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CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability

University Credit Transfer



La Trobe University

Accreditation:

IHNA Nationally Recognized Training IHNA Course IHNA Course State Government Victoria
Qualification Code : CHC43115 Qualification Name :CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
Duration : 52 Weeks Volume of Learning : 1 year                       Amount of Training : 940 hours
AQF Level : 4 Course Delivery : Face-to-Face and Blended Mode
RTO ID : 21985 Campuses : Melbourne CBD, Melbourne (Heidelberg) and Perth
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This course is designed for workers in the community and/or residential setting who provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to disability. They support the independence and well being of their clients, and use their discretion and judgement in delivering appropriate care as required.

Workers can work primarily in residential facilities and disability support centres under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans. They carry out activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities of living for people in a disability support setting. These workers promote a person - centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

PATHWAY
International Students who complete Certificate IV Disability at Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (IHNA) will be deemed to have met the English language requirements for the Bachelor of Health Sciences at La Trobe University.

Student who completes the Certificate IV Disability at Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (IHNA) are eligible for Direct Entry into the Bachelor of Health Sciences at La Trobe University.

Course Overview

Face-to-face mode:

The course is provided through teacher led classroom mode delivery, simulated training and practical placement of at least 120 hours with a variety of assessments. This course will be delivered over 940 hours, including theory (20 hours per week at an IHNA campus), simulation training and at least 120 hours of work based training / professional experience placement (PEP).

The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication and management skills and undertaking other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation.

The completion time frames will however vary between students based on their individual skills, experiences and previous studies. IHNA considered nominal hour guidelines (Victorian Purchasing Guide and Western Australian Nominal Hours Guide) when confirming the course duration. This duration was chosen to enable students to achieve the learning outcomes for both the qualification type and discipline.

Blended mode:

This course will be delivered over 940 hours, including online theory, self paced structured e-learning as per the session plan, simulation training and at least 120 hours of work based training / professional experience placement (PEP).

The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication and management skills and undertaking other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation.

Students enrolling in blended mode of delivery will have the option to attend the orientation online or on-campus orientation in the first semester, which will cover campus, course, academic, online library orientation and academic writing.

The completion time frames will however vary between students based on their individual skills, experiences and previous studies. IHNA considered nominal hour guidelines (Victorian Purchasing Guide and Western Australian Nominal Hours Guide) when confirming the course duration. This duration was chosen to enable students to achieve the learning outcomes for both the qualification type and discipline.

Professional Experience Placements (PEP) (Face-to-face & Blended mode)

Professional Experience Placements (PEP) is a compulsory component of this course and 100% attendance is mandatory. Students must complete all theory and simulation components satisfactorily prior to attending placements.

The Professional Experience Placements will be 5 days a week. Students may be allocated a morning (AM) or afternoon (PM) shifts. Morning shifts usually start at 7 am and evening shifts can finish at 10.30pm. Each shift is 8.5 hours long (including 30 mins meal break).

PEPs are undertaken in partnership with a wide range of placement providers. These providers are located throughout metropolitan, regional and rural areas, and in some cases interstate. Students must consider that they may be required to travel or relocate for the duration of the placement to the facility location. Students must attend as per schedule; no special arrangements or changes will be made on the allocated placements. PEPs may be cancelled without prior notice by the facility.

Course Competency Details

14 units are required for award of this qualification including:
•   11 core units
•   3 elective units

Core 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

Elective Units

CHCCCS011

Meet personal support needs

CHCCCS023

Support independence and wellbeing

CHCCCS025

Support relationships with carers and families

IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its 'Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses' to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

• Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above and need to be Secondary School year 10 pass,
OR
• Be of mature age which can be demonstrated by a candidate who is at least of 21 years and has a qualification at Certificate II level or higher, OR has 2 years industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 3 for all indicators to enrol for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).

Additional Requirement for for professional experience placement (PEP).
• A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate(AFP)
• IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunization process before the Professional Experience Placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without immunisation.

It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.


Physical requirements

While IHNA will work with you to make "reasonable accommodations" in the campus lab and classroom, there are work place practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA's control. The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the healthcare facility and/or community setting. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable accommodations otherwise you will not be enrolled.

Skills and abilities that are needed to perform client care to pass the course objectives and requirements are:

Strength: Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
Mobility: Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
Hearing: Sufficient to hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages.
Vision: Sufficient to make physical assessments of client and equipment.
Communication: Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.

If you have a disability that will require reasonable accommodations to fulfil these requirements then please declare in your course application.

The total tuition cost for the CHC43115 - Certificate IV in Disability is:
Domestic students:

• Victoria & New South Wales: AUD $2,800
• Western Australia: AUD $3,800


State Government Funding is Available for Eligible Students.

Other funding options, interest free payment plans are available, for more information please contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au or 1800 22 52 83


Enrolling in this qualification and availing the relevant state funding, may affect student's future training options and the eligibility for further government subsidised training.


Students eligible and opting for government funding must attend 20 hours of classroom sessions per week. Students failing to attend the classroom sessions will not be able to avail the funding and will be required to pay the full course fees.

Online (Blended) Delivery

Melbourne(Heidelberg)

Feb 05, 2018
Apr 09, 2018
Jul 02, 2018
Oct 08, 2018

Perth

Feb 05, 2018
Apr 09, 2018
Jul 02, 2018
Oct 08, 2018

Melbourne CBD

Feb 05, 2018
Apr 09, 2018
Jul 02, 2018
Oct 08, 2018
Feb 04, 2019
Apr 08, 2019
Jul 08, 2019
Oct 14, 2019
Feb 03, 2020
Apr 06, 2020
Jul 06, 2020
Oct 05, 2020

We have three campuses, Melbourne (Heidelberg), Perth and Melbourne CBD:


Melbourne CBD Campus

Level 5, 131 Queen Street, Melbourne,
Victoria - 3000, Australia

Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus

597-599, Upper Heidelberg Road,
Heidelberg Heights, Victoria 3081 Australia

Perth Campus

Level 4, Carillon City Arcade,
680-692 Hay Street Mall, Perth WA 6000 Australia

IHNA has partnered with La Trobe University to build pathways into Health and Nursing degrees.

Completing CHC43115 - Certificate IV in Disability gives you the option to further your education with LaTrobe University by studying:

A Direct entry (no Advanced Standing awarded) into: Bachelor of Health Sciences (Melbourne campus only).

For more information, please contact our admission consultants on 1800 22 52 83

The application process involves submitting an application, interview, payment and confirmation of enrolment. Applicants must successfully complete each stage in order to enrol.

Applicants can submit their initial application by clicking 'Apply Online' button.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us on 1800 22 52 83.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.


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