CHC43121

Certificate IV in Disability Support

Certificate IV in Disability Support

If you are a great communicator and possess a strong sense of compassion, and would love to build a rewarding career based on helping people with a disability, then the CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support qualification from Phillips Institute could be an ideal course for you. 

Assisting people with disability is a noble and fulfilling role to play in your community, and with a growing focus on ensuring that people with disability have a high quality of life this sector is experiencing unprecedented growth. Phillips Institute's Certificate IV in Disability Support course is a contemporary course designed to give you all the skills and knowledge you need to start performing competently and confidently in a range of different disability support roles in both government and private institutions. You will develop essential skills such as how to provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs, how to work with people with mental health issues, how to manage legal and ethical compliance and how to prepare for NDIS support coordination.

The course is available as weekly classes on campus in Carnegie or Warragul, Victoria, or online (recommended only for current Disability Support Workers). Work placement is not required, however it's recommended you can access a relevant workplace to meet some assessment requirements. If you aren't working in a related role, simulation options may be available.

The CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support qualification from Phillips Institute is covered by Victorian Government's Skills First funding program. Please enquire now to see if you qualify for this government funding program.

This course requires entrants to hold either:

  • CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), OR
  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) , OR
  • CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability PLUS the CHCSS00125 Entry to Certificate IV in Disability Support Skill Set.
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  • Qualification:
    Certificate IV
  • Study mode:
    Online
    On Campus
    Blended
    Classroom
  • Payment options:
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
    VIC Skills First Funding
  • Duration:
    6-12 months
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Phillips Institute (RTO: 21868)
  • Location:
    VIC
  • Career Outcomes:
    Community Worker | Community Wellness Officer | Disability Support Worker | Community-Based Support Officer | Disability Team Leader | View All

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Course Rundown

If you are a great communicator and possess a strong sense of compassion, and would love to build a rewarding career based on helping people with a disability, then the CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support qualification from Phillips Institute could be an ideal course for you. 

Assisting people with disability is a noble and fulfilling role to play in your community, and with a growing focus on ensuring that people with disability have a high quality of life this sector is experiencing unprecedented growth. Phillips Institute’s Certificate IV in Disability Support course is a contemporary course designed to give you all the skills and knowledge you need to start performing competently and confidently in a range of different disability support roles in both government and private institutions. You will develop essential skills such as how to provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs, how to work with people with mental health issues, how to manage legal and ethical compliance and how to prepare for NDIS support coordination.

The course is available as weekly classes on campus in Carnegie or Warragul, Victoria, or online (recommended only for current Disability Support Workers). Work placement is not required, however it’s recommended you can access a relevant workplace to meet some assessment requirements. If you aren’t working in a related role, simulation options may be available.

The CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support qualification from Phillips Institute is covered by Victorian Government’s Skills First funding program. Please enquire now to see if you qualify for this government funding program.

This course requires entrants to hold either:

  • CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), OR
  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) , OR
  • CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability PLUS the CHCSS00125 Entry to Certificate IV in Disability Support Skill Set.

Eligibility

This course requires entrants to hold either:

  • CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), OR
  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) , OR
  • CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability PLUS the CHCSS00125 Entry to Certificate IV in Disability Support Skill Set.

If you hold any of the three example qualifications above, you may proceed to apply for entry into this course.

If you hold a variation of any of the above, you may only need to do a few unit assessments in order to gain entry to the Certificate IV course.

If you have relevant experience but do not hold any of the listed qualifications for entry, Phillips Institute recommends a training and assessment or recognition of prior learning (RPL) pathway. Phillips Institute's customised Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) CHC33021-CHC43121 Entry Program is designed particularly to meet the needs of current and recent experienced aged care and disability support workers who are looking to enrol into the CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support.  

The following is required from all students:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years old;
  • Fluent in speaking, writing and reading English language;
  • Basic numeracy skills required;
  • Ability to read and interpret a range of information;
  • Beginner to intermediate computer and internet skills.

While completing the CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support qualification from Phillips Institute, you may study the following subjects:

  • CHCCCS044 - Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
  • CHCDIS017 - Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
  • CHCDIS018 - Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
  • CHCDIS019 - Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
  • CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
  • HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice*
  • CHCDIS021 - Prepare for NDIS support coordination*
  • HLTFSE001 - Follow basic food safety practices*
  • CHCCCS035 - Support people with autism spectrum disorder*

*Elective units may be subject to change

Phillips Institute (RTO: 21868) is an established and reputable vocational education and training provider located in Victoria. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, the institute has built a strong reputation for delivering high-quality training programs across a range of fields, including early childhood education, and individual support with specialisations in disability and aged care.

Phillips Institute offers a wide range of high-quality courses, from vocational training to professional development programs, to cater to the diverse needs of students and working professionals. With a strong focus on practical skills, innovative teaching methodologies, and industry-relevant curricula, Phillips Institute ensures its graduates are well-equipped to thrive in the competitive job market.

The Institute's dedicated faculty, comprising experienced professionals and academic experts, play a pivotal role in creating a supportive learning environment. Small class sizes facilitate personalised attention and encourage students to actively engage with the course material, while state-of-the-art facilities and resources enhance the overall learning experience.

Student support services at Phillips Institute are unparalleled, with a suite of offerings designed to cater to various student needs. These services include:

1. Academic Support: Students can access tutoring and mentoring services, academic workshops, and online resources to supplement their coursework and develop crucial study skills.

2. Career Services: The Institute's career centre offers guidance on job search strategies, resume preparation, interview skills, and networking opportunities, ensuring students are well-prepared to secure employment upon graduation.

3. Financial Assistance: All courses at Phillips Institute are now tuition fee free for students eligible for government funding from the Skills First initiative. They also offer flexible payment plans to students who don't qualify for this funding.

4. Counselling and Wellbeing: To support the mental health and overall well-being of students, Phillips Institute provides confidential counselling services, workshops on stress management, and a range of wellbeing programs.

By integrating comprehensive academic programs with unparalleled student support services, Phillips Institute stands as a premier choice for individuals seeking to advance their education and careers in a supportive, nurturing environment.

Where Will It Lead Me?

On satisfactory completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support qualification from Phillips Institute. You will be fully qualified to take on a range of disability support roles in any private or government disability services organisation across Australia.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

This course is covered by the Victorian Government's Skills First funding program* and eligible students can have up to 100% of their tuition fees covered. Please enquire now to see if you qualify for this government funding.

For full-fee paying students, the cost of this course is $3,500.

Phillips Institute also offers a number of easy payment plans for students not eligible for Skills First funding, as well as concession rates to funded concession card holders.

*This program is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government subsidies.

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