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.
Certificate IV in Ageing Support (Release 2)
INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT | AGEING
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However, learners need to possess the required Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills, which are essential to successfully complete this qualification.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
After successful completion of this course you may wish to apply for a range of career opportunities including:
|Aged or Disabled Carer||Nursing Support Worker|
|Respite Care Worker||Residential Disability Support Worker|
Upon successful completion of this course, this qualification may also lead to further study in the following areas:
• CHC53315 – Diploma of Mental Health
• CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services
• CHC62015 – Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
There are 18 units which students must demonstrate competency in, to achieve a successful qualification at completion.
|Unit Code||Unit Descriptor||Scheduled Hours|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients||100|
|CHCCCS006||Facilitate individual service planning and delivery||120|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families||70|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance||80|
|CHCPAL001||Deliver care services using a palliative approach||70|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships||80|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||70|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||25|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people||50|
|CHCAGE003||Coordinate services for older people||80|
|CHCAGE004||Implement interventions with older people at risk||80|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia||65|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs||60|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing||80|
The below table represent Unit code, name and their scheduled hours
|Unit Code||Unit Descriptor||Scheduled Hours|
|CHCDIS010||Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs||90|
|CHCCCS007||Develop and implement service programs||100|
|HLTHPS006||Assist clients with medication||80|
Full time (day)
Once a student receives a satisfactory result for all required assessment tasks a competent (C) outcome will be awarded for the entire unit. The student must demonstrate their understanding of all competency standards in each unit before receiving a competent outcome.
These competencies have been drawn from the nationally endorsed industry training package the Community Services Training Package (CHC). Upon successful completion of the training and assessment, the qualification CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support will be issued. A transcript listing all units of competency will also be issued. The qualification and units of competency are nationally recognised and provide individuals with a valuable qualification that can be applied throughout Australia.
Applicants can apply for recognition of prior learning of their existing skills and knowledge that are relevant to the units of competency within the program. These skills and knowledge may have been obtained through workplace training or experience and may reduce the number of unitsrequired to be completed during the program. Students are encouraged to notify Optimistic Futures of their interest or intention to apply for RPL prior to their enrolment.
Applicants can apply for a credit transfer for any units successfully completed, as part of AQF qualification, at any other Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or TAFE. Credit transfers will be granted upon the receipt of sufficient evidence to support the application prior to the commencement of training.
Detailed student information is provided in our Student Handbook, which is supplied with the enrolment package. This Booklet contains important information about a student’s rights and obligations, such as their right to privacy, a safe training environment, right to complaint or appeal an assessment decision, meeting course progress requirement and maintaining appropriate student behaviour. It is important that person applying for enrolment must have had reviewed this information first.
Students are expected to bring along notebook and pen to take notes, may also bring a laptop.
On fulfilling the requirements, an AQF Qualification in CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support will be issued to learners within 30 days of completion of the qualification. Students completing units but not completing the qualification will be issued with Statement of Attainment detailing the units that have been completed successfully
To be eligible for Concession rate to be eligible for the concession rate, you must hold anyone of the following:
Please provide a copy of any one of the above stated identity document prior to the commencement of training. If you need to apply for a HCC, please ask us for a form or visit your local Centrelink office. You will need to apply as soon as possible and provide a copy to recruitment or the trainer before your course commences.
Concessions also apply for;
The standards for Registered Training Organisations require an RTO to inform the prospective students of their right to statutory cooling off period. A statutory cooling off period of 10 days is applicable under Consumer Law to withdraw from a consumer agreement, if the agreement has been through unsolicited marketing and sales tactics. However, it may be noted that we do not engage in any aggressive marketing tactics like door to door marketing, hence Statutory cooling off period will not as such be applicable to our students who have enrolled into a program. However, for refund options students may refer to our refund policy available in Student Handbook.
For information about the refund policy please refers to the student handbook, find it on our website under ‘Student Information’ section or speak to one of our friendly customer services staff.
Showing Competence in all assessment is a necessary part of this program to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge set out in the competency standards. Optimistic futures will be conducting of realistic workplace tasks, project, knowledge tests, case studies, feedback from supervisors.
Note: For the avoidance of doubt face to face includes both in-class and online (due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions) delivery.
Each participant enrolling in a course will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number to obtain their certificate or qualification when studying nationally recognised training in Australia. A USI gives you access to your online USI account which will help keep all your training records together. Certificates and Statements of Attainment cannot be issued without this number.
Fee for service:- Fee for service cost is $3200 this includes all work books /material and/or equipment.
Mode of Payment:- Both Cash and Card are accepted
Initial Deposit:- No deposit required.
Details of fees (Subject to change without notification):- The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
If student has any complaint against Optimistic Futures’s policies, procedure, staff, fellow students, assessments, marking or learning resources, they can obtain a complaint form, from the reception of the Optimistic Futures, and submit as soon as possible for an early action
For further information about the complaints and appeal process, please refer to student handbook or speak to one of our staff.
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