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Are you interested in working to support people with disabilities? Then a Certificate IV in Disability can help you reach your career goals sooner and provide high-quality care to people who truly need it.
You’ll work closely with industry professionals as you learn to provide individualised support and foster community participation and social inclusion. You’ll improve your knowledge and skills in this rewarding industry, making a real different to people’s lives – what could be better 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!
Taking your career further could mean studying a Diploma of Community Services, or an Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management.
Now it the perfect time to start your rewarding career in a growing sector by improving your skills and knowledge, and TAFE is the perfect place to make it happen.
|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.|
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Disability.
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
Course and 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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Specialist Course Information
Specialist Course Information
Placement120 hours. The units that MUST be assessed in the workplace are: CHCCCS015, CHCDIS007, CHCDIS005, CHCDIS008, CHCDIS009, CHCDIS010, CHCDIS002
Placement is arranged by: Institute
To attend placement or be in the workplace, students may be required to have three COVID-19 vaccinations as determined by public health orders. Further information can be found here.
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Student ServicesSupport is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.
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
|HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|HLTAID003 Provide first aid|
|HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems|
|CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people|
|CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs|
|CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach|
|CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion|
|CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability|
|CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses|
|CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports|
|CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support|
|CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients|
|CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues|
|HLTAID011 Provide First Aid|
practical demonstrations, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, written assessment