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CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

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Get the right qualification to provide specialised and holistic care to the elderly, and make a real difference in their day-to-day lives.

  1. Learn to provide care to the elderly with dignity, skill, and compassion
  2. Enables you to work independently within clearly defined guidelines
  3. Work in various settings, including aged care facilities and retirement villages

A career in aged care can lead to a variety of managerial or leadership roles within the growing industry.

Known as one of the most rewarding career paths to follow, working in aged care allows you to make a true difference in the lives of the elderly. Something as small as helping them with their medications or simply being there as a confidant can have a massive impact into the lives of those you care for.

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support includes CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support, and also addresses the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services.

These services can include residential, home, or community based environments.

The Certificate IV combines classroom training with on the job training by our highly qualified training staff. Students will be able to put into practice the skills that they have learnt in the classroom through placement at a registered aged care facility.

At Academia, you’ll learn in a nurturing and inclusive environment that will ensure you are trained to the industry’s highest standards!

Workers will carry out activities related to maintaining an individual’s wellbeing through personal care and /or other activities for living and may provide services to individuals with complex needs, and/or work with groups of older people.

Work Placement

A critical component of the Certificate IV in Ageing Support is your work placement.

During placement, you’ll have the opportunity to put into practice your newly acquired skills, in a real-life aged care setting!

The Certificate IV includes 160 hours placement in an aged care facility, and Academia will help you source your training.

Career Pathways

Possible job roles include:

  1. Home care worker
  2. Personal care assistant
  3. Community support worker

Once qualified you are able to provide personal, holistic care to the elderly in various settings, which can encompass home and community care, residential aged care facilities, retirement villages and hospitals. This allows you to supervise and/or coordinate a limited number of other workers.

With this qualification, you may also be able to work independently within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans.

A growing industry also offers you a wonderful opportunity to progress your career in the future.

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Course Recognition

Nationally Recognised Aged Care Courses
Course Code: CHC43015
Course Name: Certificate IV in Ageing Support
CRICOS Code: 088983F
CRICOS Duration: 78 Weeks registered on CRICOS, including tuition and course breaks
Work placement: This course includes up to 160 hours placement in an Aged Care facility.

Units of competency for the Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Unit Code
Unit Description
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
Implement falls prevention strategies
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
Develop and implement service programs
Support independence and well-being
Support relationships with carers and families
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
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

Study, Assessment Methods and Facilities

  1. Certificate IV in Ageing Support is offered in Melbourne and will combine classroom training with on the job training by our highly qualified training staff. Students will be able to put into practice skills that they have learnt in classroom through placement at a registered facility. Excursions to facilities, Trainer demonstrations on specific concepts and guest speakers will enhance the learning experience. Resources and equipment used to train Students will be to industry standards.
  2. This course is delivered face-to-face, through a combination of tutorials and workshops. You will be assessed through written tests, assignments and work placements.

Study Aged Care in Melbourne!

Ready to take the first step towards a rewarding and fulfilling career in aged care? Academia welcomes you!

Study aged care at our Melbourne campus and get the right skills - combined with hands-on training - to make a splash in this ever-growing industry.

The aged care sector needs people just like YOU to deliver compassionate services and care to the elderly.

Start your new career with the right qualification - enquire about Academia’s aged care courses in Melbourne or reach out to us if you have any further questions.