Certificate IV in Aged Care CHC40108 - International
This qualification addresses work primarily in residential facilities within defined organisation guidelines and service plans.
Common occupational titles that may be suited with this qualification are:
- Accommodation support worker
- Assistant hostel supervisor
- Care supervisor
- Care team leader
- Day Activity Worker
- Hostel Supervisor
- Personal Care Worker
- Residential Care Worker
- Program coordinator - social programs
- Support Worker
Workers in this role:
- Carry out activities related to maintaining an individual’s well-being through personal care and/or other activities of living
- May provide services to individuals with complex needs, and/or work with groups of older people. This may include training and support to promote independence and community participation as part of activities and programs in a variety of settings including residential and centre-based programs
- Report to service managers and liaise with professionals and other service providers
- May be required to supervise and/or coordinate a limited number of other workers.
- Must be 18yrs or older
- Completed year 12 or relevant industry experience
- IELTS Score of 5.5 or equivalent
- Must have a Police Certificate (Criminal History Record Check)
You must be recognised as competent, through a recognised training program or recognised process for the qualification CHC30208 Certificate III in Aged Care and must include the following units of competency:
- CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people
- CHCAC319A Provide support to people living with dementia
- CHCCS411B Work effectively in the community sector
- CHCICS303A Support individual health and emotional well being
- CHCPA301B Deliver care services using a palliative approach
- HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context
This course is scheduled to be delivered over 52 weeks of full-time study, including term breaks. This course will require your attendance for a minimum of 21 hours per week. The course delivery is made up of both classroom based for theory and simulated skills practice, and actual workplace skills training.
The classroom theory component of the course will include: classroom activities, assignments, role play, classroom discussion and simulated exercises.
Assessments techniques to gather evidence of your competency throughout the course may include: written questions, projects and practical placements.
UNITS OF STUDY
Students will need to complete 15 Units of Competency, consisting of 10 Core and 5 Elective units;
(NB: Elective units will be selected for delivery by ETEA and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirement)
||Provide services to older people with complex needs (Note pre-requisite CHCAC318A)
||Facilitate support responsive to the specific nature of dementia
||Implement interventions with older people at risk of falls
||Advocate for clients
||Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
||Facilitate support for personal care needs
||Facilitate individualised plans
||Coordinate information systems
||Facilitate links with other services
||Follow safety procedures for direct care work
||Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
||Assist clients with medication (Note pre-requisite HLTAP301B)
||Administer and monitor medications (Note pre-requisites CHCCS305C, HLTAP301B)
||Support health professional
Certificate IV represents a qualification that is based on more sophisticated technical applications involving competencies requiring increased theoretical knowledge applied in non-routine environment which may involve team leadership and management and increased responsibility for outcomes.
There are no training package pathways. Students may progress to higher level qualification within the community sector.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning is a process where a person with work experience, can have their skills and knowledge assessed, with the aim of getting a formal qualification. For more detailed information please click here.
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