Course Start Date
14.1 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
Lead from the front as an aged care team leader with the nationally accredited Certificate IV in Ageing Support. Gain a deep working knowledge of the aged care sector, develop your personal leadership style and get on-the-job experience in this high growth industry.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn:
- The principles of person centred care and strengths based practice
- To advocate for the interests and rights of your clients
- How to coordinate services and interventions
- To deliver care services to palliative clients and clients with dementia
- The foundations of great leadership
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the qualities that will help you get ahead in this field:
- Empathy and patience
- Great organisation and time management
- Effectively manage and resolve conflict
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course will provide you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at the minimum requirement to move into leadership role
Go onto work in roles such as:
- Aged care team leader
- Home care support worker
- Community care worker
- Aged care worker
- Home care planner
- Direct care worker
GROW YOUR CAREER
This course provides great pathways to further study:
- Diploma of Nursing
- Diploma of Community Services
- Diploma of Mental Health
Or, go onto to a degree in the future:
- Bachelor of Community Services through TAFE NSW
- Bachelor of Nursing
- Bachelor of Gerontology
- Bachelor of Human Services
The demand for personal care workers is growing.
Aged and disabled care jobs are projected to increase by 69,200 places, while nursing support and personal care worker jobs are projected to increase by over 11,400 over the five years to 2023.
It is expected that this sector will be launched into rapid change and growth based on the findings and recommendations of the recent Royal Commission into Aged Care.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a part time day course. You will need to participate in approximately 2-3 hours of online study per week and attend 6 workshops every second month for 42 weeks.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 8.7 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 4.1 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including individual study, revision, reading and Library/learning hub.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- are interested in furthering their career in the aged care industry
- are already employed as an aged care worker in the aged care sector
- can attend TAFE adobe connect sessions weekly as well as bi-monthly workshops.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- Support from Course Coordinator
- Support from TAFE NSW Workplace Supervisor / Assessor
- Support from Educational Support Officer on Wednesdays, face to face, at Singleton Campus or via phone, Skype and email
- Work placement coordinator to organise suitable work placement opportunities.
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday from 12.00pm to 3.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you:
- are currently employed as an aged care worker in the aged care sector
- have a sound level of literacy, English language skills and entry level employability and life skills which will enable you to provide support to clients in your work role upon course completion
- have basic computer skills as course work and assessments will be accessed through an online learning platform.
To successfully complete this course, you will need:
- to have the cooperation of your Aged Care employer to allow you to complete 120 hours of onsite work placement with a Certificate IV worker, to learn this role. Assessment will be completed by a TAFE teacher/assessor.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.
Find out more about Applying and Enrolling
|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||Recognise healthy body systems|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCAGE002||Implement falls prevention strategies|
|CHCCCS021||Respond to suspected abuse|
|HLTHPS007||Administer and monitor medications|
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