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  • Objectives
    This course provides learners with the skills and knowledge required to work at advanced skill levels in the disability sector. Students are required to have previous experience in the disability field and their job roles would involve the self-directed application of knowledge with substantial depth. They will be exercising independent judgement and decision making at work, and have a range of technical and other skills. Students will have the opportunity to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
  • Academic Title
    Advanced Diploma of Disability Work
  • Course description
    Course Outline
    This course provides learners with the skills and knowledge required to work at advanced skill levels in the disability sector. Students are required to have previous experience in the disability field and their job roles would involve the self-directed application of knowledge with substantial depth. They will be exercising independent judgement and decision making at work, and have a range of technical and other skills. Students will have the opportunity to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

    Campus
    Frankston

    Study Mode
    Part time/multi modal: Tuesday evenings and Saturday workshops. Research and project work.
    Workplace based tasks.

    Duration
    Approximately two years.

    Commencement Dates and Intake
    Intake January
    Commencement February

    Entrance Requirements
    Learners undertaking this qualification need to have previous experience in the disability sector at a substantial level of depth involving the self-directed application of knowledge. They will be exercising independent judgement and decision-making at work and will have a range of technical and other skills. The course is tailored to individuals in positions of management co-ordination

    Selection Criteria
    • Applicants must provide a current resume
    • Applicants must provide a Letter of Support from their current employer/s.
    • Applicants must attend an interview if short listed.

    Application Procedure
    Apply directly to Chisholm Institute. You will be notified about an Information Session.

    Study Areas
    There are 20 units of compentency – 16 compulsory and 4 elective units:
    16 COMPULSORY UNITS as follows:

    CHCAD3A Undertake Systems Advocacy
    Describes the competency required to advocate to ensure that the rights and needs of consumers and clients’ issues are maintained within the broader rights and needs of the general community.

    CHCADMIN4B Manage the Organisation’s Finances, Accounts and Resources
    Managing the financial, accounting and resourcing systems of the workplace to uphold
    accountability and efficiency requirements.

    CHCCS4C Manage the Delivery of Quality Client Service
    Ensuring the needs of existing and new clients continue to be met within complex or changing circumstances.

    CHCCS7C Co-ordinate the Assessment and Delivery of Services to Clients with Particular Needs
    Co-ordination of programs to ensure that individual needs of clients are met within organisational parameters.

    CHCDIS11C Co-ordinate Work in the Disability Sector
    Performing work within a legislative and ethical framework to ensure the provision of high quality service delivery which supports the rights and interests of people with disabilities.

    CHCINF4B Manage the Organisation’s Information Systems
    Co-ordinating information systems as a supervisor of a work area/program.

    CHCNET3B Develop New Networks
    Setting up formal networks which will benefit the organisation and the clients.

    BSBMGT505A Ensure a Safe Workplace
    The unit is concerned with establishing, maintaining and evaluating the organisation’s Occupational health and Safety policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in accordance with OH&S legal requirements. All those who have (or are likely to have) a management responsibility for OH&S should undertake this unit.

    CHCORG10B Manage Organisational Change
    Fostering and implementing constructive and beneficial change in a complex organisation.

    CHCORG11B Lead and Develop Others
    Achieving identified work outcomes through managing, leading and developing individuals and teams in the work group or organisation.

    CHCORG19B Develop and Maintain the Quality of Service Outcomes
    This unit addresses developing and maintaining quality service outcomes within the Community Services Industry.

    CHCORG20B Promote and Represent the Service
    Promote and represent the organisation to the community.

    CHCORG28A Reflect and Improve Upon Professional Practice
    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to evaluate own work, continuing self-development and effective supervision within an ethical code of practice.

    CHCORG7B Manage Workplace Issues
    Implementing appropriate people management processes and structures to maximise work outcomes.

    CHCORG8C Establish and Manage New Programs or Services
    Establishing new programs or services, leading organisational restructure and developing new structures and systems.

    CHCCOM3C Utilise specialist communication skills to build strong relationships (Practitioner Stream)
    Applying higher level communication skills required for effective operation in the workplace

    4 ELECTIVE UNITS (Practitioner Stream)

    CHCDIS16B Provide Advanced Behaviour Support
    This unit addresses the competencies required to understand the influence and purpose of behaviour, assess individual’s behaviour, develop multi element support plans and utilise appropriate strategies to reduce inappropriate behaviours.

    CHCCS402A Respond Holistically to Client Issues
    The focus of this unit is to assist clients and address own issues and needs.

    CHCCM5B Develop Practice Standards
    This unit reflects current best practice in delivery case management.

    CHCORG27A Provide Mentoring Support to Colleagues
    This unit deals with the skills and knowledge required to act as a mentor to other individuals in the industry or workplace.

    Work Placement
    There is no specific work placement period but you will be expected to undertake various work based activities for assessment purposes.

    Assessment
    Research activities, workplace assessment tasks, classroom participation, oral presentations, report writing, essays, comprehension activities, tests.

    Features
    Multi modal method of delivery.

    Career Opportunities
    Case Manager, House Supervisor, Psycho-Social Trainer, Team Leader, Service Co-ordinator, Disability Development and Support Officer, Psycho-Educational Trainer, Supervisor, Unit Manager

    Further Study
    Bachelor of Applied Science (Intellectual Disability)
    Bachelor of Arts (Disability Studies)


    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/RCC
    There is an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for:
    • Previous study
    • Knowledge
    • And/or skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course
    Contact the department for further details

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