If you’re passionate, caring and want to improve the quality of life of vulnerable people in your community, a career in the disability sector is perfect for you. It’s equal measures challenging and rewarding and is a career that offers flexibility in working hours.
The Certificate of High Support and Complex Care (Disability Work) will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to provide high support and complex care in a disability work setting. You will learn how to responsibly administer and monitor prescribed medications in a range of settings and in accordance with legislation and the organisation’s medication and delegation policies and practice.
This high support and complex care course will also teach you how to work within a legal and ethical framework that supports duty of care requirements for persons with a disability and complex care needs. You will also learn how to provide first aid response, life support, management of casualties, the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.
On successful completion of this course, you will feel confident to provide support services, under the delegation of a health care professional, to people with a disability and complex care needs.
Unit 1 - Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
Complex support issues
Aged Care Assessment Program (ACAP)
Complex and special needs
Service coordination plan
Community support groups
Individualised care plans
Support worker required skills
Disability support workers
Unit 2- Work legally and ethically
Policy and procedures
Staff qualifications / training
Duty of care
Abuse and neglect
Breaches of legislation
Values and attitudes
Conflict of interest
Privacy and confidentiality
Unit 3 - Administer and monitor medications
Drugs and poison schedules
Delegated medication administration
Support worker roles
Dose Administration Aids (DDA)
Functions of prescribed medication
Dosages and preparation
Disposal of sharps
Acute and adverse reactions
Pain and pain medications
Disinfection and sterilisation
Care plans and treatment sheets
Unit 4 - Provide first aid
Conditions of accident, scene or injury
Improvising first aid equipment
First aid response
Injury, illness or condition
First aid procedures
First aid equipment
First aid management
Lifting a casualty
Internal and external bleeding
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 60 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $200.00. Printed materials are available for purchase at any time and not require to complete this course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.