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.
Students must complete a Vocational Placement and/or Work Integrated Learning as part of this qualification.
Additional informationIf 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 email@example.com or call (07) 4930 9124. Students have to have provided a Federal police check with no indictable offences, a clear Blue Card, and evidence of Immunisations against Flu, Hepatitis A&B, MMR, Pertussis, Varicella and Mantoux/TB.
|Fees||For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees|
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|AQF Level||Level 4: Certificate IV|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Aged Care assistant
Study Mode Definitions
*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.
Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.
18 Months full-time
|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|
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|
|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|
|Third Party Verification|
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (07) 4930 9124.