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Community Services

COMMUNITY SERVICES

The community services sector continues to be one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing employers. Occupations such as early childhood educators, aged care workers and disability support workers have experienced strong growth and this growth is expected to increase to meet community service demands and changes to service delivery models within these sectors. Our Certificate III to Diploma courses in these occupational fields incorporate a work placement component ensuring the student has the skills, knowledge and competencies required for immediate employment and/or entry into pathway courses.

CHC43115 – CERTIFICATE IV IN DISABILITY

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people
with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self reliance, community participation and well being. Workers
promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

South Australia ONLY

WorkReady Applicants: From $4264.50. Eligibility and subsidy criteria apply. Check your eligibility at www.skills.gov.au.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

A student may be entitled to gain unit of competency credits or recognition, if what they have
learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work
is relevant to the course. SCEI recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment
issued by other registered training organisations. For further information see the RPL brochure
or visit www.scei.edu.au

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, candidates need to demonstrate a capacity to
undertake study at Certificate IV level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Successful completion of Year 11 or the equivalent level of study or mature aged entry
  • Successful completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy indicator
  • Candidates must be aged 18 or older
  • Moderate level of computer literacy required

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • National Police check
  • Working with Children Check

FURTHER STUDY PATHWAYS

After achieving CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability, students may continue their studies by
enrolling in the following course:

  • HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The following employment opportunities are available to students who complete this
qualification:

  • Disability Officer Day Support
  • Disability Support Officer/Worker
  • Senior personal care assistant

CORE UNITS

  • 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

ELECTIVE UNITS

  • HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid
  • CHCCCS006 – Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
  • CHCDIS004 – Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
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DURATION

Full Time,
56 Weeks

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MODE OF STUDY

On Campus

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ASSESSMENTS

Assessment is both formative and summative and may include a combination of:

  • Questioning
  • Case scenarios
  • Project
  • Skills Assessment
  • Observation in the workplace

CHC43115 – CERTIFICATE IV IN DISABILITY

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This course is designed for delivery to local candidates from a range of different academic, cultural, personal and working backgrounds who have desire to help and have a positive influence within the wide Australian community and who meet the internal entry requirements.

These candidates have no prior experience in working in disability services but have a desire to be engaged in learning with the aim of gaining an industry recognised qualification leading to employment in the disability services sector.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

A student may be entitled to gain unit of competency credits or recognition, if what they have
learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work
is relevant to the course. SCEI recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment
issued by other registered training organisations. For further information see the RPL brochure
or visit www.scei.edu.au

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To ensure this course is an appropriate learning opportunity, individuals would need to
demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at the Certificate IIV level, this can be demonstrated
via the following:

  • Successful completion of Year 11 or the equivalent level of study.
  • Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. Candidates originating from student visa assessment levels 1 and 2 without the required IELTS score can undertake Language, Literacy and Numeracy Indicator Test. For information on student visa assessment levels, refer to Department of Immigration and Border Protection website (http://www. border.gov.au)
  • Moderate level of computer literacy required.
  • Must also be aged 18 or above.
  • Moderate level of computer literacy

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • National Police check
  • Working with Children Check

FURTHER STUDY PATHWAYS

After achieving CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability, students may continue their studies by
enrolling in the following course:

  • HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The following employment opportunities are available to students who complete this
qualification:

  • Disability Officer Day Support
  • Disability Support Officer/Worker
  • Senior personal care assistant

CORE UNITS

  • 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

ELECTIVE UNITS

  • HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid
  • CHCCCS006 – Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
  • CHCDIS004 – Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
...

DURATION

Full Time,
56 Weeks

...

MODE OF STUDY

On Campus

...

ASSESSMENTS

Assessment is both formative and summative and may include a combination of:

  • Questioning
  • Case scenarios
  • Project
  • Skills Assessment
  • Observation in the workplace