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Certificate IV in Disability Support

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Duration

52 weeks

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Offshore Tuition Fee

$10,000*

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Course Code

CHC43121

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Number of units

10 units

Pre Enrolment Information

Prior to enrolment, it is a mandatory requirement for students to attend a Pre-Enrolment Consultation session to ensure students are fully aware of the required course information and can make an informed decision.

Course Overview

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.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 40 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

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Pre-Requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or Australian equivalent is mandatory.

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.

A minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required.

Students must be 18 years old and above.

Course Format

Core Unit CodeCore Unit Title
*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
CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issues
*HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety
Elective CodeElective Unit Title
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity
CHCCCS007Develop and implement service programs
*HLTAID011Provide First Aid
Notes

*This unit must be completed before commencing placement.

Vocational Placement

Vocational Placement Information

Vocational placement is an essential component of this qualification. Vocational placement consolidates the students’ knowledge within the real health environment, applying theory to practice.

To achieve this qualification, students will be required to complete at least 40 hours of unpaid vocational placement.

The College organises student placement. Students will be required to complete given logbook and workplace diary during their placement hours.

All students must be willing to undertake placement in a disability care facility. Students are required to organise their own travel to and from these facilities and may be required to undertake placement in regional areas.

Prior to attending vocational placement, students must demonstrate satisfactory course progression.

Before commencing vocational placement:

Students will be required to complete HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid. This unit is an elective within this qualification and will need to be completed prior to placement.

Students must meet the following mandatory requirements at their own expense. Students will be notified via email on when to obtain these documents:

  • As per placement facility requirements, it is mandatory for students to have up to date immunisation records, including COVID-19 vaccinations and Influenza vaccinations. There may be additional immunisation records required depending on the placement facilities’ policies
  • Have current competency in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – this must be updated annually and is included in the program
  • At their own expense, 30 days before placement, provide an Australian Federal Police Certificate indicating that the student has passed the Australian Federal Police (National) Check. https://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/services/criminal-records/national-police-checks
  • *Medical Clearance: Have no medical or physical injury/condition that would prevent them from working safely and/or injuring themselves and/or residents whilst working within a health care or community care facility whilst assisting residents with day to day physical activities/tasks

 

*Medical Clearance

Offshore International StudentsThis is done prior to arrival to Australia, as part of Health Examination where health records are sent directly to Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) by panel of doctors.
Onshore International Students1.    This is done prior to arrival to Australia, as part of Health Examination where health records are sent directly to Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) by panel of doctors.

2.    As part of visa renewal process, students are required to undergo health examination

Student Equipment Required

Students MUST have the following IT equipment prior to enrolling with Australian Vocational Training Academy and will require a suitable study space for self-study, assessment activities, or to participate in online classes.

Students are required to have their own laptop prior to the commencement of their course.

Hardware requirements:

Desktop or laptop with the following recommended System Requirements:

  • Specification of desktop or laptop is as below:
    • Processor: 2.5–2.9 GHz process
    • Memory: 8 GB
    • Display Card: 1 GB GPU
    • Disk Space: 100 GB
    • Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 or Windows 10 version 1809 or above  
    • Apple® macOS® Monterey v12, or Apple® macOS® Big Sur v11, or Apple® macOS® Catalina v10.15  
  • A webcam, e.g. built-in to a laptop or a USB webcam.
  • Audio input and output suitable for video conferencing or online classes.
  • A headset or earbuds with a microphone is recommended.  
  • Photo/scan – a camera, e.g. on a mobile phone, can be required to scan and submit handwritten materials.

Software Requirements: 

  • A web browser such as Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari.  
  • Student is expected to access the web version of Microsoft Office 365 (i.e., Microsoft Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Planner, To Do, and Project).
  • Students studying CAD will have access to the College’s Computer-aided design (CAD) system (if applicable to students qualification)

Internet Requirements:

  • A reliable, high-speed broadband internet connection with sufficient upload and download capacity. A Wi-Fi or mobile connection can be acceptable.  
  • Students will have access to the college’s wireless connection whilst on campus. 
  • Community internet and computer access:
  • In Australia, public libraries offer free access to computers and the internet, although students may require a membership card or be required to pay a small charge.
  • Students may need to book ahead if they wish to use library services.
  • Students will also have access to printing and photocopying services on a pay-per-page basis. Most libraries also provide wireless hotspots and recharging stations at no cost for students using their own devices. 

Other Information:

The college encourages students to acquire the following skills and knowledge related to operating and maintaining an efficient study environment:

  • Know how to install, use, and keep their computer’s internet browser and other software up to date (e.g. installing security updates)
  • Be proficient in connecting their laptop and/or mobile device to wireless networks either at the college campus, your local library, or other locations
  • Ability to use a web camera and headset/microphone
  • Know how to use cloud storage (e.g. through Office 365 OneDrive)
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word and other related software packages.

Related Occupations

The following academic and employment pathways are available to students who complete this qualification:

Social Educator (Disability)
Day Support Disability Officer
Marketing Coordinator (Disability)
Local area coordinator
Social trainer
Disability Team Leader
Disabilities Supervisor
Project Officer
Disability Support Assistant (Schools)
Job coordinator
Disability Service Officer
Senior Disability Worker
Lifestyle Support Officer
Senior Personal Care Assistant
Community Development Officer
Support Facilitator (Disability)
Behavioural Support Officer

Please Note: Completion of an AVTA qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome.

Qualification Issued

Once the units of competency required in the training package for this qualification have been successfully completed, the student will be issued with CHC43121 – Certificate IV in Disability Support and an academic transcript of all completed units within 30 calendar days. Students who successfully complete individual units of competency within the qualification, but not the qualification in its entirety will be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment. This document contains a record of all completed units and will be available to students by the end of their course.

AVTA does not guarantee:
  • a successful education assessment outcome for the student or intending student; or
  • completion of a AVTA qualification will lead to an employment outcome; or
  • a learner will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration; or
  • a training product can be completed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

AVTA does not:
  • claim to commit to secure for, or on the student or intending student’s behalf, a migration outcome from undertaking any course offered by the College

Course Information

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Delivery Mode

Face to face

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Locations

TAS & NSW

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Number of units

10 units of competency

(7 core units + 3 elective units)
Tuition Fees

Onshore Fee

$9,500*

Offshore Fee

$10,000*

+ $500 Placement Fee*
*Non-Tuition fees is not included in this price
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