Akadia Training Toowoomba, Disability Services Nationally Endorsed Course
Working in the disability industry can be rewarding and provide you with a fulfilling career.
When you start your career in disability services at Akadia Training, you will have access to face-to-face support, as well as a team of trainers with current industry experience who will be there with you through the whole process from start to finish.
Unlike other training institutions where courses run through different semesters, here at Akadia training our Cert IV in Disability is part of a rolling enrolment, which means that you can study around your busy work and family life without having the pressure of having to give up work to study.
Cert IV in Disability
The Certificate IV in Disability is suitable for staff of disability services who would like to take their skills and knowledge to the next level. Typically, people who undertake this qualification have a desire to provide the best possible support to the people they look after and have gone on to be team leaders, mentors and coordinators of community programs.
To achieve the qualification of CJC43115 Certificate IV in Disability, you will need to complete 14 units, which comprises of:
- 11 Core Units
- 3 Elective Units
There are two ways an individual can enrol into a qualification with Akadia Training; as a full fee-paying student or under a subsidised program. The Higher-Level Skills Program provides a Government subsidy towards the training cost for eligible participants undertaking an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) certificate level IV qualification.
The Higher-Level Skills (HLS) program aims to assist individuals to gain the higher-level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry.
This program is open to any Queensland resident aged 15 years or over, who is no longer at school and is an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency.
Prospective students must not have or be enrolled in a certificate IV or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.
If a person is eligible to be enrolled under the QLD Higher Level Skills Program, there is a requirement to pay a co-contribution fee, which is $140. Students are entitled to a 15% concession (discount) if they meet the following:
- The student holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or dependent of a person who holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card and is named on the card
- The student is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
- The student has a disability
If a student has existing qualifications that may be related to this qualification, they will be encouraged to present those qualifications or Statements of Attainment (SOA) to their trainer. Existing qualifications or SOA will be assessed against the requirements of the current Certificate IV in Disability to determine if any credit transfers are appropriate.
Our flexible training program is designed for existing workers to the disability industry. It will allow you to continue working as well as complete your training, which may take between six months to two years to complete. The time taken to complete your studies relies entirely upon how much time you can dedicate to your training.
Our trainers will make scheduled site visits to your workplace to assist you. These visits will be scheduled after negotiation with your workplace and yourself and will provide you with tuition, learning support, complete assessments and conduct workplace observations. You will still be required to do some study and complete assessments in your own time.