Advanced Diploma of Disability

This qualification covers those workers who may operate at an advanced skills level to:

Provide specialist services

Act as a resource for other workers

Provide professional supervision of staff including volunteers

Work intensively with clients

Work with clients with complex needs

Coordinate work programs

Supervise accommodation service delivery

Manage services.

There may be no vocational outcomes in some jurisdictions.

Occupational titles may include:

Case manager

Service coordinator

Disability development and support officer


House supervisor

Team leader

Psycho-educational trainer

Unit manager

Psycho-social trainer



20 units are required for award of this qualification including:

16 core units

4 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

Relevant electives listed below - these electives have been grouped to facilitate selection

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, units of competency packaged at this level or higher in other relevant Training Packages

Core units

add topic CHCAD603B Provide systems advocacy services

add topic CHCADMIN604B Manage the finances, accounts and resources of an organisation

add topic CHCCS604B Manage the delivery of quality services to clients

add topic CHCCS607E Coordinate in-service assessment and response to address client needs

add topic CHCDIS511A Coordinate services for people with disabilities

add topic CHCINF604D Manage the organisations information systems

add topic CHCNET503D Develop new networks

add topic CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice

add topic CHCORG607D Manage workplace issues

add topic CHCORG608E Establish and manage new programs or services

add topic CHCORG610B Manage change in a community sector organisation

add topic CHCORG611C Lead and develop others in a community sector workplace

add topic CHCORG619D Manage quality of organisations service delivery outcomes

add topic CHCORG620D Promote and represent the service

add topic HLTWHS501A Manage workplace WHS processes

ANDone of the following units:

add topic CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships

(add topic CHCCOM403A must be selected for thepractitionerstream)


add topic CHCCOM504B Develop, implement and promote effective workplace communication

(add topic CHCCOM504B must be selected for themanagementstream)

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.

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


Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. The following list of electives is provided to facilitate selection. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

Practitioner stream

add topic CHCCM605C Develop practice standards

add topic CHCCS305C Assist clients with medication (Note pre-requisite add topic HLTAP301B

add topic CHCCS413B Support individuals with austism spectrum disorder

add topic CHCCS422B Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately

add topic CHCCS424B Administer and monitor medication (note pre-requisites add topic CHCCS305C , add topic HLTAP301B )

add topic CHCCS601C Work with clients with unique needs

add topic CHCCW503A Work intensively with clients

add topic CHCCW604B Design and supervise family intervention strategies

add topic CHCIC512A Plan and implement inclusion of children with additional needs

add topic CHCICS404B Plan and provide advanced behaviour support

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

add topic CHCMH504E Provide a range of services to people with mental health issues

add topic CHCORG502B Work autonomously

add topic CHCORG627B Provide mentoring support to colleagues

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

Management stream

add topic BSBMGT515A Manage operational plan

add topic BSBMGT608C Manage innovation and continuous improvement

add topic CHCCS427B Facilitate adult learning and development

add topic CHCINF606D Manage information strategically

add topic CHCORG609D Manage projects and strategies

add topic CHCORG626B Manage a service level agreement

add topic CHCORG627B Provide mentoring support to colleagues

add topic CHCPOL606B Coordinate policy development

add topic PSPMNGT605B Manage diversity

add topic TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

add topic BSBWOR403A Manage stress in the workplace


    Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

To gain entry into CHC60112 Advanced Diploma of Disability candidates must have previous experience in the disability sector in a job role involving:

The self-directed application of knowledge with substantial depth in some areas

The exercise of independent judgement and decision-making

The application of a range of technical and other skills.

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills

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