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Course Summary

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.

For further information please review the course guide.

Employment Opportunities

Potential careers and job roles could include:

  • Accommodation support worker
  • Hostel supervisor
  • Assistant hostel supervisor
  • Care supervisor
  • Personal care worker
  • Care team leader
  • Residential care worker
  • Support worker
Units of Competency

The 18 units of competency that comprise the qualification include: –

15 core unit plus
3 elective units

For a list of units available for selection please click here

Entry Requirements

Students must be employed in the aged care industry and supported by an aged care organisation/facility to ensure access for application of learning and for assessment purposes. Students must have the opportunity to complete assessment activities, which include team leader activities, in the workplace.

For entry into this program applicants will require adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills that allow them to read and interpret information, understand training, demonstrate leadership skills as well as provide and follow clear instructions, and prepare written assignments and documents for assessment. In addition sound computer skills are required, computers will be used to assist with completion of assessment work (eg using the internet to undertake research activities).

All applicants are required to complete an application form and must attend an interview for selection into the program.  Interviews are conducted with each applicant to determine their suitability for the program and to ensure the program meets their career aspirations.

There are no formal entry requirements for CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support, however, we are looking for students who: –

  • are currently working in aged care and;
  • have at least one year’s industry experience and;
  • have previously completed a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support or CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care qualification (students who have previously completed one of these qualifications will be eligible to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning)
Pathways

All students who undertake this qualification are provided with advice on employment and training options.

Study Pathways; Students who successfully complete this qualification could progress their studies to Diploma of Enrolled Nursing / registered nursing qualifications.

Employment Pathways; Possible job titles include:

  • Accommodation support worker
  • Hostel supervisor
  • Assistant hostel supervisor
  • Care supervisor
  • Personal care worker
  • Care team leader
  • Residential care worker
  • Support worker
Study Modes

Study modes for this qualification include: –

Classroom based learning – Allows for a Trainer-led approach where the Trainer and the student meet in a classroom for a specific duration of time in a common location. Classroom based learning allows students to participate in group activities, group learning and group discussions.

Employment Based Traineeship  An employment based traineeship allows for delivery on the job (Central Coast and Newcastle regions only) with a Trainer and Assessor conducting workplace monitoring and assessments visits. Duration – 24 months full time (part time traineeships also available)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – RPL is suitable for those who already have the skills, knowledge and experience and who can provide current evidence of competence. RPL is available for part of, or a full qualification.