Make a meaningful difference in your community by embracing the fulfilling role of a disability support worker.
Study from as little as $72, interest free, per week. For more information on the different payment options that suit your budget please call 03 8362 3113.
Study from as little as $48, interest free, per week. For more information on the different payment options that suit your budget please call 03 8362 3113.
Transform your dedication to uplifting communities into a rewarding profession by enrolling in the CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support – a comprehensive educational program designed to empower. In response to the increasing necessity for specialised skills in this sector, the Australian Government is enhancing support and resources, leading to an anticipated substantial growth in the demand for qualified disability support workers in the coming years. Embark on a path of meaningful change and seize the opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of individuals with disabilities. Your journey towards a future filled with purposeful contributions begins here.
Dive deep into a transformative educational journey tailored for individuals eager to make a profound impact in community settings and individual homes, specifically focusing on supporting those with disabilities. This course is meticulously designed to impart learners with the necessary skills and knowledge to help individuals with disabilities find a greater sense of independence, heightened self-reliance, enriched community involvement, and overall improved wellbeing.
By adopting a person-centred approach, learners will not only learn the importance of considering each individual’s unique needs and aspirations but also how to work cohesively according to and potentially contribute to specialised individualised plans. The program offers both theoretical knowledge and practical skills, enabling graduates to confidently operate in their roles without direct supervision. For those with leadership aspirations, the curriculum provides insights into supervising and potentially leading a cohesive small team.
Our rigorous program ensures that graduates are not only equipped with the best knowledge and skills but also groomed to be pioneers in advocating for a more inclusive, understanding, and supportive community framework.
Join us in this empowering journey, where every lesson learned contributes to a brighter future for individuals with disabilities and the communities they thrive in.
The ideal learners for the CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support are those who possess a profound desire to work closely with individuals with disabilities within community settings or private homes. These learners are driven by a passion to contribute to the welfare of others and are committed to empowering individuals with disabilities to achieve their highest potential. They understand that such a role goes beyond mere support—it is about enriching lives and fostering independence, making a tangible difference in the day-to-day experiences of those they assist.
Prospective students should be aware of the physical demands associated with a career in disability support. The role can be physically involved, requiring one to aid clients with their personal care, mobility, and other physical needs, which may include tasks such as bathing and performing household chores. Therefore, a certain level of physical fitness and a willingness to undertake such tasks are crucial for those considering this path. It is not just about the ability to perform these tasks but to do so with a sense of empathy and respect for client dignity.
Interpersonal skills are equally vital for a disability support worker. The role necessitates a natural ability to connect with a diverse range of individuals, demonstrating patience, empathy, and a non-judgmental approach. The capacity to remain composed under pressure and the aptitude for teamwork are key traits that enhance service delivery and client support. Learners not currently working in the disability sector are required to undertake a minimum of 40 hours of practical experience in a relevant setting, ensuring they have real-world exposure to the complexities and rewards of the job. The Hader Institute of Education stands ready to assist in coordinating such placements for those without a current suitable workplace, guaranteeing that every student gains the hands-on experience needed to excel in this profoundly impactful career.
Embark on a rewarding educational voyage with the CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support, your stepping stone to making a substantial difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities. This course is meticulously structured to equip you with the specialised skills and knowledge needed to provide tailored support, enhance autonomy, and foster an inclusive environment for people with disabilities.
Throughout this engaging program, you will gain a deep understanding of person-centred approaches and the nuances of disability support. Learn the art of creating and implementing individualised plans that respect the choices and needs of each person, while also ensuring their safety and wellbeing. Develop proficiency in empowering individuals with disabilities through effective communication, promoting community participation, and understanding the complexities of their unique situations.
Prepare yourself for a truly impactful career in the disability sector, with competencies that will enable you to not only meet but exceed the expectations of this dynamic role. The Certificate IV in Disability Support offers a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical expertise, ensuring you are well-prepared to contribute to and enhance the quality of life for those you will support. With this qualification, you’ll open doors to a fulfilling career path that is as challenging as it is rewarding, leaving a lasting positive imprint on your community.
Completion of: CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) OR
Completion of: CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) OR
Completion of: CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability PLUS the CHCSS00125 Entry to Certificate IV in Disability Support Skill Set.
The following local entry requirements apply to ensure applicants can fully engage in the course and have the required learning capacity to meet the course requirements. Learners must:
Complete a Pre-Training Review interview either in-person or via phone/ zoom. The entry requirements will be confirmed through information collected during this interview.
Holistic Blended Learning Approach
Experience a comprehensive learning journey through our innovative blended delivery model, expertly designed to cater to diverse learning styles. This engaging approach seamlessly integrates various elements to provide you with a well-rounded education:
Seize this holistic educational opportunity that blends theory, practice, and real-world exposure to propel your career forward.
Hader Institute provides support to all learners through the trainer and the Hader Institute Learner Support Officer.
The assessment is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace tasks, projects, knowledge tests, response to case studies and completing practical demonstrations. The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods that are to be applied: Written tasks; Case Study; Practical Activities and Demonstrations through Zoom or other online platforms.
Applicants can apply for recognition of their existing skills and knowledge that are relevant to the units of competency within the CHC42021 Certificate IV in Community Services. See the Hader Institute of Education Learner Handbook and policies and procedures.
The selection of these units of competency and the CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support structure has been confirmed through industry engagement undertaken by Hader Institute of Education.
The CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support is delivered using the course structure outlined below:
CHCCCS044: Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS017: Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS021: Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS019: Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCLEG003: Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCMHS001: Work with people with mental health issues
HLTWHS003: Maintain work health and safety
CHCCCS035: Support people with autism spectrum disorder
CHCCOM002: Use communication to build relationships
CHCCCS036: Support relationships with carer and family
CHCCCS044 - Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement behaviour support strategies outlined in an individualised behaviour support plan for a person receiving care or support.
CHCDIS017 - Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and facilitate person-centred strategies for participation in various community settings, functions and activities to enhance the psychosocial wellbeing and lifestyle of a person with disability.
CHCDIS021 - Prepare for NDIS support coordination
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work effectively in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) system by meeting job requirements and working with stakeholders.
CHCDIS019 - Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex or special support needs under the supervision of a relevant professional.
CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, and then develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities.
CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues.
HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and work practices as part of a small work team.
CHCCCS035 - Support people with autism spectrum disorder
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with regard for their needs and within the context of support work.
CHCCOM002 - Use communication to build relationships
This unit describes the skills and knowledge to apply specific communication techniques to establish, build and maintain relationships with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders based on respect and trust.
CHCCCS036 - Support relationships with carer and family
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work positively with the carer and family of people using a service based on an understanding of their support needs.
Possible careers include:
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