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Certificate IV in Ageing Support


Make a Difference as an Aged Care Worker in Australia!

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support gives you a thorough grounding in important health, technical, interpersonal and clinical skills, as well as the knowledge and skills that are required to be an Aged Care worker within the Australian healthcare system. This course is delivered over a total duration of 48 weeks.

  • Course Name :
    CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • Course Delivery : Face-to-Face
  • AQF Level : 4
  • Campuses : Victoria / WA /NSW
  • Provided By :
    Institute of Health and Nursing Australia
  • CRICOS Code: 092899A
  • Accreditations/
    Funding :
    IHNA Nationally Recognized Training IHNA Course

The total tuition cost for the Certificate IV in Ageing Support is AUD $10,500

If you are looking for a career in the aged care sector, where you can truly make a difference to the lives of the elderly; the Certificate IV in Ageing Support is the right choice.

On completing this course, you can work as an aged care worker in many different settings. This course will open up many rewarding job opportunities, as there is an acute shortage in this field and thousands of jobs are expected to open in this sector. More here.

The course will cover topics such as the following: Facilitate the empowerment of older people, Provide support to people living with dementia, Meet personal support needs, Work with diverse people, and more. This course aims to nurture compassionate, skilled and caring aged care workers who can provide informed care to the elderly, and make the right decisions in the situations they may face.

Our Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015) is a well-recognised course that is nationally accredited by Nationally Recognised Training in Australia (a joint initiative of the Australian and State and Territory governments).

Further learning pathways

This course offers pathways to further studies such as:

  • Diploma of Nursing
  • Advanced Diploma of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Midwifery

The classroom course has a total planned duration of 48 weeks including minimum 20 weeks of classroom based contact hours per week and 120 hours of practical placement. Blended mode completion times will vary.

18 units of competency are required for this qualification, including:

CORE UNITS

CHCADV001Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Face to face (on-campus) classes for 2.5 days a week for 48 weeks (over 4 terms) including practical placement of up to 120 hours

Notice: Please note that students who are studying in our Melbourne Campus will have to attend mandatory weekly one day class on every Saturday starting from 8th July 2017. Class timing will be 9 am to 5 pm.

On successful completion of the Certificate IV in Ageing Support(CHC43015), students can work as aged care support workers, aged care activity workers, care service team leaders or care supervisors in a variety of healthcare settings.

International students should have:

• A satisfactory English Proficiency: A minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5 (Academic) with no band less than 5. IHNA accepts equivalent scores in OET, TOEFL iBT and PTE.
• Satisfactorily completed a minimum of year 12 or equivalent
• Must be of a minimum age of 18+ at the time of course commencement

In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test conducted by IHNA and demonstrate competence as working at Level 3 for all indicators to enrol for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).

Additional Requirement for professional experience placement (PEP).

• A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate(AFP) / NCC will be required for placements.
• IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunisation process before the Professional Experience Placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without immunisation.

It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Students enrolling for a package course with HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing, must have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination (Academic) with a minimum total band score of 6 and minimum score of 6 in each of the four components of listening, reading, writing and speaking; IHNA accepts equivalent scores in OET, TOEFL iBT and PTE.

Physical requirements

While IHNA will work with you to make "reasonable accommodations" in the campus lab and classroom, there are work place practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA's control. The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the healthcare facility and/or community setting. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable accommodations otherwise you will not be enrolled.

Skills and abilities that are needed to perform client care to pass the course objectives and requirements are:

Strength: Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
Mobility: Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
Hearing: Sufficient to hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages.
Vision: Sufficient to make physical assessments of client and equipment.
Communication: Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.

If you have a disability that will require reasonable accommodations to fulfil these requirements then please declare in your course application.

To apply for this course, just scroll down and submit an enquiry. Our representative will get back to you and provide guidance.

Face to face Delivery

Melbourne(Heidelberg)

Feb 05, 2018
Jul 02, 2018

Perth

Feb 03, 2018
Jul 07, 2018

Sydney(Parramatta)

Feb 05, 2018
Jul 02, 2018

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