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Certificate IV in Ageing Support CHC43015

Overview

This program will give you the skills and knowledge to provide and coordinate home and community support. This program is designed for people currently employed in the community sector.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Ageing Support CHC43015
Program No: C4-HS14
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 2 semesters part-time (approximately 8 hours per week)

Plus additional 10 hours per week (approximately) individual learning such as online activities, workplace application, practicing your skills and knowledge in the simulated facility located on campus, project and team work.
Likely Job Outcome: Coordinator, team leader, support worker, service coordinator, day activity worker.
Application Type: Public
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Additional Information

This program has a mandatory work placement (120 hours in total).  CIT teachers will arrange all placements.

Before undertaking any industry placement, a National Police Check is required. You will be advised if a ‘Working with Vulnerable People' check is needed. Information will be provided on enrolment.

If you are currently working and you have extensive relevant experience, or you have a relevant Certificate III, you may meet the placement requirement.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

Open entry.

On entry, you will need to demonstrate appropriate literacy and numeracy skills by undertaking a literacy and numeracy assessment. You may be required to undertake additional Foundation Skills subjects to support your learning and success in this program.
If you are entering this program as a Trainee/Apprentice under the Australian Apprenticeships arrangements, you must be employed in the industry and you must register with an Apprentice Network Provider (ANP) prior to enrolment.

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Before you apply/enrol

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This includes new students and re-enrolling students.

If you don't have a USI that's ok, you can apply right now. It only takes two minutes, just go to usi.gov.au

Already have one? Great! Verify it in our student administration system now so your enrolment or graduation isn't delayed. (New CIT students will not be able to do this until they have been given their CIT number which will be given to you when you apply to study most CIT courses).

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  2. Click on the link for USI
  3. Verify your USI

It's important that your first name, surname and date of birth in our student system match the ID you use to create your USI (eg if you are Christopher in USI database and Chris at CIT your USI will not verify).

If you need assistance you can go to Unique Student Identifier (USI), drop in to any CIT Library or CITSA office or contact CIT Student Services on 6207 3188.

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Core - Complete all 18 subjects

  • CHCADV001  Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
    • CIT Code: HUSE491
      Cost: $200.00
      Description:

      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.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCAGE001  Facilitate the empowerment of older people
    • CIT Code: HUSE475
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      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.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCAGE003  Coordinate services for older people
    • CIT Code: HUSE476
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      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.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCAGE004  Implement interventions with older people at risk
    • CIT Code: HUSE477
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      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.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCAGE005  Provide support to people living with dementia
    • CIT Code: HUSE492
      Cost: $130.00
      Description:

      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.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCCS006  Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
    • CIT Code: HUSE494
      Cost: $240.00
      Description:

      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.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCCS011  Meet personal support needs
    • CIT Code: HUSE478
      Cost: $270.00
      Description:

      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.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCCS023  Support independence and wellbeing
    • CIT Code: HUSE497
      Cost: $310.00
      Description:

      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.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCCS025  Support relationships with carers and families
    • CIT Code: HUSE498
      Cost: $140.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work positively with the carers and families of people using the service based on an understanding of their support needs. This unit applies to workers across a range of community services contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIV001  Work with diverse people
    • CIT Code: CLTS145
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      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.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCLEG003  Manage legal and ethical compliance
    • CIT Code: LEGL220
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      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.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCPAL001  Deliver care services using a palliative approach
    • CIT Code: WELF468
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      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.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCPRP001  Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
    • CIT Code: COMM499
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      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.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTAAP001  Recognise healthy body systems
    • CIT Code: HESC501
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTWHS002  Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    • CIT Code: WPHS114
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCHCS002  Coordinate and monitor home based support
    • CIT Code: HUSE510
      Cost: $130.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to coordinate and monitor the delivery of home based support services. This unit applies to workers in a community services context. Work performed requires a range of well developed, person-centred skills where some discretion and judgement is required and workers will take responsibility for their own outputs.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCAGE002  Implement falls prevention strategies
    • CIT Code: HUSE509
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in partnership with older people and their carer/s to implement strategies to minimise the risk of falls. This unit applies to support workers in a residential or community context. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMGT401  Show leadership in the workplace
    • CIT Code: MGNT628
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams and individuals by modelling high standards of conduct to reflect the organisation's standards and values. It applies to individuals who are making the transition from being a team member to taking responsibility for the work and performance of others and providing the first level of leadership within the organisation. These managers have a strong influence on the work culture, values and ethics of the teams they supervise.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Certificate III Individual Support (Ageing) CHC33015

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au