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Certificate IV in Ageing Support

  • National Course Code: CHC43015
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC43015-01V02-21RDW-204

Location – Randwick (Advanced Entry)

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

15 Jul 2021

Study Commitment

30 Hours per week

Duration

18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Ageing Support will enable you make a difference in the lives of others and lead from the front as an aged care team leader. Gain a deep working knowledge of aged care, uncover your personal leadership style and get on-the-job experience in this high demand area.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Provide person centred care and strengths based practice
  • Advocate for the interests and rights of your clients
  • Coordinate services and interventions
  • Deliver care services to palliative clients and clients with dementia
  • Lead teams of staff

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Empathy and patience
  • Great organisation and time management
  • Ability to effectively manage and resolve conflict

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
  • A pathway to a rewarding career or further study

Career opportunities:

  • Aged care team leader
  • Home care support worker
  • Community care worker
  • Aged care worker
  • Home care planner
  • Direct care worker

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Nursing
  • Diploma of Community Services
  • Diploma of Mental Health

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

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

Traineeship

TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate IV in Aging Support as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee 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 to complete your course work.

You need to meet the following requirements to be able to undertake work placement. 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 respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.

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, we recommend that you have:

  • An interest in working with people
  • The ability to work independently
  • Empathy and patience
  • Good organisation and time management skills
  • A reasonable level of fitness and flexibility to carry out first aid and manual handling

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.

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

  • Must have completed Cert III Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)
    -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.

Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.

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 Time Location
Wednesday, 23 June 2021 2:00pm to 4:00pm Randwick TAFE Building A Level 4 Room A408

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time day blended course. You will need to attend approximately 10 hours of class, over 1 day week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10.5 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 2.5 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 qualification. Many of the learners are International students. Learners present from a variety of different backgrounds and ages.
Must have completed Cert III Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) .
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)
  • 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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Thursday from 9:00am to 4:30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

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

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. (only if available as a trainee)

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

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Course Location

Randwick, Main Campus
Corner of Darley Road & King Street, Randwick
Phone 131 601

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