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Certificate IV in Ageing Support

  • National Course Code: CHC43015
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC43015-01V02-20SGR-255

Location – St George (Advanced Entry)

Study Type

Part Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

7 Hours per week

Duration

18 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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate IV in Ageing Support as either a traineeship or non-traineeship, so you can create the career you want.

Non-traineeship

There are no entry requirements for non-trainees. You can enrol in this course now.

Traineeship

To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Be employed in the aged care industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

COURSE SUCCESS REQUIREMENTS

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful.

You will need to meet the following success requirements to be able to undertake work placement within industry. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • Australian National Police Record Check
  • Working with Children Check (WWCC) depending on your work placement
  • Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires

WORK PLACEMENT

Work placement provides you with opportunities to practice responding to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment.

During your course you will attend a one-day workplace orientation, and complete one of the 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

Depending on your mode of study, TAFE NSW will either arrange your work placement for you or support you to find one.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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

  • Enjoy working with people
  • Are able to work independently
  • Are empathetic and patient
  • Have good organisation and time management skills

You must also have a reasonable level of fitness and flexibility to carry out:

  • Manual handling tasks
  • First aid responses including performing CPR while kneeling on the floor

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

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.

All students must complete an online enrolment. Students must have successfully completed Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) to be accepted into this advanced entry programme. Students will receive appropriate credit transfer for those units.

-National Criminal Record Check

To successfully complete this course:
-Each student will be required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of practical experience in an accredited residential aged care facility.
-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.

  • A Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) level at ACSF Level 3 when commencing the course and basic computer skills. This will be assessed as part of your enrolment process.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no Information Sessions scheduled at this time. Please contact campus for more information on 131 601.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time blended course. You will need to attend approximately 7 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 12 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 5 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? **

The course is aimed at those who wish to work or those who are currently working in the community and/or residential setting and seeking a higher level qualification in aged care. Leaners must hold a Certificate III Individual Support or Certificate III Health Services Assistance to enrol in this course.

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)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • 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

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Thursday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. 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?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

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
National Criminal Record Check
Vaccinations as required cost due to individual circumstance

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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

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

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

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

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

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