IHNA CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support Course

Accreditation : IHNA Nationally Recognized Training IHNA Course
Course Code: CHC43015 Award Titles : CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Campuses : Victoria / WA /NSW Course Delivery : Face-to-Face & Online (Blended)
AQF Level : 4 Fees : Click here for more details
CRICOS Code: 092899A
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This course is designed for support workers who complete specialized tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organization guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualized service planning and delivery.

Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organization and the quantity and quality of outputs of others within limited parameters.

"Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply".

Course Overview

CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Course Competency Details

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

Core Units


Facilitate the interests and rights of clients


Facilitate the empowerment of older people


Coordinate services for older people


Implement interventions with older people at risk


Provide support to people living with dementia


Facilitate individual service planning and delivery


Meet personal support needs


Support independence and well being


Support relationships with carers and families


Work with diverse people


Manage legal and ethical compliance


Deliver care services using a palliative approach


Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships


Recognise healthy body systems


Follow safe work practices for direct client care


Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability


Assist clients with medication


Provide first aid

On-Campus mode

This course will be delivered over a maximum of 52 weeks. This includes a minimum 20 hours of classroom based student contact hours per week. The students will be undertaking practical placement of up to 120 hours.

Blended Mode

Blended mode completion times will vary, and students have to attend the On-Campus session for the skills training.

For both modes of delivery, completion time frames will however vary between students based on their individual skills, experiences and previous studies.

There is a mandatory simulation work shop at an IHNA campus.

The course will be offered using two modes of delivery- a classroom or a blended learning approach. The structured blended learning approach includes a combination of e-learning, practicing various care skills in the simulated environment and Practical Placement (PP).

Based on the cohort needs, classroom sessions may be arranged to provide additional support to students undertaking study with blended mode. Students have to attend the On-Campus session for the skills training and the students will be undertaking practical placement of up to 120 hours.

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

IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its 'Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses' to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

Applicants seeking entry into this course should meet the following criteria:

•  Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above.
•  Applicants must have successfully completed Year 12 of secondary school or equivalent, or be of mature age.
•  Applicants are required to have successfully completed BKSB (Basic Key Skills Builder) Exit Level 3

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

Satisfactory police clearance certificate, vaccination report and working with children check are essential for practical placement.

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

Physical requirements

While IHNA will work with you to make "reasonable accommodations" in the campus lab and classroom, there are clinical practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA control. The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the hospital and community health settings. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable accommodations. Additional skills and abilities are needed to perform patient/ resident care in the clinical settings to pass the course objectives and requirements.

Strength: Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a patient, 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 patients 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 fulfill these requirements then please declare in your course application, special needs section.

The total tuition cost for the Certificate IV in Ageing Support is:
Domestic students:
• Victoria & New South Wales: AUD $2,800
• Western Australia: AUD $3,800

State Government Funding is Available for Eligible Students.
For more information please contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au

Enrolling in this qualification and availing the relevant state funding, may affect student's future training options and the eligibility for further government subsidised training.

Students eligible and opting for government funding must attend 20 hours of classroom sessions per week. Students failing to attend the classroom sessions will not be able to avail the funding and will be required to pay the full course fees.

Online (Blended) Delivery

Campus : Melbourne(Heidelberg) | Perth | Sydney(Parramatta)
Jun 05, 2017
Aug 07, 2017
Oct 03, 2017
Dec 04, 2017

We have three campuses, Melbourne (Heidelberg), Perth and Sydney:

Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus Perth Campus Sydney Campus
Upper Heidelberg Road,
Heidelberg Heights,
Victoria 3081 Australia
Level 3
Carillon City Arcade,
680-692 Hay Street Mall,
Perth WA 6000 Australia
Level 7
33 Argyle Street,
NSW 2150 Australia

The application process involves 5 steps: application, interview (plus Language, Literacy and Numeracy), offer letter, payment and confirmation of enrolment. Applicants must successfully complete each stage in order to enrol.

Applicants can submit their initial application online.

Applications can be completed online by clicking 'Apply Online' button.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us on 1800 22 52 83 (TOLL FREE).

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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