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Certificate IV in Disability

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Help to enrich the lives of individuals with a rewarding career as a disability support worker. By completing the Certificate IV in Disability you can make a genuine difference empowering people with a disability and enabling them to increase their independence and wellbeing.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
10 months full-time
Course Code
CHC43115
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$5,283 total

About this course

Help to enrich the lives of individuals with a rewarding career as a disability support worker. By completing the Certificate IV in Disability you can make a genuine difference empowering people with a disability and enabling them to increase their independence and wellbeing.

You'll gain the valuable skills to support people with disabilities, enhancing their self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing.

You'll also put your empathy and passion to the test in the workplace, with 120 hours of placement included in your course.

This course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme as well as the JobTrainer initiative, for eligible students.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Have a current and satisfactory Police Check
  • Have a current and satisfactory Working with Children Check

Study locations

Seymour - Wallis Street

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Wallan - High Street

Career pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Disability Support industry in a range of roles. You may find employment as

  • Lifestyle Support Officer
  • Community Development Officer
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant
  • Behavioural Support Officer
  • Disability Team Leader
  • Disability Support Assistant (Schools)
  • Day Support Disability Officer
  • Senior Disability Worker
  • Social Educator (Disability)
  • Support Facilitator (Disability)
  • Disabilities Supervisor
  • Disability Service Officer

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.