Certificate IV in Disability

CHC43115

Course Length

Full time:

10 months

Cost

Subsidised Standard:

$5,283.00

Subsidised Standard (Concession):

$1,053.00

Subsidised Trainee:

$5,546.00

Subsidised Trainee (Concession):

$1,109.00

Full Fee:

$7,238.00

Course Materials:

$348.00

Student Services Fees (per year):

$70.00

FREE TAFE COURSE

Campuses

Seymour - Wallis Street

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Wallan - High Street

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Delivery Mode

Blended

Course Overview

Help to enrich the lives of individuals with a rewarding career as a disability support worker. By completing the Certificate IV in Disability you can make a genuine difference empowering people with a disability and enabling them to increase their independence and wellbeing.

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

You’ll also put your empathy and passion to the test in the workplace, with 120 hours of placement included in your course.

This course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme as well as the JobTrainer initiative, for eligible students.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

We've had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we're currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.

Career Pathways

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

  • Lifestyle Support Officer
  • Community Development Officer
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant
  • Behavioural Support Officer
  • Disability Team Leader
  • Disability Support Assistant (Schools)
  • Day Support Disability Officer
  • Senior Disability Worker
  • Social Educator (Disability)
  • Support Facilitator (Disability)
  • Disabilities Supervisor
  • Disability Service Officer

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services.

Course Dates & Times

Seymour - Wallis Street

Blended - Starts on 09/02/2022 - Mon & Wed - 9am to 4pm / 2022

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Blended - Starts on 10/02/2022 - Mon & Thu - 9am to 4pm / 2022

Wallan - High Street

Blended - Starts on 09/02/2022 - Mon & Wed - 9am to 4pm / 2022

Wangaratta - Docker Street

CHC43115 - Traineeship

Blended - Starts on 08/02/2022 - Mon & Tue - 9am to 4pm / 2022

Trainee - Open from1st Feb - 9am to 4pm / 2022

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard: $5,283.00

2. Subsidised Standard (Concession): $1,053.00

3. Subsidised Trainee: $5,546.00

4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession): $1,109.00

5. Full Fee: $7,238.00

Course Materials: $348.00

Student Services Fees (per year): $70.00

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 2021 and may change without notice.

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.

All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.

Further details on fees available

Entry Requirements

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 Children Check

Course Study Units

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
CHCCCS024 - Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder
CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge tests/quizzes
  • Presentations
  • Workplace observation/demonstration
  • Various written tasks

Course Co-ordinator

Luke Falzon

Attendance & Commitment

Students attend face-to-face classes one day per week and complete one day per week of online study. To achieve this qualification, students must complete at least 120 hours of practical placement.

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.

Educational Support Services

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.

Learning support

A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.

Learn more about our learning support services

Library

Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.

Find how to reach out to our library in Shepparton

Jobs and study options

Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.

Reach out to our Skills and Jobs Centres

Student Support

Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.

Support for personal issues

We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.

Find out how the Student Experience Team can help you

Disability support

Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.

Seek support from our Equitable Learning Advisors

Counselling services

We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.

Learn about our Student Wellbeing Advisors

Learner's Rights

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

Further information is provided at course induction.

Enrolment

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

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.