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CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support

IHNA CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support Course

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IHNA Nationally Recognized Training IHNA Course
Qualification Code : CHC43015 Qualification Name : CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Duration : 48 weeks Volume of Learning : 1.5 year                       Amount of Training : 1260 hours
AQF Level : 4 Course Delivery : Face-to-Face
RTO ID : 21985 Campuses : Melbourne (Heidelberg), Perth and Sydney
CRICOS Code: 092899A Fees : Click here for more details
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This course is designed for aged care workers who provide physical and emotional aid to elderly people who need support in their daily living. The degree of assistance that is needed differs for each individual, and depends on the ability and health of the client. Aged care workers offer assistance in carrying out simple daily tasks such as showering, dressing, and eating, and also complete specialized tasks and functions in aged services.

Aged care workers provide care either in residential, home or community based environments, and carry out their duties under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined care plans or organisational guidelines. They may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the outputs of others within some parameters.

Course Overview

Face-to-face mode:

The course is provided through teacher led classroom mode delivery, simulated training and practical placement of at least 120 hours with a variety of assessments. This course will be delivered over 1260 hours, including theory (20 hours per week at an IHNA campus), simulation training and at least 120 hours of work based training / professional experience placement (PEP).

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

The completion time frames will however vary between students based on their individual skills, experiences and previous studies. IHNA considered nominal hour guidelines (Victorian Purchasing Guide and Western Australian Nominal Hours Guide) when confirming the course duration. This duration was chosen to enable students to achieve the learning outcomes for both the qualification type and discipline.

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.

Course Competency Details

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

Core Units

CHCADV001

Facilitate 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 well being

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

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.

• Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above.
• Satisfactorily completed a minimum of year 12 or equivalent
• International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination (Academic) with a minimum total band score of 5.5 and minimum score of 5.0 in each of the four components of listening, reading, writing and speaking; IHNA accepts equivalent scores in OET, TOEFL iBT and PTE.

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)
• A satisfactory Working with Children Check is required.
• 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.

It is also 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 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.

The total tuition cost for the CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support AUD $10,500 for international students.

For more information please Click here or contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au or call 1800 22 52 83

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Face to face Delivery

Melbourne(Heidelberg)

2018-02-05
2018-07-02

Perth

2017-10-06

Sydney(Parramatta)

2018-02-05
2018-07-02

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

Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus

597-599, Upper Heidelberg Road,
Heidelberg Heights, Victoria 3081 Australia

Perth Campus

Level 4, Carillon City Arcade,
680-692 Hay Street Mall, Perth WA 6000 Australia

Sydney Campus

Level 7, 33 Argyle Street,Parramatta,
NSW 2150 Australia

Thank you for your interest in applying for the CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support with IHNA. Before applying for the course, please check the entry requirements for this course.

If you require any assistance, please feel free to contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au or call us on: +61 3 9455 4400

Pathways and Careers

This course may have pathways to higher level degrees such as the Diploma of Nursing, Advanced Diploma of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery.

Please visit our Pathway Planner for more information about different pathway options.

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.

For full details visit Job Outlook


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