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CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support


Make a Difference as an Aged Care Worker in Australia!

The CHC43015 - 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 44 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

Our CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support 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).

FACE TO FACE/ CLASSROOM:

The course is provided through teacher led classroom mode delivery. It will be delivered over 875 hours, including theory (20 contact hours per week at an IHNA campus), self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training (120 hours) and at least 160 hours of work based training / professional experience placement (PEP) in two blocks of 2 weeks each after each semester.

Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.

The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication, work based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation.

The classroom course has a total planned duration of 44 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:
•  15 core units
•  3 elective units

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

ELECTIVE UNITS

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course.

ADMISSION CRITERIA:

IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its 'International Students Admission Policy and Procedure' to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

• Offshore International students who wish to apply for this course must meet the following requirements International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination (Academic) with a minimum total band score of 6.0 and minimum score of 6.0 in each of the four components of listening, reading, writing and speaking;
• Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above.
• Applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test 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).
It is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS (PEP):

Professional Experience Placements (PEP) is a compulsory component of this course and 100% attendance is mandatory. Students must complete all theory and simulation components satisfactorily prior to attending placements.

The Professional Experience Placements will be 5 days a week. Students may be allocated a morning (AM) or afternoon (PM) shifts. Morning shifts usually start at 7 am and evening shifts can finish at 10.30pm. Each shift is 8.5 hours long (including 30 mins meal break).

PEPs are undertaken in partnership with a wide range of placement providers. These providers are located throughout metropolitan, regional and rural areas, and in some cases interstate. Students must consider that they may be required to travel or relocate for the duration of the placement to the facility location. Students must attend as per schedule; no special arrangements or changes will be made on the allocated placements. PEPs may be cancelled without prior notice by the facility.

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

Physical requirements

While IHNA will work with you to make "reasonable adjustments" 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 adjustments. Our courses cater to a range of candidates. The candidates are required to be physically fit to manage tasks.

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 or disorder or on any longer medications that will require reasonable adjustments to fulfil these requirements, then please declare in your course application.

Assessment strategies are implemented for collecting evidence and making judgements about whether competency has been achieved by the learner.

The assessments confirm whether an individual can perform to the standards expected in the workplace, as expressed in the relevant endorsed unit of competency.

Students will be assessed in both a formative and summative way. These assessment methods and strategies are consistent with the Training Package Assessment Guidelines.

Assessment tools used include :

  • Theory Assessments (TA)
  • Knowledge Based Assessments (KBA)
  • Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
  • Professional Experience Placement (PEP) Book

The total tuition cost for the CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support AUD $12,000 for international students.

This course may have pathways to higher level degrees such as:
•  HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing
•  HLT57715 - Diploma of Practice management

Successfully completing this course will enable you to work as an Aged Care worker in a variety of healthcare settings.

Studies have shown that there may be a critical shortage of workers in the aged care sector, opening up thousands of jobs in the immediate future.

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Face to face Delivery

Melbourne(Heidelberg)

Jul 02, 2018

Perth

Jul 07, 2018

Sydney(Parramatta)

Jul 02, 2018

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