The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support has been created to provide you with training whether you are currently working, or hoping to find work in residential facilities in aged care.
Aged care workers provide care either in a clients home, or in a residential care setting. They carry out their duties under direct or regular guidance within clearly defined care plans or organisational strategies.
You will be supported in your learning by expert trainers, and a structured workplace learningcomponent will give you the practical, hands-on experience that you need to become fully job-ready.
If you have already completed the required units from the Certificate III in Aged Care (or equivalent) then this course would act as an extension of your knowledge. Equally, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning if you have some work experience in a related field.
You will learn how to effectively liaise with other healthcare professionals and take your career to the next level by supervising fellow workers. Other skills covered in this course include how to respond holistically to client issues, providing services to older people with complex needs and assisting with medication.
If you are committed to the rights of elderly people, are physically fit and have patience, discretion and a high level of professionalism, then this industry needs you to take the next step in your career by gaining this nationally accredited qualification. This course can be undertaken online at your own pace, beginning at any time of the year.
This course is offered by Open Colleges on behalf of Integrated Care and Management Training.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Aged Care Carer
- Aged Care Worker
- Care Service Employee
- Care Team Leader
- Community Care Worker
- Personal Care Assistant
- Personal Care Worker
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration Study Load
Maximum 18 months
There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.
You will need to be at least 18 years old.
The course contains 120 hours of work placement
A work placement is a highly stimulating and rewarding part of the course. It will enable you to participate in a real workplace and put into practice the new skills and knowledge that you are learning in the course.
You will need to undertake your work placement in a registered aged care facility, respite care facility, day care centre, home care environment or community support setting. The workplace will need to be able to provide you with access to specialist equipment and resources.
- Case Studies
- Knowledge tests
- Practical Assessments
About Open Colleges
Open Colleges puts you at the centre of everything we do. As an institution, we measure our success in the success of our students.
We have more than 125 years of experience in distance education, and this has given us the time to perfect the ways we deliver education and training to people across Australia. In the last decade alone, we’ve helped more than 450,000 students reach their potential.
We understand the needs of adult learners. That’s why we created OpenSpace, our world-class online learning platform that gives you complete flexibility and control to study whenever and wherever you are. OpenSpace provides you with access to learning resources, expert trainers and assessors, a superior support network and the opportunity to connect with other learners just like you.
Our nationally recognised courses could help you launch, change or accelerate your career. Now is the time to make your next move. With Open Colleges, everything could happen.
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