CHCDIS020 - Work effectively in disability support

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Unit code: CHCDIS020 | Study level: TAFE
Footscray Nicholson


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a disability support work context. The unit covers meeting job requirements, complying with organisational requirements and working in a disability sector context.This unit applies to individuals who work with people with disability in a range of community services and health contexts. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and will be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes & performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • undertake work providing support to at least one person with disability, in a disability support work context that involves each of the following on at least one occasion:
  • person-centred communication
  • identifying tasks from individualised plan
  • recognising scope of own job role and referrals
  • complying with professional conduct requirements
  • recognising and reporting signs of abuse
  • seeking consent for support activities
  • working with interdisciplinary team members
  • engaging with people and organisation using technology
  • completing workplace reports and checklists
  • maintenance and storage of workplace information
  • meeting privacy and confidentiality requirements.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the Victoria University Polytechnic e-Learning system.

As part of a course

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