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. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of vocational placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
Occupational titles may include:
- Residential care worker
- Support worker (Community Services)
- Care supervisor / Team Leader
- Personal care giver
- Personal care worker/assistant
- Residential Care worker
- Care Team Leader
This course is delivered via blended model, predominately offered using electronic based delivery:
- Online delivery
- One day per week workshops with trainer 9:00am-12:00pm – Thursdays, or 9:00am – 12:00pm – Tuesday (Cairns only)
- Vocational placement of at least 120 hours
All learners will be offered the opportunity for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment, who consider that they have and can successfully demonstrate that they have acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning the required knowledge and skills specified in the training package. Learners may apply to have their knowledge and skills assessed via the RPL process and will be required to complete a RPL Application and the relevant RPL Assessment Kit.
Course Structure – CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
In order to gain the certificate, 18 units must be completed for this qualification, 15 Core units and 3 Electives
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|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|
|CHCAGE002||Implement falls prevention strategies|
|CHCCCS010||Maintain a high standard of service|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships|
# To receive an award for this qualification Students are required to complete all units listed above as competent and meet the requirements of at least 120 hours of vocational placement within a period of 12 months.
Students will be provided with training and assessment materials for each unit of competency required to complete the course.
Course Entry Requirements
The target learner is typically an adult wanting to commence working in the Aged Care, or Home Care Industry. The target learner’s entry requirements for this course must:
- be over 15 years of age, whom have finished or left secondary school
- undertake a National Police Check without a notable offence being listed
- ability to undertake vocational placement, which includes manual handling tasks undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Skills Indicator questionnaire
- have technological skills to undertake computer/online work and have access to a computer and software with the following minimum specifications
- Microsoft Windows XP, or later, or Mac OS X or above; Microsoft Office or equivalent/Adobe Acrobat Reader/Adobe Flash Player/Up to date internet browser
- Photo Identification (Drivers Licence or Passport)
- All Completed forms from the enrolment pack including Unique Student Identification Number (USI)
- National Police Check Certificate (Required before Vocational Placement can commence). (DP Training can process an application on your behalf – additional fee charged for the police check $49.90)
- Completed Language, Literacy and Numeracy documentation
- Ability to complete 120 hours as Vocational Placement
Vocational placement is structured workplace learning; a vocational placement student log book is developed to support you to meet the requirements of all tasks to be completed during your placement. Vocational Placement is an important part of the program that has been designed for students to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom to a practical level in a workplace environment. This practical approach to learning will prepare students to ease into 120 hours of on the job training required to gain the qualification. All students undertaking vocational placement will be required to organise their own transportation to and from the vocational placement host organisation’s facility.
- Sunshine Coast
- Gold Coast
*Full Fee for Service Program Fee: $2850
*Fee for Service Assessment ONLY (RPL): $1500
Funded via Investing in Skills – Higher Level Skills Funding, a Queensland Government Initiative
The Higher Level Skills Program aims to assist individuals to gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry, or to transition to university.
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