Qualification details

CHC40308 - Certificate IV in Disability (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 25/Mar/2011

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to CHC40312 - Certificate IV in DisabilityUpdated in V4 Updated core WHS unit. Equivalent vocational outcome. 07/May/2012
Supersedes CHC40302 - Certificate IV in Disability Work 25/Mar/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Code' columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Title' columnEssential
BSBWOR403A - Manage stress in the workplaceManage stress in the workplace N/A
CHCAC318B - Work effectively with older peopleWork effectively with older people N/A
CHCAC412A - Provide services to older people with complex needsProvide services to older people with complex needs N/A
CHCAC416A - Facilitate support responsive to the specific nature of dementiaFacilitate support responsive to the specific nature of dementia N/A
CHCAC417A - Implement interventions with older people at risk of fallsImplement interventions with older people at risk of falls N/A
CHCAD401D - Advocate for clientsAdvocate for clients N/A
CHCAOD402B - Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sectorWork effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector N/A
CHCCH427A - Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessnessWork effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness N/A
CHCCH522A - Undertake outreach workUndertake outreach work N/A
CHCCM404A - Undertake case management for clients with complex needsUndertake case management for clients with complex needs N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 411712 Disabilities Services Officer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3292-11 Project Or Program Administrator 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 411712 Disabilities Services Officer 02/Feb/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3292-11 Project Or Program Administrator 02/Feb/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 02/Feb/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 02/Feb/2009 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Description

This qualification addresses work in residential group homes, training resource centres, day respite centres and open employment services, other community settings and clients' homes.

These workers:

  • Apply knowledge and skills gained through qualifications and/or previous experience to provide training and support to people with disabilities to enhance their ability to achieve greater levels of independence, self reliance and community participation
  • Report to service managers and may liaise with health professionals and other service agencies
  • May work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a limited number of lower classified workers.

Occupational titles  may include:

  • Behavioural support officer
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Development officer
  • Project officer (life enhancement team)
  • Disability officer - day support
  • Residential care officer
  • Disability support officer / worker
  • Senior personal care assistant
  • Employment coordinator (disability)
  • Social educator
  • Job coordinator
  • Social trainer
  • Lifestyle support officer
  • Supervisor
  • Local area coordinator

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

15 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 10 core units
  • 5 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
  • Other relevant electives listed below
  • Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages
  • Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 3 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on the NTIS or other public listing

Core units 

CHCCS400B Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework 

CHCCS411B Work effectively in the community sector 

CHCDIS301B Work effectively with people with a disability 

CHCDIS302A Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities 

CHCDIS405A Facilitate skills development and maintenance 

CHCDIS410A Facilitate community participation and inclusion 

CHCDIS411A Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies 

CHCICS402A Facilitate individualised plans 

AND one of each of the following pairs of units :

CHCICS305A Provide behaviour support in the context of individualised plans 

OR 

CHCICS404A Plan and provide advanced behaviour support 

AND :

HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes 

OR 

CHCOHS312B Follow safety procedures for direct care work 

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice 

All workers in the disability sector need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.

Group A electives  - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice 

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co -workers 

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Other relevant electives 

Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. The following grouping of relevant electives is provided to facilitate selection and does not necessarily reflect workplace requirements. Electives may be selected from one or more groups. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

Client support 

CHCAD401D Advocate for clients 

CHCCM404A Undertake case management for clients with complex needs 

CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships 

CHCCS310A Support inclusive practice in the workplace 

CHCCS312A Use electronic learning materials 

CHCCS413A Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder 

CHCCS417A Provide support and care relating to suicide bereavement 

CHCCS422A Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately 

CHCCS425A Support health professional 

CHCCS426A Provide support and care relating to loss and grief 

CHCCS502B Maintain legal and ethical work practices 

CHCCS506A Promote and respond to workplace diversity 

CHCDIS313A Support people with disabilities who are ageing 

CHCDIS404C Design procedures for support 

CHCDIS408C Support people with disabilities as workers 

CHCDIS409A Provide services to people with disabilities with complex needs 

CHCDIS509D Maximise participation in work by people with disabilities 

CHCICS401A Facilitate support for personal care needs 

CHCICS403A Conduct individual assessment 

CHCICS404A Plan and provide advanced behaviour support 

CHCICS405A Facilitate groups for individual outcomes 

CHCICS406A Support client self management 

CHCICS407A Support positive lifestyle 

CHCICS408A Provide support to people with chronic disease 

CHCICS409A Recognise and respond to suspected abuse of vulnerable people 

CHCICS410A Support relationships with carers and families 

CHCLD315A Recognise stages of lifespan development 

CHCLLN403A Identify clients with language , literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively 

CHCORG406B Supervise work 

CHCORG529B Provide coaching and motivation 

CHCPA301B Deliver care services using a palliative approach 

CHCPA402B Plan for and provide care services using a palliative approach 

HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context 

HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status 

HLTFS207C Follow basic food safety practices 

Medication and health professional support 

CHCCS305B Assist clients with medication  (Note pre -requisite  HLTAP301B)

CHCCS424A Administer and monitor medications  (Note pre -requisites  CHCCS305B, HLTAP301B)

CHCCS425A Support health professional 

HLTFA301C Apply first aid 

HLTFA402C Apply advanced first aid  (Note pre -requisite  HLTFA301C)

Working with older people 

CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people 

CHCAC412A Provide services to older people with complex needs  (Note pre -requisite CHCAC318B )

CHCAC416A Facilitate support responsive to the specific nature of dementia 

CHCAC417A Implement interventions with older people at risk of falls 

Working with people with mental health issues 

CHCMH402A Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes 

CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues 

Working with people with alcohol and other drug issues 

CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector 

Leisure and health 

CHCRH401B Work effectively in the leisure and health industry 

CHCRH402A Undertake leisure and health programming 

CHCRH404A Plan , implement and monitor leisure and health programs 

Team coordination and supervision 

CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships 

CHCNET404A Facilitate links with other services 

CHCORG406B Supervise work 

CHCORG423B Maintain quality service delivery 

BSBWOR403A Manage stress in the workplace 

Outreach work 

CHCCH427A Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness 

CHCCH522A Undertake outreach work 

Oral health 

CHCOHC303A Use basic oral health screening tools 

CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health 

CHCOHC402A Support and encourage clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care 

CHCOHC404A Recognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issues 

CHCOHC406A Provide or assist with oral hygiene 

CHCOHC407A Apply and manage use of basic oral health products 

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