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CHC43015

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

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Course Description

The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support has been created to provide you with training whether you are currently working, or hoping to find work in residential facilities in aged care.

If you are committed to the rights of elderly people, are physically fit and have patience, discretion and a high level of professionalism, then this industry needs you to take the next step in your career by gaining this nationally accredited qualification. This course can be undertaken online at your own pace, beginning at any time of the year.

Aged care workers provide care either in a client’s home, or in a residential care setting. They carry out their duties under direct or regular guidance within clearly defined care plans or organisational strategies.

Why study this course?

  • You will be supported in your learning by expert trainers. A structured workplace learning component will give you the practical, hands-on experience and knowledge you need in this high demand sector.
  • If you have experience within the industry, the Certificate IV in Ageing Support is a great way to expand on your knowledge and skills. Or, if you have completed the Certificate III in Individual Support, you can continue your studies with the Certificate IV in Ageing Support. It will provide you with the relevant skills to give person-centered support in both the aged care and disability sector.
  • You will learn how to effectively liaise with other healthcare professionals and take your career to the next level by supervising fellow workers. Other skills covered in this course include how to respond holistically to client issues, and how to provide services to elderly people with complex needs.
This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation. You may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and complete your studies faster. Please note - limitations do apply.

Potential career outcomes

  • Aged Care Carer
  • Aged Care Worker
  • Care Service Employee
  • Care Support Worker
  • Care Team Leader
  • Carer
  • Client Care Advisor
  • Community Care Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Worker

Course Details

Course number E1139
Qualification name CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Course duration Maximum 18 months
Delivery Method Online with Work Placement
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Case studies, Demonstrations and Presentations, Knowledge tests, Video
Awarded by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197)

Requirements

Entry Requirements

There are no mandated education entry requirements for this qualification as per the CHC Community Services Training Package.

To successfully complete this course, it is recommended that students

  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills that ensures the ability to read and comprehend technical terms and communicate effectively through email. These skills are equivalent to those that would be required to successfully complete year 12
  • Have access to a modern computer with high speed internet
  • Have access to a device with audio/video playback capabilities.
  • Have basic computing skills, including the ability to make a short video.

Equipment and tools required

Audio-Visual Requirements:

Learners need access to a digital camera, and related software, for taking photos for tasks, projects and documenting assessment requirements.

Other:

  • computer 
  • internet access

Physical Requirements

Learners need to have a reasonable level of fitness, as the role may involve a variety of physical tasks, such as providing personal care, assisting clients with mobility and transfers and considerable time standing and walking.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.

Subjects

Once you are enrolled in this course, you will receive access to the first Module, which contains the first set of units for the course. When you have successfully completed those units, you'll be given access to the next Module. 

Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.

Module 1: Meeting the needs of older people

  • Work with information about the human body
  • Recognise and promote ways to support healthy functioning of the body
  • Develop relationships with older people
  • Provide services to older people
  • Support the rights of older people
  • Promote health and re-ablement of older people
  • Determine personal support requirements
  • Maximise participation
  • Provide personal support
  • Complete reporting and documentation

Module 2: Diversity and supporting independence and wellbeing

  • Reflect on own perspectives
  • Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits
  • Communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations
  • Promote understanding across diverse groups
  • Recognise and support individual differences
  • Promote independence
  • Support physical wellbeing
  • Support social, emotional and psychological wellbeing

Module 3: Working safely

  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Follow safe work practices for manual handling
  • Follow safe work practices for infection control
  • Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace
  • Reflect on own safe work practices

Module 4: Supporting people living with dementia

  • Prepare to provide support to those affected by dementia
  • Use appropriate communication strategies
  • Provide activities for maintenance of dignity, skills and health
  • Implement strategies which minimise the impact of behaviours of concern
  • Complete documentation
  • Implement self care strategies

Module 5: Assisting clients with medication*

This module is applicable only if you are an existing worker in this field.

