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
Completing this qualification may lead to careers such as;
- Behavioural support officer
- Disability officer - day support
- Residential care officer
- Disability support officer / worker
- Senior personal care assistant
- Employment coordinator (disability)
- Social educator
- Lifestyle support officer
Training Product Status: Superseded
Training Product Release Date: 8 December 2015
The course requires a student to complete 14 units to gain the nationally recognised; CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
- 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
- CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
- CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
- CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing ^
^ will be also assessed including during work placement
Course Duration, Delivery and Assessment
52 weeks - Full Time Study (20 hours per week) including holiday
Training and assessment is conducted in the classroom as well as in practical labs when required to simulate real work environment. Students are also expected to conduct self-study during the duration of the course.
Assessments comprise of project, observation and written work.
The modes of study include:
• Classroom based training
• Work placement
The college will organise 120 hours of compulsory work placement.
All applicants must be 18 years or older at the commencement of their course
English Language Requirements
All International students applying for Hospitality courses at Windsor College must have a minimum English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
To gain entry into Certificate III, IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses, participants must have successfully completed Year 12, or secondary studies in the applicant's home country which are equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification
- - Access to a computer, tablet, or mobile phone
- - Access to the Internet
- - Access to a video and audio recording device
- - Computer skills including the ability to access an online video conferencing software, to use Microsoft Word and Adobe Reader, to download, scan and upload documents, and to access online materials. However, student support is available when required.
Before commencing work placement, students are required to provide:
- - A federal Police Background Check (Name check), no older than 6 months
- - An NDIS Worker Screening Check
- - A Working with Children Check
- - A First Aid Course Certificate
- - An NDIS Worker Orientation Module Certificate
- - Evidence of up-to-date Vaccination as required
Students must be physically capable of doing general lifting and be prepared to be on their feet for long hours and have the mental and emotional ability to handle challenging situations when providing support.
While Windsor may not offer all the qualifications indicated within the pathway, Windsor identifies relevant progression that may be attained:
Pathways from the qualification
After achieving CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability, individuals could progress to undertake studies CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services (This course program is not available at Windsor College Australia).