Advanced Diploma of Disability

Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Deepening
Course Location
Warragul; Leongatha
Course Duration
Full Time: Flexible to suit student needs
Part Time: Flexible to suit student needs
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
2014 Application Form (pdf)
Study Modes
Starting Date
  • Ongoing

Leongatha campus
Lisa Kuhne

Phone: (03) 5662 6800
Fax: 1300 094 661
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Warragul Campus
Brooke Donaldson

Phone: (03) 5622 85 32
Fax: 1300 094 661

Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

Currently working within the disability or community services sector and want the skills to perform at a management level? Then this course is designed for you.
You will learn how to co-ordinate assessment and quality service delivery to clients with complex needs, supervise staff or volunteers and implement work programs.
You will learn how to manage workplace issues, establish and manage new programs and services, and mentor colleagues.  You will also learn how to manage finances, accounts and resources, and ensure a safe workplace for your clients and co-workers.

This qualification covers those workers who may operate at an advanced skills level to:

  • Provide specialist services
  • Act as a resource for other workers
  • Provide professional supervision of staff including volunteers
  • Work intensively with clients
  • Work with clients with complex needs
  • Coordinate work programs
  • Supervise accommodation service delivery
  • Manage services.

There may be no vocational outcomes in some jurisdictions.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Advanced Diploma of Disability.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

Occupational options may include:
  • Case Manager
  • Disability Development and Support Officer
  • House Supervisor
  • Psycho-educational Trainer
  • Psycho-social Trainer
  • Service Coordinator
  • Supervisor
  • Team Leader
  • Unit Manager

Entry Requirements

To gain entry into Advanced Diploma of Disability candidates need to have previous experience in the disability sector in a job role involving:
  • The self-directed application of knowledge with substantial depth in some areas.
  • The exercise of independent judgement and decision-making.
  • The application of a range of technical and other skills.

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Practical experiences, practical demonstrations, problem solving, documents/folio, relective journals, oral presentations, presentations to audiences, interviews, case studies, projects, group project and group discussions.

Please note that Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfer are available for this course.

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

 Unit Code
 Unit Name
Core Units (16)
CHCAD603B Provide systems advocacy services
CHCADMIN604B Manage the finances, accounts and resources of an organisation
CHCCS604B Manage the delivery of quality services to clients
CHCCS607E Coordinate in-services assessment and response to address client need
CHCDIS511A Coordinate services for people with disabilities
CHCINF604D Manage the organisation’s information systems
CHCNET503D Develop new networks
CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCORG607D Manage workplace issues
CHCORG608E Establish and manage new programs or services
CHCORG610B Manage change in a community sector organisation
CHCORG611C Lead and develop others in a community sector workplace
CHCORG619D Manage quality of organisation’s service delivery outcomes
CHCORG620D Promote and represent the service
HLTWHS501A Manage workplace WHS processes
And one of the following units:
CHCCOM504B Develop, implement and promote effective workplace communication (compulsory for management stream)
CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships (compulsory for practitioner stream)
4 elective units that may be taken from:
  • Practitioner Stream
  • Management Stream