Certificate IV in Ageing Support

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

CHC43015 (CRICOS Code: 091346J)

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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 organization guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualized service planning and delivery.

Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organization and the quantity and quality of outputs of others within limited parameters. Candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency

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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Study Options In-Class In-Class
Entry Requirements
  • An overall equivalent of Australia’s Year 10
  • Students must be at least 18 years old
  • An overall equivalent of Australia’s Year 11
  • IELTS 5.0 or equivalent: intermediate English certificate or by completion of ABS VET pre-entry test
  • Students must be at least 18 years old
Course Schedule

Lecture

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 pm to 8 pm (evening)

Lecture

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 pm to 8 pm (evening)

Assessment Support

(Flexibility to choose most convenient time for student)

  • Monday to Thursday from 1:30 pm to 5 pm
  • Friday from 9 am to 5 pm

(Flexibility to choose most convenient time for student)

  • Monday to Thursday from 1:30 pm to 5 pm
  • Friday from 9 am to 5 pm
Employment Opportunities

Jobs: Nurse’s Aide, Personal Care Giver, Residential Care Officer, Care Team Leader.

141,000 persons were employed as Aged and Disabled Carers in 2014. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be greater than 50,000

Jobs: Nurse’s Aide, Personal Care Giver, Residential Care Officer, Care Team Leader.

141,000 persons were employed as Aged and Disabled Carers in 2014. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be greater than 50,000

Duration

52 weeks (including 9 weeks scheduled breaks and 120 hours’ practical placement)

20 hours/week

52 weeks (including 9 weeks scheduled breaks and 120 hours’ practical placement)

20 hours/week

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2017        Jan-9, Apr-10, July-10, Oct-9

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.

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

*Course units may be subject to change

Facilitate the interests and rights of clientsCHCADV001
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist clients to identify their rights, voice their needs and concerns and realise their interests, rights and needs.

Facilitate the empowerment of older people– CHCAGE001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond to the goals and aspirations of older people and provide support services in a manner that focuses on improving health outcomes and quality of life, using a person-centered approach.

Coordinate services for older peopleCHCAGE003

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to provide services to an older person. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan.

Implement interventions with older people at riskCHCAGE004

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in partnership with older people and their carers to implement interventions in the context of an individualised plan to reduce risk.

Provide support to people living with Dementia CHCAGE005
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide person-centered care and support to people living with dementia. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan.

Facilitate individual service planning and deliveryCHCCCS006

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the development, implementation and review of individualized support.

Meet personal support needs CHCCCS011

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond to an individual’s physical personal support needs and to support activities of daily living.

Support independence and wellbeing – CHCCCS023

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide individualized services in ways that support independence, as well as, physical and emotional wellbeing.

Work with diverse peopleCHCDIV001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Manage legal and ethical compliance CHCLEG003

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, and then develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities.

Deliver care services using palliative approach – CHCPAL001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to care for people with life-threatening or life-limiting illness and/or normal ageing process within a palliative approach.

Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships – CHCPRP001
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify networking and collaboration needs and develop formal and informal partnerships to enhance service delivery and improve professional practice.

Recognise healthy body systems – HLTAAP001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.

Follow safe work practices for direct client care– HLTWHS002

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.

Recognize and respond to crisis situations – CHCCCS019

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognize situations where people may be in imminent crisis, and then to work collaboratively to minimize any safety concerns and make plans to access required support services.

Respond to suspected abuseCHCCCS021

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify signs of possible abuse, take appropriate action according to role and responsibilities and minimise the risk of abuse to a person.

Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies CHCDIS004

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate with people who have complex communication needs through effective use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) strategies and systems.

Support relationships with carers and families - CHCCCS025

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work positively with the carers and families of people using the service based on an understanding of their support needs.

ASSESSMENTS

All vocational courses are assessed through a combination of assessment types that may include essays, reports, group tasks, portfolios and/or presentations.

ON-LINE UNITS

Online units are delivered through our on-line platform and can be completed anytime during your study period. You can contact and get support from your teacher to complete online units.

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