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Certificate IV in Disability Support

Domestic Students

Course outline (Domestic)

Course Code: CHC43121

Course Description

This qualification 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.

To achieve this qualification, candidates must have completed at least 100 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Entry Requirements

Students enrolling in this course must meet the following requirement:
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.

Vocational placement requirements:
Students are required to complete at least 100 hours of work placement as part of course requirements. We understand the industry and will assist you in finding Work Placement. GBCA work placement coordinator, GBCA trainers and the student will work collaboratively in securing a work placement. Once you are marked satisfactory in the required units, you apply for work placement by completing an online placement application form. You can indicate your availability and preferred location. We endeavour to place you in an aged care facility and/or disability facility and/or community care setting of your choice, however we cannot guarantee this as it depends on the availability in the facilities of your preferred location.

Once you submit your form, all parties will work towards securing a place for you. Remember, Aged care facilities and/or Disability and/or community care facilities prefer students who are both flexible and reliable. On average, it takes approximately 4 weeks to secure work placement. The Fair Work Act 2009, under the definition of Vocational Placement in section 12 outlines the rules restricting unpaid work. The Fair Work Ombudsman provides a clear explanation of these rules in the Internships, Vocational Placements & Unpaid Work Fact Sheet.

Due to the requirement to complete vocational placement, a final outcome for each unit would not be provided until the relevant component of vocational placement had been completed.

Course Duration

36 weeks (including 5 weeks for vocational placement and 6 weeks term breaks and holidays)

2 sessions per week

(Start term 2 2024)

Assessment methods

Questions, Case studies, Presentation, Project, Portfolio, work placement project and work placement observation.

Government Funding

This course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding under the Skills First Program. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply for training subsidised through the Skills First Program. Domestic students may be eligible for subsidised training.

Delivery Mode

Blended learning between face to face and online.

Potential job opportunities for graduates for this course include:

  • Disabilities Services Officer
  • Disability Services Program Officer
  • Support Worker in Disability or Aged Care
Unit CodeUnit Name
CHCCCS044Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS017Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS018Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS019Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety
CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issues
CHCDIS015Develop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCCCS019Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCCCS041Recognise healthy body systems

Course Factsheet

You May Be Eligible For Victorian Government Funding*

To do subsidised training, you have to meet eligibility criteria, if you are eligible, you pay less for your training. Domestic Students Only.

Course Accreditations

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualification Framework

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