Build on your existing industry experience and expertise to support those with a disability to reach their full potential.
CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support will take you beyond the foundations of disability care, through to more advanced practices and leadership skills. 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, and work according to, and may contribute to, an individualised plan. This course is suited to those looking to gain the advanced skills necessary to apply for more senior roles in the disability sector. It prepares individuals to work without direct supervision and to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.
Disability work is focused on providing person-centred, individualised support to people with a disability who often require life-long support to meet their needs and goals. Workers, therefore, build strong professional connections and relationships with those they actively support. Work across the sector is varied and can involve working in people’s homes, residential, and community-based settings, assisting people to undertake personal care and access communities and activities of their choice.
Key tasks include:
This work is often undertaken through employment in disability sector organisations, government services and broader community service agencies. Workers will:
10 units of study – 7 core and three elective units of competency.
The Australian Qualifications Framework determines that the duration of this qualification is 6 months – 2 years, however with both face-to-face training, and flexible online learning, learners are typically completing within the first 6 – 12 months. How quickly an individual is able to complete the course will depend on how fast they work through the content, their commitment to learning and their level of competence.
To achieve this qualification, 100-hours of work placement in a relevant community or disability services setting is recommended to enable students to fulfil workplace assessment requirements.
As most people undertaking this course will already be employed in the disability services sector, placement can be undertaken in most workplaces. However, for those not working in the sector, you will need to find your own work placement with an organisation approved by Skills Generation. It is important you commence this process at the beginning of the course.
Skills Generation staff and your trainer will be available to assist you in identifying relevant organisations. You will be covered by Skills Generation insurance when undertaking work placement as an enrolled learner and as part of the course requirements. If you are employed, you are covered by your workplace Workers Compensation policy. You will be responsible for the cost of any travel and accommodation associated with work placement.
For those learners already working in the disability sector please work with your trainer to confirm if your employment can be used to demonstrate the required competencies of the unit.
Please refer to the relevant Government website/s for the most up to date information regarding any restrictions and vaccination requirements that may be in place, please also be aware that work placement employers may have certain requirements in relation to vaccinations or other restrictions in addition to any mandated by government. If you have any questions regarding requirements for work placement, please contact Student Services [email protected]
On successful completion of this course you will receive the nationally recognised qualification:
CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support
The qualification is awarded by Skills Generation RTO 41008, with training and assessment delivered by Skills Generation or an approved Third Party training provider on behalf of Skills Generation.
To be eligible for admission to this course students must meet the following requirements:
Completion of CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
Completion of CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
Completion of CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability PLUS the CHCSS00125 Entry to Certificate IV in Disability Support Skill Set.
The Commonwealth Government requires all learners undertaking nationally recognised, accredited training courses to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Learners are unable to enrol without their USI.
If you are currently working, or have previously worked in a relevant industry, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). RPL applies where you have workplace experience/competency that can be formally assessed against the units of competency in this course. If you wish to undertake an RPL process, please discuss with our Student Services enrolments team [email protected].
This course currently attracts government funding for eligible students. Students who access funded training pay a co-contribution fee that represents a small fraction of the total course fee!
Eligibility criteria for funding can be found on our Funding and Fees page or contact us to discuss your circumstances and determine your eligibility.
Students who are not eligible for subsidised training pay the full course fee.
Payment Plans are available through the PaySmart payment platform making it easy for students to make weekly, fortnightly or monthly payment instalments.
Skills Generation proudly partners with select Australian Universities to provide pathway options for university study. University pathways include guaranteed entry and credit for Skills Generation graduates of Certificate IV and Diploma qualifications.
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