Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Our highly practical, and specialised program will prepare you for the next stage in your career in a leadership or coordination role.

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This course is suited to people already working in aged care and who are ready for more responsibilities.

With the increasing complexity of those requiring care, providers are looking for experts within their own workforce to undertake leadership roles, including the coordination of programs to prevent decline, enhance quality of life and freedom of choice.

When you study with us, you also have the opportunity to take the elective, 'Administer and monitor medications'. This is taught by Registered Nurses and will equip you with the knowledge and skills to administer medications under supervision, including sub-cutaneous injections using pre-loaded syringes or pens.  This expertise is highly sought after within both residential aged care and home care contexts, supporting the safer use of medicines within these environments. 

The health and aged care sector is experiencing strong growth, with the Australian Government expecting more than 50,000 new jobs to open up within the industry over the next five years.

So whether you go on to work in private aged care or community care settings, you will finish your studies confident in how you can advance the interests, rights and empowerment of those in your care.

 

  • Personal care worker
  • Aged care worker
  • Care service team leader
  • Care supervisor
  • Coordinator of services to older people
  • Community support worker
  • Adult day training centre worker

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

FACILITATE THE INTERESTS AND RIGHTS OF CLIENTS
CHCADV001
FACILITATE THE EMPOWERMENT OF OLDER PEOPLE
CHCAGE001
COORDINATE SERVICES FOR OLDER PEOPLE
CHCAGE003
IMPLEMENT INTERVENTIONS WITH OLDER PEOPLE AT RISK
CHCAGE004
PROVIDE SUPPORT TO PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA
CHCAGE005
FACILITATE INDIVIDUAL SERVICE PLANNING AND DELIVERY
CHCCCS006
MEET PERSONAL SUPPORT NEEDS
CHCCCS011
SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELLBEING
CHCCCS023
SUPPORT RELATIONSHIPS WITH CARERS AND FAMILIES
CHCCCS025
WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE
CHCDIV001
MANAGE LEGAL AND ETHICAL COMPLIANCE
CHCLEG003
DELIVER CARE SERVICES USING A PALLIATIVE APPROACH
CHCPAL001
DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN NETWORKS AND COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS
CHCPRP001
RECOGNISE HEALTHY BODY SYSTEMS
HLTAAP001
FOLLOW SAFE WORK PRACTICES FOR DIRECT CLIENT CARE
HLTWHS002
SHOW LEADERSHIP IN THE WORKPLACE
BSBMGT401
DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT SERVICE PROGRAMS
CHCCCS007
ADMINISTER AND MONITOR MEDICATIONS
HLTHPS007

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE application page for further information.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: LKX

National course code: CHC43015

Entry requirements (year 12)

Extra Requirements

Students are required to be currently employed within an accredited aged care facility or home and community care provider who is responsible for supporting older people

Up to 2 days per week on campus, with learning also undertaken in your workplace.

Fees are subject to change annually.

Fees are payable at the time of enrolment. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day.

For further information regarding these costs, please view 2020 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) for tuition and materials fees payable to FedUni.  

Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.

Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

For further information please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
 

2020 TAFE Eligibility Exemptions

 

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions. 

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level you may be eligible to enrol in a government subsidised place with a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
 

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2020.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

You will undertake 120 hours of clinical practice within a registered aged care facility.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.

 

 

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