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CHC43015 – CERTIFICATE IV IN AGEING SUPPORT

(DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support is a 12 to 18-month course, delivered through blended learning experience of either face-to-face and/ self-paced classroom learning, which provides students with a range of skill and knowledge to provide person-centred support to those in need due to ageing such as:

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DEMONSTRATE LEADERSHIP

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COMPLIANT AGED CARE PRACTICE

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WORK IN HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

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SUPPORT AND EMPOWERMENT OF OLDER PEOPLE

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FIRST AID

CHC43015 – CERTIFICATE IV IN AGEING SUPPORT DOMESTIC STUDENTS

This course will prepare you for a job as a support worker in a residential aged care facility or home care environment. It’s designed for people who hold a Certificate III qualification or have sufficient experience in the industry. People working at this level may be a supervisor or manage the performance of other team members.

Further your career in the Senior Care industry with a Certificate IV in Ageing Support, where job openings over the next five years are expected to be greater than 50,000.

With this Certificate under your belt, you will be able to complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community-based environments. You will learn how to facilitate the empowerment of older people, provide support to people living with dementia, deliver care services using a palliative approach and so much more. Having additional industry work experience can be an added benefit.Students may undertake this course as a pathway to further your career with a Diploma of Community Services.

With person-centred care, each person is treated as a complete human being with their own life story, values, culture, interests and beliefs. Support from others is tailored to meet the person’s individual situation, unique needs and goals.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS

It is preferred that the students have obtained a minimum of a School Certificate or equivalent.

Students will be required to complete and pass a Working with Vulnerable People Check (including national police check) in the state or territory that they are working in prior to commencing work in this field.

COURSE INFORMATION

The certificate in Ageing Support is delivered over 52 weeks/12 months or 130 weeks/18 months face to face which includes 18 units of study and 120 hours work placement component. Work placements will be pre- arranged with approved care facility partners and arrangements will supported by the college. Students may decide to choose or focus on a specialisation including Ageing, Home care services, Community services and Disability Care.

The face to face training component has been designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to become a carer in the community and/or residential setting and to follow an individualised plan which is tailored to provide person-centred support to persons needing this support.

QUALIFICATION UNITS OF COMPETENCY

Core Units
Code Title
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 well being
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
Code Title
CHCDIS007
Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability  
CHCCOM005
Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCCCS015
Provide individualised support

FURTHER STUDY PATHWAYS

Upon completion of this course, students may further their studies with a CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services.

CAREER PATHWAYS AND OUTCOMES

A person with this level qualification will be able to:

Understand the rights of clients

Support independence in your client

Understand how to care for the elderly

Provide support in dementia or palliative care

Coordinate and facilitate services

Develop networks and continuous improvement Suitable Career outcomes may include;

Accommodation Support Worker

Community Program Coordinator

Personal Care Worker

Care Team Leader

Day Activity Worker

Suitable Career outcomes may include;

Accommodation Support Worker

Community Program Coordinator

Personal Care Worker

Care Team Leader

Day Activity Worker

TEACHING & DELIVERY MODES FOR STUDENTS

At Educare key objectives are to ensure that the core focus of your learning experience is based on the practical applications of your study. Therefore, we support you by providing learning materials which are utilised during most of the following delivery modes such as:

  • Face to face facilitation and roleplays

  • Independent learning/simulated sessions

  • Group based workshops and discussions

RESOURCES REQUIRED

You will have access to our online learning system. You must have your own (laptop) computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software are required by all students to successfully undertake their study with Educare.

WORK PLACEMENT

Work Placement forms an essential part of competency-based assessment and provides the student with practical job skills and work experience.

Students will undertake 120 placement hours in an aged care facility organised by Educare College. This placement will take place after the successful completion of class room activities and prescribed assessments which will be outlined in your induction and orientation timetables.

An individualised work placement log book along with your training plan will be provided to you by your assessor which you must use to record and track your course progress and work placement hours. 

Students are required to do their work placement shifts determined during the times provided by the placement provider. Please note shifts can vary and may include mornings (commencing at 6am), evenings (finishing at 11pm) and possibly some night shifts between Monday and Sunday. Students are expected ensure their time management skills are utilised well in order to not only balance family and work commitments but also their vocational shifts.

Should the student’s assessment results not be satisfactory, they will be deemed not competent against those prescribed units. You may make necessary arrangements with your trainer to reassess your placement at another suitable time for all parties.

Prior to commencement of Vocational Placement students are required to organise and complete an Australian Federal Police Check. Students must obtain the Check to go on Placement and be able to complete the qualification. For students working within Queensland Health, as well as a police check you will also be required to obtain a Positive Notice for Child Related Employment (Blue Card) and have Hepatitis A & B immunisation before commencing Clinical Placements. It is recommended potential students begin Hepatitis vaccinations if required, as soon as possible to ensure timely completion.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES AND BENEFITS

Throughout the program, students will learn the skills to enable them to use discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for their outputs. We at Educare college aim to assist you in providing you with opportunities to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Link off job learning at college to on job training in the workplace.
  • Establish pathways to qualifications nationally recognised by industry, education and vocational training authorities.
  • Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to determine on an individual basis, the competencies obtained by a person through previous formal or informal training, work and/or life experience.
  • Receive a Statement of Attainment or Certificate from Educare College listing competencies successfully achieved for each training program studied.
  • Successful completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment

TESTIMONIALS

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

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Without the hardwork, much effort of our very supportive and active trainer, no other than Miss Sallie Abell… we will not be here today..to my classmates who had come along with us, sharing our laughter, knowledge and enjoying our class…more power to ALL and the rest of EDUCARE COLLEGE staffs..and everyone..

VERHNA ESA COCH

VERHNA ESA COCH

Educare Student 2017

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Thank you Lisa Dolby for your hard work and commitment you put in to help me achieve my goal if it wasn’t for you i wouldn’t be where i am today your such a lovely person always goes out of your way to help people im soooo thankful and i recommend you to any body who wants a trainer im going to miss our cheeky class talks lol but you the most once again thank you.

LANI BACKHOUSE-SMITH

LANI BACKHOUSE-SMITH

Educare Student 2017

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