Diploma of Disability

General Description: 

This qualification covers workers who are responsible for the coordination and management of agencies delivering services to people with a disability.

Workers in this role:

  • Are usually also involved in service delivery, either direct client work and/or community development projects
  • Have responsibility for supervision of other staff and volunteers.
  • Career Opportunities: 

    Occupational titles may include:

  • Assessor
  • Local support coordinator
  • Case coordinator
  • Manager
  • Case manager
  • Program/service coordinator
  • Client service assessor
  • Senior disability worker
  • Coordinator
  • Support facilitator
  • Local area coordinator
  • Course Duration: 

    Typically this training course takes upto 0.6 months to 1 year to complete, based on your own personal circumstances as well as the mode of study you choose. ( it also depends whether you complete this course on a Part Time or Full Time Basis)

    You may be eligible to receive credits for four units from the Certificate IV in Disability to shorten the duration of study.

    By way of example, if you were to do this training course online and continually commit time to complete the projects and assignments each week chances are you'll complete the course well ahead of the time.

    Method of Study: 

    In-class study will give you a structured training experience and routine face-to-face contact with your trainers, educators, lecturers and classmates.

  • Online, Correspondence and Distance Education programs provide you with the ability to study from just about any place, whenever you want!

    This is great if you'd like flexibility and can't commit to going to routine classroom sessions. You may learn at your own tempo and finish the course in keeping with your own schedule. Contact us today to investigate which study methodology may perhaps suit you best.
  • Prerequisites: 

    To gain entry into CHC50108 Diploma of Disability a candidate must:

    1. Be recognised as competent, through a recognised training program or recognition process, against the following units of competency common to CHC40312 Certificate IV in Disability:

    CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework

    CHCCS411C Work effectively in the community sector

    CHCDIS301C Work effectively with people with a disability

    CHCDIS410A Facilitate community participation and inclusion

    CHCICS402B Facilitate individualised plans


    2. Have sufficient relevant work experience in the disability sector to indicate likely success at this level of qualification in a job role involving:

    The application of knowledge with depth in some areas and demonstration of a broad range of technical and other skills

    A wide range of tasks and roles in a variety of contexts, with complexity in the range and choices of actions required

    The exercise of discretionary judgement and decision making under general guidance.

    Recognition of Prior Learning: 

    Recognition is available (on application) to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, in a related area. Recognition may reduce the duration of your studies (Subjective to evidence provide, mapped and assessed against the required unit/s of competency)


    Competency determination is made after all relevant evidence is gathered. AusCHS is receptive to evidence gathered from a variety of sources including our own assessment processes. AusCHS assessment processes include:

    • Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Transfer
    • Written/Oral Questions
    • Written reports/Portfolio Assessments
    • Scenarios
    • Role Plays
    • Projects
    • Case Studies
    • Log Book
    • Workplace Assessments

    The Diploma of Disability provides a pathway to other learning opportunities both in the vocational education and university sectors.


    16 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 11 core units
  • 5 elective units

    A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A WHS electives of which one unit must be selected for this qualification
  • Group B electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
  • Group C elective which is recommended for special consideration
  • 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, 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 TGA or other public listing

    Core units

    CHCAD504B Provide advocacy and representation services

    CHCCM404A Undertake case management for clients with complex needs

    CHCCM501A Coordinate complex case requirements
    (Note pre-requisite CHCCM404A)

    CHCCM503C Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management

    CHCCS503B Develop, implement and review services and programs to meet client needs

    CHCCW503A Work intensively with clients

    CHCDIS511A Coordinate services for people with disabilities

    CHCINF505D Meet statutory and organisation information requirements

    CHCNET503D Develop new networks

    CHCORG506E Coordinate the work environment

    CHCPOL501A Access evidence and apply in practice

    Group A WHS electives – one unit must be selected

    One of the following WHS units must be selected for this qualification.

    HLTWHS401A Maintain workplace WHS processes

    HLTWHS501A Manage workplace WHS processes

    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 B 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 more 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

    PSPMNGT605B Manage diversity

    Group C – elective for special consideration

    The following elective, whilst not required in all disability work, is highly recommended to be considered for inclusion in this qualification:

    CHCICS404B Plan and provide advanced behaviour support

    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.

    Disability support

    CHCCS413B Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder

    CHCDIS302A Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities

    CHCDIS313A Support people with disabilities who are ageing

    CHCDIS400C Provide care and support

    CHCDIS404C Design procedures for support

    CHCDIS405A Facilitate skills development and maintenance

    CHCDIS408D Support people with disabilities as workers

    CHCDIS409B Provide services to people with disabilities with complex needs

    CHCDIS410A Facilitate community participation and inclusion

    CHCDIS411A Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

    CHCDIS507C Design and adapt surroundings to group requirements

    CHCDIS509E Maximise participation in work by people with disabilities

    CHCICS410A Support relationships with carers and families

    Working with people with mental health issues

    CHCMH405A Work collaboratively to support recovery process

    CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues

    CHCMH501A Provide advanced supports to facilitate recovery

    CHCPROM503A Provide community focused promotion and prevention strategies

    Working with people with alcohol and other drug issues

    CHCAOD511C Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drug issues
    CHCAOD512B Develop and implement a behaviour response plan

    CHCPROM503A Provide community focused promotion and prevention strategies

    Medication and health professional support

    CHCCS305C Assist clients with medication (Note pre-requisite HLTAP301B)

    CHCCS424B Administer and monitor medications
    (Note pre-requisites CHCCS305C, HLTAP301B)

    CHCCS425B Support health professional

    HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context

    HLTFA311A Apply first aid

    HLTFA412A Apply advanced first aid (Note pre-requisite HLTFA311A)

    Counselling and client support

    CHCCS310A Support inclusive practice in the workplace

    CHCCS426B Provide support and care relating to loss and grief

    CHCCS506A Promote and respond to workplace diversity

    CHCCSL501A Work within a structured counselling framework

    CHCCSL502A Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills

    CHCCSL503B Facilitate the counselling relationship

    CHCCSL507B Support clients in decision-making processes

    CHCCSL509A Reflect and improve upon counselling skills (Note pre-requisites CHCCSL501A, CHCCSL503B, CHCCSL507B)

    CHCDFV402C Manage own professional development in responding to domestic and family violence

    CHCDFV505C Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence

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

    Team coordination and management

    CHCORG525D Recruit and coordinate volunteers

    CHCORG611C Lead and develop others in a community sector workplace

    CHCORG627B Provide mentoring support to colleagues

    Palliative approach

    CHCPA301B Deliver care services using a palliative approach

    CHCPA402B Plan for and provide care services using a palliative approach

    Outreach work

    CHCCH427B Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

    CHCCH522B Undertake outreach work

    Organisation support electives

    CHCCS427B Facilitate adult learning and development

    CHCCS505B Provide supervision support to community sector workers

    CHCNET501C Work effectively with other services and networks

    CHCORG501B Facilitate workplace change and innovation

    CHCPOL404A Undertake policy review

    TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

    BSBWOR403A Manage stress in the workplace

    Oral health

    CHCOHC303B Use basic oral health screening tools

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

    CHCOHC402A Support 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

    CHCOHC406B Provide or assist with oral hygiene

    CHCOHC407B Apply and manage use of basic oral health products

  • Course Fees: 

    Total Fees- $10000
    Valid till 31/10/2015
    Please inquire by emailing or contacting 1300600888 for the special promotion price
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