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Certificate IV In Ageing Support CHC43015

Course Description

This qualification is for those who are currently employed in the aged care industry and looking for career development. Learners know how to maintain and provide personal care assistance to clients in an Aged Care Facility  

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Program Pathways

On completion of this qualification, graduates may undertake the further studies in higher education or seek employment outcomes. Employment outcomes from this qualification may include Personal Care Worker, Care Supervisor, Care Team Leader, Care supervisor, Accommodation support worker, Community support worker.

Course Fees

– Tuition Fees: 
– Enrolment Fees: $200 (Non-Refundable)
– Material Fees: $600

Language of delivery

This course will be delivered and assessed exclusively in English & Korean and all nation language.

Certification

Students obtaining a ‘competent’ result for all listed competencies will be issued, by KC, a nationally recognised award for the Certificate IV In Ageing Support CHC43015. KC will issue the Certification within 30 days of the student being deemed competent in all units they are enrolled in.
Students, who do not compl
ete the required 12 units of competency to achieve the Certificate IV In Ageing Support CHC43015, will receive a Statement of Attainment for those units that they have successfully completed.

Units of Competency

  •  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 well being

  •  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

 

  • Elective Units

  • CHCAGE002    Implement falls prevention strategies

  • CHCCSS017    Provide loss and grief support

  • HLTINF006    Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

Entry Requirements
  • Completion of Year 11 or above.

  • International students must demonstrate English Language Proficiency at the upper immediate level or IELTS 5.5 (Academic).

All students must be over 18 years of age before they can commence this course at KC.

Mode of Delivery

This program is delivered with classroom-based face-to-face training which includes but not limited to utilising the specialised training facilities under the required supervision of the trainer, explanation, demonstrations, presentations and some self-paced studies. Also a minimum of 120 hours of workplace training in an appropriate aged care environment is required.

 Facilitators/trainers may provide additional learning materials where gaps exist in participants underpinning knowledge or in the training resources.

Course Duration

52 weeks (4 terms) which includes a minimum of 120 hours of workplace training.

Workplace Training

Workplace training is a compulsory component of this course for all students. Students are required to work in aged care facilities for a minimum of 120 hours to complete this qualification. There is no guarantee of employment after completion of workplace training.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is based on the principles of competency based training. Performance of learners is assessed on their ability to perform the task(s) to industry standards. In order to ensure the principles of validity are upheld are variety of learning styles and a range of assessment strategies are used.

Assessment for each unit of competence will be through a combination of classroom based and work placement tasks. Classroom based assessment includes but is not limited to:

  • Case studies

  • Assignments

  • Practical demonstrations

  • Group Activities/Roleplay

  • Projects

  • Knowledge questions

Students are advised well in advance of assessment activities and a student may put forward for consideration any special needs they may have. The assessment criterion is documented in all modules, and workbooks. Dates of assessment are provided on the first day of class along with a timetable. Students may be assessed by a combination of continuous assessments and examinations. Continuous assessment may be based on competencies and marks, or a combination of both.

Uniform

Australian Professional Skills Institute will provide a uniform to all Aged Care and Home and Community Care students while they undertake the theory classes and workplace training.

All learners are required to wear an KC uniform while attending workplace training in accordance with KC Aged Care and Community Services Dress Code.

National Police Clearance

A National Police Clearance is compulsory for all students who undertake industry placement or work experience. A National Police Clearance can be acquired from any Post Office for a small  fee.  Please allow 3 weeks for delivery.  Students cannot attend work experience without this.

Immunisations

It is compulsory that students have current immunisations as listed below. 

  • COVID -19

  • Influenza

Immunisation records must be provided to student services prior to the commencement of workplace training.

Articulation

Upon completion of Certificate III in Individual Support, students can continue to study Certificate IV in Ageing Support.

Employment Skills

Breadth, depth and complexity covering planning and initiation of alternative approaches to skills and knowledge application across a broad range of technical and/or management requirements, evaluation and coordination. Self-directed application of knowledge and skills, with substantial depth in some areas where judgement is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, services and techniques for self and others. (Source: AQF Implementation Handbook 2007)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL

  • provides an alternative pathway to achieving a qualification without course attendance

  • is a consultative process between with the candidate and the assessor to determine whether the candidate has acquired the requisite learning, skills and knowledge to demonstrate that they have achieved the required learning outcomes or performance criteria of the course or qualification, for which the candidate is seeking

  • identifies where appropriate additional learning experiences or training gaps are needed to achieve the course or qualification

  • is the conduct of an assessment to confirm competency.

KC has developed a process that promotes holistic and task-based assessment. It focuses on relating assessment activities to actual job tasks. The intention of this model is to streamline and simplify the process of recognising competency.

Prior to RPL, information is provided to the candidate on the assessment process. Specific advice is given to each candidate on how they can demonstrate their competence and what documentary evidence is required to support their application. Each industry has unique documents that can provide evidence of experience and competence.

The candidate is required to provide adequate information prior to, throughout and after a training and assessment experience. The assessor, in this process, needs to be fully aware of the needs of the candidate and help them identify relevant workplace personnel who can confirm the candidate’s competency.

The focus of the KC streamlined holistic assessment process is to focus on demonstrated skills and knowledge and not to rely purely on documentary evidence as the main source of evidence.

Some examples of documentary evidence that can support the process include:

  • licences such as First Aid, RSA

  • CV or work history with details of job role and responsibilities

  • previous qualifications from overseas and Australia

  • certificates and records of results or assessments completed with other RTO’s

  • photographs of work undertaken

  • samples of related project work

  • diaries of tasks performed

  • task sheets/job sheets/logbooks

  • site training records

  • pay slips / employment contracts / job descriptions

  • memberships of relevant professional associations

  • references/letters/third party reports from previous employers/supervisors

  • industry awards

  • performance appraisals

An RPL application kit can be obtained here.

Resources and Materials

Student guide and support materials for each unit are provided in Moodle. Students must organise their own pens, pencils and writing materials for this course.

Facilities and Equipment

To facilitate structured face to face delivery, KC will utilise rooms located at 937 Victoria Rd. West Ryde NSW 2114 (Sydney) or 14/275 Belmont Avenue, Belmont WA 6105. Equipment available from the venue will include sufficient table and chairs for all students, whiteboard and data projector to deliver theory material.

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