Formalise your skillset with a nationally recognised professional qualification that will give you advanced care skills and leadership training.
This course will equip you with the professional skills you need to work across a number of roles in the disability sector, including supervisory and management positions.
Who's It For?
- This online CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability course is perfect if you are already working in the industry, but need more advanced skills and a formal qualification to advance your career.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Behavioural Support Officer
- Community-Based Support Officer
- Disability Support Worker
- Disability Team Leader/Supervisor
- Residential Care Officer
- Senior Personal Care Assistant
What You'll Learn
You will learn to empower people with a disability, provide individualised care and support to clients with varying disabilities, foster community participation and social inclusion, and lead a team of support workers.
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration Study Load
- Maximum 18 months
- 120 hours of work placement
There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.
You will need to be at least 18 years old.
This course involves reading learning content and undertaking a range of written assessments and engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 12 level.
If you haven’t successfully completed English at Year 12 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:
- Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; or
- 3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication
- This course includes a structured work placement in the workplace of your choosing, where you can put your learning to work and gain practical experience in the industry
- The course will take you from the foundations of disability care, through to more advanced practices and leadership skills
- This online CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability course is perfect if you are already working in the industry, but need more advanced skills and a formal qualification to advance your career
- You will gain a nationally recognised qualification, that you can use to gain work Australia-wide
The course contains a minimum of 120 hours of work placement.
Your work placement will need to be completed in Australia within a professional disability service, such as a group home or respite centre.
- Case studies
- Multiple-choice questions
- Scenario-based questions
- Short-answer questions
- Workplace portfolio
Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197). The testamur will be issued by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd.
- Demonstrate commitment to empowerment for people with disability
- Foster human rights
- Facilitate choice and self-determination
- Research information required for legal compliance
- Determine ethical responsibilities
- Develop and communicate policies and procedures
- Monitor compliance
- Maintain knowledge of compliance requirements
- Apply a person-centred approach to minimise behaviours of concern
- Review context of behaviours of concern
- Provide positive behaviour support according to individualised behaviour support plan
- Complete documentation
- Support person to identify and engage in social networks within the broad community
- Assist person and relevant others to develop and implement a community support plan as part of the individualised plan
- Develop strategies to minimise isolation for person with disability
- Determine risks associated with supporting community participation and inclusion
- Identify the current communication capacity and needs of the person
- Develop effective AAC strategies
- Implement AAC strategy
- Monitor, report and review communication strategies
About Open Colleges
Open Colleges puts you at the centre of everything. As an institution, it measures its success in the success of its students. With more than 100 years of experience in distance learning, Open Colleges has the expertise in delivering education and training to individuals seeking to launch, change or accelerate their careers.
Open Colleges Australia focuses on meeting the specific needs of adult learners by delivering highly flexible, accessible and affordable learning opportunities. Its unique learning model provides you with ultimate control – to study anywhere, anytime and at your own pace. Its online campus – OpenSpace – provides you with access to learning resources, expert trainers and assessors, collaboration with other learners and a comprehensive range of support services. Open Colleges is the perfect solution for time-poor students with busy schedules, as it makes getting your qualification possible from wherever you are.
Open Colleges Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organization (RTO 90796)