Are you working or looking to work in the Disability Support sector? Build your career and skills through completion of the Certificate IV in Disability qualification. If you are already working in the disability sector this course will enable you to gain knowledge and skills to advance your career. If you are seeking employment supporting people with a disability in our community, this qualification will assist you to gain employment with a Disability Support Service.
This qualification will equip you to work in a range of community settings and client’s homes to provide support to empower people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Graduates of the Certificate IV in Disability course promote a person-centred approach to practice, can work without direct supervision, and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.
- Materials fees may apply for course enrolments.
- Includes name badge, polo shirt, materials for in-class activities, and keyword sign workbook.
Dates / Locations
#### When You Can Enrol
Applications are now closed for our midyear intake. Please register your details via the ‘Enquire Now’ button to be notified when future intakes are scheduled and applications open.
#### Delivery Schedule
- Midyear 2021 intake: commencing 14 July 2021, 2 days per week, 9am-4pm.
- This course is delivered as a combination of course work, recognition of knowledge and skills demonstrated in the workplace, online learning and weekly intensive workshops. Students will attend intensive workshops on campus one day each week, and participate in online tutorials as required. The second day of course work will be conducted in the workplace applying the theory to practice with support from Wodonga TAFE's assessors, once all required clearance checks have been completed.
- McKoy Street, Wodonga Vic (Main campus)
Info Events / Sessions
No info events or info sessions available.
#### Compulsory 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
CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
#### Selectable Units
Additional selectable units may apply.
- Blended – Teaching and assessment will be conducted on-campus and online.
- Workplace – Some/all teaching and assessment will be conducted at your workplace
Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of their first clinical placement. Certificate IV in Disability requires a minimum of 120 hours of placement that is linked in six core units. Please consider whether you are able to undertake the placement component as it is a key requirement of the qualification. The specific aims of the practical placements are to:
- apply knowledge and skills learned during your studies in the workplace;
- make contact with employers and become familiar with employers’ expectations;
- increase your employment options and employability skills; and
- gain skills that are recognised by industry.
A Working With Children Check (Victoria and New South Wales) and a National Police Check will be required to undertake your field placement for this course.
From 1 January 2019, Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a Victorian Government program that will pay your tuition fees to study in this selected course at Wodonga TAFE, if you’re eligible, subject to minimum numbers.
Government Funded $2,468.50 (Tuition $2,325.00, Materials $143.50)
Concession $608.50 (Tuition $465.00, Materials $143.50)
Fee For Service $4,793.50 (Tuition $4,650.00, Materials $143.50)
The student tuition fees published are indicative only and can be subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. For more information see ‘Fee information and eligibility’ under the 'Apply Now' tab on the Wodonga TAFE website.
- From 1 February 2021, there are new worker screening requirements for people delivering NDIS services. Workers in a ‘risk assessed’ role must have a clearance (or make an application for a clearance) before they can start work. Disability Service Providers are responsible for determining which roles in their organisation are a risk assessed role. This includes: key personnel in an organisation; a role whose normal duties includes the direct delivery of a specified support or service; a role in which the normal duties are likely to involve more than incidental contact with a person with disability. More than incidental contact includes: physical contact; building a level of rapport with the person with disability as an integral or ordinary part of duties; or having contact with multiple people with disability, either as part of the direct delivery of a specialist disability support or service, or in a specialist disability accommodation setting.
Please note: (for those already working in industry: this is still rolling out and organisations will have their own process during the transition). You must be aware that there is a cost for the worker clearance - in Victoria the cost is $119.50 and can be claimed on tax and is valid for 5 years.
- Successful applicants for this course will be required to obtain a Working with Children’s Check and may be asked to apply for a National Police check prior to placement.
- Successful applicants for this course will be required to provide evidence of immunisation records (for placement).
- This course is designed for people employed in a Disability Service or people who are seeking employment with a Disability Service. If you are not yet working in a Disability Service you will be provided with placement within a disability service at a minimum of one day per week from term two to the end of the year.
- On receipt of your course application you will be emailed an ‘Application Requirement Questionnaire’ electronic form and you will be required to provide evidence of a Victorian Working With Children’s Check (WWCC).
- All applicants understand there is a selection process that applies to all courses. This process includes: LLN (Language, Literacy & Numeracy) Assessment; Written Tasks; Group Interview.
- Once you submit an application for this course you will receive a separate email from LLN Robot to complete a Learning, Reading, Writing, Oral and Numeracy test online. Please check your junk mail if this does not come to your inbox.
- Please allow one hour to complete the LLN Robot assessment. You will need a computer with speakers or headphones as there is an audio section included in the assessment.
- Your LLN Assessment will need to be completed one week after receiving it to progress your application to the next stage, or your application may be withdrawn due to inactivity.
- If you are unable to access the LLN Robot link please contact our Customer Experience team **as soon as possible**.
- Note: Completion of and passing the LLN Robot Assessment does not guarantee a place in the course at Wodonga TAFE. Numbers are limited and selected applicants will be contacted to attend an interview. If an applicant is not accepted into their preferred course they will be contacted and provided information on alternate pathways and/or courses.
On successful completion of this course there are a number of course pathways open to graduates, including higher level studies in generic community services. You will be eligible to become a member of the Australian Community Workers Association upon completion of this course.
[Study pathways with Wodonga TAFE »](/to-wodonga-tafe-and-beyond)
- Behavioural support officer
- School support worker
- Personal support worker
- Development officer
- Disability officer
- Disability liaison worker
- Residential care officer
- Senior personal care assistant
- Social educator
- Social trainer
- Lifestyle support officer
By successfully completing this course you will receive a nationally recognised AQF Qualification
The method of assessment varies and can include (but is not limited to):
- Observation in the workplace or simulated environment
- Written tasks, including quizzes
- Research tasks, including projects
- Oral presentations
- Group work
Placement is a compulsory component of this course.
How to apply
Apply via the ‘Apply online now’ button in this course information page. If the course is not available for online application, you can submit your enquiry via the online form below. Also please feel free to contact our friendly Customer Experience team on 1300 69 8233 or email email@example.com
Please note: We reserve the right to close course intakes early. Many courses have limited places and high demand. Early applications are recommended. We reserve the right to cancel intakes and courses if there are insufficient student numbers.
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