If you are a local student you may be eligible.
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6 months part time
This is the non-traineeship version of the course. Learn more about the traineeship Certificate IV in Disability Support CHC43121 here.
With the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rollout, people-focused, disability support workers are in high demand. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Disability Support CHC43121 teaches you the skills to pursue a rewarding career in a fast-growing sector. Disability support workers provide residential, recreation and respite services to people living with disabilities. Job opportunities in disability support are predicted to almost double over the next five years, with over 35,000 job openings forecast every year.
Graduates from our Melbourne disability course obtain the skills needed to work independently and coordinate a small team within the disability sector.
Upon succesfully completing this course you can study the Diploma of Community Services CHC52021.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
On-campus / Virtual classroom
A blend of both face-to-face and virtual learning with scheduled classes taking place on-campus and in virtual classrooms. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
Delivery is mostly at Preston with some practical classes at Greensborough campus.
Commencing April 15th 2024
Monday 9am - 3.30pm (On campus)
Tuesday and Thursday 6pm - 9pm (Remote)
Assessment includes Written Assessment, Observation, Oral Questioning and Project/Folio. The units Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach CHCDIS018 and Maintain work health and safety HLTWHS003 will be assessed in your workplace.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|CHCCCS031||Provide individualised support||Elective||100|
|CHCCCS033||Identify and report abuse||Elective||70|
|CHCCCS035||Support people with autism spectrum disorder||Elective||55|
|CHCCCS044||Follow established person-centred behaviour supports||Core||60|
|CHCDIS017||Facilitate community participation and social inclusion||Core||60|
|CHCDIS018||Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach||Core||50|
|CHCDIS019||Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs||Core||95|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance||Core||80|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues||Core||80|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety||Core||40|
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|Free TAFE||Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$175||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2021. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
The State Government’s Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition (excluding Amenities Fees and Materials Fees) for students who are eligible for government subsidised training and enrol into one of the Priority listed course.
Free TAFE is available to eligible students for one course enrolment in a lifetime.
Free TAFE places are limited. Please call 1300 635 276 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.
Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.
The Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will pay your tuition fees for only one course. Once you have commenced in a tuition-free priority course, you are not eligible for further tuition-free places again, even if you do not finish your first tuition-free priority course.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
The Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) 22469VIC offers hands-on experience with NDIS participants and people with a lived experience of disability.
You must provide evidence that you have completed one of the following qualifications:
As well as the above, you must provide evidence that you are currently working with a Disability Service Provider for a minimum of 12 hours a month.
Disability Service Employers require people to:
Language and Literacy
All potential learners will undertake a pre-training review and a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment to determine your suitability for the course.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.
After you complete that form we will send you an email with a link to an application form webpage. If you don’t receive the email, check your spam and junk folders.
Complete the application form on the application form webpage.
You will be required to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.
Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend an enrolment appointment over the phone or on campus.
For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about Tuition Payment Plans here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.