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CHC43121 – Certificate IV in Disability Support (Release 1)

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a range of community settings and peoples’ homes, who provide 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 according to and may contribute to an individualised plan, and work without direct supervision. They may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

The qualification requires that st must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

In order to study this course, students must have completed either CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) or CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) or CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability PLUS the CHCSS00125 Entry to Certificate IV in Disability Support Skill Set.

Licensing/Regulatory Information 

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

VET National Code
CHC43121
CRICOS Course Code
03790G
Duration
52 weeks
Delivery Mode

The course is delivered Face-to-face in classrooms with access to computer, printers, software and access to all the equipment and resources identified in each unit of competency.

Self-Study Learning
Students also complete independent self-study learning each week, comprising research, additional readings, assignment, projects and preparing for assessments (8-10 hours per week for 20 weeks, amounting to 200 hours).

All units are delivered as a standalone unit.

Tuition Fee
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Enrolment Fee
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Material Fee
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Work Based Training

As students must have completed CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) or CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) which has 120 hours or work placement requirement, CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support do not require student to undertake work placement unless as required by the elective units selected.

Academic requirements

Prospective BLC international students are required to demonstrate their capacity to complete the course successfully.
International students applying for Certificate IV level either off-shore or on-shore will need satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or Certificate III or higher qualification.
Furthermore, to study CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support, students must have successfully completed:

  • either CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
  • or CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
  • or CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability PLUS the CHCSS00125 Entry to Certificate IV in Disability Support Skill Set.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN)
All students are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test mapped at ACSF level 3 conducted by Blue Lotus College (BLC)

Candidate undertaking this course must possess sound Numeracy skills since it requires them to do calculations, make reports and graphs.

Pre-training Review
All students will undertake pre-training review which aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, basic computing skills and interview conducted by BLC enrolment officer.
Interview also aims to identify possible RPL opportunities.
Through pre-training review student will demonstrate that they have necessary skills to successfully complete the course
English language requirements
To enrol into this course with BLC, international students, applying either off-shore or on-shore, must satisfy one of the following requirements:

  • Either a minimum IELTS (General) test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course;
  • or, IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent with and ELICOS course (up to 20 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course.
    or, IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent with an ELICOS course (up to 30 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course.
    Results more than two years are not acceptable.
  • OR

  • Evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States.
  • OR

  • Evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.
  • OR

  • For students from Assessment Levels 1 and 2 only, successful completion of BLC’s Language and Numeracy Test conducted on BLC’s campus (for onshore international students ONLY.)

Basic computing skills

Student are required to have basic computer skills including operating MS-office and doing re-search on internet since course will require student to make reports in MS word, Excel and power point presentation.

Materials and Equipment Required

Although Blue Lotus will provide access to computers/laptops with required resources during classroom hours however to work on assignments and tasks for self-study, all learners are expected to bring a laptop with latest operating system or higher. Students must have an active email address for communication and be contactable by phone (mobile or landline) and by mail (postal address).
All learners are expected to have access to MS office application such as Microsoft Word, an email platform such as Microsoft.

Additional Requirement for Work Placement:

As students must have completed CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) or CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) which has 120 hours or work placement requirement, CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support do not require student to undertake work placement unless as required by the elective units selected.

Upon completion, potential employment options include a direct support worker in aged care, disability, home and community care or other direct care work in the community services industry with roles such as Disability Service Officer, Community Development Officer, Senior Personal Care Assistant, Behavioural Support Officer, Disability Team Leader, Disability Support Assistant, Day Support Disability Officer, Senior Disability Worker and Support Facilitator.

BLC does not do any misleading claim or job guarantee or advertise any employment outcome with its courses.

Core Units:
CHCCCS044 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS017 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS018 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS019 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
Elective Units:
CHCCCS036 Support relationships with carer and family
CHCDIS015 Develop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity
*Refer to the Delivery Schedule (Appendix 1) for detail breakdown of training and assessment hours for each unit.

To find out the methods of application, visit How to apply page
If you have a query about how to apply or entry requirements, contact admissions@bluelotus.edu.au

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