CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

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 of others within limited parameters.

This qualification requires successful completion of 18 units of competency consisting of 15 core units and 3 elective units. The elective units have been selected based on industry best practice, industry requirements  and work outcome.

To achieve this qualification, students must have completed at least 120 hours of direct support work in an aged care or community service organisation as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency. This will be arranged by the team at AICE as part of the program.

Core Units:

  • 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 deliver
  • 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

Elective Units

  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
  • CHCDIS008 Facilitate community support and social inclusion

Delivery Method and Duration
This course is delivered through a face to face model consisting of:

  • Classroom-based sessions comprising theory and practical training 
  • Mandatory work placement & assessment at least 120 hours of direct support work

This qualification is typically completed over 12-18 months, however, the actual duration will be dependent on the students:

  • Existing skills and knowledge
  • Industry experience
  • Existing qualifications/certificates 
  • Language, literacy and numeracy requirements
  • Work placement schedule and attendance

Entry/Eligibility Requirements
Prior to entry/commencement students must participate in a pre-course meeting and undertake a language, literacy, and numeracy assessment. 

Students must: 

  • Possess sufficient English language, literacy and numeracy skills which includes being able to accurately read and interpret workplace documents such as care plans, safety policies and procedures including safety signs, dangerous goods classifications and prepare written reports.
  • Provide photo ID
  • Provide a USI

Prior to undertaking practical placement, you will be required to provide a:

  • National Police Clearance
  • Working with children check
  • Relevant vaccination evidences

Work Placement 

Please note that placements are full-time or part-time, unpaid and rostered according to standard industry shifts.

Fees and Charges

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Study and Career Pathways

On successful completion of the course, students may pursue further education in VET or Tertiary settings. 

Potential career outcomes include, but are not limited to, Community Program Coordinator, Residential Care Worker, Support Worker (Community Services), Care supervisor, Accommodation Support Worker, Personal care worker, Personal caregiver, Assistant Hostel Supervisor, Personal care assistant, Residential care officer, Day Activity Worker, Care Team Leader.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)
You may apply to have formal study and / or skills and knowledge assessed for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) / Recognition of Current Competency (RCC). Students are provided the opportunity for RPL during the pre-course meeting.

On successful completion of this course students will receive a nationally recognised qualification for CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

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