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|Study Mode||On Campus|
|Timetable||1 day on campus and 1 evening a week|
|Note||This qualification is superseded and course updates are occurring.|
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.
This course can provide a pathway to the Diploma of Community Services.
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
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.
Applicants must hold a qualification in Certificate III in Individual Support (disability stream) as an entry requirement to this course.
You must be 18 years of age at the commencement of the course. 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.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40||$0.00|
|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|
|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|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs||60||$0.00|
|HLTHPS006||Assist clients with medication||80||$0.00|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures||25||$0.00|
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.
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)
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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.
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. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The course fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Course fee funding is made available to eligible individuals by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect opportunities to access additional funding in the future. An accurate quote for this course will be provided during the enrolment process.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$3,440.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$10,475.00|
Students who are eligible for Free TAFE place 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 about Free TAFE courses and eligibility or contact our Customer Service team.
A Free TAFE Pathways Program is a group of courses that complement each other to help you continue to train for the career and industry you may wish to work in. For eligible students, these courses are tuition fee free. Depending on the course, you may still be required to pay material fees. The consumable fees for this course are listed in the above table.
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.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$27.00|
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
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
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.
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