This qualification focuses on supporting people living with a disability in a range of community settings and clients’ homes to maximise their independence,
self-reliance, community participation, wellbeing and maintain quality of life.
Uni Dual Offer Course
You will receive an offer to both TAFE SA and University, with the University offer being conditional on successful completion of the TAFE SA qualification.
You can rest assured you have secured your University offer, pending successful completion of the TAFE SA award.
No further application will be required.
You will receive credit for TAFE SA studies allowing you to complete two awards dependant on the pathway selected.
If accepted, you will receive an offer to TAFE SA and-on successful completion of the TAFE SA qualification-an offer to University with no further application required.
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How to Apply
Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course.
For International Students please visit International Courses.
This qualification addresses work in residential group homes, training resource centres, day respite centres and open employment services, other community settings and clients' homes.
Occupational titles may include: Behavioural Support Officer; Development Officer; Disability Support Officer; Employment Coordinator (Disability); Lifestyle Support Officer; Project Officer (Life Enhancement Team); Residential Care Officer; Senior Personal Care Assistant; Social Educator; Social Trainer.
Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.
Qualifications & Skills Covered
Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115)
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. 11 core units plus 3 elective units.
To achieve this qualification, students must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.
This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.
To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession