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CHC43115

Certificate IV in Disability

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:

    On Campus
    Blended
    Classroom

  • Payment options:

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    10 months full-time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Hammond Institute (RTO 90720)

  • Location

    VIC

  • Career Outcomes:

    Disabilities Services Officer | Residential Care Officer | Disability Support Worker | Community Support Worker | Disability Service Worker | View All

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Course Rundown

You’re a compassionate person who loves working with people. Now, turn your passion into a rewarding new professional career in the disability sector with this Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115) course from Hammond Institute.

This practical, skills-focused course equips students with the foundation skills, knowledge and experience required to work successfully in the dynamic and exciting field of disability support. In less than one year of full-time study, you’ll learn how to provide tailored, comprehensive care, that adheres to legal and ethical requirements and helps meet people’s needs. You’ll gain a sound understanding of the unique needs of people with disability and chronic illness, and build practical skills to turn your interest and empathy into a rewarding, useful career.

With a particular focus on workplace learning, this course includes 140 hours of hands-on work experience in a support or care facility. You’ll complete this course with the experience and confidence required to dive immediately into work in the disability sector.

If you like a challenge, want a job where every day is different and are interested in using your communication and people skills to help others live dignified, thriving lives, working in disability is for you – and your new career starts with this course.

Eligibility

To be eligible to study this course, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be aged over 17 years; AND
  • Hold a current police clearance; AND
  • Have undertaken a pre-training review.

There are no previous work or education requirements for entry into this course. Students may enrol directly in this course without completing lower ranked qualifications.

Students will be required to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test with scores of 3 in learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy is desirable to participate in this course.

What You’ll Learn

In this disability course, the subjects you may study include:

Core subjects:

  • 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 system
  • HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective subjects:

  • CHCCCS023 – Support independence and wellbeing
  • CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs
  • CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia

Why study with Hammond Institute?

If you want to arm yourself with a qualification that can make a real difference in your community and is widely recognised, then look no further than Hammond Institute. They’re all about equipping you with the right skills, knowledge and confidence to be workplace ready, with custom-designed courses in community services, childhood education and care, and more.

Be led by trainers who are at the top of their game, and are genuinely interested in your success. Having delivered a quality training experience since 2001, you can trust Hammond Institute to help you achieve your educational goals!

Student Support

Hammond Institute prides themselves on offering their students a supportive and positive study experience. To abide by their motto of “Where the student comes first”, Hammond has put in place a team of trainers and assessors to assist with questions, concerns and offer study tips, available to students 24/7.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

You can also choose to study this course online with some on-campus components (blended learning).

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115) from Hammond Institute.

This industry-focused course will equip you with the practical skills, knowledge and experience required to seek employment in the diverse and growing disability support and care sector after course completion. You may choose to seek employment as a disability support worker, a residential care assistant, or in-home care support.

This course also acts as a pathway to further study and qualification. After completing this Certificate IV course, you may choose to enhance your career opportunities with a diploma-level qualification in community or individual services, to provide highly specialised support to clients.

For whichever field you choose, this course will equip you with the insights, abilities, experience and confidence required to work to help people with disabilities reach their potential and lead thriving lives.

Curious about where a career in disability could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

 The full fee for this course is $4,000. Hammond Institute offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.

Government-subsidised training may be available to eligible students - enquire now to find out more.