Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43015 (CRICOS Code: 091346J)

Learn how to maintain quality service delivery, develop, facilitate and review individualised service plans whilst upholding specialised tasks and functions of aged care services.

This course will teach you many of the important aspects of the day to day caring for elderly individuals within your community. This qualification addresses work primarily in residential facilities within defined organisation guidelines and service plans. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.

Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organisation and the quantity and quality of outputs of others within limited parameters.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

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Entry Requirements

  • An overall equivalent of Australia’s Year 10

  • IELTS 5.0 or equivalent: intermediate English certificate or by completion of ABS VET pre-entry test (international students)

  • Students must be at least 18 years old

Start Dates

2018: Jan-8, Jan-29, Feb-19, Apr-9, Apr-30, May-21, Jul-9, Jul-30, Aug-20, Oct-8, Oct-29, Nov-19

2019: Jan-7, Jan-29, Feb-18, Apr-8, Apr-29, May-20, Jul-8, Jul-29, Aug-19, Oct-8, Oct-28, Nov-18

On the first day of the course, you will undergo an orientation process where you will receive the information you need to start your studies. Your attendance to this orientation is compulsory.

Program Delivery

43 weeks (including 6 weeks breaks)
Delivery 20 hours/week
Work placement 120h

Lecture: Monday & Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Learner Support: Friday from 9:30 am to 1:30pm
Online studies: 5 hours per week

List of Units

Core Units (in class)

  • Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people

  • Coordinate services for older people

  • Implement interventions with older people at risk

  • Provide support to people living with Dementia

  • Facilitate individual service planning and delivery

  • Meet personal support needs

  • Support independence and wellbeing

  • Support relationships with carers and families

  • Work with diverse people

  • Manage legal and ethical compliance

  • Deliver care services using palliative approach

  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborativepartnerships

  • Recognise healthy body systems

Practical Units (At aged care center)

  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units (in class)

  • Recognise and respond to crisis situations

  • Respond to suspect abuse


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