The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support aims to build upon existing skills and knowledge students would already hold, delivering core skills and knowledge in providing specialised care to the elderly. The certificate reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks in the aged care sector, including residential, home or community environments.

Workers will take responsibility for their outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.

At the Certificate IV level, workers are required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organisation and the quantity and quality of outputs.

Your training will focus on: 

  • Facilitating the interests and rights of clients
  • Co-ordinating services for older people
  • Facilitating the empowerment of older people
  • How to provide support to people living with dementia
  • Supporting relationships with carers and families
  • How to deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • How to manage legal and ethical compliance

The course includes a 120-hour work placement element where you will work at a registered facility to gain real-time work experience skills.

Graduates of the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support can move into roles where they provide individualised support to older people with immediate needs.

  • Blended (face-to-face and online offered)
  • Part-time (1-2 days a week) for 12 months

Occupational titles may include:

  • Aged Care Worker
  • Care Team Leader
  • Community Care Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant

Assessment may consist of

  • written answers to questions via the Catapult online assessment portal
  • role plays
  • holistic assessment
  • vocational placement

Evidence may be 

  • written 
  • audio recordings
  • video recordings
  • observation
  • Zoom recording
  • interview
  • documents

All students will engage in a language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy (LLND) activity to evaluate potential support requirements.

The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support consists of 18 units:

  • 15 core units
  • 3 elective units

Elective units will vary depending on consultation with industry.

Core units include:

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 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

 

Fees vary due to government funding options available for some courses. Please contact us to confirm course fees.

Part-time (1-2 days a week) for 12 months

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