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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

  • National Course Code: CHC43015
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC43015-01V02-20SIN-030

Location – Singleton Connected Learning Centre

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

22 Jan 2020

Hours Per Week

14

Duration

42 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:

  • 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 them to provide support to clients in their 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.

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.

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT
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 in the aged care industry.
  • 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

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?

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

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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

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

Core Units
Number Title
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
Elective Units
Number Title
HLTHPS007 Administer and monitor medications
CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
CHCCCS021 Respond to suspected abuse

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

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Course Location

Singleton
York Street, Singleton
Phone 131 601

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