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Certificate IV in Ageing Support
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.
There are no pre-requisites for this qualification.
Preferred pathways into this qualification include:
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. At the completion of this qualification, individuals will be able to manage in a wide range of organisational and industry contexts. Some job titles may include:
A number of career pathways are available to you typically with further study, such as personal care assistant, Residential care worker or Day activity worker.
If you already have some training, work or life experience in residential aged care industry or a home and community care role you may be eligible to have your existing skills and knowledge recognised and apply for advanced standing for one or more units. Processes for recognition include:
Gain the skills required to:
The Certificate IV program is typically delivered over a minimum 18 month period using a blend of on and off the job approaches. We combine group learning sessions with self-directed reading, summative assessment projects and research activities that combined we have allowed up to 1,140 hours for Certificate IV level. The qualifications can be fast-tracked, depending on current competencies of learner as well as their available time in completing the requirements. For learners completing the qualification via classroom/off the job arrangements, we have set a minimum of 36 hours of face-to-face group training sessions for Certificate IV level. In this way learners can learn from each other while being guided by the experienced facilitator.
This qualification can be completed via any of these pathways as follows. We offer flexibility with this qualification.
If you have skills and experience to meet all the competencies of any unit/s, and can demonstrate/document that competency, then you may apply for RPL (recognise prior learning). Please contact our office for more details of this assessment-only process and an application form. Learners should allow 360 hours to complete the qualification in this format; however, this is assuming that they are able to provide sufficient and current evidence.
There may be a number of people in your organisation that can come together for a series of training sessions in your workplace, or an agreed alternate location. We have an 18 session ideal structure for Certificate IV however the amount of time face-to-face can be discussed and agreed depending on the current competencies of the participants and viability of
them coming together. This involves a combination of summative and formative assessments that include research, written tasks and demonstration activities. Some of the units can be integrated via both training delivery and assessment task requirements.
It may not be possible or preferential to co-ordinate face-to-face sessions so we can also assist you through the qualification via post, email and phone support. Learners should allow up to 1140 hours regardless.
You may prefer a combination of face-to-face sessions supported by email support and telephone conferencing. We can structure a program by incorporating all of these options.
To achieve this qualification, 18 units must be completed, comprising 15 core units and 3 elective units. At least 2 electives must be selected from the list below. One elective may be selected from the list below or any other qualification offered by Target Training, ensuring it is relevant to work outcomes
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people|
|CHCAGE003||Coordinate services for older people|
|CHCAGE004||Implement interventions with older people at risk|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCCCS006||Facilitate individual service planning and delivery|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCLEG002||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|CHCPAL001||Deliver care services using a palliative approach|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
OTHER ELECTIVE UNITS – CHOOSE 2 MINIMUM
|CHCCCS001||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|BSBFIM501||Manage budgets and financials plans|
|BSBLDR402||Lead effective workplace relationships|
|BSBMGT401||Show leadership in the workplace|
|BSBMGT406||Plan and monitor continuous improvement|
|BSBINM201||Process and maintain workplace information|
|BSBWOR204||Use business technology|
Here is a selection of units below. For more information on other units please contact us.
CHCADV001 – Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE003 – Implement interventions with older people at risk
CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS006 – Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS023 – Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS025 – Support relationships with carers and families
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCLEG002 – Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCPAL001 – Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCPRP001 – Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCCCS001 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
BSBFIM501 – Manage budgets and financials plans
BSBLDR402 – Lead effective workplace relationships
BSBMGT401 – Show leadership in the workplace
BSBMGT406 – Plan and monitor continuous improvement
BSBINM201 – Process and maintain workplace information
BSBWOR204 – Use business technology