Certificate IV in Disability

This qualification addresses work in residential group homes, training resource centres, day respite centres and open employment services, other community settings and clients' homes.

These workers:

Apply knowledge and skills gained through qualifications and/or previous experience to provide training and support to people with disabilities to enhance their ability to achieve greater levels of independence, self reliance and community participation

Report to service managers and may liaise with health professionals and other service agencies

May work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a limited number of lower classified workers.

Occupational titles may include:

Behavioural support officer

Marketing coordinator

Development officer

Project officer (life enhancement team)

Disability officer - day support

Residential care officer

Disability support officer / worker

Senior personal care assistant

Employment coordinator (disability)

Social educator

Job coordinator

Social trainer

Lifestyle support officer

Supervisor

Local area coordinator


Subjects

PACKAGING RULES

15 units are required for award of this qualification including:

10 core units

5 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

Group A electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

Other relevant electives listed below

Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages

Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 3 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on the NTIS or other public listing

Core units

add topic CHCCS400B Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework

add topic CHCCS411B Work effectively in the community sector

add topic CHCDIS301B Work effectively with people with a disability

add topic CHCDIS302A Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities

add topic CHCDIS405A Facilitate skills development and maintenance

add topic CHCDIS410A Facilitate community participation and inclusion

add topic CHCDIS411A Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

add topic CHCICS402A Facilitate individualised plans

ANDoneofeach of the following pairsof units:

add topic CHCICS305A Provide behaviour support in the context of individualised plans

OR

add topic CHCICS404A Plan and provide advanced behaviour support

AND:

add topic HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes

OR

add topic CHCOHS312B Follow safety procedures for direct care work

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice

All workers in the disability sector need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.

Group A electives - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:

add topic HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

add topic HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Other relevant electives

Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. The following grouping of relevant electives is provided to facilitate selection and does not necessarily reflect workplace requirements. Electives may be selected from one or more groups. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

Client support

add topic CHCAD401D Advocate for clients

add topic CHCCM404A Undertake case management for clients with complex needs

add topic CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships

add topic CHCCS310A Support inclusive practice in the workplace

add topic CHCCS312A Use electronic learning materials

add topic CHCCS413A Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder

add topic CHCCS417A Provide support and care relating to suicide bereavement

add topic CHCCS422A Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately

add topic CHCCS425A Support health professional

add topic CHCCS426A Provide support and care relating to loss and grief

add topic CHCCS502B Maintain legal and ethical work practices

add topic CHCCS506A Promote and respond to workplace diversity

add topic CHCDIS313A Support people with disabilities who are ageing

add topic CHCDIS404C Design procedures for support

add topic CHCDIS408C Support people with disabilities as workers

add topic CHCDIS409A Provide services to people with disabilities with complex needs

add topic CHCDIS509D Maximise participation in work by people with disabilities

add topic CHCICS401A Facilitate support for personal care needs

add topic CHCICS403A Conduct individual assessment

add topic CHCICS404A Plan and provide advanced behaviour support

add topic CHCICS405A Facilitate groups for individual outcomes

add topic CHCICS406A Support client self management

add topic CHCICS407A Support positive lifestyle

add topic CHCICS408A Provide support to people with chronic disease

add topic CHCICS409A Recognise and respond to suspected abuse of vulnerable people

add topic CHCICS410A Support relationships with carers and families

add topic CHCLD315A Recognise stages of lifespan development

add topic CHCLLN403A Identify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively

add topic CHCORG406B Supervise work

add topic CHCORG529B Provide coaching and motivation

add topic CHCPA301B Deliver care services using a palliative approach

add topic CHCPA402B Plan for and provide care services using a palliative approach

add topic HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context

add topic HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

add topic HLTFS207C Follow basic food safety practices

Medication and health professional support

add topic CHCCS305B Assist clients with medication (Note pre-requisite add topic HLTAP301B )

add topic CHCCS424A Administer and monitor medications (Note pre-requisites add topic CHCCS305B , add topic HLTAP301B )

add topic CHCCS425A Support health professional

add topic HLTFA301C Apply first aid

add topic HLTFA402C Apply advanced first aid (Note pre-requisite add topic HLTFA301C )

Working with older people

add topic CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people

add topic CHCAC412A Provide services to older people with complex needs (Note pre-requisiteadd topic CHCAC318B )

add topic CHCAC416A Facilitate support responsive to the specific nature of dementia

add topic CHCAC417A Implement interventions with older people at risk of falls

Working with people with mental health issues

add topic CHCMH402A Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes

add topic CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues

Working with people with alcohol and other drug issues

add topic CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector

Leisure and health

add topic CHCRH401B Work effectively in the leisure and health industry

add topic CHCRH402A Undertake leisure and health programming

add topic CHCRH404A Plan, implement and monitor leisure and health programs

Team coordination and supervision

add topic CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships

add topic CHCNET404A Facilitate links with other services

add topic CHCORG406B Supervise work

add topic CHCORG423B Maintain quality service delivery

add topic BSBWOR403A Manage stress in the workplace

Outreach work

add topic CHCCH427A Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

add topic CHCCH522A Undertake outreach work

Oral health

add topic CHCOHC303A Use basic oral health screening tools

add topic CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health

add topic CHCOHC402A Support and encourage clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care

add topic CHCOHC404A Recognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issues

add topic CHCOHC406A Provide or assist with oral hygiene

add topic CHCOHC407A Apply and manage use of basic oral health products


Pathways...

    Not Applicable


Entry Requirements

Not Applicable


Licensing Information

Not Applicable


Employability Skills

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries