In a nutshell
The online CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability course offered through Open Colleges will give you the essential education and training to provide valuable care for people with disabilities.
This comprehensive certificate program builds upon previous industry knowledge and experience to help prepare students for more senior roles.
It will equip you with the skills required to effectively manage and supervise other employees, improve workplace efficiency and make informed decisions in order to enhance the comfort and independence of people with disabilities.
This certificate includes a mandatory work placement of at least 120 hours, in order to acquire essential practical skills. You will be required to source your own placement with an organisation involved in the delivery of disability services such as a group home or respite care.
What you’ll need
There are no formal educational perquisites for this course.
Students are required to be at least 18 years of age.
- Entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 12 level; or
- Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; or
- 3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.
- You will need access to a reliable computer and an internet connections, as well as basic computer skills.
Students will need to be reasonably physically fit to undertake the work placement as the tasks and activities associated with the work placement may involve manual handling and other physical activities.
In this disability services course, the subjects you may study include:
- CHCDIS007 – Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
- CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
- CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support
- HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems
- CHCLEG003 – Manage legal and ethical compliance
- HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct care work
- CHCDIS002 – Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
- CHCDIS009 – Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
- CHCDIS008 – Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
- CHCDIS005 – Develop and provide person-centred service responses
- CHCDIS010 – Provide person-centred services to people with a disability with complex needs
- CHCDIS004 – Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
- BSBLDR402 – Lead effective workplace relationships
- CHCADV002 – Provide advocacy and representation services
Why Open Colleges?
Open Colleges has been helping Australians realise their potential for over 125 years, and they're now one of Australia's leaders in online education. In the last decade alone, they've helped over 450,000 students gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers.
The common misconception is that studying online means that you’re studying alone, but at Open Colleges, they take great pride in the superior support provided to their students. They make it easy for you to get support when you need it with their student support team available Monday to Friday via email, phone and Live Chat and on the weekends, via Live Chat (when available). They’re here, in tandem with trainers and assessors, to make sure you’re supported the whole way through your course, from the time you enrol right through to your graduation.