Certificate IV in Disability

Course Code: CHC43115
Study Area:
Aged Care, Home and Community


Bendigo City

Semester 2 Day classes – Monday and Tuesday – 15th July 2019 to 13th December 2019

Semester 2 Evening classes - Wednesday and Thursday - 17th July 2019 to 13th December 2019

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, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

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. 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.



Campus
 
  • Bendigo City Campus
Course Structure
  • Total number of units = 14 • 11 core units • 3 elective units, consisting of: • At least 2 units from the electives listed in qualification overview • Up to 1 unit from the electives listed in the qualification overview, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome The program will be delivered full time 2 days / 2 evenings per week of 20 weeks in each semester in 2019. Class times are (Day) 9.00am to 4.00pm / (Evening) 3.30pm to 9.00pm and facilitated by an industry sector expert in disability. Student will need a 4 day commitment in the second half of the program to allow for the 120 hours of mandatory placement. Core units: CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support CHCDIS002 - Follow established person centred behaviour support 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 skill 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 health body systems HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care Elective units: CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs CHCCCS021 - Respond to suspected abuse CHCDIS004 - Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

Accreditation

This qualification is nationally recognised

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

Prerequisites
  • Attend an individual interview Complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment Successfully obtain and clear National Police Check (NPC) and Working With Children’s Check (WWCC). Under current disability legislative requirements for workers all participants must have no disclosures.

Course overview

Direct entry Semester one and two 2019 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. There is a mandatory practical placement of 120 hours for each student. Bendigo TAFE will organise practical placement 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 will visit each student in the workplace to observe and assess skills. Practical placement can be undertaken concurrently with the course from the commencement of the second half of the program in 2019.

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
  • • Short answer questions • Case studies • Observations and demonstrations • Assignments • Research and projects • Placement and logbook

Learning options
  • Blended delivery

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
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*$0.00
Concession - average total course fee*$0.00
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 18/04/2019 2:56 PM





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