Certificate IV in Disability Work

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  • Objectives
    Workers completing this course will apply their knowledge and skills to provide training and support with people with disabilities to enhance their ability to achieve greater levels of independence, self reliance and community participation. These workers report to service managers and may liaise with health professionals and other service agencies. They may also work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a limited number of lower classified workers. This training prepares you for work as a support worker in the areas of physical disability, sensory impairment and intellectual disability in both residential and community based settings.
  • Entry requirements
    You are expected to have the organisational, communication, study, numeracy and literacy skills appropriate for both the demands of the course and the workplace (approximately a year 10 level). Other Entry Requirements All participants are required to undergo a police check and/or working with children check before being accepted into this course due to the practical placement component. This is a requirement for anyone working in a direct care role in services funded by the Department of Human Services.
  • Academic title
    Certificate IV in Disability Work
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas      

    Key study areas covered include:

        * Supporting and empowering people with disabilities
        * Planning and implementing community integration
        * Developing strong relationships with people with disabilities, service providers, client support   networks, etc.
        * Supporting and working effectively with cultural diversity
        * Communication
        * Legal & ethical frameworks

     Where     • Bendigo (City Campus)

    Duration Options

    The course combines classroom learning with on-the-job learning to integrate theory with practice. The course is full time over one year, generally in class for 3 days per week, and will entail field work placement.

    The course is also offered flexibly to people who have a minimum of 2 years experience in this field.

    Selection Process    
    • Group Interview
    • Skills Test

    Employment Opportunities     

    On successful completion of this course you will be able to seek employment in adult training and support services, employment services for people with disabilities, recreational services, respite services, educational settings, accommodation services and advocacy and information services. Your primary role will involve supporting and empowering people with low to high support needs, with various disabilities and family circumstances.

    Further Study Options     

    On successful completion of this course, you may be able to gain entry into allied courses such as mental health work and lifestyle & leisure.

    Pathways Courses    
    Certificate IV in Community Services (Lifestyle and Leisure) :: CHC41602
    Certificate IV in Mental Health Work :: CHC41102
    Diploma of Community Welfare Work :: CHC50702


    You will be assessed as part of this course.

    Typical Course Content     (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)
    CHCCOM3C     Utilise specialist communication skills to build strong relationships
    CHCCS301A     Work within a legal and ethical framework
    CHCCS303A     Provide physical assistance with medication
    CHCCS405A     Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
    CHCDIS16B     Provide advanced behaviour support
    CHCDIS1C       Orientation to disability work
    CHCDIS2C       Maintain an environment designed to empower people with disabilities
    CHCDIS3C       Provide services to people with disabilities
    CHCDIS4B       Design procedures for support
    CHCDIS6C       Plan and implement community integration
    CHCOHS302A  Participate in safety procedures for direct care work
    CHCORG5B      Maintain an effective work environment
    HLTFA2A          Apply advanced First Aid

    Recognition of Prior Learning    

    Recognition of your current qualifications and prior learning: BRIT has processes to give you credit for relevant units from your prior study, and to assess your prior learning against units in a course.

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