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CHC43015

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Get a head start on your career in the aged and community care sector with this mid-level qualification and gain the skills and knowledge needed to work as an aged care worker.

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TIME 18 months / Full Time NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Wide Bay Burnett
WAYS TO STUDY Online
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$1,100
Subsidised
$2,070
Full Fee
$6,590
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Course overview

Upgrade your community services career with this mid-level qualification. This course will give you the skills you need to provide individual care to older people in home, community, residential or health settings. The health and aged care sector is experiencing strong growth, with the Australian Government expecting more than 50,000 job openings in the industry over the next five years.

This course will give you the skills needed to coordinate person-centred services for older people, provide support to people living with dementia and assist people with medication in your workplace. You will also learn how to provide support services using a palliative approach, and to people living with chronic diseases. Our highly experienced teaching team of Aged and Community Care specialists provide one-on-one guidance and support you every step of the way to ensure you have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the field.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as an aged care worker, aged care activity worker or as a volunteer coordinator in settings supporting older people.

What can I do?

  • Disability Support Worker
  • Coordinator of Volunteers (for services for older people)
  • Care Service Team Leader
  • Aged Care Activity Worker

Course outcome:

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 3 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCADV001
    Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCADV001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist clients to identify their rights, voice their needs and concerns and realise their interests, rights and needs.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCAGE001
    Facilitate the empowerment of older people
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCAGE001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond to the goals and aspirations of older people and provide support services in a manner that focuses on improving health outcomes and quality of life, using a person-centred approach.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCAGE003
    Coordinate services for older people
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCAGE003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to provide services to an older person. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Coordinate services for older people

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCAGE004
    Implement interventions with older people at risk
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCAGE004
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in partnership with older people and their carers to implement interventions in the context of an individualised plan to reduce risk.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Implement interventions with older people at risk

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCAGE005
    Provide support to people living with dementia
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCAGE005
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide person-centred care and support to people living with dementia. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide support to people living with dementia

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCCS006
    Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCCS006
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the development, implementation and review of individualised support.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Facilitate individual service planning and delivery

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCCS011
    Meet personal support needs
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCCS011
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond to an individual's physical personal support needs and to support activities of daily living.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Meet personal support needs

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCCS023
    Support independence and wellbeing
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCCS023
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide individualised services in ways that support independence, as well as, physical and emotional wellbeing.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Support independence and wellbeing

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCCS025
    Support relationships with carers and families
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCCS025
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work positively with the carers and families of people using the service based on an understanding of their support needs.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Support relationships with carers and families

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIV001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work with diverse people

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCLEG003
    Manage legal and ethical compliance
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCLEG003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, and then develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCPAL001
    Deliver care services using a palliative approach
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPAL001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to care for people with life-threatening or life-limiting illness and/or normal ageing process within a palliative approach.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Deliver care services using a palliative approach

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCPRP001
    Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPRP001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify networking and collaboration needs and develop formal and informal partnerships to enhance service delivery and improve professional practice.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAAP001
    Recognise healthy body systems
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAAP001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Recognise healthy body systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTWHS002
    Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTWHS002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Ways to study
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
11 Jul 2022
18 months
Full time: Plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
  • Concession: $1,100
  • Subsidised: $2,070
  • Full fee: $6,590

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Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015)

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Certificate IV in Ageing Support

COURSE CODE: CHC43015
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How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

This qualification is designed for people who are already employed in the industry and who have the opportunity to draw upon workplace experiences and to carry out assignments and projects in the workplace. Your workplace supervisor, will need to sign off on your "on the job" skills. 

It is also recommended that all students should undertake screening for vaccination against the following, particularly related to Queensland Health sites.

Queensland Health Mandatory vaccination requirements such as:

  • COVID-19 full vaccination status (Mandatory)
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
  • Influenza
  • Varicella zoster virus (chicken pox)
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Hepatitis B

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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