C4365 - Certificate IV in Disability

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


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: 910
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year full-time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Social Care and Health (535T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/college-of-vocational-education
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

This qualification is designed for those who wish to work as a disability support worker or currently employed and wish to have formal qualifications to continue to work 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.  

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

Successful completion of Certifcate IV in Disability guarantees entry into the following:

  • Diploma of Youth Work
  • Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Graduates of these programs 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

There are no minimum academic requirements.

You must be at least 18 years of age by the commencement date of the program.

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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 to direct applicants who wishes to gain empolyment in the Disability Sector or existing workers who are employed by disability organisations. The program is delivered two days per week, with one day on campus and one day online.  RMIT works closely with disability organisations to ensure that the program meets the needs of the workplace. Industry partners are active participants in the selection of electives, delivery and assessment tasks through memebership of the Industry Advisory Committee.

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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 at RMIT University you can use all the services provided by the Library. These include study spaces, books, journals and course-related materials such as DVDs, past exams, and newspapers. You can also request items from any library in the world through our document delivery service.

RMIT Library staff can show you how to find the information you need for your assignments and how to make the most of the library resources. You can speak to a librarian, work through web-based tutorials or use our online “Ask a Librarian” service. 

All students have unlimited access to our specialist electronic resources. These include e-books, e-journals and newspapers to make it easier for you to get the information you need, when you need it. Our collections are continually updated to ensure the currency and accuracy of the resources you use.

Computers are available at every Library site. You can access the Internet, myRMIT and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library. You can find more information on Library resources and services https://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.
Services available to you as a student at RMIT University RMIT University provides resources and opportunities to help you to achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online for:

  • 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 participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The Ngarara Willim Centre offers ongoing guidance with study, living and cultural needs. You can find more information at  https://www.rmit.edu.au/students

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