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The CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support reflects the role of support workers who complete specialized tasks and functions in aged services. They work either in residential, hospital or community based environments and are required to take responsibility for their own work within defined organization guidelines.
They will also be required to maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery. Workers will be required to demonstrate leadership and take responsibility for other team members.
The course modules are structured to provide a balanced program of theory and practice relevant to the career opportunities across the aged care industry.
Melbourne Heidelberg Campus ( Face to Face )
July Intake : Wednesday to Friday 8.30 AM to 1.30 PM.
Sydney Campus February and July Intakes
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Sydney Campus April and October Intakes
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
The course is provided through teacher led classroom mode delivery. It will be delivered over 875 hours, including theory (20 contact hours per week at an IHNA campus), self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training (120 hours) and at least 120 hours of work based training / professional experience placement (PEP) in two blocks of 2 weeks each after each semester.
Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.
The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication, work based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation.
Full Time classroom session at our Heidelberg Campus every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2.00 pm to 7.00 pm.
18 units of competency are required for this qualification, including:
|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|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability|
|HLTHPS006||Assist clients with medication|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course.
IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its ‘Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses’ to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.
Offshore International students who wish to apply for this course must meet the following requirements.
In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 3 for all indicators to enrol for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).
It is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.
Professional Experience Placements (PEP) is a compulsory component of this course and 100% attendance is mandatory. Students must complete all theory and simulation components satisfactorily prior to attending placements.
The Professional Experience Placements will be 5 days a week. Students may be allocated a morning (AM) or afternoon (PM) shifts. Morning shifts usually start at 7 am and evening shifts can finish at 10.30pm. Each shift is 8.5 hours long (including 30 mins meal break).
PEPs are undertaken in partnership with a wide range of placement providers. These providers are located throughout metropolitan, regional and rural areas, and in some cases interstate. Students must consider that they may be required to travel or relocate for the duration of the placement to the facility location. Students must attend as per schedule; no special arrangements or changes will be made on the allocated placements. PEPs may be cancelled without prior notice by the facility.
Additional Requirement for professional experience placement.
While IHNA will work with you to make “reasonable adjustments” in the campus lab and classroom, there are work place practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA’s control.
The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the healthcare facility and/or community setting. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable adjustments. Our courses cater to a range of candidates. The candidates are required to be physically fit to manage tasks.
Skills and abilities that are needed to perform client care to pass the course objectives and requirements are:
If you have a disability or disorder or on any longer medications that will require reasonable adjustments to fulfil these requirements, then please declare in your course application.
IHNA requires all enrolling students to have the below learning resources that will support their learning process.Mandatory Textbook
Students must purchase this prescribed textbook as mentioned below.
The Australian Carer: A Training Manual for Aged Care Workers 4th edition – Helen CroftComputers
IHNA has a computer lab with computers that can be accessed during working hours. Students must have a personal computer and access to internet to access all learning resources, online library, assessments, communicate with educators, fellow students, support services etc.
All students must have a basic computer knowledge and skills.
Assessment strategies are implemented for collecting evidence and making judgements about whether competency has been achieved by the learner.
The assessments confirm whether an individual can perform to the standards expected in the workplace, as expressed in the relevant endorsed unit of competency.Assessment tools used include :
This course may have pathways to higher level degrees such as:
Successfully completing this course will enable you to work as an Aged Care worker in a variety of healthcare settings.
Studies have shown that there may be a critical shortage of workers in the aged care sector, opening up thousands of jobs in the immediate future.
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Thank you for your interest in applying for the CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support with IHNA. Before applying for the course, please check the entry requirements for this course.
|Duration : 44 weeks|
|Volume of Learning : 1 year|
|Amount of Training : 875 hours||AQF Level : 4||CRICOS Code : 21985|
|Course Delivery : Face-to-Face|
|Campuses : Melbourne (Heidelberg), Perth and Sydney|
|Organisation delivering the program : Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)|
|Organisation issuing certification : Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)|
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