  • Prepare to assist with medication
  • Prepare the client for assistance with administration of medication
  • Support clients with administration of medication
  • Handle medication contingencies
  • Complete medication distribution and documentation

*This elective unit requires you to be employed in the workplace and under the supervision of a current AHPRA Registration as a Registered Nurse / DIV1.

Module 6: Facilitating responsible behaviour

This module is applicable only if you are a new entrant to this industry.

  • Observe individuals
  • Manage conflict
  • Respond to behaviours of concern
  • Complete reporting requirements

Module 7: Risk prevention and supporting older people legally and ethically

  • Assist with the preparation for a risk assessment
  • Contribute to the identification of risks
  • Implement risk minimisation strategies
  • Monitor risk minimisation strategies
  • Research information required for legal compliance
  • Determine ethical responsibilities 
  • Develop and communicate policies and procedures 
  • Monitor compliance
  • Maintain knowledge of compliance requirements

Module 8: Individualised plans, relationships and physical health

  • Establish and maintain relationships
  • Prepare for planning
  • Plan service delivery
  • Review service delivery implementation
  • Complete reporting requirements
  • Include carers and family members as part of the support team
  • Assess and respond to changes in the care relationship
  • Monitor and promote carer rights, health and well being
  • Obtain information about physical health status
  • Check physical health status
  • Identify variations from normal physical health status

Module 9: Administering and monitoring medications*

This module is applicable only if you are an existing worker in this field.

  • Identify situations that are a potential risk to the safe administration of medications
  • Prepare for medication administration
  • Identify and prepare the client for administration of medication
  • Administer medications within legal parameters
  • Monitor client response to administered medication
  • Handle medication contingencies
  • Complete medication distribution and administration

Module 10: Providing loss and grief support

This module is applicable only if you are a new entrant to this industry.

  • Recognise reactions to loss and grief
  • Engage empathically
  • Offer support and information
  • Care for self
  • Review support provided

Module 11: Delivering care using a palliative approach

  • Apply principals and aims of a palliative approach when supporting individuals
  • Respect the person’s preferences for quality of life choices
  • Follow the person’s advance care directives in the care plan
  • Respond to signs of pain and other symptoms
  • Follow end-of-life care strategies
  • Manage own emotional responses and ethical issues

Module 12: Coordinating, supporting and facilitating services and networks for older people

  • Coordinate the delivery of the individualised plan
  • Liaise and negotiate with appropriate personnel and service providers
  • Support family and carers
  • Coordinate feedback
  • Facilitate the realisation of client interests, rights and needs
  • Advocate in accordance with client preferences and requests to optimise client outcomes
  • Provide ongoing support to clients
  • Support clients making a complaint
  • Review progress
  • Identify networking and collaboration needs and opportunities
  • Develop collaboration strategies
  • Work collaboratively
  • Represent the organisation
  • Maintain and enhance networks and collaborative partnerships

Payment Options

Pay in Full

You can choose to pay your course fees in full upon enrolment and benefit from a 10% discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Pay 50% & Payment Plan Combo

You can also choose to pay 50% of your total course fees upon enrolment and the balance on a Payment Plan.  When you do, you’ll benefit from 50% of the standard Pay in Full discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Payment Plan

You can choose to pay for your course in weekly or fortnightly instalments. By paying in instalments, you can schedule your payments around your regular outgoings and get ahead without breaking the bank. Open Colleges payment plans are interest-free.

Zip Money Payment Plan

If you need a little more flexibility with your finances and would like to pay off your course fees over a longer period of time, we can assist by organising Zip Money to pay your course fees directly to us on your behalf, and you pay this loan back to Zip Money over an agreed period of time. Zip Money provides you flexible options of selecting a 24, 36 or 48 months interest-free, payment plan (dependant on which course you’re enrolling into) to suit your lifestyle, giving you more flexibility than ever before.

BPAY®

With BPAY®, you’re able to pay quickly and securely, 24/7 through your internet, mobile or phone banking service. You can choose when, how much and from which account to pay from - whatever works for you. BPAY® is only available when paying in full. Call an Enrolment Consultant to find out more. 

