C4365 - Certificate IV in Disability

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Plan: C4365 - Certificate IV in Disability
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate IV in Disability
Qualification national code: CHC43115
Nominal hours: 920
Career: TAFE
Duration: 12 months
Owning school: Global, Urban and Social Studies (365T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/socialhumanities
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

This qualification is designed for those who work as a disability support worker employed in the community disability services sector, including in residential settings, further education, recreation and leisure, day respite and community access, supported and open employment, client’s homes and other community settings.  It is designed for existing workers to gain the qualification needed to work in the disability industry.

 

The program will require you to reflect on your organisation's vision and values, which can guide your working style and strategies, and will help you to develop the skills and knowledge to assist clients with:

  • personal and attendant care,
  • individualised planning,
  • communication development,
  • daily living skills,
  • community access skills such as travel training,
  • personal development 
  • job search and job support
  • outreach and case coordination

 

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Articulation and pathways

Graduates of this program may progress to the Diploma of Community Services Work which would further develop your knowledge and skills for work in individual support and case management/coordination across a range of community sector organisations. 

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Entrance requirements

This program is only open to existing workers employed by disability organisations that enter a training contract with RMIT University.

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External accreditation and industry links

This nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualification has been validated by the community services and health industry.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.

 

This program is offered as a traineeship to existing workers who are employed by disability organisations that enter a training agreement with RMIT University.  The program is mainly delivered on site at the organisation.  RMIT works closely with employing organisations to ensure that the program meets the needs of the workplace.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

 

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library. Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, ejournals and newspapers.

 

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

 

Online learning tools and content

 

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

 

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

 

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

 

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance.

 

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

 

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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