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CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate IV in Disability CHC43115.
  • Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs (CHCDIS010)
  • Meet personal support needs (CHCCCS011)
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)
  • Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance (CHCLEG003)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (CHCDIS007)
  • Develop and provide person-centred service responses (CHCDIS005)
  • Facilitate community participation and social inclusion (CHCDIS008)
  • Provide individualised support (CHCCCS015)
  • Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach (CHCDIS009)
  • Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder (CHCCCS024)
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (CHCDIS002)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies (CHCDIS004)

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CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability – Sydney Course

The Certificate IV in Disability opens the door to a challenging and rewarding career providing services to people who have a disability in residential group homes, day respite centres, and home and community settings. You can learn how to provide personal support, assisting people with disability in their daily activities. Careers in disability support provide great variety, flexibility and personal satisfaction. Get recognition for your existing skills or develop new skills in the disability industry. This is also a great introduction to higher level specialist training courses that will help you further progress your career. Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Eastwood, Chatswood, Blacktown, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or Enquire Now!

What to Bring

All course material is provided and inclusive with course fees. Please bring along a notebook and pen.

Prerequisite: Essential

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Prerequisite: Desirable

For entry into this course you will require adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills in English that allow you to read and interpret information, understand training, demonstrate leadership skills as well as provide and follow clear instructions, and prepare written assignments and documents for assessment.

Delivery Mode

We offer training in formats that suit you and your workplace. The Certificate IV in Disability is available in a variety of learning modes:

Classroom based: engaging trainers will take you through the course material face to face.

Workplace traineeship: Training is tailored to your organisation and delivered in your workplace with distance or online learning.

Blended: A mix of face to face, online or distance learning giving you the benefit of periodic face to face support from a trainer while also having a degree of flexibility. This is suitable for students with some prior experience in the industry or those currently working in a care environment.

Government Subsidy Opportunities

NSW State Government funding opportunities that may be available for this course:

  • Traineeships including Fee Free Scholarships
  • Smart and Skilled

Eligibility for government funding is limited and varies from program to program. For more information and to assess eligibility for yourself or your organisation, contact us.

Study Load

The time required to complete the Certificate IV in Disability varies based on the level of experience students have prior to the course. Students with limited or no experience in this industry will require face to face training and work placement, while experienced workers can complete the course via a blended mode. Face to face classes are generally scheduled over approximately 200 hours and have additional self-paced study hours set for them by MCC. They are also required to do 120 hours of work placement.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Vocational training gives you a nationally recognised qualification that formally verifies your competency in key work skills. Competency is most commonly achieved through learning with our trainers; however, if you believe you are already competent in some of the skills required for your qualification, you can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). MCC recognises prior skills and knowledge gained through previous studies and work experience. If you would like to apply for RPL, please contact us for an RPL kit. MCC recognises Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) qualifications and statements of attainment from any other RTO or TAFE.

Career Opportunities

The Certificate IV in Disability provides students with opportunities for employment in residential or community care environments. This qualification also benefits people wishing to gain employment in disability employment services, education, community services and many other occupations that work with disabled clients.

Core Unit Components (11)

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

Elective Unit Components (3)

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
CHCCCS024 Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder

How You Will Be Assessed

Assessment is undertaken in the classroom through role plays, group activities and practical skills activities, and in your work placement. A number of practical and theoretical tasks will be provided for each unit and competency will be based on the completion of these tasks.

Work Placement

  • Completion of 120 hours in a care service facility is required where you will work as a volunteer student during work-placement.
  • MCC also offers a simulated learning environment to assist in meeting the unit of competency requirements.
  • Before commencing workplacement, you will be required to get a current national criminal record check to allow you to work in a care service facility. MCC will assist you with this application process.
  • Suitable work placement clothing is required ie black pants, white polo shirt and leather or leather like fully enclosed shoes with non slip soles.

What Can I Study Next?

When you have finished this course, you may be eligible to do the Diploma in Disability or a community services qualification.