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8 months full time
With the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rollout, people-focused, disability support workers are in high demand. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Disability CHC43115 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.
Melbourne Polytechnic has a significant history in delivering accredited education for the disability sector, working with industry bodies to ensure that all courses are current and representative. In this highly-regarded, nationally-recognised disability course, you will learn how to train and support people with disabilities so they can live with more self-reliance, community participation, and wellbeing. You will learn under friendly and supportive industry professionals with extensive experience within the disability sector. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Disability CHC43115 offers the chance to develop industry connections and experience when you complete 120 hours of work placement as a disability worker. You’ll learn the latest skills and industry knowledge and graduate job-ready.
You’ll graduate from our Certificate IV in Disability CHC43115 with the skills needed to work independently and coordinate a small team within the disability sector. You will be qualified to work in a range of different roles in the disability sector such as lifestyle support officer, senior personal care assistant, behavioural support officer, disability team leader, day support disability officer and senior disability worker. You can also choose to further your skills by completing the Diploma of Community Services CHC52015.
The Melbourne Polytechnic program includes the additional optional unit, HLTAID011 Provide First Aid. It is highly recommended that students undertake this unit, as a current First Aid certificate is preferred by the disability sector.
Students in this cohort will be also be simultaneously enrolled in the optional 22469VIC Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to deepen their skills and knowledge of the NDIS and working with an NDIS participant. Fees for this course are listed on the website.
Apply for the 22469VIC Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) at the same time you apply for the CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability by clicking Apply Now
Note: The 22469VIC Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) dual enrolment will follow the CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability timetable. Specific dates will be advised at Orientation. Dates that appear on the 22469VIC Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) website are for the public demand course only.
All students are required to undertake a minimum of 120 hours of supervised work placement in a relevant residential or community setting.
This course is taught through blended delivery (a combination of remote and on-campus delivery) at Greensborough campus.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - 9am - 3.30pm
Assessment may include on-the-job demonstrations of skills and knowledge, written pieces, and classroom activities.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support||Core||30|
|CHCCCS024||Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder||Elective||50|
|CHCDIS002||Follow established person-centred behaviour supports||Core||50|
|CHCDIS004||Communicate using augmentative and alternative strategies||Elective||60|
|CHCDIS005||Develop and provide person-centred service responses||Core||135|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability||Core||100|
|CHCDIS008||Facilitate community participation and social inclusion||Core||60|
|CHCDIS009||Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach||Core||50|
|CHCDIS010||Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs||Core||90|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||Core||40|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance||Core||80|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||Core||70|
|HLTAID011||Provide First Aid||Elective||18|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||Core||25|
|VU22853||Apply human rights based approach to the identification reporting and prevention of disability abuse||Elective||65|
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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.
For compulsory work placement of 120 hours:
Documents do not have be provided at enrolment but must be received prior to placement.
The unit HLTAID003 Provide First Aid requires students to perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor. Additional units require students to demonstrate and complete manual handling tasks. This includes but is not limited to the capacity to reposition clients in wheelchairs, push wheelchairs, use hoists, put clients into slings, turn a patient using a slide sheet, use a standing machine and walk with clients who use crutches or wheelie frames who may fall and be unable to weight bear properly. Students must be able to fulfil these requirements independently.
Language and Literacy
All potential learners will undertake a pre-training review and an LLN assessment.
As a general guide to entry, learners will be best equipped to achieve the course outcome if they have:
We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.
You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.
Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend our Skills and Job Centre, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
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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.