Certificate IV in Ageing Support
This qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialized tasks and functions in aged-care services in residential, home or community-based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organization guidelines and maintain quality through the development, facilitation and review of individualized service planning and service delivery.
Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organization 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 practical work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
|Delivery Mode||Face-to-face: 13.5hrs/week|
The following unit of competencies are covered in this course:
|CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients||Core|
|CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people||Core|
|CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people||Core|
|CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk||Core|
|CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia||Core|
|CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery||Core|
|CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs||Core|
|CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing||Core|
|CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families||Core|
|CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people||Core|
|CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance||Core|
|CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach||Core|
|CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships||Core|
|HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems||Core|
|HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care||Core|
|CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies||Elec|
|CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support||Elec|
|CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support||Elec|
Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement in an aged care, home and community services workplace for the unit CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing. This will enable the students to acquire the skills and knowledge they require to work in the aged care, home and community services workplace.
Note: There could be additional documentation requirements from the workplace e.g., National police clearance, immunisation record etc. Students are responsible for these documents, which could incur additional cost.
Students must be aged 18 or above and have satisfactorily completed Year 11 or an appropriate Certificate II qualification in related fields of study.
English proficiency requirement:
- IELTS overall score of 5.5
- TOEFL (iBT) score of 46
- PTE Academic score of 45
Language, Literacy and Numeracy
AIC staff will review an applicant’s language, literacy and numeracy skills during the application process with writing tasks and one-on-one interviews. If the review determines the applicant would benefit from a thorough language, literacy and numeracy skill assessment, AIC staff will discuss further options with the applicant as outlined in its Enrolment Policy.
Pathways from the qualification:
The students who undertake the CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support is provided with advice of further training options. Students who gain this qualification can further their study in a range of Advanced Diploma and Community Service degrees qualifications.
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors.
Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
• Community Program Coordinator
• Residential Care Worker
• Support Worker (Community Services)
• Care supervisor
• Accommodation Support Worker
• Care Team Leader
• Personal care worker
• Personal care giver
• Assistant Hostel Supervisor
• Personal care assistant
• Residential care office
• Day Activity Worker