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Certificate IV in Disability

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With the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rollout, people-focused, disability support workers are in high demand. Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Disability teaches you the skills to pursue a rewarding career in a fast-growing...

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
7 months full-time
Course Code
CHC43115
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Sep

About this course

An empowering career path

With the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rollout, people-focused, disability support workers are in high demand. Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Disability teaches you the skills to pursue a rewarding career in a fast-growing sector. Disability support workers provide residential, recreation and respite services to people living with disabilities. Job opportunities in disability support are predicted to almost double over the next five years, with over 35,000 job openings forecast every year.

Learn people-oriented skills

Melbourne Polytechnic has a significant history in delivering accredited education for the disability sector, working with industry bodies to ensure that all courses are current and representative. In this highly-regarded, nationally-recognised course, you will learn how to train and support people with disabilities so they can live with more self-reliance, community participation, and wellbeing. You will learn under friendly and supportive industry professionals with extensive experience within the disability sector. Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Disability offers the chance to develop industry connections and experience when you complete 120 hours of work placement as a disability worker. You'll learn the latest skills and industry knowledge and graduate job-ready.

Walk into a rewarding job

You'll graduate from this course with the skills needed to work independently and coordinate a small team within the disability sector. You will be qualified to work in a range of different roles in the disability sector such as lifestyle support officer, senior personal care assistant, behavioural support officer, disability team leader, day support disability officer and senior disability worker. You can also choose to further your skills by completing the Diploma of Community Services.

Entry requirements

Applicants should be 18 years of age at the commencement of the course. A satisfactory Police check is required for placement. Some organisations may also requires a Working with Children check.

Study locations

Greensborough

Career pathways

You'll graduate from this course with the skills needed to work independently and coordinate a small team within the disability sector.

  • Disability Support Worker
  • Senior Disability Worker
  • Lifestyle Support Officer
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant
  • Behavioural Support Officer
  • Disability Team Leader
  • Day Support Disability Officer

Credit for prior study or work

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.