Kangan Institute has strong networks in the community services industry.
Working in disability is all about making a genuine difference to the lives of people with disabilities. From helping others achieve greater levels of independence to enjoying an enhanced quality of life, this course will give you the skills needed to attend to those under your care. As an entry level qualification, the Certificate IV in Disability will help you to enter the disability industry. As part of your studies students are also required to complete a placement component, which often leads to future employment and job opportunities.
Major Study Areas
Certificate IV in Disability: Develop professional practices; work effectively in the community sector and with people with a disability; legal and ethical frameworks; maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities; facilitate individualised plans, skills development and maintenance; community participation and inclusion; and culturally aware and respectful practice.
Certificate IV in Disability:This course is nationally recognised and is the standard industry qualification required to work in the disability field. It allows you to work in residential support, training resource centres, day respite centres and open employment services, other community settings and client’s homes.
Job opportunities include: disability support worker; behavioural support officer; development officer; disability officer – day support; employment coordinator; job coordinator; lifestyle support officer; project officer (life enhancement team); residential care officer; senior personal care assistant; social educator; and social trainer.
The Kangan Institute difference
ACCESS INDUSTRY NETWORKS
Benefit from a personalised approach to learning from experienced trainers.
Access a wide range of student support services including counselling, employment centre and learning support during your studies.
PATHWAYS TO FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS
We can help open many doors into future study with guaranteed pathways into leading Victorian universities, as well as select Bachelor programs delivered on campus.
- There are no set education prerequisites for these courses. However, you will be assessed to ensure that you have the have satisfactory numeracy, literacy and verbal communication skills to undertake the course.
- The minimum age to work in this field is 18 years.
- Applicants must obtain a current and valid National Police Record Check and Working with Children Check (WCC) within 3 weeks of commencing the course.
Certificate IV in Disability: There is up to 200 hours of work placement (dependent on prior work experience) that is required to be completed.
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