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Certificate IV in Disability

National Course Code: CHC43115

TAFE NSW Course Number: CHC43115-01V02

The Hills College, Castle Hill Campus

Study Type:
Full Time

Start Date:
5 Feb 2018


18 weeks

Nominal Hours:

Full Fee: $8,430
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,320

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Government Subsidised
  • Traineeship

Contact by Training Services NSW

If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at Western Sydney Institute.

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.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

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

If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

Work Placements: This course has a compulsory work placement of 120 hours. Work placement will start in week five for approximately one to two days a week.

A further block period will be conducted in your workplace and /or placement as negotiated . You will be required to apply for a National Police Check. Please note that this needs to be completed prior to attending work placement. You will also be required to do addtional units online throughout your enrolment to complete the course.

Please familiarise yourself with the links on in preparation for the workplace component of your course

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.


Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.


Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
• Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:

2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:


Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:


Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm

CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

The above list includes units being offered at this campus and that are required to complete this qualification. Other colleges may offer different elective options. For some courses the electives will not be listed however they will be discussed during your first class. Please see www.tafensw.edu.au for the full list of elective units available within this course.

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 870 for further information and advice.

First qualification$1,990
Second qualification$2,320
Non-government subsidised fee$8,430

Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

Start Date: 5 Feb 2018

Full Time: 18 hours per week x 18 Weeks

Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm; and Thursdays at 9.30 am to 3 pm for learners without Certificate III in Individual Support. Attendance is also required Monday 26/02/18, 05/03/2018, 21/05/2018 and 04/06/2018.

To enrol in this course, please use the Enrol option.

You will also need to attend one of the following information sessions
Wednesday, 1 November 2017 at 11 am or 6 pm or
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 at 11 am or 6 pm
TAFE NSW The Hills (Castle Hill)
Building F room FG.33
Cnr Showground Rd and Green Rd
Castle Hill

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI www.usi.gov.au. If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.

For further assistance, contact the WSI Service Centre on 131 870 to enrol.

18HIL-011 S:5/2/2018 E:22/6/2018

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