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Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and 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 without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

Career Outcomes

  • Behavioural Support Officer
  • Community-Based Support Officer
  • Disability Team Leader/Supervisor
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant
  • Disability Officer – Day Support
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Aged Care Activity Worker
  • Care Service Team Leader
  • Care Supervisor (Aged Care)
  • Coordinator of Volunteers (Services to Older People)

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, all students will be required to provide a national police check at enrolment and complete your first aid certificate before commencing work placement. You may also be required to obtain a flu vaccination.

To obtain a police check go to the following website.

All students must apply for a Working with Children Check. This is mandatory for those students that choose the disability or home and community services courses

Entry Requirements

There are no academic requirements or pre-requisites for this qualification, however, the student must:

  • Be 15 years of age
  • have sound communication skills
  • undertake and complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment
  • Must have a valid USI
  • Police check
  • Influenza vaccination before they attend work placement.

You will be required to complete an initial assessment of your language, literacy and numeracy skills to see if you meet the ACSF level 4 requirements. If you do not meet these requirements, you may be required to complete additional foundation skills training with an approved provider prior to commencing this qualification.

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Hours may vary depending on venues and student demands

Duration:

You have 18 months from course commencement to complete this qualification

Venue:

Sutherland
3-5/818 Old Princes Hwy, Sutherland NSW 2232
(2 minutes walk from Sutherland train station)
Hunter Region–Specific venue details will be confirmed along with the training plan prior to enrolment.

To complete this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in a total of 14 units. Eleven of these units are core and there are 3 electives.  The table below shows the content of our standard course, however other electives are available

CORE
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

ELECTIVES
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being

please see the link https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC43115

Work Placement

Students will attend the mandatory work placement after completing the face to face theory and simulated training.The placement will include both training and assessment.

Australian Nursing and Training Services (ANTS) arranges work placements for students.

All students must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement in an accredited residential care facility for either aged care, disability or home and community organisation to be deemed competent for this qualification.

Along with your police check you will also need to obtain HLTAID003 Provide first aid prior to commencing your placement. Studying this qualification, it is mandatory to obtain a working with children check.

Some facilities may also require you to provideImmunisation records/evidence, (Flu Vaccines are required in all Accredited Residential Care Facilities, if you are not vaccinated the facility may not accept you)

Uniform requirement

You will be required to provide your own uniform for work placement, please see the detailed description below.

  • Navy or black pants – NO JEANS
  • White short-sleeved collared shirt (Polo Shirt is fine)
  • Flat, black, closed in non-slip shoes. NO CANVAS SHOES
  • Tie your hair up, clean short nails, and limit your jewellery and makeup

Delivery Options

Blended – Combination of face to face, simulated training, workplace and self-directed learning.

  1. Live Class 
    i) Face to Face class with a trainer to train, support and guide you through course activities.
    ii)  We can also come to your workplace and deliver a customised program to meet your workplace needs, contact to discuss your needs.
  2. Blended Learning 
    This is a flexible and efficient way to complete your qualification.  It may include live classes, online study, self-paced activities and webinars.
  3. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    Recognition of Prior Learning is the process that is used to recognise the skills and knowledge you have acquired through personal and work experience – the “University of Life”. The evidence you provide is matched to a complete qualification where possible or alternatively, to part of a qualification. A successful RPL application means that you could receive certification without further study or may be able to fast track through a qualification. Please contact us to organise an individual assessment of your current knowledge and skills.

Course Cost

State and Federal Government subsidy is available for eligible students.

The Subsidised price range from Free to $2320 (depending on your eligibility).  See (Our Funding) page for more details

Full fee-paying students:

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability $2500

Please refer to the student handbook for any further administration fees that will be applicable to your studies.

Opportunities for Further Study

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

Other Certificate IV level programs from CHC Training Package

Diploma level programs from the CHC Training Package

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows a person to receive recognition and credit for the knowledge and skills they have, no matter how and where they were attained, including overseas. This can include skills from previous study, work experience and life experience.

Credit Transfer

Australian Nursing and Training Services has an obligation to recognise Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other registered training organisations

Assessment

The course will be presented in competency-based mode and the student’s competency will be assessed at all levels according to competencies and performance criteria. The training package for each competency specifies the conditions and method of assessment. Assessment methods range from completing set tasks and activities, class attendance and participation, completion of assignments / projects and practical demonstrations in a simulated or workplace environment.