C4365 - Certificate IV in Disability

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Plan: C4365FSSI - Certificate IV in Disability
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure

Approach to learning and assessment

The program is delivered by industry practitioners in 15 workshops one day workshops approximately every 3 weeks delivered over a 12-month period.  You will learn bith individually and in groups through a variety of activities such as presentations, case studies, research, practical demonstrations and group discussion. You will also learn to have greater understanding of your organisation’s policies and practices. You will reflect on your own practice of each unit of competency by both evidence of practice and third party reports and discussion with your workplace supervisor and RMIT trainer and assessor. 

You will be assessed in the classroom, in the simulated classroom and through formal assessment tasks and in your workplace if required. The emphasis will be on the demonstration of skills and the application of knowledge in the workplace context, and how you are able to integrate these in preparation for the contingencies and demands of a busy workplace. Assessment occurs throughout the program and is evenly spaced across the duration of the program.

Other forms of assessment include:

  • Research projects
  • Written assessment tasks
  • In class group work
  • In class quiz and worksheets 
  • Practical demonstration

If you have a long-term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Coordinator or the Equitable Learning Service Unit (https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services) if you would like to find out more. 

The approach to learning and assessment for this program will include both supervised and non-supervised forms of training delivery. 
Supervised training is teacher directed learning and assessment activities. This includes: 

  • Work placements which are mandatory requirements of assessment.
  • Structured online learning activities where there is real time access to your teachers e.g. online lectures, teacher led discussions and online activities.
  • Face-to-face learning e.g. tutorials, lectures, scheduled classes.
  • Assessment tasks.

There are approximately 465 structured hours in this program which includes workshops, online activities, assessments and 120 hours of WIL integrated into your work role.

You will also need to work independently, this includes:

  • Independent study activities such as research, reading, practical and theoretical assessments. 
  • Enrolled students who possess relevant prior skills, knowledge and/or competencies or work-based evidence may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Recognition.

For more information, please see https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/enrolment/apply-for-credit

Information relating to Covid

Please note that this program’s courses (whether core, option, or university elective courses) may have mandatory in-person attendance or assessment to pass the course.

If you are choosing to enrol in a course which has mandatory in-person attendance or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption. 

Please read this RMIT Enrolment Procedure as it has important information regarding COVID vaccination and your study at RMIT: https://policies.rmit.edu.au/document/view.php?id=209.

Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: https://www.rmit.edu.au/covid/coming-to-campus

 

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Work integrated learning

All students are currently working in a disability service agency workplace. This means that you will have pre-existing knowledge and skills gained through an agency induction, on-going workplace training and development and workplace experience. 
The program assessment tasks will continue to develop your knowledge and skills, requiring you to undertake individual and work group tasks such as an OHS worksite risk assessment, client communication assessment, and service planning and review. These tasks will be based on your worksite, clients, and organisational procedures and documentation.

RMIT teaching staff will be the lead facilitators during the program. CHCDIS005 - Develop and provide person-centred service responses requires performance of the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a period of at least 120 hours of direct support work. Students must be working in the sector and  must provide observation and or evidence of this, if their work or volunteer role does not provide the capacity to develop and provide person-centred service responses this WIL may be negotiated and actioned as required.

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Program Structure

This qualification requires the completion of 14 units - 11 core units and 3 elective units.
 

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C4365 Courses

C4365FSSI Core Units - Complete all Eleven (11) Courses

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code

Campus

Manage legal and ethical compliance (CHCLEG003) 80 LAW5736C City Campus
Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002) 25 OHTH5920C City Campus
Provide individualised support (CHCCCS015) 30 HWSS6075C City Campus
Develop and provide person-centred service responses (CHCDIS005) 135 HWSS6114C City Campus
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (CHCDIS007) 100 HWSS6115C City Campus
Facilitate community participation and social inclusion (CHCDIS008) 60 HWSS6116C City Campus
Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (CHCDIS002) 50 HWSS6113C City Campus
Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach (CHCDIS009) 50 BUSM7998C City Campus
Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001) 40 GEDU6077C City Campus
Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs (CHCDIS010) 90 HWSS6117C City Campus
Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001) 70 NURS5367C City Campus
AND
C4365FSSI Elective Group A - Complete all Two (2) courses:

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code

Campus

Support relationships with carers and families (CHCCCS025) 70 HWSS6081C City Campus
Work with people with mental health issues (CHCMHS001) 80 OHTH5925C City Campus
AND
C4365FSSI Elective Group B: Complete One (1) of the following courses: ERMHA students must choose CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context. All other students must choose CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code

Campus

Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies (CHCDIS004) 60 HWSS6118C City Campus
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context (CHCAOD001) 80 HWSS6083C City Campus
 

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