Certificate IV In Disability

Course Code: CHC43115
Study Area:
Disability


Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements - where safe and practical to implement. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course

Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports.

You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

Start Date: April 2021

End Date: December 2021

Days & Times: 2 Days per week

Duration: 9 months

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. To achieve this qualification, you must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the tuition fee through JobTrainer. Job Trainer is only available till June 2021.  It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).

Normally a Skills First student is only entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver. However, you may be able to enrol even if you have previously used your Free TAFE entitlement in a second Free TAFE course under JobTrainer. You may be able to get an exemption if you don’t meet the upskilling requirement.



Campus
 
  • Bendigo City Campus
Course Structure
  • Full time - Blended- 9- Months

Accreditation

This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • Disability services instructor
  • Disability worker
  • Disability support officer/worker

Prerequisites
  • Police Check and WWC
  • Individual interview
  • Language, literacy and numeracy assessment

Course overview

Direct entry Semester one and two

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.

    Placement agreements

There is a mandatory practical placement of 120 hours for each student. Placement activities will consist of individual support, person centre behavioural support, social and community connection, communication strategies and assisting with maintaining rights and independence. Bendigo TAFE assessors with visit each student in the workplace to observe and assessment skills.

Practical Placement is a mandatory component of this course. Bendigo TAFEs Industry Placement Coordinator will assist students with their placement needs in approved host organisations. Bendigo TAFE will make efforts to secure an appropriate placement. Due to the current environment and circumstances outside our control placements may be delayed. This may then impact the completion dates for this course and deferment of graduation.

Before you can start your practical placement, you will need to provide the following compulsory requirements:

    A valid Working with Children Check (Volunteer)
    A satisfactory National Police Check - National Police checks are conducted via fit2work. An account with fit2work will be created using the students name and the Bendigo TAFE issued student email address, once studies in the program have commenced. Further information will be provided once enrolment has been completed.

How to apply
 
  • Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Attended an individual interview Complete an Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Demonstration
  • Case Study
  • Role Play
  • Field Work
  • Assignment
  • RPL
  • Written test
  • Observation
  • Knowledge Test

Learning options
  • Online

Key study areas
 

• Person centred support • Empowering peoples with disability • Understanding legal and ethical requirements • Understanding complex needs • Community participation and social inclusion


Further study opportunities
  • Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015)
  • Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115)
  • Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management (CHC62015)

Fees

Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$1,729.00
Concession - average total course fee*$345.80
Full fee - average total course fee*$7,771.40
B.   Materials average fee**$118.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$89.40
Indicative pricing for:
A.   Course enrolment type:Traineeship
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$1,729.00
Concession - average total course fee*$345.80
Full fee - average total course fee*$7,371.00
B.   Materials average fee**$150.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$100.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.


This page was last updated on 3/03/2021 12:45 PM





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