C6126 - Advanced Diploma of Disability

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Plan: C6126 - Advanced Diploma of 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: Advanced Diploma of Disability
Qualification national code: CHC60112
Nominal hours: 1445
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year industry based / 1 year on campus
Location: City Campus
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

The Advanced Diploma of Disability is designed to support your professional development in disability work through increasing your knowledge and skills. This program is for experienced disability staff who are currently working as senior direct service staff, program coordinators, supervisors, managers or experienced staff who wish to apply for promotion. The qualification is suitable for staff that may operate at an advanced skills level to:

  • provide specialist services
  • act as a resource for other workers
  • provide professional supervision of staff including volunteers
  • work intensively with clients
  • work with clients with complex needs
  • coordinate work programs
  • supervise accommodation service delivery
  • manage services

Occupational titles of applicants and graduates may include:

  • house supervisor
  • supervisor
  • program coordinator
  • psycho-social trainer
  • psycho-educational trainer
  • team leader
  • unit manager
  • support Services support workers (instructor)
  • case manager
  • disability development and support officer.


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Articulation and pathways

Articulation agreements between RMIT University programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification. The statements below provide you with information about articulation agreements with this program.

Graduates of the RMIT Advanced Diploma of Disability Work are eligible for exemptions in the following programs:

Learn more about articulation into Bachelor degrees in the RMIT School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, via this link

You may be eligible for credit into other RMIT University programs for successfully completing this program upon application to other RMIT University programs. Please check with admissions officer of your program of choice.

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

Upon successful completion of the Advanced Diploma of Disability Work you may be eligible to undertake further studies in the Vocational Graduate Certificate in Community Services Practice and the Vocational Graduate Diploma in Community Sector Management at RMIT University. This would be subject to meeting the entrance requirements for these qualifications.

Learn more about pathways or if you are eligible for credit transfer and recognition of prior learning.



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Entrance requirements

To gain entry into CHC60112 Advanced Diploma of Disability candidates must have previous experience in the disability sector in a job role involving:

  • The self-directed application of knowledge with substantial depth in some areas
  • The exercise of independent judgement and decision-making
  • The application of a range of technical and other skills.

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External accreditation and industry links

The Advanced Diploma of Disability is recognised by the community services and disability sectors as an advanced qualification and may be a mandatory qualification for some positions in government or non-government services.

The Advanced Diploma of Disability was developed and validated in consultation with the Community Services and Health industry sector.



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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

Library resources and Services
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, e-journals 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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