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Certificate IV in Disability CHC43115

Overview

This program will give you the skills and knowledge to work as a senior disability support worker, team leader or coordinator. This program is designed for people currently employed in the community sector.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Disability CHC43115
Program No: C4-HS15
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 2 semesters part-time (approximately 8 hours per week)
Plus additional 10 hours per week (approximately) individual learning such as online activities, workplace application, practicing your skills and knowledge in the simulated facility located on campus, project and team work.
Likely Job Outcome: Work in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, providing training and support for people with disabilities.
Application Type: Public
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Skilled Capital Information

Skilled Capital

This course is offered under Skilled Capital. The initiative will give eligible participants the opportunity to complete a nationally recognised qualification and receive a completion payment from the Education Directorate. The completion payment is made upon successful completion of their skilled capital qualification which must be completed within two years of the commencement date.

To find out if you are eligible please visit the ACT Government Skilled Capital training website.

Additional Information

To undertake this program you generally need to be already employed in industry for approximately 20 hours a week. This will satisfy the mandatory work requirement for this program (120 hours in total).

In some special circumstances, CIT may organise this mandatory work placement. Before undertaking any industry placement, you must be eligible to apply for, and hold a 'Working with Vulnerable People' check. Information will be provided on enrolment.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

Open entry

On entry, you will need to demonstrate appropriate literacy and numeracy skills by undertaking a literacy and numeracy assessment. You may be required to undertake additional Foundation Skills subjects to support your learning and success in this program.

To undertake this program you need to be already employed in industry for approximately 20 hours a week.

If you are entering this program as a Trainee/Apprentice under the Australian Apprenticeships arrangements, you must be employed in the industry and you must register with an Apprentice Network Provider (ANP) prior to enrolment.

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Before you apply/enrol

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This includes new students and re-enrolling students.

If you don't have a USI that's ok, you can apply right now. It only takes two minutes, just go to usi.gov.au

Already have one? Great! Verify it in our student administration system now so your enrolment or graduation isn't delayed. (New CIT students will not be able to do this until they have been given their CIT number which will be given to you when you apply to study most CIT courses).

  1. Login to CIT Self Service
  2. Click on the link for USI
  3. Verify your USI

It's important that your first name, surname and date of birth in our student system match the ID you use to create your USI (eg if you are Christopher in USI database and Chris at CIT your USI will not verify).

If you need assistance you can go to Unique Student Identifier (USI), drop in to any CIT Library or CITSA office or contact CIT Student Services on 6207 3188.

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Core - complete all 11 subjects

  • CHCCCS015  Provide individualised support
    • CIT Code: HUSE496
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise, provide and monitor support services within the limits established by an individualised plan. The individualised plan refers to the support or service provision plan developed for the individual accessing the service and may have many different names in different organisations. This unit applies to workers who provide support under direct or indirect supervision in any community services or health context.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIS002  Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
    • CIT Code: HUSE483
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement behaviour support strategies outlined in an individualised behaviour support plan for a person with disability. This unit applies to workers in varied disability services contexts. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIS005  Develop and provide person-centred service responses
    • CIT Code: HUSE484
      Cost: $420.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and monitor service responses with a person with disability. Work is undertaken within a legislative and ethical framework to ensure the provision of high quality, person-centred service delivery which supports the person’s aspirations, needs, rights and interests. This unit applies to workers in varied disability service contexts. Work performed requires a range of well developed, person-centred skills where some discretion and judgement is required and workers will take responsibility for their own outputs .

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIS007  Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
    • CIT Code: HUSE499
      Cost: $200.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate the empowerment of people with disability to deliver rights based services using a person-centred approach. It should be carried out in conjunction with individualised plans. This unit applies to workers in varied disability contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIS008  Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
    • CIT Code: HUSE485
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and facilitate person-centred strategies for participation in various community settings, functions and activities to enhance the psychosocial well being and lifestyle of a person with disability. This unit applies to workers in varied disability contexts. Work performed requires a range of well developed, person-centred skills where some discretion and judgement is required and workers will take responsibility for their own outputs.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIS009  Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
    • CIT Code: HUSE486
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, implement and review formal and informal ongoing skills development, in collaboration with a person with disability and incorporate into the person’s individualised plan. This unit applies to workers in varied disability contexts. Work performed requires a range of well developed, person-centred skills where some discretion and judgement is required and workers will take responsibility for their own outputs.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIS010  Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
    • CIT Code: HUSE487
      Cost: $180.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex or special support needs under the supervision of a relevant professional. This unit applies to workers in varied disability contexts. Work performed requires a range of well developed, person-centred skills where some discretion and judgement is required and workers will take responsibility for their own outputs.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIV001  Work with diverse people
    • CIT Code: CLTS145
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. This unit applies to all workers.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCLEG003  Manage legal and ethical compliance
    • CIT Code: LEGL220
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, and then develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities. This unit applies to people working in roles with managerial responsibility for legal and ethical compliance in small to medium sized organisations. There may or may not be a team of workers involved.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTAAP001  Recognise healthy body systems
    • CIT Code: HESC501
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body. This unit applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTWHS002  Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    • CIT Code: WPHS114
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members. This unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, in both centre-based and home-based service provision.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - complete 3 subjects

  • CHCCCS011  Meet personal support needs
    • CIT Code: HUSE478
      Cost: $270.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond to an individual’s physical personal support needs and to support activities of daily living. This unit applies to workers who provide support to people according to an established individualised plan in any community services context. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCMHS001  Work with people with mental health issues
    • CIT Code: HUSE500
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues. This unit applies to support workers in contexts outside the mental health sector, but who come into contact with people with mental health issues. The services and support provided are not mental health specific.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTHPS006  Assist clients with medication
    • CIT Code: HUSE511
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide medication assistance, and complete medication documentation. It also involves supporting a client to self-administer medication. This unit applies to community services and health workers with authority in their state or territory to assist with the administration of medication.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Certificate III Individual Support (Disability) CHC33015

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au