
HLTHPS006
Assist clients with medication

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge test/quiz
  • Presentation
  • Workplace observation/demonstration
  • Various written tasks

Craig Wall
Campus: Shepparton

Louise Egan
Campus: Wangaratta

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and participate in on-line learning where required.

Full time students attend classes 3 days a week over a 12 month period.

Trainees undertake training within the workplace over a 24 month period.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of practical placement.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

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