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Certificate IV in Ageing Support CHC43015

Overview

This course 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 semester full-time (approx. 25 hours per week) OR part-time equivalent

You will also need to complete approx. 10 hours per week of independent and self-directed learning to practise and develop your skills.
Cost Info:

2018 - Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. In addition, a Service and Amenities fee of $40 will be payable each semester. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance.

2019 - New enrolment fee arrangements will be introduced. The $40 Services and Amenities fee will be included in the total subject costs. Indicative program cost may vary slightly and the subject costs displayed will also change. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance.

Indicative Cost: $2,730
Likely Job Outcome: Coordinator, team leader, support worker, service coordinator, day activity worker.
Enrolment Type: Standard
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Skilled Capital Information

Skilled Capital

This course is offered under Skilled Capital. The initiative will give eligible participants the opportunity to complete a nationally recognised qualification and receive a completion payment from the Education Directorate. The completion payment is made upon successful completion of their skilled capital qualification which must be completed within two years of the commencement date.

To find out if you are eligible please visit the ACT Government Skilled Capital training website.

Additional Information

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

*Those who have completed CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support and successfully undertaken the unit CHCCCS015 Support independence and wellbeing , will have completed the industry placement requirement for a minimum of 120 hours. CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support requires additional time and learning in the workplace and/or industry placement to demonstrate the more complex skills and knowledge required at this level of study. If these tasks cannot be demonstrated in the workplace, CIT will organise an industry placement for you. The duration of the industry placement for each student will be negotiated and students can expect to complete 60 – 120 hours.

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

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.

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

Further Study

Canberra Institute of Technology
Diploma of Nursing
Diploma of Community Services

  • 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. 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 Foundation Skills 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

Complete 18 subjects

Core: Complete all 15

  • CHCADV001   Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
    • CIT Code: HUSE491
      Cost: Profile $215.00
      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: Profile $107.50
      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: Profile $172.00
      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: Profile $172.00
      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: Profile $139.75
      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: Profile $258.00
      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: Profile $279.00
      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: Profile $322.00
      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: Profile $150.50
      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: Profile $86.00
      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: Profile $172.00
      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: Profile $129.00
      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: Profile $172.00
      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: Profile $150.50
      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: Profile $53.75
      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

Electives: Complete 3

  • CHCHCS002   Coordinate and monitor home based support
    • CIT Code: HUSE510
      Cost: Profile $139.75
      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: Profile $86.00
      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: Profile $107.50
      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
Statement Attainment Individual Support - Ageing Skill Set CHCSS00097
Statement Attainment Individual Support - Home and Community (Ageing) Skill Set CHCSS00099

More Information

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