CHC43015 CERTIFICATE IV

IN AGEING SUPPORT (UPGRADE)

FACULTY OF
CHILDREN'S SERVICES

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CHC43015

090560M

39 weeks

Accommodation support worker; hostel supervisor; personal care worker; care supervisor; social programs coordinator; care team leader; residential care worker; day activity worker; support worker

Ashmore Campus

OVERVIEW

WHY IMAGINE?

  • Theory lessons are taught at our modern Ashmore Campus, with classrooms equipped with the latest interactive whiteboard technology
  • Practical placements in quality facilities where our students learn from the best
  • Students will graduate with the confidence to launch a career in this booming industry

Students who have completed their Certificate III in Individual Support may choose to accelerate their learning with Imagine Education’s Certificate IV in Ageing Support (upgrade).

 

You will primarily work in residential facilities learning activities related to maintaining an individual’s wellbeing. You may provide services to individuals with complex needs, and work with groups of older people. You will report to service managers, liaise with professional and other service providers, and may be required to supervise other workers.

 

You will also complete at least 120 hours of work in a high-quality aged care centre (three weeks practical in a consecutive block), to gain the confidence and training to become another of Imagine’s success stories in this industry!

TIMETABLE

TUTORIAL DAY

Tuesday

8:30am - 4:30pm

(Attendance is recorded)

RESEARCH DAY

Day to be determined by your trainer;

Monday or Wednesday - Friday

8:30am - 4:30pm

(Attendance is recorded)

DISTANCE EDUCATION

5 hours 

per week

VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT

3 weeks to be confirmed by your trainer 

6:00am - 2:30pm

* Please note; Course timetables are subject to change

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students need to be 15 years old and are required to have reading, writing and comprehension skills equivalent to Year 10 pass level to successfully complete the Certificate level courses.

Overseas students English Proficiency Level will be tested prior to the commencement of Vocational Education and Training Courses. Imagine Education Australia requires an IELTS 5.5 with no band less than 5, or equivalent (as determined by Imagine Education Australia).

Should you feel you may not possess these literacy skills or have not completed a formal leaving certificate please contact us to discuss support arrangements.

COURSE UNITS

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CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist clients to identify their rights, voice their needs and concerns and realise their interests, rights and needs.

This unit applies to workers of all levels in a range of health or community services settings who provide services using a human rights based approach and have direct interaction with clients.

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CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond to the goals and aspirations of older people and provide support services in a manner that focuses on improving health outcomes and quality of life, using a person-centred approach.

This unit applies to support workers in residential or community contexts.

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CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to provide services to an older person. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan.

This unit applies to workers in a residential or community context, or those in personal care or support services that work with older people. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and is carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

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CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in partnership with older people and their carers to implement interventions in the context of an individualised plan to reduce risk.

This unit applies to support workers in a residential or community context. Work performed requires a range of well developed skills where some discretion and judgement is required. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs under direct or indirect supervision.

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CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide person-centred care and support to people living with dementia. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan.

This unit applies to workers in a residential or community context, including family homes. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

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CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the development, implementation and review of individualised support.

This unit applies to workers in a range of community services and service delivery contexts. Work will involve collaborating with the person requiring support and other people involved in the support network. Service needs may be complex or multiple.

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CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond to an individual’s physical personal support needs and to support activities of daily living.

This unit applies to workers who provide support to people according to an established individualised plan in any community services context. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

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CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide individualised services in ways that support independence, as well as, physical and emotional wellbeing.

This unit applies to workers in a range of community services contexts who provide frontline support services within the context of an established individualised plan.

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HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.

This unit applies to individuals working in health and direct client care contexts.

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CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

This unit applies to all workers.

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CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, and then develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities.

This unit applies to people working in roles with managerial responsibility for legal and ethical compliance in small to medium sized organisations. There may or may not be a team of workers involved.

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CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to care for people with life-threatening or life-limiting illness and/or normal ageing process within a palliative approach.

This unit applies to workers in a residential or community context. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and is carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

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CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify networking and collaboration needs and develop formal and informal partnerships to enhance service delivery and improve professional practice.

This unit applies to work in all industry sectors, and to individuals who take pro-active responsibility for improving collaboration between workers and organisations.

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HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.

This unit applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology.

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HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.

This unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, in both centre-based and home-based service provision.

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CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate the empowerment of people with disability to deliver rights based services using a person-centred approach. It should be carried out in conjunction with individualised plans.

This unit applies to workers in varied disability contexts.

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CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and address specific issues faced by people who have a chronic disease, in the context of contributing to a holistic approach to support.

The unit applies to workers providing services to people with chronic disease in diverse community services and health contexts.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

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HLTAID003 Provide first aid

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Specific licensing /regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.

Imagine Education Australia Pty Ltd has a written agreement with Accredited Training Company (RTO 31549) to offer training and assessment on our behalf for this unit.