CRICOS Course Code: 089225C

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Course Description

Do you have a passion for helping the elderly and disabled? Work in a job that makes a difference to lives of people in need.

Aged care is a rapidly growing industry, with the average human life expectancy being longer than ever before. Our ageing population is creating a wealth of opportunities for those with educational qualifications.

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 development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Community Program Coordinator
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Support Worker (Community Services)
  • Care supervisor
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Assistant Hostel Supervisor
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Day Activity Worker
  • Care Team Leader
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Course at a Glance

  • Duration

    52 Weeks
  • Start Date

    Various intake and start dates available.  Contact us for more information.
  • Study Mode

    Blended (Predominately
    Face-to-Face and Online)
  • Study Location

    New South WalesQueenslandSouth Australia
  • Campus Location

    Fitzwilliam Street, Parramatta
    Brisbane
    Adelaide
  • Vocational Placement

    120 Hours

Entry Requirements

Students must meet the following requirements and prerequisite to enter this course. Students must be of 18 years of age at the time of course commencement.

Students must provide academic evidence of satisfactory completion of Year 12 or Australian equivalent year 12 equivalent.

For Mature Age students who do not hold any qualification, they must pass the Internal LLN / English Placement test.

Where English is not the official language in the country of where students are currently residing, evidence of a valid IELTS 5.5 or equivalent must be provided. Students will also complete an online English level placement test prior to enrolment.

A Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment is conducted on all entrants prior to enrolment into the program to ensure that Queensford College can support each student throughout the program.

Contact our International Admission Team to check about any country specific English requirements.

All students are required to students are required to undergo required vaccinations / immunisations before and complete a Police Check, manual handling training, and first aid training prior to commencing their vocational placement at their chosen facility.

Any costs will be shouldered by the student.

Students will need to ensure they are able to connect to the internet and have the capability to use our online learning system that meets the minimum technical requirements, which are:

  • Access to a laptop/computer is preferred
  • An operating system supporting the following browsers (current version and up to three most recent versions): Chrome, Firefox, Safari (excluding Safari on Windows), and Microsoft Edge
    • For Windows: Windows 10, 4 Gb RAM installed (minimum)
    • FOR MAC: Mac OS X 10.13 or above
  • Access to Word processing software, such as Microsoft Word
  • Reliable internet connection

Course Overview

This qualification to be suitable for students who have interest in working and caring for older people.

Nationally recognised

  • To facilitate the empowerment of older people and provide support to people living with dementia
  • Meet personal support needs for clients and Provide individualised support including loss and grief support
  • Support independence and wellbeing of your clients including communication skills
  • To provide home and community support services while following safe work practices for direct client care
Unit Code Unit Title
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
CHCLEG003 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
CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Students will be assessed through the following general methods of assessment that may apply for each unit. Each of the selected methods must be completed/deemed satisfactory, as each method is
only a partial completion.

  • Knowledge Questions – a set of written tasks provided to the student required to be completed including, question and answer
  • Case Study – case study analysis and reports
  • Written Activity/Portfolio
  • Role play/Observation/Demonstration Report – student required to demonstrate tasks directly related to the training package requirements
  • Vocational Placement Log Book – record of tasks undertaken in the workplace by the student.

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support course includes 120 hours of professional vocational placement to be completed.

Students are offered vocational placement after completing the first required units to allow students to gain a high standard of knowledge that contributes to their individual skill set, as well as prepare the student to work within aged care environments.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a form of assessment that acknowledges skills and knowledge gained through formal training conducted by industry or education, work experience, and life experience to gain Nationally Recognised Qualification. Credit for previous studies is not recognition of prior learning.

Credit is producing evidence of units of competency/qualifications previously undertaken and successfully completed. Applications for Credit Transfer, must include units of competencies completed, duration of the course and evidence of completion (certificate and transcript or statements of attainment).

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Queensford College use industry current practices and methodologies to ensure the training program is relevant to industry while also meeting Training Package requirements. Our students have access to a team of reliable staff and trainers that are available throughout the course duration. For the duration of the course students will be supported with the following:

  • Student Services: for all administrative enquiries and on issues associated with general academic skills
  • Trainers: to answer any questions students may have about the course content, assessments and study progress
  • Help Desk: for any assistance on course materials and assessment submission through our online learning platform.

Fees and Funding Options

Queensford College has a number of options to allow you to select a payment method best suitable to your financial situation.

  • Upfront 100% Payment*

    Payment through your own pocket either by EFT or credit card (MasterCard or Visa).

    *Students are not required to paymore than 50% of the total tuition fees upfront before the commencement of the course that is more than 25 weeks. Upfront 100% payment is required for courses of 25 weeks or less.

  • Payment Plan

    Payment through convenient instalments weekly, fortnightly, monthly or per semester.

    Terms and conditions will apply, please contact our team for information.

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  • Direct Debit

    Payment through a Direct Debit: withdrawal of funds can be arranged and scheduled from your nominated bank account.

    Terms and conditions will apply, please contact our team for information.

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How to Apply

At Queensford College, we strive to make possible an easy, smooth, and efficient application process.

There are two ways to apply to study at Queensford College. You can either apply directly by filling out our application form and submitting to our International Department or through one of our approved international education agent. Our approved agents can guide you through the enrolment process and assist you with your visa application.

  • Student to Apply for Chosen Course

    Select from our range of courses in the International Prospectus or on our website and return a completed application form along with the required documents to us. Download the International Student Application Form.

  • College Assesses and Verifies Applications

    Once we receive your application we will assess your application against the requirements of the course and issue a conditional offer letter, which is followed by an interview with candidate and financial documents verification.

  • Student to Review, Process and Accept

    Review your letter of offer to ensure course fees, duration, payment plan etc. are stated correctly. Required payment of tuition fee. Return signed acceptance of offer.

  • College Issues eCOE

    Electronic confirmation of enrolment (eCOE) will be issued.

  • Student to Apply for Australian Student Visa

    Apply for an Australian student visa at your nearest Australian Mission overseas.

  • Student to Plan their Departure & Arrival to Australia

    Once you have been accepted to study at an institution and have received confirmation of your student visa, the next step is to start planning for your arrival.

  • Student to Attend Orientation

    You must attend Orientation to get important information and advice to support your successful transition to study in Australia.

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