Certificate IV in Disability (08)
Holmesglen Institute of TAFE
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This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It provides the skills and knowledge required for working in training resource centres, day respite centres, open employment services, residential group homes, other community settings and clients' homes. Workers in this area: provide training and support to people with disabilities to enhance their 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.
Subjects you can Study
Core: Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework; Work effectively in the community sector; Work effectively with people with a disability; Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities; Facilitate skills development and maintenance; Facilitate community participation and inclusion; Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies; Facilitate individualised plans; Provide behaviour support in the context of individualised plans; Plan and provide advanced behaviour support; Contribute to OHS processes; Follow safety procedures for direct care work. Plus electives
15 units: 10 core; 5 elective
No minimum education
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: Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers; Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
Life after Study
Care workers provide care, supervision and support for children, people with disability and aged people in residential establishments and in their own homes.
Community workers encourage and assist community groups to identify their needs, participate in decision-making and develop appropriate services and facilities to meet those needs.
Disability services instructors assess training needs, conduct training programs and organise employment or recreation and leisure activities for people with intellectual and/or physical, sensory, social or emotional disabilities.