This qualification reflects the role of individuals 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.
Candidates have a total of 2 years to complete the Certificate IV, however, based on a study commitment of 32-35 hours a week, candidates are able to complete this in 12 months.
There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification however, participants are required to be competent in written and spoken English and will undertake a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy test prior to commencing the training. As this program has been designed to be delivered on the job, participants will require access to an Industry work environment, policy, procedures and computer equipment.
RTO Admission requirements:
FMedge has the following admission requirements to suit the delivery and assessment mode offered:
* Students are required to be competent in written and spoken English and will undertake a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy test prior to commencing the training.
* Students are required to be competent in basic computer skills i.e. conduct internet research, use email, cut and paste, use templates and prepare answers using word.
RTO Work Placement Requirements;
Prior to any work placement, all students must meet the following criteria:
* Must hold a current Australian Federal Police check
* Must hold a valid First Aid certificate
There is no licencing, legislative or certification requirements for this qualification. However, to achieve this qualification, candidates must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
A possible training pathway for a student completing this qualification could be the following:
These qualifications represent a logical pathway regardless of whether the RTO offers the qualifications.
After achieving the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support, candidates may pathway into the Certificate IV in Community Services (CHC42015), a Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015) or another Industry area.
‘Course Credits’ may be gained for further study on completion of this qualification.
Job roles associated with this qualification relate to the delivery of training and assessment of competence within the VET sector.
Employment outcomes may include the following role/s:
* Aged Care Coordinator or Supervisor
* Disability Support Worker
* Assistant hostel supervisor
* Care Supervisor
* Care team Supervisor
Eighteen (18) units are required for award of this qualification including:
* Fifteen (15) are core units
* Three (3) elective units comprising of:
* at least 2 units from the electives listed below, up to 1 unit from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package
All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the Certificate IV in Ageing Support. Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation.
Facilitate the interests and rights of client
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
Coordinate services for older people
Implement interventions with older people at risk
Provide support to people living with dementia
Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
Meet personal support needs
Support independence and wellbeing
Support relationships with carers and families
Work with diverse people
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Deliver care services using a palliative approach
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Recognise healthy body systems
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Recognise and respond to crisis situations
Respond to suspected abuse
Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
Please Note: The elective units of competency have been selected by FMedge following industry consultation and are offered in the standard delivery of this course by FMedge. Candidates who have attained competency in alternate units may be eligible to substitute those units for Credit transfer/RPL or RCC in accordance with the training package rules for the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support. Where this course is offered for our corporate clients and subject to the training packaging rules alternate electives may be substituted to provide customisation to their specific requirements.
Upon successful completion of the required 18 units, you will be awarded CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support.
Programs can also be designed to meet your timeframe and the specific needs of your personal circumstances, your organisation and market sector.
Please contact us to discuss your organisation’s specific training needs and preferred delivery method (Online, classroom based or a blended approach).