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CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support

IHNA CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support Course

Accreditation:

IHNA Nationally Recognized Training IHNA Course State Government Victoria
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 and Blended Mode
RTO ID : 21985 Campuses : Melbourne (Heidelberg), Perth and Sydney
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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.

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.

Blended mode:

This course will be delivered over 1260 hours, including online theory, self-paced structured e-learning as per the session plan, 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.

Students enrolling in blended mode of delivery will have the option to attend the orientation online or on-campus orientation in the first semester, which will cover campus, course, academic, online library orientation and academic writing.

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) (Face-to-face & Blended mode)

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 'Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses' to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

• Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above and need to be Secondary School year 10 pass,
OR
• Be of mature age which can be demonstrated by a candidate who is at least of 21 years and has a qualification at Certificate II level or higher, OR has 2 years industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

In addition, all the 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).

Additional Requirement for for professional experience placement (PEP).
• A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate(AFP)
• 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.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.


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.

The total tuition cost for the CHC43015 - 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.

Other funding options, interest free payment plans are available, for more information please contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au or 1800 22 52 83

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.

Face to face Delivery

Perth

2017-10-06

Online (Blended) Delivery

Campus : Melbourne(Heidelberg) | Perth | Sydney(Parramatta)
2017-10-03
2018-02-05
2018-04-09
2018-07-02
2018-10-08

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


Melbourne CBD Campus

Level 5, 131 Queen Street, Melbourne,
Victoria - 3000, Australia

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

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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