Certificate IV in Disability

Victoria University (VU)

This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It 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.

Entry Requirements:

Certificate III in Disability or equivalent; and appropriate literacy and numeracy skills; plus already be employed in industry for approximately 20 hours a week.

Structure:

14 units: 11 core; 3 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability; Manage legal and ethical compliance; Develop and provide person-centred service responses; Facilitate community participation and social inclusion; Recognise healthy body systems; Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach; Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs; Provide individualised support; plus more. Elective: Assess co-existing needs; Respond to suspected abuse; Work in an alcohol and other drugs context; Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder; Provide community focused health promotion and prevention strategies; Work with forced migrants; Apply and manage use of basic oral health products; plus more.

Campus Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Footscray Park
Sydney
City Flinders
Sunshine Yes Full time 1 year
Sunshine Full time 1 year
Footscray Nicholson Yes Full time 1 year
St Albans Yes Full time 1 year
City King
St Albans Part time 2 years
Footscray Nicholson Yes Part time 2 years
Werribee Yes Full time 1 year
Sunshine Yes Part time 2 years
Sunshine Part time 2 years
St Albans Yes Part time 2 years
St Albans Full time 1 year
Werribee Yes Part time 2 years
City Queen
Victoria University is the only university in Australia to use the block teaching model, which has been in operation throughout Sweden and parts of North America for more than four decades.

First-year and second-year students at Victoria University complete one subject every four weeks, are assessed, and then proceed to the next four-week unit. Immersion in each subject allows students to master it, rather than juggling four units at once. From 2020, all students will be taught in this way.

Victoria University is one of only six Australian universities to combine higher education and vocational and further education with its Victoria University Polytechnic, which is based on multiple university campuses. The Polytechnic creates pathways direct to the workforce or to university degrees.

VU College offers English language courses, pathway diplomas and courses for international students at its Melbourne and Sydney campuses as well as offshore with international education partners.

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