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RTO Code: 3113 CRICOS Code: 00124K (Melbourne) 02475D (Sydney)
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Program Overview

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 wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

There is a workplacement requirement to complete this course.

Industry Requirements

You must complete a pratical workplace placement to complete this course.  Before you commence the placement you are required to hold a valid police check.  We will assist you to apply for this when you attend an enrolment session.  Please note that fees required are additional to the course fees.

Program Information Sessions

General Enquiries: +61 (03) 9919 8259



    Program Fees and Charges

    Skills Recognition Online Tool

    If you have worked for a period of time and feel confident that you can do a particular job, but don't have a formal qualification, then Skills Recognition (RPL) will benefit you.

    A Skills Recognition online tool is available for this qaulification, which means that you can complete the process in your own time at your own pace. The online tool can be accessed here.


      Program Contact

      General Enquiries: +61 (03) 9919 8259



        Program Structure

        The delivery model for this course employs a blended/flip classroom methodology. Learning and reinforcement of skills occurs through a range of delivery methods which accommodate the learning styles of a diverse student cohort and which fit with their lifestyles.

        6 hour long weekly workshops delivered in face-to-face mode are attended by all students. Workshops are repeated regularly to accommodate regular enrolments into the course. Therefore if a student misses a session or requires another opportunity to clarify or reinforce the content, this opportunity is available to them. As the workshops are run frequently in order to suit the availability of students. Students move through the material efficiently and at a pace which matches their rate of learning. Students requiring specialist LLN support can access this via LLN specialists on campus and through the twice weekly drop-in-sessions offered at Footscray and Werribee campuses. 

        Online modules provide the content and learning material which is essential to the course. Students are able to access this material at a time which is suitable to them and to revisit the material and review areas which require further reinforcement. At all stages of their online learning, students can access support from an Disability Teacher via eLearning resources, discussion boards, email, telephone and text messages. Responses to student enquiries are always made within 24 to 48 hours. As the materials and support are available at all times, students who require additional time to complete the learning material or additional support from a teacher are able to access it.

        CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

         CHCLEG003 Manage legal and eithical compliance

         HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

         CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

         HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care 

         CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

         CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach

         CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion 

         CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour support 

         CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

         CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses

         HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

         CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs

         CHCCCS015 Provide individualised Support 

         CHCCCS024 Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder 

         CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication

        A core component of the Certificate IV in Disability  qualification is the embedding of 140 hours of practical work placements into the course. There is one practical placement allocation built into the course timetable, it comprises of:

         o   140 hours of practical placement;

         o   18 days at an approved disability service provider.

         During the placement a Victoria Polttechnic designated work placement teacher will observe you and provide feedback in the student’s workplace/logbook student record book.

        Placement is arranged for you by Victoria Polytechnic.

        Pathway Opportunities

        Pathway opportunities at Victoria University following successful completion of this program may include:

        Diploma of Community Services  


          Workplace Health & Safety

          Your health and wellbeing during your study with Victoria Polytechnic is of the highest importance to us.  It is important that you are aware of health and safety when you are attending workshops or practical labs at Victoria Polytechnic and in the workplace. Victoria Polytechnic requires students in this course to complete an course induction including Health and Safety and you are required to adhere to the Victoria University Health and Safety policy and procedures whilst on any Victoria University or Polytechnic campus.

          This course requires the following Dress Code: 

          Dress Code - practical lab class & industry placement:

          • White T shirt or Polo shirt --singlet or long sleeves may be worn underneath "T"
          • Black or Navy Trousers
          • Closed toe shoe/boots- low heel, non-slip soles (WHS requirement)
          • Minimal jewellery
          • Hair clean and tied up if below the shoulders
          • Finger nails short and no nail polish
          • Minimal makeup/perfume
          • Assigned Name Tag (provided)

          Good Personal Hygiene (because you are in close proximity to your residents/clients)

          • Clean clothes
          • Clean shoes
          • Deodorant
          • Shower/Oral Hygiene
          • Wash hands regularly

          Unacceptable Dress Code

          • Untidy clothing
          • Thongs
          • Ugg boots or similar
          • Mini skirt
          • Tummy/underarms or cleavage exposed

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