This course is suitable for those who have some experience working in disability or a related field. If you are keen to take the next step in your career in the disability sector, this course will build on what you already know and prepare you to work in roles where you manage others. Working in the disability sector can be very rewarding and diverse, and this qualification will give you advanced skills to potentially move into a supervisory role. It will equip you with the management qualities to supervise other employees, create frameworks for an effective workplace and assist you to empower your clients to participate in the community and seek an appropriate level of independence.
This certificate course covers a range of specialised skills and knowledge including recognising healthy body systems, understanding person-centred support, and advocating for people with a 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.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
Get a head start on your career in disability services with the intermediate-level qualification. This course will set you up to work in a number of community services settings or pursue further education at a diploma level or higher. Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in a variety of community services roles and settings with a focus on supporting people with a disability.
Employment opportunities include, but are not limited to;
- Disability Support Worker
- Employment Coordinator (Disability)
- Disability Support Coordinator
- Lifestyle Support Officer
- Personal Care Assistance
- Social Educator
- Local Area Coordinator
- Support Coordinator
- Key Support Worker
- Program Coordinator
18 months. Students are expected to spend approximately ten (10) study hours per week.
Total number of units 14 (11 core units & 3 elective units)
CORE UNITS (11 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|
OUR ELECTIVE UNTS (6 units)
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients|
|CHCCCS019||Recognise and respond to crisis situations|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues|
120 hours of work placement required