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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

  • National Course Code: CHC43015
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC43015-01V02-20SGR-003

Location – St George

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

03 Feb 2020

Hours Per Week

24

Duration

36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

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

INDUSTRY DEMAND

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.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

TRAINING PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS

There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.

TAFE NSW REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for this course, you:

  • Must complete a National Police Check
  • May need a Working with Children Check - depending on your work placement requirements
  • Need to be adequately fit and flexible to be able to perform CPR on the floor

WORK PLACEMENT

Work placement is a key component of this course and provides you with an opportunity to refine your practical skills in a genuine workplace.

Work placements only begin after you have completed theoretical and practical classroom work with your teacher and they are satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties.

You will attend a one-day workplace orientation plus complete one of following levels of mandatory work placement hours:

  • 120 hours (15 days) of work placement - if you are already working in the industry
  • 240 hours (30 days) of work placement - if you are new to the industry

    You can carry out your work placement in a number of organisations. TAFE NSW will organise your placement if you are studying on campus or through blended delivery. If you choose to study with TAFE Digital online, you will need to arrange your own work placement with support from your teachers.

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

    With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

    Different types of checks are required by different organisations. You will find out what the requirements are once your work placement organisation is identified. Some requirements may include:

NSW HEALTH
Before you begin a clinical work placement with NSW Health, you will be required to:

  • Meet NSW Healths Criminal Record Check requirements
  • Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health
  • Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card

    View NSW Health clinical placement information

AGED CARE WORK
Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care residences you will need to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check.

COMMUNITY SERVICES
Anyone working in the proximity of children, including student placements and volunteers, must have a current Working with Children Check.

BE PREPARED

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:

  • Are reasonably fit and flexible to carry out:
  • tasks associated with manual handling
  • first aid responses including performing CPR while kneeling on the floor
  • Enjoy working with people
  • Are able to work independently
  • Relate to people patiently
  • Have great organisation and time management skills

    To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • There is no specific entry requirements for this course but there is a screening literacy and numeracy assessment. All students must complete an online enrolment. Students who have successfully completed Certificate III in Individual Support will be able to receive Credit Transfer for those units.

    To successfully complete this course, you will need:
  • You will be required to attain a level of literacy level 3. You must complete each of the units and the workplace component to a satisfactory level.
  • Each student will be required to complete 120 hours of practical experience in an accredited Aged Care facility.

It's all happening at TAFE NSW InfoFest. Register for an information session to broaden your skills set to get ahead. Can't find an Information Session for you? Enquire Online or call 131601.

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.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date: Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Time: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Location: St George College, Building c Level 1 Room C1.53

Date: Wednesday, 29 January 2019
Time: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Location: St George College, Building c Level 1 Room C1.53

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Full Time, Blended course. You will need to attend approximately 20.5 hours of class, over 4 days a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 4 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Private study, Moodle, textbook, online videos, assignment preparation.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • There are no specific entry requirements for this course but there is a screening literacy and numeracy assessment. All students will be required to complete an online enrolment. Each student will be required to complete 120 hours of practical experience in an accredited Aged Care facility.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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

This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 3:30pm. 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?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study: -Prescribed Text
TAFE NSW Individual support in Australia Ageing Disability Home and community care, VETRes, Australia
TAFE NSW First Aid textbook, 8th Ed. VETRes, Australia


-Recommended Text
TAFE NSW Study Guide Individual support in Australia Ageing Disability Home and community care, VETRes, Australia


READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

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

Enrolling 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. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
Elective Units
Number Title
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

St George, Main Campus
Corner Princes Highway & President Avenue, Kogarah
Phone 131 601

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