Are you already working in disability services and want to gain some formal qualifications? Well, if you enjoy supporting others and helping others succeed, we have the course for you!
Enter a rewarding career with the Certificate IV in Disability (Traineeship)and reachyour career goals sooner as you provide high-quality care to people who truly need it.
You’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need as you work closely with industry professionals to provide individualised support, foster community participation and promote social inclusion – is there anything more worthwhile than that?
And when you finish your course, the possibilities for employment are truly endless! While you’re taking the time to decide where you’d like your career to go next, you could work as a:
- Disability Support Worker
- Lifestyle Support Officer
- Community Development Officer
- Senior Personal Care Assistant
- Behavioural Support Officer
- Disability Team Leader, Disability Support Assistant (Schools)
- Project Officer
- Day Support Disability Officer
- Senior Disability Worker
- Social Educator (Disability)
- Support Facilitator (Disability)
- Job coordinator
- Disabilities Supervisor
- Social trainer
- Local area coordinator
- Disability Service Officer
Just to name a few!
You might even like to take your career further by studying a Diploma of Community Services, or an Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management. These courses will enhance your employment opportunities and allow you to take on high-level roles in an industry you love.
Start your rewarding career in a growing sector, and become a caring support worker by improving your skills and knowledge.
|Did you know: The Victorian Government has now made Free TAFE courses even more accessible for new students enrolling for study in 2023. All Free TAFE courses at TAFE Gippsland are now available to people with higher-level qualifications and those who have completed a previous Free TAFE course and are looking to continue in their selected training pathway. Conditions and eligibility rules apply. Check out our Free TAFE information page for further details.|
Training is undertaken in the workplace, teachers meet with trainees on a regular basis both face to face and via phone to support them in their training. Visits undertaken in the workplace and meetings with Supervisors of trainees to discuss their progress.
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Disability (Traineeship).
Disability Support Worker, Lifestyle Support Officer, Community Development Officer, Senior Personal Care Assistant, Behavioural Support Officer, Disability Team Leader, Disability Support Assistant (Schools), Project Officer, Day Support Disability Officer, Senior Disability Worker, Social Educator (Disability), Support Facilitator (Disability), Job coordinator, Disabilities Supervisor, Social trainer , Local area coordinator, Disability Service Officer
Opportunities for Further Study
- Diploma of Community Services Forensic/Statutory Stream (ACWA Accredited)
- Diploma of Community Services Case Management Specialisation
Course and Entry Requirements
Mandatory entry requirements
Applicants must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test as well as a Pre-Training Review to determine whether they are suitable for this course. Applicants then must undertake an interview and also meet the below requirements:
- Year 11 pass or mature age
- Clear Working with Children Check
- Pass the NDIS Worker Screening Check
- Victorian drivers licence
Applicants are required to have successfully completed the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) prior.
Limitations to entry
Limited access to technology and ability to learn via online systems.
Participants will need access to a computer and an Internet connection.
VET Student LoansNot Applicable for this course
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Recognition of Prior LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
Sample course units
|CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients|
|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|
|CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues|
|HLTAID011 Provide First Aid|
practical demonstrations, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, written assessment