BPAY® is a trademark of BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518. Check if BPAY® is right for you by reading the terms and conditions available from your Financial Institution.

Trainers

Monicah Njoroge

Monicah is a Registered nurse with experience in Aged care nursing, Rehabilitation nursing, Palliative care Nursing and Medical Surgical nursing in Australia. Having worked in the Aged Care sector as a Personal Care Worker and Enrolled Nurse since 2010-2014 and now as a Registered Nurse in both Acute settings and Residential aged care sector, she brings a wealth of knowledge for students training and mentoring. Monicah is completing a Master's in Public Health and Health Leadership and Management, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Diploma in Nursing (Division 2), Certificate III Aged Care and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She is committed to facilitating students to reach their career goals. 

Work Placement

The course contains a minimum of 120 hours of work placement

A work placement is a highly stimulating and rewarding part of the course. It will enable you to participate in a real workplace and put into practice the new skills and knowledge that you are learning in the course.

The workplace will need to be able to provide you with access to specialist equipment and resources and different clients.

You will need to secure your own Work Placement, however Open Colleges can provide advice and direction.

Cost of work placement

All costs of work placement including any placement fees charged by the host organisation (whether to the student or OC), cost of statutory checks and vaccinations, travel, accommodation and uniforms are the responsibility of the student.

Partnership Details

Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197). The testamur will be issued by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd.

SAVE FROM 25% OFF

Selected course fees when you pay upfront.

Voucher code: OCTOBER09

Offer ends on Sunday 9th October 2022 at 11:59pm AEST.

*Terms & conditions

Course at a Glance

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Career Outcomes

  • checkAged Care Carer
  • checkAged Care Worker
  • checkCare Service Employee
  • checkCare Support Worker
  • checkCare Team Leader
  • checkCarer
  • checkClient Care Advisor
  • checkCommunity Care Worker
  • checkPersonal Care Assistant
  • checkPersonal Care Worker
computer

Delivery Method

Online with Work Placement

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Payment

Flexible payment options available

Recognition

Nationally recognised

Nationally Recognised Training

Why study with us?

  • Study at your pace
  • Flexible payment options
  • Nationally recognised accreditation
  • World-class learning platform

Course at a Glance

icon for career outcomes

Career Outcomes

  • checkAged Care Carer
  • checkAged Care Worker
  • checkCare Service Employee
  • checkCare Support Worker
  • checkCare Team Leader
  • checkCarer
  • checkClient Care Advisor
  • checkCommunity Care Worker
  • checkPersonal Care Assistant
  • checkPersonal Care Worker
computer

Delivery Method

Online with Work Placement

credit_score

Payment

Flexible payment options available

Recognition

Nationally recognised

Nationally Recognised Training

SAVE FROM 25% OFF

Selected course fees when you pay upfront.

Voucher code: OCTOBER09

Offer ends on Sunday 9th October 2022 at 11:59pm AEST.

*Terms & conditions

The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support has been created to provide you with training whether you are currently working, or hoping to find work in residential facilities in aged care.

If you are committed to the rights of elderly people, are physically fit and have patience, discretion and a high level of professionalism, then this industry needs you to take the next step in your career by gaining this nationally accredited qualification. This course can be undertaken online at your own pace, beginning at any time of the year.

Aged care workers provide care either in a client’s home, or in a residential care setting. They carry out their duties under direct or regular guidance within clearly defined care plans or organisational strategies.

Why study this course?

  • You will be supported in your learning by expert trainers. A structured workplace learning component will give you the practical, hands-on experience and knowledge you need in this high demand sector.
  • If you have experience within the industry, the Certificate IV in Ageing Support is a great way to expand on your knowledge and skills. Or, if you have completed the Certificate III in Individual Support, you can continue your studies with the Certificate IV in Ageing Support. It will provide you with the relevant skills to give person-centered support in both the aged care and disability sector.
  • You will learn how to effectively liaise with other healthcare professionals and take your career to the next level by supervising fellow workers. Other skills covered in this course include how to respond holistically to client issues, and how to provide services to elderly people with complex needs.
This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation. You may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and complete your studies faster. Please note - limitations do apply.

