CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support reflects the role of individuals in a range of community settings and peoples’ homes, who provide 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 according to and may contribute to an individualised plan, and work without direct supervision. They may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.
The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
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Potential employment options are in a range of disability work roles. Roles may also have a leadership function.
Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services and a range of other community services related Diplomas.
After successful completion of CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support you can join disability service industry into various roles in but not limited to:
This qualification will be delivered over 26 weeks, including 22 weeks of training and assessment spread over 2 terms of 11 weeks each and 4 weeks of holidays.
|There are no pre-requisites for Certificate IV in Disability or any of the units of competency contained within it.
Ridge International College has the following entry requirements for eligible students:
*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.
Material/Resource Fee: $550
To complete CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support, you will need to complete 7 core units and 3 elective units. These course units are selected in accordance with the packaging rules and are relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and qualification level.
|Follow established person-centred behaviour supports.
|Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
|Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
|Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
|Manage legal and ethical compliance
|Work with people with mental health issues
|Maintain work health and safety
|Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
|Provide support to people living with dementia
|Work effectively in disability support
The qualification is delivered over 52 weeks comprising of:
Students are required to attend 20 hours of classroom training per week.
Homework is expected to be approximately 5 hours a week.
The training and assessment schedule shows the weeks during which training is delivered and assessment conducted for each unit.
The total amount of training provided being structured classroom sessions is 492 hours. Time scheduled for assessment in class is 228 hours. Homework which is unsupervised and may include research for assessments and general reading is expected to be on average 5 hours a week.
A work placement of 120 hours is required as per Training Package requirements.
Total delivery and assessment hours therefore amount to 840 hours and the volume of learning (i.e., including unsupervised learning of homework) is 1,040 hours. A detailed breakdown of hours is provided in the Training and Assessment Schedule.
Ridge International College has decided on the course duration and amount of training taking into account the AQF Volume of Learning, which is typically 0.5 – 2 years and 600 – 2,400 hours. It is considered that the duration and amount of training provided will allow students the opportunity to fully absorb the required knowledge, as well as develop skills over time.
Assessment will occur through a variety of methods, including projects incorporating role- plays, case studies, observations, and short answer questions.
Assessment conditions will ensure a simulated workplace environment for classroom- based assessment.
Students will be required to complete 120 hours of work placement. The work placement is to be completed as shown in the Training and Assessment Schedule.
Because students learn best while applying their new skills in the work place the work placement hours provides students with the opportunity to further develop their skills. Time in class is provided following the work placement to allow students to work on their portfolios after gaining practical experience and while the experiences are fresh in their minds.
Work placement providers will be provided with a list of activities that students are to complete in the workplace to develop their skills. Assessment will also be conducted in the workplace by Ridge International College trainer and assessor.
Students must undergo a police check prior to placement which will be at the student’s own cost. Immunisations may also be required – this will be advised by the student’s workplace.
Ridge International College will assist all students to obtain work placements. However, students may also find their own work placement. Work placement agreements will be signed with participating organisations and a facilities check will take place prior to the agreement being signed.
Trainers/assessor will visit students on their work placement at least 4 times. The purpose of these visits will be to meet with students to discuss any issues concerning the placement or questions the student has, as well as to conduct observations for assessment purposes.
Students can apply for recognition of prior learning, and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life, you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments, and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification.
You can also apply for course credit if you have completed the same unit previously. To apply for RPL or credit transfer indicate your preference in the application form or speak to our staff at the time of enrolment. Refer to RPL/Credit Transfer policy for details.