Course outline

This qualification focuses on the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who 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.

The skills in this course must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

To achieve this course, the student must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Course Overview

Who should do this COURSE ?
People pursuing a career in a facility such as a Nursing Home, Hostel, Residential Care Facility, Disability Facil- ity, and Community Health Care Centre.
 
Graduates may seek employment in the following jobs:
  • Disability support worker
  • Behavioural Support Officer
  • Disability team leader/Supervisor
  • Disability Support Coordinator
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Residential care Officer

 

Entry REQUIREMENTS
There are entry requirements for this qualification. Students must complete one of the following:

  • Completion of: CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) OR
  • Completion of: CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) OR
  • Completion of: CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability PLUS the CHCSS00125 Entry to Certificate IV in
  • Disability Support Skill Set.

Other Entry Requirements of NTA:

  • Applicants must be 18 years or above
  • School education at least at Australian high school leaving level Year 12 (HSC in NSW); or other relevant qualification/s;
Requirements for the WORK PLACEMENT
 
  • A Police Clearance Certificate is mandatory prior to your work placement; you must under take a Federal Police Check (AFP) or NSW Police check (it must be no less than 12 months old).
This can be done through a website.
  • Working with Children check
  • Valid NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • Relevant immunization check (as per NSW health guide lines)
These checks must be completed at the start of the course and prior to industry work placement. The students must be physically be able to do moderate amount of lifting using the appropriate equipment. The students should not have any mobility, hearing, and vision problems to carry out duties efficiently in the hospi- tal or community care settings whilst at placement.

Course Duration

Course DURATION
This course is 36 weeks with 10 weeks study of each term for 3 Terms. The structure is based on 20 hours per week as follows:

  • You attend College two days a week for  classroom learning, practice and assessment (8 hours each)
  • You also study a structured study program by unit in the online learning platform for 4 hours per week
  • To get the most out of your course you need to do some self- study in your own time. When you are ready there is a work placement of 120 hours spread over 3-4 weeks in Term 3.
  • Commencement dates are the start of every term.

See the website for our intake dates or ring the office for details.

  • Or experience in an aged care or nursing environment;
  • Academic IELTS 5.5 overall, no less than 5.0 in each band, or upper intermediate, or EAP from approved ELICOS/ESL centre or
  • Evidence of completing a VET course at Certificate IV or above level in Australia.

Course Location

  • All training is held in both of our premises.

Premises 1: Suite 106-108, 3 Railway parade. Burwood. NSW 2134 (Head office)

Premises 2: Suite 6 132 - 134 Burwood rd,Burwood. NSW 2134

 

Assessments

Course ASSESSMENTS
As this is a nationally recognised qualification, you will be required to successfully complete all units to a stan- dard so that you are job ready. Each unit contains assessments which include:

  • Knowledge based tests which contain written short answer questions, case studies and project works
  • Practical demonstrations where you will be observed by one of our assessors in a simulated environment.
  • Demonstration of clinical skills in Work place environment, assessed by our facilitator

Note: You must be deemed competent with each unit in order to receive your qualification.

Course Delivery

Course DELIVERY
Delivery is a combination of methods to cover the theory and practice requirements:

  • Workshops for developing your theory knowledge such as anatomy and medications and care plans
  • Supplementary learning online for each unit in theory and skills and case studies
  • Demonstrations then practice to give you that valuable practice time before you go to the work place
  • Self-paced study and support to embed your learning and practical skills
  • Work placements to apply your skills.

You will be trained to use manual handling equipment and other equipment such as:

  • Lifting hoist, Stand up Lifter, Pelican Belt, Slide Sheet, Electric bed, & Wheelchair.
  • Glucometer, Blood Pressure, Pulse Oximeter etc.
  • Medication Trolley, Medications (Dummy), & Dressing Trolley.

Work Placement at disability facility is arranged with you and you will receive the support of one of our mentors to ensure this opportunity is a rewarding experience.

For work placement, students have to wear your own black trousers and black closed shoes, we will provide you with NTA logo Polo T-shirt.

Course TOPICS
Study 10 units to gain your qualification
7 Core units and 3 Elective units.
Our course has been designed to meet the requirements for the CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support.

Core UNITS

CHCCCS044 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
CHCDIS017 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS018 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS019 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs

CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

Electives UNITS

HLTHPS006 Assist clients w ith medication
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
CHCDIS020 Work effectively in disability support

For more details/information, ask for an Information Pack.

 

Recognition of RPL and Credit Transfer

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and CREDIT TRANSFER
You may have developed a number of skills in community service or disability care, through previous employ- ment opportunities, life experience or formal studies. If this is the case, then you should ask about recognition of prior learning. This may shorten your course. If you hold a current First Aid Certificate from a recognised RTO you will be given credit for the first aid unit.

Course PATHWAYS This is only the start of your academic journey
After achieving the Certificate IV in Disability Support you have a number of pathway options. You can complete
further study and gain the Certificate IV in Ageing or go on to the Diploma Community Services with NTA or apply for Bachelor of Nursing.

Work Placements

Requirements for the WORK PLACEMENT

  • A Police Clearance Certificate is mandatory prior to your work placement; you must under take a Federal Police Check (AFP) or NSW Police check (it must be no less than 12 months old).

This can be done through a website.

  • Working with Children check
  • Valid NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • Relevant immunization check (as per NSW health guide lines)

These checks must be completed at the start of the course and prior to industry work placement. The
students must be physically be able to do moderate amount of lifting using the appropriate equipment. The
students should not have any mobility, hearing, and vision problems to carry out duties efficiently in the hospi- tal or community care settings whilst at placement.

Course Fees

Course fee Aus $11,900 + 500 Materials + Enrolment fee $200

Current Offer

Course fee for Offshore Students

Course fee Aus $11,900 + 500 Materials + Enrolment fee $200

 

Course fee for Onshore Students

Course fee Aus $8,250 + Materials fee $500 + Enrolment fee $200

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