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CHC43015 CERTIFICATE IV IN AGEING SUPPORT

category: International Course
48 Weeks
Medium levels
18 Units
820 Hours
$12000.00
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Course Info

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support is ideal for those people seeking to gain employment in Residential Aged Care setting and or Home or Community based environment as a team leader. This course combines both theory and practical sessions and is designed to provide students with professional skills and knowledge to carry out duties as an effective team leader and to be future managers. Students will learn how to assess service requirements for older people with complex needs, plan and monitor service delivery, undertake relevant administrative tasks, plan and conduct group activities, implement and monitor Work Health & Safety policies and procedures, implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures, organise effective team work environment, administer medications and monitor the effect to older people, liaise with family members and allied health professionals and will be able to work as a team leader in a residential aged care facility. On completion of this course students will obtain a nationally recognised qualification which will open employment doors as a residential aged care worker and also provide a pathway to other health and community related qualifications such as Diploma of Nursing and/or Bachelor of Nursing. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must complete 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.

Duration

Classroom 20 hours per week for 41 weeks 820 hours
Simulation Based at the work-place 40 hours (1 week) at work-placement before actual PEP 40 hours
Self Paced 2 hours per week for 45 weeks 90 hours
Professional Experience Placement at a Residential aged care facility 120 hours

Delivery Mode

The course is delivered face to face in a classroom and a mandatory professional experience placement.

packaging rules

Qualification packaging rules available for download and viewing

course structure

To complete this qualification successfully, students must satisfactorily complete 18 units of competency which include 15 core units and 3 elective units.

Core Units (15 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 Recognize healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Units (3 units)
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medications
HLTAID011 Provide first aid

fee structure

Application fee $ 200 (non-refundable)
Enrolment and first term fee during enrolment $ 6000.00 (including application fee)
Final Term Fee at the end of week 44 $ 6000.00

Additional Fee

Students are to undergo national police check prior to commencement of professional experience placement at their own cost. The cost for police check varies from $50-$100. Students are required to wear ACHM uniform during the placement which can be purchased from ACHM office ($50.00). Students are also required to pay photocopying and printing fee if they choose to do in the college (Printing and copying costs: black and white $0.20/page and colour $0.50/page).

entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification specified within the Community Services Training Package.

Australian College of Health & Management require following as an entry requirement for persons who wishes to undertake this course:

Minimun education standard

student must have completed Australian year 12 (higher secondary) or equivalent education to get entry into this course and have general command of written and spoken English.

language, literacy and numeracy

Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend learning materials and perform tasks related to recording care routines, writing progress notes for older person, communicating with older person effectively, reading and interpreting workplace policies and procedures, reporting hazards, calculating fluid balance charts, monitoring and recording blood pressure and blood glucose levels.

industry skills/knowledge/experience

No previous industry skills/knowledge and experience required.

age restriction

Person must be 18 years of age or older.

regulatory requirements

Must obtain Criminal history check prior to work-placement.

other general requirements

  • Attend and participate in scheduled training and assessment
  • Participate in workplace tasks to employer expectations
  • Be able to work in an aged care industry environment
  • Comply with ACHM code of conduct requirements, directions or work, and health and safety matters
  • Due to physical nature of work, must be physically fit.
  • ACHM highly requires students to complete an immunization prior to commencement of Professional Experience Placement.
  • It is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

USI number requirement

All students doing nationally recognized training from January 1, 2018 need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). For more details please see https://www.usi.gov.au/about

professional experience placement requirement

As detailed in Assessment Requirements for Units of Competency, the students must complete 120 hours of professional experience placement (work-placement). ACHM will organize the work placement for the students. The work-placement hours usually depend on the host facility’s schedule. Students are required to wear ACHM uniform and a name badge which can be purchased from ACHM office ($50.00). Note: Closed in non-slip black shoes are required to be worn during work placement.

English language requirement

At the time of enrolment or prior to commencing training, each prospective learner must submit evidence of attainment of the IELTS score 5.5 or its equivalent or must produce evidence of enrolment in an ELICOS (English Language Course for Overseas Students). The IELTS or equivalent test result provided must have been taken no more than two (2) years before the time of the application.

Following English test are acceptable:

  • Test in English as a Foreign Language internet-Based test (TOEFL iBT)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test also known as Certificate in Advanced English.

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professional experience placement requirement

As detailed in Assessment Requirements for Units of Competency, the students must complete 120 hours of professional experience placement (work-placement). ACHM will organise the work placement for the students. The work-placement hours usually depend on the host facility’s schedule. Students are required to wear ACHM uniform and a name badge which can be purchased from ACHM office ($50.00). Note: Closed in non-slip black shoes are required to be worn during work placement.

venue

The training venue is at

  • Suite 405, Level 4, 20-22 Macquarie Street, Parramatta, NSW, 2150

Assessments

Assessments are an integral part of all training courses. ACHM uses the principles of competency-based training for all courses. This means that a student’s performance is assessed on their ability to perform the tasks to the required standard. In order to ensure the principles of validity are upheld a variety of learning styles and a range of assessment strategies are used. Students are advised at the commencement of each term when assessments are scheduled, and a student may put forward for consideration of any special needs they may have.

Assessment for each unit of competency will be through a combination of the following types of assessments:

  • Face to face classroom activities
  • Written work
  • Group activities
  • Projects
  • Practical demonstration
  • Role plays
  • Knowledge based
  • Skills based
  • Performance based
  • Simulation based activities
  • Work placement tasks which may be conducted in a simulated environment.
  • Oral interview questions

potential career outcome

  • Nursing Assistant
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Residential support worker
  • Care Assistant
  • Community care worker
  • Home care assistant
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Respite Care Worker
  • Care Supervisor

national police record check

Students are required to undertake a National Police Check prior to professional experience placement. The cost varies from $50.00-$100.00

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