CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

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.

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 Or Disabled Carer. 140,400 persons were employed as Aged and Disabled Carers in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be greater than 50,000.

Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Aged and Disabled Carers visit Job Outlook

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.

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

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

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

How to Apply

Please make sure you have read all the course information about units of study, duration, entry requirements, assessment information, job prospects etc.

Steps

1. Click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Complete the steps involved to submit your application online.

2. To complete the application process, you must attend a pre-training interview which includes a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test and complete the eligibility declaration form (in the case of students applying for Victorian Training Guarantee Funding).

3. ITHEA will assess your application and make sure all entry requirements are met. An ITHEA representative will contact you if your application is unsuccessful.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 9650 3900.

DURATION

1 year

KEY DATES 2018

Term 1 classes start – 29 Jan
Term 2 classes start – 23 Apr
Term 3 classes start – 16 Jul
Term 4 classes start – 8 Oct

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