CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

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CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

General: 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.

Entry requirements: Prospective students are required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and a Pre-Training Interview, administered by and to the satisfaction of ITHEA and be at least 18 years of age.

Practical placement requirements: 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. Students are required to undertake supervised practical placement in a relevant aged care setting. Evidence provided by the supervisor will contribute to assessment of the candidate’s ability to work at this level. Students must have a valid Police Check. Students are required to find their own practical placement, however, ITHEA will provide assistance and support where needed.

Vocational outcomes: Students can go into a range of employment options. Occupations may include Aged Care Activity Worker, Care Service Team Leader, Care Supervisor (Aged Care)

Job outlook: Please refer to the Australian Government Job Outlook site for job prospects for an Aged Carer. Expected job openings are high. 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. Source: Department of Employment – 2016.

Delivery and assessment: We offer students the flexibility of choosing between online learning or classroom delivery. Assessment methods allow for the gathering of sufficient quality evidence about the student’s performance. Methods used include question and answer, activities, observation/demonstration, case study and projects.

Core Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
CHCADV001Facilitate the interests and rights of clients100
CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people50
CHCAGE003Coordinate services for older people80
CHCAGE004Implement interventions with older people at risk80
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia65
CHCCCS006Facilitate individual service planning and delivery120
CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs60
CHCCCS023Support independence and wellbeing80
CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and families70
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people40
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance80
CHCPAL001Deliver care services using a palliative approach60
CHCPRP001Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships80
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems70
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care25

Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
CHCAGE002Implement falls prevention strategies40
CHCCCS007Develop and implement service programs100
BSBMGT401Show leadership in the workplace50

Course duration: 1 year

Cost: Please visit the ITHEA 2017 Indicative Fee Schedule for Local Students

This Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. Eligibility criteria apply. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CRICOS Code: 093548E

General: 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.

Entry requirements: Prospective students are required to complete the Pre-Training Interview form, to the satisfaction of ITHEA. You will also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency. ITHEA will accept the following minimum English language test score:

English language test providers Minimum test score Minimum test score where combined with at least 10 weeks ELICOS Minimum test score where combined with at least 20 weeks ELICOS
International English Language Testing System 5.5 5 4.5
*Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper based 527 500 450
TOEFL internet based test 46 35 32
Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) 162 154 147
Pearson Test of English Academic 42 36 30
Occupational English Test Pass** N/A N/A

*The TOEFL paper based test will only be accepted from limited countries

**The Occupational English Test includes a mark between A and E. An A or B is considered a pass.

The test must have been taken no more than two years before you apply for your student visa.

ITHEA may also consider any English Language tests taken in Australia.

Practical placement requirements: 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. Students are required to undertake supervised practical placement in a relevant aged care setting. Evidence provided by the supervisor will contribute to assessment of the candidate’s ability to work at this level. Students must have a valid Police Check. Students are required to find their own practical placement, however, ITHEA will provide assistance and support where needed.

Vocational outcomes: Students can go into a range of employment options. Occupations may include Aged Care Activity Worker, Care Service Team Leader, Care Supervisor (Aged Care)

Job outlook: Please refer to the Australian Government Job Outlook site for job prospects for an Aged Carer. Expected job openings are high. 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. Source: Department of Employment – 2016.

Assessment: Assessment methods allow for the gathering of sufficient quality evidence about the student’s performance. Methods used include question and answer, activities, observation/demonstration, case study and projects.

Core Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
CHCADV001Facilitate the interests and rights of clients100
CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people50
CHCAGE003Coordinate services for older people80
CHCAGE004Implement interventions with older people at risk80
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia65
CHCCCS006Facilitate individual service planning and delivery120
CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs60
CHCCCS023Support independence and wellbeing80
CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and families70
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people40
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance80
CHCPAL001Deliver care services using a palliative approach60
CHCPRP001Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships80
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems70
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care25

Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
CHCAGE002Implement falls prevention strategies40
CHCCCS007Develop and implement service programs100
BSBMGT401Show leadership in the workplace50

Course duration: 52 weeks full time including holidays and orientation

Enrolment fee: $250 (non-refundable)

Materials fee: $300

Course Tuition fee: $9,700

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