Potential career outcomes

  • Aged Care Carer
  • Aged Care Worker
  • Care Service Employee
  • Care Support Worker
  • Care Team Leader
  • Carer
  • Client Care Advisor
  • Community Care Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Worker
Course number E1139
Qualification name CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Course duration Maximum 18 months
Delivery Method Online with Work Placement
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Case studies, Demonstrations and Presentations, Knowledge tests, Video
Awarded by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197)

Entry Requirements

There are no mandated education entry requirements for this qualification as per the CHC Community Services Training Package.

To successfully complete this course, it is recommended that students

  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills that ensures the ability to read and comprehend technical terms and communicate effectively through email. These skills are equivalent to those that would be required to successfully complete year 12
  • Have access to a modern computer with high speed internet
  • Have access to a device with audio/video playback capabilities.
  • Have basic computing skills, including the ability to make a short video.

Equipment and tools required

Audio-Visual Requirements:

Learners need access to a digital camera, and related software, for taking photos for tasks, projects and documenting assessment requirements.

Other:

  • computer 
  • internet access

Physical Requirements

Learners need to have a reasonable level of fitness, as the role may involve a variety of physical tasks, such as providing personal care, assisting clients with mobility and transfers and considerable time standing and walking.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.

Once you are enrolled in this course, you will receive access to the first Module, which contains the first set of units for the course. When you have successfully completed those units, you'll be given access to the next Module. 

Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.

Module 1: Meeting the needs of older people

  • Work with information about the human body
  • Recognise and promote ways to support healthy functioning of the body
  • Develop relationships with older people
  • Provide services to older people
  • Support the rights of older people
  • Promote health and re-ablement of older people
  • Determine personal support requirements
  • Maximise participation
  • Provide personal support
  • Complete reporting and documentation

Module 2: Diversity and supporting independence and wellbeing

  • Reflect on own perspectives
  • Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits
  • Communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations
  • Promote understanding across diverse groups
  • Recognise and support individual differences
  • Promote independence
  • Support physical wellbeing
  • Support social, emotional and psychological wellbeing

Module 3: Working safely

  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Follow safe work practices for manual handling
  • Follow safe work practices for infection control
  • Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace
  • Reflect on own safe work practices

Module 4: Supporting people living with dementia

  • Prepare to provide support to those affected by dementia
  • Use appropriate communication strategies
  • Provide activities for maintenance of dignity, skills and health
  • Implement strategies which minimise the impact of behaviours of concern
  • Complete documentation
  • Implement self care strategies

Module 5: Assisting clients with medication*

This module is applicable only if you are an existing worker in this field.

  • Prepare to assist with medication
  • Prepare the client for assistance with administration of medication
  • Support clients with administration of medication
  • Handle medication contingencies
  • Complete medication distribution and documentation

*This elective unit requires you to be employed in the workplace and under the supervision of a current AHPRA Registration as a Registered Nurse / DIV1.

Module 6: Facilitating responsible behaviour

This module is applicable only if you are a new entrant to this industry.

  • Observe individuals
  • Manage conflict
  • Respond to behaviours of concern
  • Complete reporting requirements

Module 7: Risk prevention and supporting older people legally and ethically

  • Assist with the preparation for a risk assessment
  • Contribute to the identification of risks
  • Implement risk minimisation strategies
  • Monitor risk minimisation strategies
  • Research information required for legal compliance
  • Determine ethical responsibilities 
  • Develop and communicate policies and procedures 
  • Monitor compliance
  • Maintain knowledge of compliance requirements

Module 8: Individualised plans, relationships and physical health

  • Establish and maintain relationships
  • Prepare for planning
  • Plan service delivery
  • Review service delivery implementation
  • Complete reporting requirements
  • Include carers and family members as part of the support team
  • Assess and respond to changes in the care relationship
  • Monitor and promote carer rights, health and well being
  • Obtain information about physical health status
  • Check physical health status
  • Identify variations from normal physical health status

Module 9: Administering and monitoring medications*

This module is applicable only if you are an existing worker in this field.

