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Course Name:
Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Course Code:
Course Duration:
6 months - 12 months to complete
Delivery Mode:
Online or face to face
Course Fee:
Free Course Guide
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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. This certificate program will give you the skills to gain employment within an aged care environment. This qualification addresses work primarily in residential facilities under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans. Study this course and learn how to work effectively with older people, participate in the implementation of care plans, provide support to patients and follow WHS safety procedures. These workers carry out activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities of living for people in an aged care setting or carry out activities related to an individualised plan. Workplace placement is a compulsory part of the course. You will need to complete a minimum of 120 hours of clinical placement in a residential aged care facility as part of training program in order to complete this course. Current police clearance is required prior to commencement of your clinical placement.

18 unit of competency (15 core units & 3 elective units).

Core Units (15 Units):

CHCADV001Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE003Coordinate services for older people
CHCAGE004Implement interventions with older people at risk
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS006Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS023Support independence and well being
CHCCCS025Support 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 (3 Units):

CHCAGE002Implement falls prevention strategies
HLTHPS006Assist clients with medication
CHCCCS001Address the needs of people with chronic disease
  • There is no requirement or pre-requisite required to commence this course. However, students must be competent in basic literacy and numeracy (reading & writing in English).
  • Completion of year 10 or equivalent
  • National police clearance for vocational placement
  • Working with children clearance
  • Students should be at least18 years of age.
  • Diploma of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing