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
* Legal & ethical frameworks
Where • Bendigo (City Campus)
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.
• Group Interview
• Skills Test
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.
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.