  • Identify situations that are a potential risk to the safe administration of medications
  • Prepare for medication administration
  • Identify and prepare the client for administration of medication
  • Administer medications within legal parameters
  • Monitor client response to administered medication
  • Handle medication contingencies
  • Complete medication distribution and administration

Module 10: Providing loss and grief support

This module is applicable only if you are a new entrant to this industry.

  • Recognise reactions to loss and grief
  • Engage empathically
  • Offer support and information
  • Care for self
  • Review support provided

Module 11: Delivering care using a palliative approach

  • Apply principals and aims of a palliative approach when supporting individuals
  • Respect the person’s preferences for quality of life choices
  • Follow the person’s advance care directives in the care plan
  • Respond to signs of pain and other symptoms
  • Follow end-of-life care strategies
  • Manage own emotional responses and ethical issues

Module 12: Coordinating, supporting and facilitating services and networks for older people

  • Coordinate the delivery of the individualised plan
  • Liaise and negotiate with appropriate personnel and service providers
  • Support family and carers
  • Coordinate feedback
  • Facilitate the realisation of client interests, rights and needs
  • Advocate in accordance with client preferences and requests to optimise client outcomes
  • Provide ongoing support to clients
  • Support clients making a complaint
  • Review progress
  • Identify networking and collaboration needs and opportunities
  • Develop collaboration strategies
  • Work collaboratively
  • Represent the organisation
  • Maintain and enhance networks and collaborative partnerships

Pay in Full

You can choose to pay your course fees in full upon enrolment and benefit from a 10% discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Pay 50% & Payment Plan Combo

You can also choose to pay 50% of your total course fees upon enrolment and the balance on a Payment Plan.  When you do, you’ll benefit from 50% of the standard Pay in Full discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Payment Plan

You can choose to pay for your course in weekly or fortnightly instalments. By paying in instalments, you can schedule your payments around your regular outgoings and get ahead without breaking the bank. Open Colleges payment plans are interest-free.

Zip Money Payment Plan

If you need a little more flexibility with your finances and would like to pay off your course fees over a longer period of time, we can assist by organising Zip Money to pay your course fees directly to us on your behalf, and you pay this loan back to Zip Money over an agreed period of time. Zip Money provides you flexible options of selecting a 24, 36 or 48 months interest-free, payment plan (dependant on which course you’re enrolling into) to suit your lifestyle, giving you more flexibility than ever before.

BPAY®

With BPAY®, you’re able to pay quickly and securely, 24/7 through your internet, mobile or phone banking service. You can choose when, how much and from which account to pay from - whatever works for you. BPAY® is only available when paying in full. Call an Enrolment Consultant to find out more. 

BPAY® is a trademark of BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518. Check if BPAY® is right for you by reading the terms and conditions available from your Financial Institution.

Monicah Njoroge

Monicah is a Registered nurse with experience in Aged care nursing, Rehabilitation nursing, Palliative care Nursing and Medical Surgical nursing in Australia. Having worked in the Aged Care sector as a Personal Care Worker and Enrolled Nurse since 2010-2014 and now as a Registered Nurse in both Acute settings and Residential aged care sector, she brings a wealth of knowledge for students training and mentoring. Monicah is completing a Master's in Public Health and Health Leadership and Management, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Diploma in Nursing (Division 2), Certificate III Aged Care and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She is committed to facilitating students to reach their career goals. 

The course contains a minimum of 120 hours of work placement

A work placement is a highly stimulating and rewarding part of the course. It will enable you to participate in a real workplace and put into practice the new skills and knowledge that you are learning in the course.

The workplace will need to be able to provide you with access to specialist equipment and resources and different clients.

You will need to secure your own Work Placement, however Open Colleges can provide advice and direction.

Cost of work placement

All costs of work placement including any placement fees charged by the host organisation (whether to the student or OC), cost of statutory checks and vaccinations, travel, accommodation and uniforms are the responsibility of the student.

Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197). The testamur will be issued by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd.
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