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Diploma of Disability

Course Code CHC50108
Campus Bairnsdale,
Study options Full time,
Part time,
Flexible delivery

About this course

Are you interested in helping people achieve their goals and keen to further your career in the disability industry? This course will continue the development of your skills in caring for people with various needs and help develop your skills in the management of services to people with a disability.

Entry requirements

To enter this course, you must have completed, or have the equivalent skills, in four units from the CHC40708 Certificate IV in Disability.

Alternatively, you can enter this course if you have relevant experience and knowledge of the disability sector. Work-skills required are:
· the application of knowledge with depth in some areas and demonstration of a broad range of technical and other skills;
· conducting a wide range of tasks and roles in a variety of contexts, with complexity in the range and choices of actions required; and
· the exercise of discretionary judgement and decision making under general guidance.

Discuss your skills, knowledge and experience with one of our Course Coordinators today and see how it relates to your entry into this course.

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Duration and/or dates

This course is delivered over two years.

How to apply

Enquiries and direct applications can be made by contacting a Student Advisor on 1300 133 717 or by email. You can also contact us by clicking the enquire button on this page.

For Semester 2015 applications via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), you can apply directly for the Diploma of Disability if you are:
· NOT currently studying Year 12 in Australia; and
· Intending to submit an application only to Advance TAFE.

Applicants who are intending to apply to more than one institution and all current Year 12 students must apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). This course is listed on page 120 of the VTAC Guide or on the VTAC website. The selection criteria and requirements published by VTAC apply to all applicants.

Contact a Student Advisor on 1300 133 717 for further information.

Career opportunities

· Assessor
· Case coordinator
· Case manager
· Program/service coordinator
· Senior disability worker
· Coordinator

Further study opportunities

Graduates can go on to study at higher levels to increase skills, knowledge and employability.

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Deakin at Your Doorstep

A huge advantage of studying this Diploma is that it can be studied in conjunction with the Deakin Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences. This allows graduates to gain two qualifications!

The dual qualification delivers access to a range of Deakin degree courses with up to 18 months of credit.

· Advance TAFE higher education link.
· Deakin Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences link.

Monash University - Bachelor Community Welfare and Counselling

This course gives 12 months of advanced standing into the Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling at Monash University.

Skills recognition (RPL)

Your existing skills and experience may provide credit towards this course. Click here to find out more or discuss your options with the course coordinator.

Course structure

To attain this qualification a total of 16 units must be achieved; comprising 11 core units and 5 electives.

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