CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
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 to others within limited parameters.
Occupational titles may include:
- Personal care worker.
- Day activity worker.
- Hostel supervisor.
- Assistant hostel supervisor.
- Care supervisor.
- Care team leader.
- Accommodation support worker.
- Program co-ordinator – social programs.
- Support Worker.
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|Delivery mode||Classroom delivery: Face to face training and Practical Placement.|
|Duration||Domestic: 38 weeks
International: 78 weeks.
Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and spoken English skills. You will be required to complete a Language Literacy, Numeracy test paper as part of an enrolment interview.
- Applicants are required to attend a Pre- Training Interview as part of the enrolment process
- Training and assessments are conducted in English.
- Applicants must possess sound written and spoken English skills.
- Applicants may be required to complete a Language, literacy and numeracy test paper as part of a selection interview.
- Obtain a valid Police Check (required for practical placement purposes) and Working with Children Check if required
Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is recommended that students have these available before or at enrolment.
There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enrol in this course.
For Domestic students, it is recommended this programme be scheduled to be delivered over 38 week period framework, inclusive of 3 weeks 120 hours placement of Practical Placement.
For International students the duration is 78 weeks.
I.e. 8 hours/day –2 days/week of Direct learning, for 35 weeks, followed by 3 weeks, or 120 hours of Practical placement..
** Please note: duration in weeks may vary dependent upon the amount of contact days per week.
Employment or occupational pathway
Provides participants with the skills to obtain the following occupational positions such as:
- Personal Care Worker
- Day Activity Worker
- Hostel Supervisor
- Assistant Hostel Supervisor
- Care Supervisor
- Residential Care Worker
- Care Team Leader
- Accommodation Support Worker
- Program Co-ordinator – Social programs
- Support Worker
ETEA uses a range of assessment methods which may include:
- Written assessment (open book)
- Case study
Assessment will be either a Recognition of Prior Learning pathway or a Training and Assessment pathway.
For a Training and Assessment pathway, participants are advised of the assessment requirements at the start of each training session.
Students not achieving competency in any of the assessments will be required to undertake another assessment under the terms and conditions of ETEA’s reassessment policy.
You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification.
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|New South Wales||18th (rolling intakes)|
To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 18 units
15 core units plus
3 elective units, of which:
(NB: Elective units may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements)
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people|
|CHCAGE003||Coordinate services for older people|
|CHCAGE004||Implement interventions with older people at risk|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCCCS006||Facilitate individual service planning and delivery|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|CHCPAL001||Deliver care services using a palliative approach|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCAGE002||Implement falls prevention strategies|
|CHCCCS007||Develop and implement service programs|
|BSBMGT401||Show leadership in the workplace|
** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.