CHC43015

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

This step up from the Certificate III is a great way for care workers to enhance their understanding of the care industry and position themselves for greater responsibility in the workplace.

Covering more advanced concepts such as dementia care, coordination of services, palliative care and falls prevention, this qualification will build on the existing skills of care workers in the aged care sector.

Students considering this course should ideally hold a current CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), or at least equivalent industry experience.

AMA Training Services is a Study Loans accredited training provider, which gives eligible students the ability to spread the cost of their studies over a period of up to four years. (see more about Study Loans in the Course Fee section below).

      

 

18 units are required to achieve this qualification as per the following:

  • 15 Core units
  • 3 Elective units as prescribed by the Training Package packaging rules

To achieve this qualification, the student must also complete at least 120 hours of work placement. 

CORE UNITS

CHCADV001 – Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist clients to identify their rights, voice their needs and concerns and realise their interests, rights and needs.

CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond to the goals and aspirations of older people and provide support services in a manner that focuses on improving health outcomes and quality of life.

CHCAGE003 – Coordinate services for older people

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to provide services to an older person. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan.

CHCAGE004 – Implement interventions with older people at risk

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in partnership with older people and their carers to implement interventions in the context of an individualised plan to reduce risk.

CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide person-centred care and support to people living with dementia. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan.

CHCCCS006 – Facilitate individual service planning and delivery

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the development, implementation and review of individualised support.

CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond to an individual’s physical personal support needs and to support activities of daily living.

CHCCCS023 – Support independence and wellbeing

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide individualised services in ways that support independence, as well as, physical and emotional wellbeing.

CHCCCS025 – Support relationships with carers and families

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work positively with the carers and families of people using the service based on an understanding of their support needs.

CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

CHCLEG003 – Manage legal and ethical compliance

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, and then develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities.

CHCPAL001 – Deliver care services using a palliative approach

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to care for people with life-threatening or life-limiting illness and/or normal ageing process within a palliative approach.

CHCPRP001 – Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify networking and collaboration needs and develop formal and informal partnerships to enhance service delivery and improve professional practice.

HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.

HLTWHS002-  Follow safe work practices for direct client care

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients.

ELECTIVES

CHCAGE002 – Implement falls prevention strategies

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in partnership with older people and their carer/s to implement strategies to minimise the risk of falls.

CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety.

HLTAID003 – Provide first aid

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Depending on the mode of study, this qualification can be completed within 12 – 24 months.

Self-paced students generally take at least 12 months to complete

Students completing the program via the Priority Industry Training (PIT) program (see below) will complete it within 15-17 months. This duration has been chosen to allow students to keep working during their studies.

Self-Paced Learning

Each participant will be provided with access to a number of units at a time through our online learning system. The resources are easy to follow with some graphics included to help during the Training Program. On completion of the units, assessments are then conducted. First Aid must be completed in the classroom. AMA trainers / assessors are contactable at any time by telephone or email.

Course Fee (self-paced): $2,450.00* (price may reduce in case of credit transfer/national recognition of units)

*Payment for self-paced students is spread over four equal instalments of $612.50, collected in three month intervals as outlined below.  

  1. The first instalment is due upon receipt of enrolment, and once paid will give students access to their first set of units.
  2. After three months, or if a student requests access to new units earlier, students will be invoiced for the second instalment and upon payment will gain access to their next set of units.
  3. This process will continue until all four instalments are paid and the qualification is completed.

 

Course Fee (traineeship – varies based on unit selection): Indicative cost: $1344.60 (concession rates may apply). The student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student Service and Resource fees.

 

 
 
AMA Training Services is a Study Loans accredited training provider. This course can be completed under a Study Loans arrangement by eligible students, allowing you to complete the course and pay for it over an extended period of time. To find out more, visit the Study Loans website.

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