The Certificate IV in Disability gives you a thorough grounding in important health, technical, interpersonal and clinical skills, as well as the knowledge and skills that are required to support and care for the disabled within the Australian healthcare system. You will be able to help your clients in living with a greater sense of self-reliance and independence. This course is delivered over a total duration of 52 weeks.
There is increasing demand for disabled care workers in Australia and other countries, and hence this is a sector where many new job opportunities will be opening up.
CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
The course is provided through teacher led classroom mode delivery, simulated training and professional experience placement of at least 120 hours with a variety of assessments. This course will be delivered over 940 hours, including theory (20 hours per week at an IHNA campus), simulation training and at least 120 hours of work based training / professional experience placement (PEP). The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication and management skills and undertaking other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation, mandatory to be undertaken prior to attending Professional Experience Placement.
Notice: Please note that students who are studying in our Melbourne Campus will have to attend mandatory weekly one day class on every Saturday starting from 8th July 2017. Class timing will be 9 am to 5 pm.
14 units are required for award of this qualification including:
|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 systems|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families|
After successful completion of the program, the candidates may gain employment in residential group homes, training resource centre, day respite centre and open employment services, other community settings and clients' homes.
Occupational titles may include Behavioural support officer, Marketing coordinator, Development officer, Project officer (life enhancement team), Disability officer - day support, Residential care officer, among others.
Additionally, applicants must have successfully completed IHNA's ACSF test and should be able to demonstrate competence as working at Level 3 for all indicators to enrol for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).
Additional Requirement for Professional Experience Placement:
While IHNA will work with you to make "reasonable accommodations" in the campus lab and classroom, there are work place practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA's control. The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the healthcare facility and/or community setting. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable accommodations otherwise you will not be enrolled. Skills and abilities that are needed to perform client care to pass the course objectives and requirements are:
• Strength: Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
• Mobility: Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
• Hearing: Sufficient to hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages.
• Vision: Sufficient to make physical assessments of client and equipment.
• Communication: Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.
If you have a disability that will require reasonable accommodations to fulfill these requirements then please declare in your course application.
The total tuition cost for the Certificate IV in Disability is:
International Students: AUD $10,500
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