CHC50108 - Diploma of Disability

Experience working with disabled citizens? Get credit for your skills.

Your experience in case management and counselling those with a disability may have already earned you the expertise you need to achieve your Diploma of Disability via RPL. Gather your skills in care, support, first aid, counselling, and decision-making to improve your job prospects as a qualified Disability Worker.

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Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

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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 

Unit code Unit title Prerequisite

Provide advocacy and representation services 


Undertake case management for clients with complex needs 


Coordinate complex case requirements*


Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management


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

 CHCCW503A  Work intensively with clients  
 CHCDIS511A  Coordinate services for people with disabilities  

Meet statutory and organisation information requirements

 CHCNET503D  Develop new networks  
 CHCORG506E  Coordinate the work environment  

Access evidence and apply in practice


* prerequisite CHCCM404A

Group A WHS electives - one unit must be selected 

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

Unit code Unit title

Maintain workplace WHS processes 


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:

Unit code Unit title

 Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers 


Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 


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:

Unit code Unit title

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 
Unit code Unit title

Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder 


Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities 


Support people with disabilities who are ageing 


Provide care and support 


Design procedures for support 


Facilitate skills development and maintenance 


Support people with disabilities as workers 


Provide services to people with disabilities with complex needs 


Facilitate community participation and inclusion 


Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies 


Design and adapt surroundings to group requirements 


Maximise participation in work by people with disabilities 


Support relationships with carers and families

Working with people with mental health issues 

Work collaboratively to support recovery process 


Work with people with mental health issues 


Provide advanced supports to facilitate recovery 


Provide community focused promotion and prevention strategies

Working with people with alcohol and other drug issues 
Unit code Unit title

Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drug issues 


Develop and implement a behaviour response plan 


Provide community focused promotion and prevention strategies

Medication and health professional support 
 Unit code  Unit title Prerequisite

Assist clients with medication


Administer and monitor medications


Support health professional


Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context


Apply first aid


Apply advanced first aid

Counselling and client support 
Unit code Unit title Prerequisite

Support inclusive practice in the workplace 


 Provide support and care relating to loss and grief 


Promote and respond to workplace diversity 


Work within a structured counselling framework 


Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills 


Facilitate the counselling relationship 


Support clients in decision-making processes 


Reflect and improve upon counselling skills* 


Manage own professional development in responding to domestic and family violence 


Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence 


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

Team coordination and management 
Unit code Unit title

Recruit and coordinate volunteers 


Lead and develop others in a community sector workplace 


Provide mentoring support to colleagues

Palliative approach 
Unit code

Unit title


Deliver care services using a palliative approach 


Plan for and provide care services using a palliative approach

Outreach work 
Unit code Unit title

Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness 


Undertake outreach work

Organisation support electives 

Unit code Unit title

Facilitate adult learning and development 


Provide supervision support to community sector workers 


Work effectively with other services and networks 


Facilitate workplace change and innovation 


Undertake policy review 


Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace 


Manage stress in the workplace

Oral health 
Unit code Unit title

Use basic oral health screening tools 


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


Support clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care 


Recognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issues 


Provide or assist with oral hygiene

CHCOHC407B  Apply and manage use of basic oral health products

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.

This qualification does not require any licensing.

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