Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Codes - CHC43015 | CRICOS 113139H

Duration - 52 Weeks

Location - Sydney

Overview 

The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments. 

Course description 

This qualifications 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.

Employment Pathways 

Relevant job titles include 

  • Personal Care Worker 
  • Aged Care Worker
  • Care Service Employee 
  • Care Team Leader
  • Community Care Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant

Entry Requirements 

Academic Requirements 

Entry to this course requires: 

  • Successful completion of Australian Year 11 or equivalent; OR;
  • Successful completion of CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability), OR;
  • Relevant work experience in a related field 

English Requirements 

Applications from non-English speaking backgrounds only: 

  • IELTS (Academic) 5.5 with no bands less than 5.0 or equivalent

Please refer to RIC’s Student Suitability and Enrolment Process for full information

Course Structure 

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 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

Electives

  • CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
  • CHCCCS021 Respond to suspected abuse
  • HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medicatio

Course Duration 

  • 62 Weeks total duration 
  • 40 weeks (4 terms) classroom delivery
  • 225 work placement hours (7.5 hours per week in Term 3 and 4)
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