Certificate IV in Disability (12)
Melbourne Polytechnic, TAFE VIC
|Campus||Mid Year Intake?||Study Mode||Entry Requirements|
|Preston||Yes||Full-time internal, Part-time internal||
No minimum education
This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It addresses work in residential group homes, training resource centres, day respite centres and open employment services, other community settings and clients' homes. Some of the responsibilities of these workers: apply knowledge and skills gained through qualifications and/or previous experience to provide training and support to people with disabilities to enhance their ability to achieve greater levels of independence, self reliance and community participation; report to service managers and may liaise with health professionals and other service agencies.
Subjects you can Study
Core: Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework; Work effectively in the community sector; Work effectively with people with a disability; Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities; Facilitate skills development and maintenance; Facilitate community participation and inclusion; Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies; Facilitate individualised plans; plus more. Elective streams: Client support; Medication and health professional support; Working with people with mental health issues; Leisure and health; Team coordination and supervision; Outreach work; Oral health; plus more.
About Melbourne Polytechnic, TAFE VICMelbourne Polytechnic has six campuses around Melbourne - in Preston, Collingwood, Epping, Fairfield, Heidelberg and Prahran. There are also four training centres: Northern Lodge - Eden Park (vineyard and horse stud), Northern Lodge - Yan Yean (broad acre farm), Growling Frog Vineyard (Yan Yean), and the Northern AMEP Centre at Broadmeadows. Melbourne Polytechnic's metropolitan campuses are located within convenient reach by public transport.
Melbourne Polytechnic is accredited to deliver around 550 nationally recognised courses on a full-time and part-time basis and over 410 institute accredited courses. Vocational training study options include pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships and traineeships, certificates (I - IV), diplomas, and advanced diplomas. Higher education study options include associate, bachelor and masters degrees.
Melbourne Polytechnic facilities include a 320-hectare farm and 300-hectare thoroughbred stud, Building and Construction Training Centre, Aquaculture Training and Applied Research Centre, Meat and Fish Processing Facility, four vineyards, two wineries, training restaurant and bistro, hairdressing salons, a TV studio, Technical Education Centre, Green Skills Centre of Excellence, state-of-the-art on-campus student accommodation, and a teaching and learning complex at the Preston campus.
Provider CRICOS: 00724G RTO code: 3075;HE
Certificate IVCourse code: CHC40312
- Full-time internal = 0.5 year
- Part-time internal = 1 year
15 units: 10 core; 5 elective
No minimum education
Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended: Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers; Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
Life after Study
Community workers encourage and assist community groups to identify their needs, participate in decision-making and develop appropriate services and facilities to meet those needs.
Disability services instructors assess training needs, conduct training programmes and organise employment or recreation and leisure activities for people with intellectual, physical, sensory, social or emotional disabilities.
Disability support workers provide care, supervision and support for people with disabilities in the home, residential establishments, clinics and hospitals. They also work with other health professionals to maximise the individual's physical and mental wellbeing. They also provide companionship and emotional support, and when possible promote independence and community participation.