CERTIFICATE IV in AGING SUPPORT - CHC43015

Course Outline

CHC43015Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Course CodeC4AS_CHC43015
Delivery ModeN/A
Delivery ModeVaried : Face to Face; Classroom; Computer generated supervised learning; Work Based
LocationMelbourne
Course DurationUp to 18 months
Nominal Study Hours1200 hours
Work based Training120 PLUS hours
Qualification LevelCertificate IV
Cost$12,000 tuition fee (These fees are subject to change without notice. Please contact ANIBT marketing staff for the latest fees.)
Nationally RecognisedYes
NRT

Course Overview

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 work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Job roles

Employment outcomes include varying roles in organisations, primarily in residential aged care and home and community care settings.

Job roles may include accommodation support worker, hostel supervisor, personal care worker, care supervisor, program coordinator - social programs, care team leader, residential care worker, day activity worker, support worker or home care worker.

Course Details

Subjects
Synopsis of Units
Assessment Methods
Entry Requirements
Course Completion
Course Availability
Future Pathways
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Credit Transfer (CT)
Special Requirements
Subjects

Subjects

Participants need to complete 18 units of competency consisting of:

 

  • (15) Core Units
  • (3) Elective Units

 

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Timetabled contact hours for this qualification are 1200 hours

Core Units

Unit CodeUnit Name
CHCADV001Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE003Coordinate services for older people
CHCAGE004Implement interventions with older people at risk
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS006Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS023Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and families
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCPAL001Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCPRP001Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit Name
HLTAID003Provide first aid
CHCCCS007Develop and implement service programs
CHCDIV003Manage and promote diversity

ANIBT may change the elective units based on industry, student needs and trainer availability.

Synopsis of Units

Core Units

CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients 100 hours

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.

This unit applies to workers of all levels in a range of health or community services settings who provide services using a human rights based approach and have direct interaction with clients.

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people 50 hours

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.

This unit applies to support workers in residential or community contexts.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people 80 hours

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

This unit applies to workers in a residential or community context, or those in personal care or support services that work with older people. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and is carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk 80 hours

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.

This unit applies to support workers in a residential or community context. Work performed requires a range of well developed skills where some discretion and judgement is required. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs under direct or indirect supervision.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CHCAGE005 Provide support for people living with dementia 70 hours

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.

This unit applies to workers in a residential or community context, including family homes. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery 120 hours

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

This unit applies to workers in a range of community services and service delivery contexts. Work will involve collaborating with the person requiring support and other people involved in the support network. Service needs may be complex or multiple.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs 60 HOURS

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.

This unit applies to workers who provide support to people according to an established individualised

plan in any community services context. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing 80 hours

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

This unit applies to workers in a range of community services contexts who provide frontline support services within the context of an established individualised plan.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

120 hours – Work based Training

The learner must perform the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a period of at least 120 hours of direct support work in at least one aged care, home and community, disability or community service organisation

CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families 70 HOURS

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.

This unit applies to workers across a range of community services contexts.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40 hours

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.

This unit applies to all workers.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance 80 hours

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.

This unit applies to people working in roles with managerial responsibility for legal and ethical compliance in small to medium sized organisations. There may or may not be a team of workers involved.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach 60 hours

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.

This unit applies to workers in a residential or community context. Work performed requires some

discretion and judgement and is carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships 80 hours

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.

This unit applies to work in all industry sectors, and to individuals who take pro-active responsibility for improving collaboration between workers and organisations.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems 70 hours

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.

This unit applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care 25 hours

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.

This unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, in both centre-based and home-based service provision.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Elective Units

HLTAID003 Provide first aid 20 HOURS

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Specific licensing /regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.

CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs 100 HOURS

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to engage consumers, analyse service needs of particular groups and develop programs and services to meet those needs.

This unit applies to workers coordinating or managing teams and operations in varied service delivery contexts.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity 80 HOURS

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and promote diversity in the workplace, and to contribute to the planning of diversity policies and procedures. This may apply

delivery.

This unit applies to individuals working in any type of leadership role across all industry sectors.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Assessment Methods

Assessment Methods

A wide variety of assessments methods will be employed to assess student competence in each unit. These include but are not limited to:

  • Demonstration and observation
  • Review questions and answers
  • Group assignments
  • Individual projects / portfolios
  • Case studies
  • Role plays
  • Presentations
Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

It is highly recommended that students are currently in a workplace or have access to a workplace for this course.

For the Graduate Certificate program ,it is expected that participants will have completed the Certificate IV in Career Development OR have completed relevant undergraduate study OR can demonstrate the equivalent of 5 years of work in career development.

 English Language Proficiency

Generally, to demonstrate English language proficiency for doing a Certificate or Diploma course, a learner with English as a second language should have one of the following test scores:

English Language proficiency level

IELTS

TOEFL iBT

PTE Academic

OET

Cambridge (CAE)

Vocational

5.0

Listening & Reading 4.0
Writing & Speaking 14

36

B

154

 

5.5

No band less than 5

Listening & Reading 5.0
Writing 14  Speaking 15

42

B

162

Competent

6.0

No band less than 5.5

Listening: 12 Reading: 13
Writing: 21 Speaking: 18

50

B

169


Domestic students who do not provide a satisfactory score from an English test will be interviewed to ascertain their language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills and must have to do an LLN test at ANIBT.
ANIBT also accepts completion of a recognised equivalent English preparation course from an accredited ELICOS provider. Admission may be approved if the language of instruction in the student’s country of birth was English or if English has been the language spoken in the student’s home.

All students must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test at ANIBT as part of the enrolment process.

If necessary, the student will need to complete an English language course at ANIBT before being admitted to a vocational training Certificate or Diploma course.

Note: ANIBT may establish student's English language proficiency appropriateness' level if:

  • The student has completed 1-year study which is taught in English
  • The student has successfully completed ELICOS course and the level is equivalent to IELTS 5.5
  • The student passes ANCE English assessment test, under supervision by ANIBT or ANIBT representative agents (does not apply to offshore direct-application).
Course Completion

Course Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification
CHC81315 Graduate Certificate in Career Development Practice issued by the Australian National Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd (ANIBT).

The Australian National Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organisation (Provider number: 21368) registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

Course Availability

Course Availability

ANIBT’s blended delivery programs are coordinated by an accredited Career Development Practitioner and are delivered on a regular basis throughout the year. Learning and delivery modes include:

  • Classroom-based face to face interactive introduction
  • Guided research and application tasks that identify and incorporate best practice
  • Computer Generated learning and support
  • Simulation and supervised practice
  • Optional classroom-based workshops

Please contact ANIBT to discuss your specific study and qualification requirements and how we can tailor a program to suit your specific requirements.

Future Pathways

Future Pathways

After successful completion of your Graduate Certificate in Career Development Practice, you will have many other study options available to you. These may include entry into programs within Higher Education including Masters Programs.

Please see here for more information on available Pathways through the college. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students may be able to shorten the length of their chosen course by taking into account previous training, employment experience or other life skills that directly relate to the competencies the Unit of competency is assessing.


Please contact ANIBT directly on +61 3 9620 2922 to discuss your previous experiences and we will be able to guide you through the RPL process.

Credit Transfer (CT)

Credit Transfer (CT)

Students may be able to shorten the length of their chosen course by taking into account previous studies.
ANIBT recognises AQTF registered organisations for credit transfers.


Please contact ANIBT directly on +61 3 9620 2922 to discuss your previous experiences and we will be able to guide you through the RPL process.

 

Special Requirements

Special Requirements

It is expected that all students will have access to their own personal computer and the internet. This is essential for regular research and also on-line based assessment work throughout the course.

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