Version Effective: 27th of March, 2018
Version Effective: 27th of March, 2018

CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Course Details

Course Summary

This course is available for continuing students only. This qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery. Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organisation and the quantity and quality of outputs of others within limited parameters. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $4320 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $504 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $360 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $240 (2019)
Subsidised full fee per unit $28 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $20 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Health
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. It is highly recommended that students complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), have sound literacy, numeracy and computer skills. Mandatory Clinical Placement Requirements As per the CQU Immunisation Policy and for patient and student safety, the previously recommended checks are now mandatory for any placement commencing 1 January 2018 and onwards.

Refer to the Clinical Placement Guidelines and Mandatory Checks Requirements for Clinical Placement for more details.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

  1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
  2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
  3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

Aged Care assistant

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 15 core units
  2. Complete 3 elective units
Standard Course Structure

18 Months full-time

  • Mixed Mode
Core
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs More Information Training.gov Details
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information Training.gov Details
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems More Information Training.gov Details
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia More Information Training.gov Details
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people More Information Training.gov Details
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach More Information Training.gov Details
CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery More Information Training.gov Details
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families More Information Training.gov Details
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships More Information Training.gov Details
Elective
It is recommended to enrol into one unit at a time, however students can enrol into more than one at a time if desired.
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
2 HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
3 CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs
4 CHCCOM002 - Use communication to build relationships
5 CHCAGE003 - Coordinate services for older people
6 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
7 CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
8 CHCCCS023 - Support independence and wellbeing
9 HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
10 CHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementia
11 CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people
12 CHCPAL001 - Deliver care services using a palliative approach
13 CHCDIS007 - Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
14 CHCAGE004 - Implement interventions with older people at risk
15 CHCCCS006 - Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
16 CHCADV001 - Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
17 CHCCCS025 - Support relationships with carers and families
18 CHCPRP001 - Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships


Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

There are currently no intakes for this course.
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Resource and Computing Requirements
It is a requirement of enrolment in this course that you have access to the CQUniversity website. You will be required to undertake various components of study in the course using email and the internet. 

 

It is strongly recommended that you have access to a broadband connection or higher to access online resources that would include but are not limited to, email, internet, video streaming, electronic assessment submission. 

 

All submissions of assessment must be uploaded electronically to the VET Moodle platform.


Clinical Placement Requirements

If students are not working in the industry, a Practical Placement of 120 hours minimum and maximum of 200 hours in a calendar year must be completed. A Third Party report must be signed by both student and supervisor to confirm essential skills gained.

 

IMPORTANT: Changes to Mandatory Check Requirements

As per the CQU Immunisation Policy and for patient and student safety, the previously recommended checks are now mandatory for any placement commencing 1 January 2018 and onwards.   

  • Please click here for full details of your requirements or access these requirements via the Moodle Site.
  • Please see Mandatory Cut-Off dates for submission dates of your mandatory checks.  You will not be eligible to proceed to placement if you fail to meet the deadline; there are no extensions or exceptions.
  • Hepatitis A: Evidence of a positive serology OR at least the 1st vaccination by the cut-off date.  If a negative serology is received, ensure you allow enough time to get your 1st vaccination by the cut-off date. Full course of vaccinations required if negative serology or no previous vaccinations.
  • Influenza: The currency of the vaccination is until the 31/3/[the following year] Eg: Obtained in November 2017: Renewal due = 31/3/18; Obtained in January 2018: Renewal due = 31/3/2019

 

Depending upon the capacity of the health care providers/facilities in the student’s geographical area, students will be expected to travel to an alternative location in order to complete their prescribed clinical placement. Students will only be offered one placement per student, per course, per term. 

 

Any enquiries should be directed to the WIL (Work Integrated Learning) Team via email to nursingclinical@cqu.edu.au or call (07) 4930 9124.