CHC43015

Certificate IV in Ageing Support (International)

Overview

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.

Employment Growth: Employment in Health Care and Social Assistance is projected to grow by 301,000 (or 15.8%) over the five years to November 2026.

Entry requirements: Prospective students are required to complete the Pre-Training Interview form, to the satisfaction of ITHEA. You must have good word processing and email skills as well as the ability to download and upload documents and information. Please see our Online Service Standards. You will also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency. The table below shows the English language test providers and the minimum overall band scores you must achieve to meet the Student visa English language requirement.

 

English language test providersMinimum scoreMinimum score and at least 10 weeks English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)Minimum score and at least 20 weeks ELICOS
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)5.554.5
TOEFL internet based test463532
Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English)162154147
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)423630
Occupational English TestB for each test componentN/AN/A

 

You must have taken the English language test in the 2 years before you apply for a student visa.

 

English language evidence exemptions

You do not need to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if one of the following applies:

 

you are a citizen and hold a passport from UK, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland
you are an applicant who is a Foreign Affairs or, Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES) you are enrolled in a principal course of study that is a registered school course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), a course registered to be delivered in a language other than English, or a registered post-graduate research course you have completed at least 5 years’ study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland in the 2 years before applying for the student visa, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a student visa.

 

Other Entry Requirements

Note: For Early Childhood Education streams: A current Working With Children Check is required by all students. Application for this will be completed at the ITHEA Orientation. For Aged Care streams: A National Police check will be completed prior to attending practical placement.

 

For Disability and Community Services streams: A current Working With Children Check is required by all students. Application for this will be completed at the ITHEA Orientation. In addition, a National Police check will be completed prior to attending practical placement.

Vocational outcomes: Students can go into a range of employment options. Occupations may include, Accommodation Support Worker, Food Services Worker (Aged Care), Personal Care Giver, Respite Care Worker.

Assessment:All students will be enrolled into our Learning Management System and all assessments must be completed online. As a result, all students will require a personal computer, with access to the Internet, to successfully complete their studies. 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: 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.

 

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

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

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

Steps

1. Complete the International Student Application Form.

2. Provide answers to Part A of the Student Application Form, in detail, and on separate paper.

3. Provide a copy of your English Language proficiency.

4. Provide a copy of your Passport.

5. Provide copies of any Academic Transcripts.

6. Provide a copy of your Curriculum Vitae (CV).

7. Provide a copy of your Financial Statement showing that you have sufficient funds to cover your travel costs and 12 months of living and tuition fees.

8. Send your International Student Application Form with all supporting documents by email (apply@ithea.edu.au) or through an authorised education agent. ITHEA administration team will process applications quickly. Applicants will then receive notification informing them of the result of their application.

Receiving a Letter of Offer and Enrolment Acceptance Agreement

Upon receipt of your completed application form and required relevant documents, ITHEA will ensure that all necessary entry requirements are met before issuing a Letter of Offer and an Enrolment Acceptance Agreement outlining the nominated course(s), duration of course(s), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), deposit required and instalment plan.

Please read and understand the Enrolment Acceptance Agreement before returning the complete signed document to ITHEA. We will also require your initial payment as indicated on the Enrolment Acceptance Agreement. Please ensure all payments are in Australian Dollars. When you have completed these steps, ITHEA will then send you a copy of the Confirmation of Enrolment(s) – eCoE(s)

Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE)

Take the copy of the Confirmation of Enrolment(s) – eCoE(s) to the Australian Consulate, Embassy, High Commission in your home country and apply for a student visa. If you are applying for your student visa directly, you can obtain information from the Department of Home Affairs www.homeaffairs.gov.au or your local Australian Diplomatic Mission. The Department will then commence procedures for the issue of your visa. As this can take some time, it is important that your application is submitted well before your course start date.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

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

DURATION

52 weeks full time (including holidays and orientation)

CLASSES

Melbourne CBD 3000 – Mon Tue

STUDY MODE

In class

PRACTICAL PLACEMENT

120 hrs

KEY START DATES 2024

Term 1 – 22 Jan
Term 2 – 15 Apr
Term 3 – 8 Jul
Term 4 – 30 Sep

Fees

Enrolment Fee: $250
Materials Fee: $200
Course Tuition Fee: $9,700

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

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