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.
Course code CHC43015
Start date View Intake Dates
Delivery mode Classroom delivery: Face to face training and Practical Placement.

***Please note that the assessment methods for this course includes Theory component and mandatory practical placement component of 120 hours. You must complete placement hours to be able to achieve the competency in the units and successfully complete the course.

Duration Domestic: 38 weeks
International: 78 weeks.
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RTO requirements

Domestic students

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.

Training Package

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.

Visit our funding and fees page for more information.

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)
  • Projects
  • Case study
  • Observation

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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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Credit Transfer

Please note: dates are subject to change due to holidays and availability.

If dates provided do not suit, please contact us at 13 13 89 or +61 3 9450 0500 via phone, or through our contact page, as we will accommodate dates to suit students needs.

 

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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
Core
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
Electives
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.

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