We are currently accepting expressions of interest for this course from prospective students. Please submit an expression of interest if you would like to be among the first of our highly sought-after graduates.
This qualification will equip you to provide support to people living with various types of disability. You will learn to effectively communicate with people with disability, as well as developing and implementing support plans for people to build self-reliance and community participation.
This course is designed for Aboriginal or non-Aboriginal people wishing to explore career opportunities in disability specialist roles within the community service sector. AbSec Learning and Development Centre has tailored the course to apply particularly to serving Aboriginal families and communities.
Completion of this certificate provides up to six months’ credit into relevant degree courses offered by our partner, Southern Cross University.
We are offering this course for people currently employed in the community sector, either as team members or managers, and interested in expanding their leadership and management skills. Part of the course will consist of on-the-job learning at your workplace.
We hope to offer this course in the near future for people not currently employed in the sector. Please join our mailing list (available on the homepage) to receive our updates.
Self-paced (7 months).
We have designed this course as an online-onsite blended delivery program, providing flexibility for those students who are balancing work with study.
Much of your study will be completed online over a 7-month period, supplemented by 4 x 5-day face-to-face workshops (3 days in a classroom, 2 days in a workplace). Workshops will be scheduled at locations across NSW or at AbSec offices in Sydney.
In addition to online learning modules, students are also required to spend at least 10 hours per week between blocks undertaking research, reading and assessment activities.
$1500 for full qualification
RPL/CT $750 + $100 per unit not covered by RPL application
Payment options:(a) Pay in full before the course commences, by credit card or direct credit, or (b) pay by the month with a $350 initial payment (which includes a $100 administration fee and the first two months’ tuition fees) followed by $192 per month for 6 months for the Certificate IV courses.
Note: All self-funding students who successfully complete this course and are awarded a Diploma Qualification will be eligible to receive a $500 completion bonus.
In cases where a student’s employer has opted to cover the cost of tuition fees for this course, completion bonuses will still apply however payments will be made directly to employer unless otherwise directed by employer.
Available via distance education and online, with some face-to-face components.
Credit transfer and recognition of prior learning
Recognition of Prior Learning is available for either individual units of competence or the entire qualification.
Block 1: Self-paced lessons and on-site assessment