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The delivery of the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support is focused on students who aspire to become specialised workers in a community and/or residential setting. It is aimed at students who are interested in leading quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.
The target student cohort shall be either:
- Those wishing to undertake a full qualification to gain further employment in the aged care industry;
- Those wishing to advance their career;
- Those wishing to upskill or refresh their knowledge and
- Those updating a previous qualification to maintain currency.
Working as an aged care worker.
The Certificate IV in Ageing Support 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.
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.
All students must be over 18 years of age at the time of course commencement.
International Students must demonstrate they meet the language proficiency during the pre-training assessment, must have a minimum English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 (overall band) or an equivalent exam result recognised by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Patrol (DBIP).
Prior to course commencement, international students must secure a student visa or a temporary graduate visa that allows them to study in an Australian Registered Training Organisation.
All students must have a working with vulnerable people card (WWWVP) and national police check prior to commencement of the course.
Education Level – Minimum Year 12 minimum (Australian equivalent)
Existing skills - It is anticipated applicants will not possess specific subject knowledge and/or skills or experience in the contexts outlined in the units of competency.
Units of Study
In order to achieve the CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support, students must satisfactorily complete 18 units of competency:
15 core units plus 3 elective units consisting of:
- At least 2 units from the electives listed in the Course outline on www.training.gov.au
- Up to 1 unit from the electives listed in the Course outline on www.training.gov.au or any endorsed Training Package. These units must be relevant to the work outcome. All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
|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|
|CHCCCS021||Respond to suspected abuse|
|CHCPAL002||Plan for and provide care services using a palliative approach|
|HLTHPS006||Assist clients with medication|
This course is usually delivered via face to face training, online and independent study. The college has adjusted its delivery because of COVID-19.
Students are provided with required texts and course materials online.
The sequencing of delivery includes:
- Reading course texts (online) and other learning materials
- Attending face to face classes
- Attending to online quizzes and case studies
- Applying learning in contexts outside of the classroom
- Online forums for questions and information
The following techniques are employed:
- trainer presentations and demonstrations
- individual tasks
- case studies
- group work.
RPL & Credit Transfer
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)
All students are provided with the opportunity to have their prior learning and experience assessed against current standards and gain recognition for this. (Recognition of Prior Learning -RPL).
Students who have successfully completed whole units of competency included in this course can apply for Credit.
RPL assessment attracts a fee for assessment of each unit.
Assessment will take place in the student’s own time.All assessment activities will be conducted by Capital college Assessors.
Assessment methods include:
- Assessment tasks/ projects
Assessment tasks are provided online via the College’s LMS with corresponding rubrics for clarity of requirements.Assessors will discuss the assessment requirements prior to attempting each task.
Assessments employ a variety of theoretical and practical tasks to assess competency. Students are provided with assessment tasks online with corresponding rubrics for clarity of requirements.
In order to achieve the BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management, students must satisfactorily complete the units of competency.
What to study next?
The award achievable on completion is a Certificate IV Ageing support. This qualification could potentially provide a pathway to a higher qualification e.g. Diploma in Nursing or similar.
Upon successful completion of the 18 units of competency in this course, students will be issued the Certificate iv Ageing support qualification. If a student does not complete the full qualification but has successfully achieved units, a Statement of Attainment will be issued upon request by the student, indicating that they do not plan to complete the full qualification.
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