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Certificate IV in Disability

NRT Empower those with disabilities.

This course will train you to work in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, you will provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing.  Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

For students who have completed their CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support at The Centre or elsewhere*, you can get up to 7 Credit Transfers (that’s 50% of the course) out of the CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability.  * Will depend on units completed as part of their course.

Two days per week for 32 weeks plus 120 hours work placement.
There is huge demand for qualified disability workers in a wide range of jobs including residential group homes, training resource centres, day respite centres and open employment services, other community settings and clients’ homes.

Work in Disability and make a difference in peoples livesIf you are looking for work, keen to make a difference in the lives of people with a disability and have passion and empathy to support people of all ages then this course will help you get that rewarding career.

Personal requirements of a Disability Support Worker
  • Patient, flexible and understanding
  • Supportive and caring nature
  • Commitment to the rights of people with disabilities to live dignified lives
  • Able to accept responsibility
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Able to perform domestic duties efficiently
Job roles can include:
  • 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
  • Senior personal care assistant
  • Social Educator (Disability)
  • Local area coordinator
  • Disabilities Supervisor

There are no specific entry requirements, other than having satisfactory language, literacy and numeracy skills to manage the learning and assessments in the course and work effectively in an age care facility.

All learners enrolling in Certificate courses are required to obtain:
  • Work Placement is a mandatory requirement for this qualification.
  • Working with Children Card prior to attending any classes.  This includes any off site courses in any of our Delivery Locations.
  • A current National Police Check prior to commencing Work Placement in a facility.
Learners are required to attend classes two days per week for 32 weeks. They are also required to complete 120 hours of work placement, at a time negotiated with their trainer. This delivery format uses small and whole group participation and builds in opportunity to practise skills and complete required assessments. You will also be required to do independent learning and assessment activities in your own time. It is suggested that at least 3-4 hours per week is allocated for this purpose.

Dual Qualification

For students who have completed their CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support at The Centre or elsewhere*, you can get up to 7 Credit Transfers (that’s 50% of the course) out of the CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability.

* Will depend on units completed as part of their course.

If you have recently completed your CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support, you can get your CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability qualification in six months.

120 hours of work placement required during the course.
Units that have to be completed:
1. CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance Core
2. CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports Core
3. CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses Core
4. CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability Core
5. CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion Core
6. CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach Core
7. CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs Core
Get Credit Transfers for the units listed below
(completed as part of Certificate III Individual Support):
1. HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core
2. HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems Core
3. CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support Core
4. CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
5. CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing Elective
6. HLTAID003 Provide first aid Elective
7. CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families Elective
8. CHCAGE005 Provide support for people living with dementia Elective
9. CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people Elective

Upcoming Courses

Name Course Start Date Course End Date Location
91DIS4(Workplace) 04/02/2019 28/10/2019 WANGARATTA CAMPUS
91DIS4W 07/02/2019 10/12/2019 WANGARATTA CAMPUS
91DIS4(RPL) 05/06/2019 08/11/2019 WANGARATTA CAMPUS
92DIS4W 25/07/2019 05/06/2020 WANGARATTA CAMPUS
91DIS4-DualQualFL 27/11/2019 03/06/2020 FLOWERDALE