CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability St George & Sutherland Community College

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

Working in Disabilities is never boring. Working in care challenges you every day emotionally, physically and mentally. At times you may wonder if you are getting anywhere and then you get a smile, a pat on the back, or someone is able to do something they couldn’t do the day before. You can make a difference to someone’s day and someone’s life.

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.

The community services and health industries is the fastest growing workforce sector, experiencing the greatest need for employees, with 24% of workforce growth in 2012, increasing at a rate of 3% each year or 170,000 jobs (Industry Skills Council, 2008). There is a recognised skills shortage for disability workers. With the ongoing demands of disability organisations, this shortage will continue in years to come.

This qualification includes:

  • Facilitating an environment to empower people with disabilities
  • Providing care and support to those with a wide range of disabilities
  • Working with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

Employment opportunities with this qualification are:

  • Behavioural Support Officer
  • Development Officer
  • Disability Worker
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Social Trainer

What will you achieve from completing this course?

  • A nationally recognised CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
  • Skills and knowledge required to provide care for disability clients and administer related tasks
  • Skills to apply and follow legislative requirements in the industry

What you need to know about this course:

  • New students are expected to attend a mandatory college orientation before course commencement. Orientation times and dates will be advised after enrolment.
  • Classes run during school terms. There is no training during school holidays
  • Students will be accepted into the class throughout the term
  • You will need to plan for approximately 5-8 hours a week at home to complete assessment tasks
  • Private Facebook groups are used to share resources and learning
  • Resources are provided by SGSCC
  • Student lounge available
  • WiFi is available

What resources do you need to study from home?

  • A computer with internet access
  • Email access
  • Facebook account

Course entry requirements:

  • There are no formal educational requirements for entry into this course
  • You are not required to have a Certificate II or Certificate III level qualification to enter the Certificate IV course
  • Recognition for units of competency may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences
  • Students must be working in the industry to enrol in this course as it requires workplace assessment to be conducted
  • Current National Police Check (arranged through SGSCC)
  • Complete an SGSCC English language, literacy and numeracy assessment to determine that the student has sufficient skills to successfully complete the course
  • Access to computer/internet
  • Facebook account for private class communication and access to learning resources (assistance creating an account can be arranged through SGSCC)
  • Note taking materials
  • Attend work placement and be workplace assessed (minimum 120 hours)
  • Unique Student Identifier (can be arranged through SGSCC)

Do you need to complete any work placement hours?

  • Yes, you need to complete 120 hours (15 days) in a care service facility
  • SGSCC also offers a simulated learning environment
  • Before commencing work placement you will be required to obtain a current national criminal record check to allow you to work in a care service facility. SGSCC will assist you with this application process.

Will you need to sit for any exams?

  • No. This is a competency-based course
  • Tell us then show us you understand and are able to implement the learning you have received
  • You will be required to competently complete assessment tasks for all 14 units of learning\

Units of competency you will be studying:

  1. CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support (Core)
  2. CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (Core)
  3. CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses (Core)
  4. CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (Core)
  5. CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion (Core)
  6. CHCDIS009 Facilitate on-going skills development using a person-centred approach (Core)
  7. CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs (Core)
  8. CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people (Core)
  9. CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance (Core)
  10. HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems (Core)
  11. HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care (Core)
  12. CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery (Elective)
  13. HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication (Elective)
  14. CHCDIS004 Communicate using alternative and augmentative strategies (Elective)

Assessments are made up by a range of:

  • Case studies
  • Demonstration
  • Observation
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Presentation
  • Questions & answers
  • Research report

To be deemed competent:

  • You will receive clear assessment instructions
  • You must complete all assessments to a satisfactory standard as set by your assessor
  • These are assessed by your facilitator
  • Opportunities will be provided for trainers to support students and to resubmit their assessments if required

When you have completed and been deemed competent you can:

  • Progress with SGSCC to the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services or CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management.

