Certificate IV in Disability

Free TAFE
JobTrainer
Course Code CHC43115
Locations Warrnambool, Portland, Hamilton, Colac

Would you prefer another study location? Click here

Study Mode Full-time, On Campus
Length 12 months
Commencement February
Timetable Two days a week
Course Overview
Introduction

Certificate IV in Disability will give you a real life hands-on experience of working with people with disabilities. Our course is structured to give you the best possible knowledge through training both at the TAFE campus and workplace experiences. 

Course Outcomes and Career Opportunities

Pathways

This course can provide a pathway to the Diploma of Community Services.

Placement

This course requires a student work placement of 120 hours. The placement is very supported and is coordinated by SWTAFE. Prior to placement students must pass the  NDIS work screening check at their own cost. https://www.vic.gov.au/ndis-worker-screening-check

Information Session

Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts. 

Find the next info session near you

Course Requirements
Entrance requirements & pre-requisites

You must be 17 years of age at the commencement of the course and have turned 18 years of age at the time work placement is scheduled. If you are under the age of 18, you can study the course work but won’t be able to complete the qualification until you turn 18 years of age and can successfully complete the work placement requirements. You must be able to produce a NDIS worker screening check  prior to placement

In accordance with Department of Health directives, all disability workers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  This includes volunteers and students on placement.  Therefore as part of the enrolment process for this course you must provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status.  South West TAFE will be required to retain a copy of this evidence on your student file.

Units offered

Core Units

Swipe for full table
Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support 30 $0.00
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports 50 $0.00
CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses 135 $0.00
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability 100 $0.00
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion 60 $0.00
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach 50 $0.00
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs 90 $0.00
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40 $0.00
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance 80 $0.00
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems 70 $0.00
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care 25 $0.00

Elective Units

Swipe for full table
Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia 65 $0.00
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs 60 $0.00
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support 55 $0.00
CHCCCS024 Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder 50 $0.00
CHCDIS006 Develop and promote positive person-centred behaviour supports 85 $0.00
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues 80 $0.00
CHCPRT002 Support the rights and safety of children and young people 40 $0.00
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication 80 $0.00
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 25 $0.00
HLTINFCOV001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 25 $0.00
Assessment

This course involves accredited units.  You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes.  A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment. 

Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms.  Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance.  You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.

After applying

Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.

Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.

Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A USI is a nationally recognised reference number that provides an online record of your training qualifications gained in Australia.
Create your USI
Already have a USI but can’t remember it? Find your USI

Skills recognition
If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.

Fees
Course Fees

Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.

Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements.  Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :

  1. Tuition fees - charged as an hourly rate that varies from course to course. A large portion of the tuition is subsidised by the Victorian Government for eligible students.
  2. Resource and/or materials costs - covers the cost of materials and other incidentals. This fee will vary according to the course being undertaken.
  3. Booklist items - such as textbooks, equipment and stationery recommended for your course

Tuition fees

There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances). 

  1. Government Subsidised Fee - you could be eligible for a government-subsidised rate under the Skills First funding depending on your age, educational history, and citizenship or residency status. If you are eligible, the government will contribute to the cost of your training.
    Find out more about subsidised training

  2. Government Subsidised Concession Fee - If you are eligible for a Skills First government-subsidised place and hold a current healthcare or pension card, that you can provide at enrolment, you may be eligible for the concession rate. Note, the concession rate is not applicable to Diploma level courses.
    Find out more about concession rates

  3. Free TAFE - Students who are eligible for Victorian government-subsidised training will not pay course tuition fees for the duration of their enrolment in this course, however, there may be some consumable/material fees for the course (find out more below). Any resource or material costs, or booklist items for this course are listed in the table below.
    Find out more about Free TAFE

  4. Full fee - If you are not eligible for a Skills First government-subsidised place, exemption, concession or are enrolling in a course that isn't government-subsidised, you may be required to pay the full fee rate.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT FEES AND ELIGIBILITY

The fees listed below are indicative only. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.

Swipe for full table
Course fees by student type Indicative Course Fee
Government subsidised rate (if eligible) $3,280.00
Concession rate $660.00
Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy) $9,975.00
This is a Free TAFE course

Students who are eligible for Victorian government-subsidised training will not pay course tuition fees for the duration of their enrolment in this course, however, there may be some consumable/material fees for the course (find out more below). The consumable fees for this course are listed in the above table.
Find out more or chat with our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911, or visit a SWTAFE Campus.

Resource and/or materials costs

Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.

Swipe for full table
Additional course fees Indicative Course Fee
Course consumable/materials (approximate) $25.00
Booklist

Your course may require you to purchase additional materials or books (eg uniform, stationery, textbooks). Some of these items are optional and some are mandatory. You can purchase these items from Campion Education, second-hand or via another supplier. Click here to find out more. 

You can download the booklist for this course here: HERE

How do I pay my fees?

Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.

You have three options when organising your payment:

  1. Upfront payment - can be made over the phone with EFTPOS
  1. Payment plan - can be directly debited from your bank account, debited from your Centrelink payments or via a VET Student Loan (for diploma or advanced diploma courses only)
  1. Paid by employer, school or job network agency - if your fees are being paid by your employer, school or job network agency, you will need to complete an Authority to Invoice form.

Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.

We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.

Next Steps
How to apply

There are five simple steps to apply for a course with us.

  1. Apply - complete a short online application form. Once this form is submitted we'll send you a thank you email.
  2. Get ready - your thank-you email will contain links to a pre-training review, to a unique student identifier and to government-subsidised training eligibility.
  3. Chat with your teacher - your teacher or course specialist will contact you about your Pre-Training Review outcomes and additional course information.
  4. Enrol - after chatting with your teacher, you will receive an email with your enrolment form and a link to verify your identity.
  5. Sign - once you've completed your enrolment, you will receive a declaration form to review and sign.

If need any assistance with applying, contact our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.

Careers and Course Advice

Not sure which course is right for you? South West TAFE will help you find your way.

Our Careers Coaches at the Skills and Jobs Centre is here to support you. Whether you’re exploring career options, transitioning from school to the workforce or looking to study after school we’re here to help you.

Student Support

As a SWTAFE student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, visit our student page.