Course Code: CHC43115
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The Cert IV in Disability is Australia’s latest disability training course. It is ideal for those who want to develop their career in the disability care industry by gaining the latest nationally accredited qualification for care givers and support workers.
This course includes training that will prepare you to perform disability care work, including complying with the safety procedures required for direct care work. It supersedes the CHC40312 Certificate IV in Disability.
The Certificate IV in Disability course is the latest nationally accredited and recognised qualification for those who wish to empower people living with disabilities. It is designed to prepare you for a career in the disability sector through the following job roles:
The most effective and popular delivery method is via Self-Paced Online Learning. This delivery method is ideal for you if you want to study according to your own schedule and gain your qualification as fast as you can.
The online disability care course come with full trainer support to ensure that you will have the necessary assistance to finish your study.
As part of your enrolment, you will be asked to complete a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation. You will then be provided with a training plan that identifies your Cohort, taking into account your existing level of relevant knowledge and skills. The amount of training and support required for each learner will vary on these 4 Cohorts:
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Course Duration: This Certificate IV in Disability course has a duration of up to 12 months. Enrolments are open year-round.
The Certificate IV in Disability online course will prepare you to work as a care worker or supervisor, supporting clients to reach their full potential, and providing support that empowers people living with disabilities to achieve independence, self-reliance, and well-being. As part of this disability care course you will develop skills to help you assist people with disability to enjoy an increased quality of life.
You will learn how to work effectively with people living with disabilities and meet their particular needs. This disability training course will teach you how to offer individualised support to people with disabilities and will provide you with the tools to accurately respond to difficult or challenging situations in the health care industry, and to support and enhance the independence of people with disabilities.
Inspire Education has clustered the CHC43115 to create a more effective and easy to follow learning experience. By grouping together similar course units, we have minimised the amount of repetitive course work you have to do to gain your qualification.
This means that you only need to complete 7 workbooks to complete your course instead of studying and submitting requirements for each unit individually.
Expected Study Hours: There are up to 1440 study hours for this course (including Vocational Placement), depending on your industry experience and relevant knowledge
Assessment Methods: Assessment methods for this course include a variety of written questions and case studies (includes simulated scenarios, portfolio, reports, work samples, role plays, and presentations), observation during placement, and skills logbook
The Certificate IV in Disability is made up of 14 total units. This covers 11 core units and 3 elective units, which have been carefully selected to ensure that the course meets the needs of a wide range of roles requiring disability care and support skills.
CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support
CHCDIS002 –Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS005 –Develop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCDIS007 –Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS008 –Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS009 –Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS010 –Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCDIV001 –Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 –Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001 –Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 –Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS023 – Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS025 – Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001 – Provide home and community support services
There are no formal entry requirements or prerequisites for this course. However, it is preferred that students:
To support you in your online disability care course Inspire will provide:
To complete your online disability care course you will need to:
*Note: Inspire Education will provide a simulated environment for students unable to secure a workplace for their assessments – for units applicable under simulated pathway only.
All students are required to complete Vocational Placement as part of this course to help you develop your skills and knowledge in caring for persons with disability.
To gain your qualification, you will need to initiate contact with a registered and approved aged care, home and community, disability or community service facility and undertake a minimum of 120 hours and a maximum of 240 placement hours. This allows you to gain practical industry and workplace experience where you will be taught how to apply the lessons you learned during your training.
To view what is required by your Vocational Placement Provider, click here >> Vocational Placement FAQs
Note: Students are required to complete a Police Check and additional manual handling training prior to commencing their vocational placement at their chosen facility. Any costs will be shouldered by the student. For students planning to do their vocational placement, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommends immunisation for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and influenza.
The Certificate IV in Disability is suitable for anyone looking to work with the disability sector, and seeking to gain employment at an entry level. Once enrolled in this course you may also consider additional training to complement your disability skills, such as:
RPL is offered to any Learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within this qualification. This can include any previous training (formal or informal) of previous life or work experience.
The RPL process is really straightforward, simply indicate on your enrolment form that you would like to apply for RPL and once your enrolment is confirmed, you will receive an RPL pack to help with evidence collection. Your trainer will also call to go through any potential RPL opportunities you may have.
See the RPL Guide for more information on this process and how to apply.