Your course fees & payment options:

  • $2,320 (maximum Smart and Skilled student fee)
  • $4,000 (fee for those who are ineligible for Smart and Skilled)
  • Pay in full or interest-free monthly payment plan available
  • By Cash, EFTPOS, Visa or MasterCard

Delivery Overview:

  • Duration: 4 term course
  • Days: Mondays & Tuesdays 9am-4.30pm
  • Units of Learning: 14
  • Requirements: 15 days of work placement at the end of the course
  • Monthly Intake: Yes

Time for you to enrol:

  • The WorkSkills team are available to take your enquiry or enrolment on 02 8543 7412 in business hours
  • At the Jannali Office reception (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm)

Eligibility for “Skilling for Recovery” - Fee-Free nationally accredited training:

Skilling for Recovery is part of a matched funding commitment between the NSW and Australian governments under the JobTrainer Fund.

Skilling for Recovery is a key component of the State’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.

Skilling for Recovery will help job seekers (including school leavers) reskill, retrain and redeploy the workforce to industries where there are skills shortages and emerging employment opportunities.

Skilling for Recovery offers Fee Free training places to eligible students and funded courses.

Student Eligibility:

If you meet the following criteria you may be eligible to enrol at SGSCC under Skilling for Recovery and receive fee-free accredited training: You must meet all of the following criteria:

  • 15 years old and over; and
  • No longer in secondary education, and
  • Live or work in NSW; and
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or a Humanitarian Visa Holder or a partner visa holder whose sponsor is a humanitarian visa holder.

And meet one of the following:

  • Aged 16 to 24 at commencement of training, regardless of employment status, including Year 12 school leavers, or
  • A person who is a recipient of a Commonwealth Government welfare benefit, or
  • An unemployed person (you do not need to be in receipt of any Commonwealth benefits or registered with Centrelink), or
  • A veteran and their partner, or
  • A person who is currently employed undertaking a specified full or part qualification in the areas such as Aged Care, Digital Skills, Disability Care, Childcare, Training and Education (TAE).
  • An employed person who is expected to become unemployed who falls into one of the following categories:
  • Stood down/ furloughed employee
  • Person who has been employed for 6 months or less
  • Low skilled/ unskilled employee
  • Workers in declining industries

See definition below for further detail.

Definition of an employed person who is ‘expected to become unemployed'

Skilling for Recovery primarily seeks to help unemployed people to re-train or for young people to start their career, but it will also support people expected to become unemployed. This can cover instances such as: companies in declining industries, people whose employment is conditional on immediately undertaking work relevant training, and workers who have been stood down or furloughed.

Below are definitions for each of the four categories:

  • Stood down/ furloughed employee: Employee that has been stood down or an employee that is at risk of becoming unemployed and requires upskilling or reskilling for a new role and employment elsewhere.
  • Person starting a job (employed for 6 months or less): employed on condition of receiving training to build capacity and capability for the job role. This would be within the first 6 months of employment.
  • Low skilled/unskilled employee: Existing employee, with or without relevant skills or previous qualification up to Certificate III, that requires training to upskill to secure ongoing employment or future employment
  • Workers in declining industries: Workers at any company in an agreed declining industry (e.g. international travel industry) who require upskilling/reskilling for redeployment.

SGSCC will advise you on course availability as well as the evidence requirements to validate your eligibility.

All Skilling for Recovery enrolments must occur no later than 31 December 2022.

See Skilling for Recovery page for further information.

Time for you to enrol:

  • The WorkSkills team are available to take your enquiry or enrolment on 02 8543 7412 during business hours
  • At the Jannali Office Reception (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm)

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Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate IV in Disability CHC43115.
  • Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)
  • Provide individualised support (CHCCCS015)
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance (CHCLEG003)
  • Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach (CHCDIS009)
  • Facilitate community participation and social inclusion (CHCDIS008)
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (CHCDIS002)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies (CHCDIS004)
  • Develop and provide person-centred service responses (CHCDIS005)
  • Facilitate individual service planning and delivery (CHCCCS006)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (CHCDIS007)
  • Assist clients with medication (HLTHPS006)
  • Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs (CHCDIS010)
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)