Qualification Description

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.

Licensing

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Packaging

To be eligible for the award of the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support learners must successfully complete a total of 18 units comprising: 15 core units and 3 elective units

Delivery Location: Level 1, 575-597 Pacific Highway, St Leonards NSW 2065

For further information including timetable intake dates please contact ISMT

Course Duration:

This course is 52 weeks long including 40 weeks of study (4 x 10-week term inclusive of 6 weeks of work placement / 120 hours) and 12 weeks holiday.

Employment Pathways:
  • Care service team leader
  • Care Supervisor (Aged Care)
  • Leisure and Therapy assistant
  • Disability Officer- Day Support
  • Aged care Activity Worker
Pathways

Students who successfully complete this qualification may pathway into further study options:

CHC52015        Diploma of Community Services

HLT54115         Diploma of Nursing

Fees and Charges and intake dates

Please contact institute on 02 85421219 for fees and intake dates.

Entry Requirements

Age

All Student must be aged 18 years of age or over at the time of applying for admission in the Institute.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

It is expected that students demonstrate language, literacy and numeracy skills at the appropriate level to be able to succeed in the course.

Additional support will be available for those with low LL&N skills identified through the pre-entry test.

The student would need the following skills:

  • Oral communication for verbal reports/group work.
  • Written communication for written assignments
  • Numeracy to complete numeracy tasks in class.

Literacy skills to gain knowledge through reading and the use of media and technology.

Minimum Academic Requirements

Satisfactory Completion of Equivalent to Australian Year 12 qualification. Relevant work experience will be taken into consideration

Requirements for Work Placement

A Police Clearance Certificate is mandatory prior to your work placement; Student must undertake a Federal Police Check (AFP) or NSW Police check

(Police Check/AFP must be no less than 12 months old).

To Obtain Police Check Please follow link below

https://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/services/criminal-records/national-police-checks

Working with Children check

https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-working-children-check

Relevant immunisation check (as per NSW health guidelines) These checks must be completed at the start of the course and prior to industry work placement. Students must be physically able to do moderate amount of lifting using the appropriate equipment. The students should not have any mobility, hearing, and vision problems to carry out duties efficiently in the hospital or community care settings whilst at placement.

Previous Recognitions

We Offer Credit Transfer (CT) to Individuals who can provide documentary evidence of prior formal study pertaining to the unit of competency. Candidate with prior experience can be assessed with RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning). CT is for free of charge and fees applies for the RPL.

Protection of fees paid in advance      

Student fees paid in advance are protected through the Australian Federal Government Tuition Protection Service.  Please see https://tps.gov.au/StaticContent/Get/StudentInformation for additional information on this service.

Core units

UNIT CODEUNIT TITLE
CHCADV001Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE003Coordinate services for older people
CHCAGE004Implement interventions with older people at risk
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS006Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS023Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and families
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCPAL001Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCPRP001Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

CHCAGE002Implement falls prevention strategies
CHCCCS007Develop and implement service programs
CHCCCS001Address the needs of people with chronic disease
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