|Duration : 3 – 12 Months*|
|AQF Level : 4|
|Course Delivery : Face-to-Face and Online Mode|
|Campuses : Melbourne (Heidelberg), North Melbourne, Melbourne (CBD), Perth and Sydney|
|Organisation delivering the program : Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)|
|Organisation issuing certification : Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)|
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*Competency-based training is the concept that individuals learn at different rates as well as through different modes and different environments and that the skills and knowledge that a student has acquired previously are able to be formally recognised. Eg: Students who are eligible for RPL may be able to finish the course in 3 months with an Assessment Only delivery mode.
The CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support reflects the role of support workers who complete specialized tasks and functions in aged services. They work either in residential, hospital or community based environments and are required to take responsibility for their own work within defined organization guidelines.
They will also be required to maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery. Workers will be required to demonstrate leadership and take responsibility for other team members.
The course modules are structured to provide a balanced program of theory and practice relevant to the career opportunities across the aged care industry.
- Personal Care Assistant
- Care Service Team Leader
- Care Supervisor (Aged Care)
- Senior Personal Care Assistant
- Aged Care Activity Worker
Skills First Program 2018 – 2019: “This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding”
Face to Face
Face to Face
Face to Face
Melbourne (North Mel)
Online (Blended) Delivery
Melbourne Heidelberg Campus ( Face to Face & Blended )
July Intake : Wednesday to Friday 8.30 AM to 1.30 PM.
Sydney Campus February and July Intakes
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Sydney Campus April and October Intakes
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
The course is provided through Face to Face or Online mode of delivery. It will be delivered over 875 hours including theory, self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training (120 hours) and 120 hours of work-based training/ professional experience placement (PEP).
Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do unstructured learning as assigned.
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.
FACE TO FACE ON-CAMPUS:
Face to face delivery mode is available in a full-time and part-time delivery.
Full Time : 2 days/ week classes with simulation training and Professional experience placement.
Part Time : 1 day/ week classes with simulation training and Professional experience placement.
Full fee Students : Online Theory with on-campus simulation training and Professional experience placement
International Students (Secondary course) : Online Theory with on-campus simulation training and Professional experience placement.
Students currently working in the industry/Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) : Online Theory with on-campus simulation training and Professional experience placement.
The delivery mode is subject to your eligiblity to access state funding requirements and other conditions, please contact our admissions consultants to know more.
The total tuition cost for domestic students for the CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support is:
|Victoria||AUD $3,500||Government subsidised: $0 Concession: $0 (Contact us to check Funding Eligibility)|
|Western Australia||AUD $3,500||Jobs & Skills WA Funding is Available for Eligible Students|
|New South Wales||AUD $3,500||No State Funding Available|
For Victorian Students: To check your Skills First program eligibility click here.
Students must provide appropriate evidence/ documentation to confirm eligibility.
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.
|Melbourne (CBD) Campus
Level 5, 131 Queen Street, Melbourne,
|Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus
597-599, Upper Heidelberg Road,
|North Melbourne Campus
203/ 187, Boundary Rd, North Melbourne,
Level 4, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA – 6000, Australia
Level 7, 33 Argyle Street,Parramatta,
COURSE COMPETENCY DETAILS
18 units of competency are required for this qualification, including:
- 15 core units
- 3 elective 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|
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 are required to be 18 years old and above and need to be Secondary School year 10 pass,
- 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).
It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.
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.
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.
IHNA requires all enrolling students to have the below learning resources that will support their learning process.
Students must purchase this prescribed textbook as mentioned below.
The Australian Carer: A Training Manual for Aged Care Workers 4th edition – Helen Croft
IHNA has a computer lab with computers that can be accessed during working hours. Students must have a personal computer and access to internet to access all learning resources, online library, assessments, communicate with educators, fellow students, support services etc.
All students must have a basic computer knowledge and skills.
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
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about the skills and knowledge you’ve gained through work and life experiences, no matter how, when or where the learning occurred. We acknowledge your previous achievement of competencies or learning outcomes that may count towards your qualification. RPL acknowledges that people learn in many different ways and that learning may have been obtained through:
- Formal learning – which takes place within an institution, such as in a school system, college or at TAFE, and is formally recognised with grades, diplomas or certificates;
- Informal learning – occurs in a variety of places, such as at home, work, and through daily interactions and relationships with members of society;
- Non-formal learning – you had a formal learning environment, but is not formally recognised within a curriculum or syllabus framework (e.g. from workshops, short courses, seminars, community or interest-based courses, conferences);
- A mix of the above.
This recognition process is evidenced in accordance with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and could provide you with a full or partial qualification and avoid duplication of training. You may be able to complete your course faster through recognition of your previous study, work skills and past experience as credits towards completion of your course. Some of our courses also have recognised study pathways, making learning more accessible. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.
HOW ARE MY SKILLS ASSESSED?
Your skills will be assessed against industry standards. This is done by an RPL assessor. You may be asked to:
- Perform tasks or jobs
- Talk about and explain how you do those jobs (through a structured interview process)
- Provide evidence of your work
- A visit to your workplace may be organised so you can demonstrate your abilities. You may have to provide job descriptions, references or documented evidence of performance appraisals.
- The assessor will consider your skills and knowledge and match them against a suitable qualification.
If your qualifications, training or skills were gained outside Australia, you might be able to get recognition for your skills or qualifications to determine your eligibility to gain credit for the intended course of study. We can initiate this process on the available courses for which RPL is applicable.
APPLICATIONS FOR RPL
If you intend on applying for RPL:
- Please request the RPL application by contacting our admission officers directly on 1800 22 52 83 or email firstname.lastname@example.org state your request.
- Carefully read the information contained within the RPL Student Guide.
- Send your RPL application to our Admissions Officer using the RPL Student Information Form (fully complete all sections).
- Collate copies of all required documents to be used as evidence of your prior learning/experience.
- Attach these documents to your application.
- Submit the Application Form and documented evidence via email to email@example.com
- There is an application Fee of AUD$200.00 to conduct the RPL assessment and evaluation.
Credit Transfer (CT)
Applicants for Credit Transfer must complete the credit transfer application form, attach a copy of a verified Award or Statement of Attainment and submit the application to the Course Coordinator. The Course Coordinator must check the Award or Statement of Attainment and grant Credit Transfer for identical units that have been identified as being completed at another Registered Training Organisation. Verified copies of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment used as the basis for granting Credit Transfer must be placed in the student files. The student and the Course Coordinator must sign the completed Credit Transfer record. Granting of Credit Transfer must be recorded as a unit outcome in the student's file. Student’s individual training plans will be adjusted to reflect any Credit Transfer granted. Credit Transfer does not attract a fee.
Candidates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the community sector like
- HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing
- HLT57715 – Diploma of Practice management
After completing this course, you can pursue a career as a:
- Aged Support worker
- Aged Care Activity Worker
- Care Service Team Leader
- Care Supervisor (Aged Care)
How To Apply?
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 by clicking ‘Apply Online’ button.
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us on 1800 22 52 83 .
People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.