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CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability~

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Free TAFE

Next intake July 2023
LocationsWorkplace
Geelong City Campus
DurationFull-time: 12 months

Course description

This course is excellent for those with passion, drive and advocacy for those with a disability. 

This course reflects the role of a disability worker undertaking tasks in a variety of settings, including in clients’ homes and community-based environments. Students are equipped with the skills and knowledge to support clients in a manner that empowers and helps provide independence for clients. 

Take advantage of Job Trainer and Free TAFE! Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Job Trainer opportunity Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

This is a JobTrainer Priority Course. All students who meet the Skills First eligibility criteria can access free or reduced tuition fees for this course. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

Work placement/industry experience

120 hours of work placement is required for this course. An Employer Agreement will be issued to the employer to acknowledge their agreement to support the employee by provision of a third party report, and participating in teachers’ work place visit. As part of work placement, additional costs may be incurred due to a new regulatory requirement for screening, conducted prior to working with children and people who have a disability. This is required ONLY for students who are not already working in industry. All people engaged by registered NDIS providers in risk assessed roles from 1 February 2021 are required to apply for an NDIS Check and obtain an NDIS clearance before starting work. The cost of the screening and clearance check is $119 and is valid for 5 years. *Please note that you may be required to travel outside of your usual training location to attend placement. This may include other regional areas or suburbs of Melbourne. As per worker vaccination requirements , all applicants for this course must be triple vaccinated (boosted) against COVID-19 prior to undertaking placement which is a requirement for completion of this course. Students are required to provide evidence of full vaccination status, including booster dose, as part of their placement documentation which is provided to placement facilities. Students that cannot provide valid evidence will not be able to complete placement and therefore unable to complete this course.

~ This course is in transition.

The course code, title, units and content may change in future. Further information will be provided on The Gordon website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

Possible career outcomes

You will be able to work in intermediate-level jobs such as:

  • Disability support team leader
  • NDIS/Disability support worker
  • Disability employment officer
  • Advocate
  • Residential care officer
  • Integration aide

Wondering if this industry will suit you?

We have created a very short course quiz to help you gain a little more understanding of what is required and whether you might enjoy a role in this industry. Take the quiz here.


Applications & attendance

Applications for this course are not currently open.

Please contact customer service on 52250538 to discuss upcoming intake dates.

IntakeApplicationsAttendanceClassesDuration 
2023 July
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Apr 2023
Close: 1 Jul 2023 
Class DayStart: 11 Jul 2023
Tue, Thu, Fri - 9am to 4pm
 
Full-time: 12 months    
2023 Ongoing
Workplace 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 15 Dec 2023 
WorkplaceFlexible
 
   

 

Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course.

  • Applicants must be aged 18 years and over at the time of course commencement
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2
  • Working with Children Check & NDIS Working Screening Check is required for industry work placement
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Job Trainer. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

  • Applicants must be aged 18 years and over at the time of course commencement
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2
  • Working with Children Check & NDIS Working Screening Check is required for industry work placement

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Units Code Hours
Develop and provide person-centred service responses CHCDIS005 135
Facilitate community participation and social inclusion CHCDIS008 60
Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach CHCDIS009 50
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability CHCDIS007 100
Follow established person-centred behaviour supports CHCDIS002 50
Follow safe work practices for direct client care HLTWHS002 25
Manage legal and ethical compliance CHCLEG003 80
Provide individualised support CHCCCS015 30
Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs CHCDIS010 90
Recognise healthy body systems HLTAAP001 70
Work with diverse people CHCDIV001 40
Elective Units Code Hours
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients CHCADV001 100
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety CHCDIV002 25
Use communication to build relationships CHCCOM002 55

 

Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Questions and Answers
  • Observation/Practical/Demonstrations          
  • Assignment/Case study

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.81 per hour 910 AUD $737.00 AUD $6,742.00
Standard Tuition AUD $4.07 per hour 910 AUD $3,704.00 AUD $6,742.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $11.13 per hour 910 AUD $10,128.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Education Levy AUD $136.50
Resources AUD $280.00
Administrative AUD $250.00 once
Excursions AUD $18.00 once

 

All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 28/01/2023 2:20:45 PM
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