Certificate IV in Ageing Support Sydney

COURSE CODE CHC43015  CRICOS CODE 108239B

Course Duration

Course Duration

52 Weeks

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Campus Location

Windsor (Regional NSW) & Sydney CBD

Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised
Training

Study Mode - Classroom

Study Mode

Classroom + Work Placement

QUALIFICATION DESCRIPTION


The 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. 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.

Successful completion of the CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support can lead to a range of potential career opportunities including

  • Aged or Disabled Carer
  • 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

This course aims to develop a range of skills and experience including

  • Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • Coordinate services for older people
  • Implement interventions with older people at risk
  • Provide support to people living with dementia
  • Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
  • Meet personal support needs
  • Support independence and wellbeing
  • Support relationships with carers and families
  • Work with diverse people
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Confirm physical health status
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • Administer and monitor medications

To achieve this qualification at New Era Institute, students must complete a total of 160 hours of work in a nursing home, community services or home care/aged care facilities as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

More information can be found at https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/chc43015

For students looking to study in regional NSW, please note that all our aged care and community services courses are delivered from our Windsor campus in Sydney.

You can find out more about our aged care courses, as well as the short courses offered from our Sydney campus, by calling us on (02) 89 646 457 or contacting us online.

CAREER PATHWAYS FROM THE QUALIFICATION


Possible career paths include

Successful completion of the CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support can lead to a range of potential career opportunities including Aged or Disabled Carer, 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.

 ANZSCO Identifier Code  423111 – Aged or Disability Carer

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This course is available to international students who are able to provide the requirements stated on the enrolment form:

Minimum requirements

  • Are over the age of 18
  • a valid IELTS score of 5.5 with no score below 5.0 in any band, or equivalent(refer to www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/stud/more/student-visa-english-language-requirements)
  • Have completed Year 12 or an equivalent secondary schooling level of a Higher School Certificate or can demonstrate suitable work or life experience
  • A valid passport
  • have successfully completed their Year 12 or equivalent in the English Language
  • Certified copies of Academic Transcripts and Certificates
  • Physically fit to complete mandatory work placement hours

Additional Work Placement requirements

Please refer to the International Student Handbook on newerainstitute.edu.au

for information on your rights and responsibilities and services provided by New Era Institute.

PACKAGING RULES


Total number of units = 18

  • 15 core units
  • 3 elective units

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

 

Elective Units 

 

HLTAID011

Provide First Aid 

 

CHCDIS007

Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

 

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services

 

PREREQUISITES


There are no prerequisites for this qualification.

COURSE DURATION


52 weeks comprising of 40 scheduled tuition weeks (including 8 weeks (160 hours) of work placement) and 12 weeks of holidays.

DELIVERY METHOD


20 hours per week of blended (classroom + online), 160 hours of Work Placement hours, and each week of the course has approximately 5 hours of self-study time.

PLACEMENT ARRANGEMENTS


Students will complete 160 hours (8 weeks) of work placement. Placements will be in an aged care facility. New Era Institute (NEI) has agreements with workplaces to provide suitable placements for students. Students are encouraged to look for their workplace facilities to complete their practical component.

Students who need help, they may contact student support.

Classroom Training 

The course will be delivered in the classroom for theory-based learning giving students the opportunity to share ideas, discuss and explore core concepts and the practice skills before applying them in their work placement. 

Training will be delivered 2 days per week (15 hours in class) and 5 hours online.

Students will have access to New Era Institute facilities when they are not attending placement to conduct self-study or research and or complete assessment tasks. During training sessions students will also have access to the simulation room to learn and practice skills such as performing activities of daily living tasks for their clients, using the equipment before the placement begins.

Work Placement 

Students will complete 160 hours of work placement in total.  

Work placement is designed to: 

  • Gain invaluable experience in a real work environment
  • Complete and receive feedback on practical work
  • Develop an understanding of workplace expectations and practices
  • Observe experienced staff completing tasks
  • Develop an understanding of workplace policies and procedures
  • Form networks that may assist with future job opportunities

COURSE - CREDIT TRANSFER


Students can apply for credit transfer where there is an exact match of the units of competency within the course achieved through an accredited VET qualification in an approved registered training organisation (RTO).

FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
If RPL/credit transfer is approved, the student’s Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) will be adjusted to reflect any reduction in the period of study the student is enrolled in. The study load will remain the scheduled 20 hours per week as per the student visa requirements.

*Please refer to the International Student Handbook for more information on Credit Transfer. You may contact the admission department to find out on how to apply via contact us

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)


Students can apply for recognition of their existing skills and knowledge that are relevant to the units of competency within the course. These skills and knowledge may have been obtained through workplace training or experience and may reduce the number of units required to be completed during the course.

FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If RPL/credit transfer is approved, the student’s Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) will be adjusted to reflect any reduction in the period of study the student is enrolled in. The study load will remain the scheduled 20 hours per week as per the student visa requirements.

*Please refer to the International Student Handbook for more information on Recognition of Prior Learning. You may contact the admission department to find out on how to apply via contact us

EDUCATION PATHWAY


Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into courses such as Diploma of Community Services or any other higher courses.

Exit point           

Students who did not complete this course may receive an academic record (statement of attainment SOA).

FEES AND CHARGES


International students

For more information about the tuition fees and other charges, please click on Fees and Charges.

PAYMENT METHOD


    • Online - Click here to PAY NOW by credit card (A processing fee of 1.75% applies)
    • By Electronic Fund Transfer (Preferred) or direct bank deposit to the nominated bank account stated on the student’s Letter of offer.

HOW TO APPLY


If you would like to enrol, please complete the enrolment form (available on our website or email your request). You may contact our office on +61 2 89 646 457 or via email admissions@newerainstitute.edu.au

Enrolment
This course is available to international students who are able to provide the requirements stated on the enrolment form

Minimum requirements

    • Are over the age of 18
    • a valid IELTS score of 5.5 with no score below 5.0 in any band, or equivalent(refer to https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500#eligibility ) Have completed Year 12 or an equivalent secondary schooling level of a Higher School Certificate or can demonstrate suitable work or life experience
    • A valid passport
    • have successfully completed their Year 12 or equivalent in the English Language
    • Certified copies of Academic Transcripts and Certificates

Additional Work Placement requirements

    • Possess a Police check (which is required for placement).
    • Have a Working With Children Check (WWCC)
    • Have a reasonable level of fitness to complete manual and physically demanding tasks, such as bending, lifting, and standing for long periods of time.
    • Updated Vaccination Record

Please refer to the International Student Handbook on newerainstitute.edu.au

for information on your rights and responsibilities and services provided by New Era Institute.

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