CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Course Name: CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Duration: 6 Months
Clinical Placement: 120 hours
|Recognition||Nationally recognised – meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards|
|Study mode||Study at your own pace, face-to-face classes|
|Study load||6 Months|
|Start date||Rolling enrollment|
|Payment options||Pay in full or set up a payment plan|
This course reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments. 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 placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
Jobs for personal care assistants are expected to be high over the next five years, with openings over the next 5 years expected to be greater than 50,000, according to the MySkills website. Australia’s growing and ageing population, combined with expanding private health insurance coverage, is expected to generate strong growth in the health sector, with demand being a major driver of growth.
If you want to work in community services and provide support to individuals and groups, this course is for you.
Study with us – you will notice the quality of our industry expertise by our clinical placements. You will be able to choose to be placed within our network of clinical facilities from 50 to 170 in-Residents.
In our largest clinical facility, you will be rotating with existing staff members, and learning from them how to better care for residents.
This is a great entry level Certificate that will equip you with specialist knowledge, and the opportunity to put your training into practice during Structured Workplace Learning for real workplace experience. The course has been designed to ensure that you are job-ready and confident at its completion.
- Accommodation support worker
- Assistant hostel supervisor
- Care supervisor
- Care team leader
- Day activity worker
This course will train you for entry-level care work positions. During your studies you will learn:
About the human body and how to support its healthy functioning.
How to facilitate the empowerment of older people.
The skills to meet personal client support needs.
How to tailor support to meet the needs of individual clients.
How dementia can affect a person, as well as strategies for communicating with, supporting and monitoring a client with dementia.
How to support client independence and wellbeing.
The tools to communicate and collaborate effectively with clients, their families and co-workers.
How to work effectively within the health and community care sector.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in 18 units of competency:
- 15 core units
- 3 elective units consisting of:
- at least 2 units from the electives listed in the qualification package.
- up to 1 unit from the electives listed in the qualification package, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome
All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Core / Elective|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients||Core|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people||Core|
|CHCAGE003||Coordinate services for older people||Core|
|CHCAGE004||Implement interventions with older people at risk||Core|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia||Core|
|CHCCCS006||Facilitate individual service planning and delivery||Core|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs||Core|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and well being||Core|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families||Core|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||Core|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance||Core|
|CHCPAL001||Deliver care services using a palliative approach||Core|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships||Core|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||Core|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||Core|
|CHCCCS015||Provide Individualised Support||Elective|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability||Elective|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships||Elective|
- Expert trainer
- Study workshops
- Personalised support through your training coordinator
- Assessment methods include: Short answer questions/ writtenThese take the form of clients answering a series of questions in open or closed book conditions to demonstrate competency.Demonstrations/Observation/ Role play This includes clients undertaking practical tasks in the workplace or work placement environment or training facility so that they can demonstrate competence by applying knowledge and skills in given contexts to workplace/ industry standards. This can include the use of role play where clients undertake the role of a stakeholder and demonstrate competence in simulated workplace conditions/ contexts. Often the assessor will observe performance of tasks to assess whether competency has been demonstrated.Written assessments This may include clients undertaking research, interpreting information and writing reports on given topics/ contexts. It could also include completing activities, forms, documents of plans and submitting those.
- We understand that you may already have many skills and areas of expertise that you have obtained in different ways and these are recognised through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.
- We have developed an RPL application kit for this course.
- The Student Handbook, provides more information about our RPL process. Alternatively, you can contact an Enrolment Consultant to discuss your RPL options.
The course duration is 6 months (26 weeks) with students attending face to face classroom based blended delivery or studying self-paced via supported on-line learning, through the On-Line Learning Environment (OLE).
What is Clinical Placement?
- A Clinical Placement is the part of your course where you learn and are assessed in a place of work, related to your course which has been approved by Oz Care Training.
- At your work placement, you’ll get practical, hands on experience under the guidance of your supervisor. Your supervisor will be someone with involvement in the industry, who can mentor you during your placement.
What are the benefits?
- By undertaking a work placement you’ll get a chance to put the knowledge you’ve learned in your course into practice.
- You’ll also develop practical, on-the-job skills and could make contacts that could help you find a job once you graduate.
- Work placement is often the most rewarding part of a student’s course. Working face-to-face with clients and colleagues in your chosen field makes a huge difference to your career confidence.
How do I find a Clinical Placement?
We already have Memorandum of Understanding with several Care facilities and we will guarantee your Clinical placements with one of our partners. However, if you are already in the industry and choose your employer as your clinical placement we will also support your option.
What support will I get?
It’s our responsibility to find a suitable Host Organisation to carry out your Clinical Placement, there is a Work Placement Team available to give you a hand if you find that you are struggling with your current Host Organisation.
Clinical Placement hours
This course contains a minimum of 120 hours of work placement.
You will need to undertake your Clinical Placement in an organisation involved in professional disability services, such as a group home, respite centre, community services or aged care facility. The host organisation will need to be able to provide you with access to specialist equipment and resources. Your workplace assessor will ascertain whether the workplace is appropriate for you and guide you through your educational journey.
The course duration is 6 months with students attending 1 day a week for 6.5 hours each day. This includes all learning and assessment activities.
Students will also complete 120 hours of mandatory work placement outside of the classroom face to face timings.
Pay in full
If you pay your course fees up-front in full, you’ll benefit from a discount.
Course fees can be paid every month or beginning of each term.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes