This qualification 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 as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
- The student must be 18 years of age or over
- Have sound communication skills:
- Provide IELTS certificate showing a score of 5.5 or above (or equivalent)
- Undertake and successfully complete The One International College Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and achieve ACSF Level of 3
- Completed year 12 (HSC or Equivalent)
- Able to obtain a National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check
- Have the ability to undertake practical placement in a regulated education and care service
- Be able to satisfactorily participate in pre-enrolment interview
- Have the ability to complete a first aid course (HLTAID003 Provide first aid)
DELIVERY PERIOD AND DURATION
The guided learning component of this qualification (i.e. supervised learning such as classes, lectures, tutorials). Students undertaking the course is face-to-face mode, this comprises of 52 weeks of tuition, 12 weeks holiday and individual study for approximately 10 hours per tuition week.
The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support has a mandatory work placement period of 120 hours. Students must complete work placement hours as well as all required units of competency outlined in the course structure to be deemed competent in this course and be issued certification.
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
- Community Program Coordinator
- Residential Care Worker
- Personal Care Worker
- Support Worker
It is planned that a student will complete all 18 units of competency within a calendar year of commencement
- Delivered over 52 weeks of institutional based training and assessment
- 12 weeks school break
- 20 hours of face to face study per week
- Approximately 10 hours individual study per tuition week
UNITS OF COMPETENCY
CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support comprises seventeen (18) units of competency packaged as fifteen (15) core and three (3) elective units.
|Code||Title||Core / Elective|
|CHCAGE003||Coordinate services for older people||Core|
|CHCAGE004||Implement interventions with older people at risk||Core|
|CHCCCS006||Facilitate individual service planning and delivery||Core|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs||Core|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing||Core|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families||Core|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance||Core|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||Core|
|CHCPAL001||Deliver care services using a palliative approach||Core|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||Core|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||Core|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients||Core|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people||Core|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia||Core|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships||Core|
|HLTAID003||Provide First Aid||Elective|
|HLTHPS006||Assist clients with medication||Elective|
|BSBLDR402||Lead effective workplace relationships||Elective|